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Daft Punk please make a new album already. It’s been Too Long. Don’t let the music become a Random Access Memory. They release a new album in like once every 8 years or so, but it’s well worth the wait. Unlike other artists who pretend to be prolific and release dated music for the hit machine, these guys have longevity because they are meticulous and perfectionists when it comes to their art and music. No compromises on their musical integrity; they are definitely Human After All.
Sometimes an album comes along that sets the standard in production, innovation, arrangement and composition. Let me back up, rarely is there an album that ticks all these boxes in this day and age but Daft Punks "Random Access Memory" is indeed that record. In short it's a masterpeice and the more I listen to it the more I peal back the layers and learn about what this album is about. Many in the industry have said "albums" are dead and it's about the single, no one listens to albums anymore... Thank god Daft Punk didn't listen and created this work of genius. It's been almost 5 years since it's release and all I can say is I hope this isn't their last full length artist album becuase this duo continues to grow and progress in the most interesting ways. They have set the bar high and are industry leaders who have created a high standard for other artists to aim for. Viva Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter!
For me this album is what Disco and Funk could/should have been had we let the genre develope over time. I like most of the tracks on here, but there are some weak spots for me. Top 3 tracks: Give Life Back to Music Instant Crush Beyond Weakest tracks Motherboard Lose Yourself to Dance I don't listen to Get Lucky much anymore, but it's still good. Not everyone will like or appreciate this album. Maybe I'm a weird duck, but this has been on my top listening albums for years, recently dethroned by Ferry Corsten's Blueprint.
I need to talk about this with someone who understands. The first time I ever heard a daft punk song was in 2017, if you're wondering how that could be, it's because I still live in the 90's and occasionally travel as far back as the 60's and 70's, it's weird fun back there. The song was instant crush and I instantly crushed on it. I played it so many times that it asked me to stop, but I didn't and I forced it to let me listen to it. This song reminds me of someone I knew, his consciousness was uploaded into a computer against his will, the process however corrupted his memory cortex, now he only has random access to his memories. It is beautiful yet sad, trapped by the future in the past.
I'm gonna be honest after many years without a Daft Punk album, I was hoping for a radio-friendly and electronic album like "Discovery" or "Homework" giving the amazing work the duo did on the "TRON: Legacy" soundtrack, however this album came unexpected for everyone and not what everyone expected to be, but then again it's a masterpiece and a musical journey you need to take. It gives life back to music, like the first song title of the album. You may not like it the first time or even the fourth time listening to it, but after a while you get the amazing work Daft Punk put out in this record, so many great musicians are featured and have this 70's, 80's vibe, it's so beautiful engineered to all us enjoy and dance!
Once I got this album I listened to it more than 20 times in a row (according to my play count on my iPod) before listening to any of my other music. If that isn't a sign of replayability, I don't know what is. This is up there with Discovery (another one of my all-time favorite albums from any artist). It is no wonder this album won so many Grammy awards.
Daft Punk is one of the best electronic artists out there, hell maybe even one of the best out there in general. This album only solidifies this statement. RAM has honestly changed the game. I've never heard an album that sounded like this one. It brings the old disco and 80's sounds into the modern era. This beautiful combination of the two eras brings forth some of my favorite songs like "Give Life Back to Music", "Beyond", "Motherboard", "Touch", and "Fragments of Time". Touch though is something special, it has such beautiful lyrics and sound. It is probably one of the most immersive musical experiences I've ever gone through. This album is a musical journey that deserves a listen from everybody.
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I love Daft Punk but this album isn't as good as other albums like Homework and Discovery. However this album redeems it's self with masterpieces like Touch and Contact which stands out as the only song on this album to use samples.
One of my favorite albums of all time. The diversity of music on this album makes it more than just one type of genre, but rather a fusion and celebration of music. Where we were, where we are, and where we are going. Perfect is a word used to commonly for such rare occurrences, but this is as close as it gets.
I'm not going to call it BAD, but this style died off for a reason. It has cool parts like Giorgio by Moroder, Lose yourself to dance, and the radio edit version of get lucky. Those were all catchy in their own way, but everything else just isn't for me or other daft punk fans.
This album is beautiful. It's new while also being classic and it's an experience all throughout. Every song has its own special meaning and if you sit back and close your eyes, every drum beat and touch of a synth will impact you. This is a must have.
At first I hated it. Now I love it. I was expecting some EDM but was greeted with "up all night to get lucky" being hum by all my friends. Although Get Lucky still kind of irritates me, this is because I hate pop music. Listening through this whole album, I am falling in love. Instead of being fully electronic DP decided to take a more natural route. I now respect this new sound and recommend it to long time DP fans and newcomers.
I was sitting in my dad's '07 Altima on a May afternoon waiting as he picked up my brother from school when I heard a tune on the radio that had a pre-chorus with harmonies reminiscent of an Earth, Wind & Fire song, and an ambition for nostalgia. Using the Shazam app, I discovered that this was Daft Punk's song ("Get Lucky" with Pharrell Williams), prompting me that a new album was expected. I pulled up iTunes and there it was: Random Access Memories. I was hesitant seeing the mixed reviews by iTunes customers, but after previewing every song I knew this album was great, so I bought it and gave it a listen. The album is a great introduction to the shift in Daft Punk's sound. Rather than picking up where 'Human After All' left off with its distorted beats-heavy sound, they took a step back to pay homage to the sound that inspired them: the sound of '70s L.A. club music, but that's not all. Daft Punk also seems to have infused another music scene of that era: progressive rock music, particularly of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon.' And just like DSoTM, it took me on a marvelous journey through time and space, with both albums having an epic closing (comparing RAM's "Contact" to the Floyd's "Eclipse.") The album features live instrumentation courtesy of several carefully selected session musicians and even an orchestra like their work on the 'Tron: Legacy' soundtrack three years prior. The record is also a great audiophile's grab. The bass is smooth and everything from highs and lows are fine-tuned. The overall sound is pretty immersive (check out the watery 'blubs' on the last 7 seconds of "Motherboard," or the song "Touch," or better yet the whole album!) Without going into too much more detail, this album is a modern masterpiece. I also have it on vinyl because it's just that good. To my satisfaction, it won the Album of the Year Grammy (well deserved, too) making it the first electronic music album to win in that category. Definitely worth a listen.