Review: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Leaked after all..

Album cover: Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

I kinda feel bad for Daft Punk, having their album leaked so shortly before the release. And I can tell a lot of love went into making this. They wanted to make something authentic, something retro, something to shake-up the currently ‘hardly breathing’ EDM scene.

But there’s only one thing missing from this album. Power. It’s a good album for lovers of 70’s vocoder-disco but for the original Daft Punk fans like you and me, there’s absolutely nothing to be found here in terms of filtered samples or 909 beats. It’s something the Punksters can be proud of, cause “they went back to move forward”. Taking dance music back to a time when drummachines and synthesizers were just an addition to the band. Hopefully, bringing much needed change/movement to the electronic music scene. (I’m talking about house and techno, fuck off dubstep wankers… You guys aren’t invited to the EDM party!!)

However, the biggest achievement here is not the music. It’s the anticipation they build-up to the release of the album. How long has it been since you last waited for an album to drop? It’s probably been more than ten years for me. Even the radio (that thing with an antenna, with sounds coming out of it. Mostly noise if not operated right) is playing the new album and I’ve caught myself turning on the device so I can listen to what they have to say about the album. Waiting for an album release? Radio? RADIO?!?!? Am I back in the 90’s?!

Stream and pre-order on iTunes.

Stream on Spotify.

What do you think about the album? Enjoyed it? Hated it? Drop a comment below, or hit me up on Twitter!



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