Daft Punk Streams New Album
2013-05-13 by Nik Matt | 54 Comments

Daft Punk's new album, entitled "Random Access Memories," is now available to stream in its entirety via iTunes, about a week before it's due to be released on 21 May. The new album sees many big-named collaborators, including Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, who helped most notably on the album's leading single "Get Lucky."

Stream the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/daft-punk/id5468295


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Mordecai.
May 13th 2013

8270 Comments


Little bit disappointing. I wish they had of really nailed that disco vibe they were going for. And is it just me or does the production on some songs sound really cheap (for Daft Punk standards anyway)?

Acanthus
May 13th 2013

9537 Comments


A lot of people feel that this is fake, and that the real album will release on the actual date.

Regardless the funk grooves on this are fun, if entirely different than most of the bands work.

Digging: The Cure - The Head on the Door

Mordecai.
May 13th 2013

8270 Comments


^^^

bunch of cunts if that's true

Acanthus
May 13th 2013

9537 Comments


There's also buzz in regards to their promotion of this album, I feel like entire blog posts can/will be written on the suppose genius of their marketing.

newjunk2
May 13th 2013

230 Comments


Pretty bizarre album. Some songs on here I'm really digging like "Giorgio By Moroder", "Doin It Right", and "Contact". A lot of the rest of it seems a little off or just kind of falls flat. I'm not sure what to think.

Drummerboy123
May 13th 2013

2312 Comments



"A lot of people feel that this is fake, and that the real album will release on the actual date. "

So iTunes would allow a fake stream....seems legit.

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DirEnRefused
May 13th 2013

2134 Comments


Yeah, this is mediocre, and that's not because the hype surrounding it couldn't be topped, it's just not that good.

MortalKombat
May 13th 2013

138 Comments


"And is it just me or does the production on some songs sound really cheap (for Daft Punk standards anyway)?"

Will people realize that when albums are streaming that they stream at 192 and not 320. The actual album will sound at least 75% better from a production perspective. I almost wish songs weren't streamed because of this fact

helpmypantsareonfire
May 13th 2013

37 Comments


Within owns soooooo hard.

treeqt.
May 13th 2013

9025 Comments


idk guys this is ten times better than i expected

Drummerboy123
May 13th 2013

2312 Comments


Deffo a grower for sure. Liking this more already. Will probs end up a 4.

Gyromania
May 13th 2013

15198 Comments


so ridiculously good

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2013

1490 Comments


Actually ok, I'm surprised.

Green Baron
May 13th 2013

18011 Comments


hey, we got lucky anyways. better than the last album.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Mordecai.
May 13th 2013

8270 Comments


Will people realize that when albums are streaming that they stream at 192 and not 320.


wow I never knew this I just assumed all music was perfectly replicated on the internet thanks for the lesson of the day streaming can gtfo

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2013

1490 Comments


Damn.

treeqt.
May 13th 2013

9025 Comments


http://i.imgur.com/NPqoSz6.jpg

q 8 - D

ti0n
May 13th 2013

1376 Comments


i have 320 so no complain here genius

ti0n
May 13th 2013

1376 Comments


album is amazing

ti0n
May 13th 2013

1376 Comments


lose yourself to dance is the better song from Pharrel's collaborations tbh. way more catchy and also kinda melancholic which makes this song really unique

Cygnatti
May 13th 2013

21349 Comments


2nd half > 1st half.

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bloc
May 13th 2013

34669 Comments


A lot of people feel that this is fake, and that the real album will release on the actual date.

God I wish.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

omgbecky
May 13th 2013

301 Comments


Pharrell! Gahhhh

nbmatt
May 13th 2013

40 Comments


"Giorgio by Moroder" is just so epic. I wasn't expecting it at all the first time.

I think those who were hoping for straight-up disco house will be disappointed, but I'm absolutely loving it all. There's something about a cold vocoder that makes songs like "Within" that much more haunting.

Acanthus
May 13th 2013

9537 Comments


@Drummer - Not a leak, just a joke album/B-sides from their actual work.

@bloc - Not your thing eh? Still need to finish this myself.

mast3rshake16
May 13th 2013

109 Comments


panda bear song is da bestestttt

bloc
May 13th 2013

34669 Comments


@bloc - Not your thing eh? Still need to finish this myself.

Not at all. I actually like disco but this sounds so underproduced and half-assed.

twlichty
May 14th 2013

3407 Comments


ugh album is so fucking boring. such a huge disappointment! where are the songs i can go HAM to when i see them live!

twlichty
May 14th 2013

3407 Comments


This album is overrated and the only thing good about it is the cover.

twlichty
May 14th 2013

3407 Comments


This album is not very good and the only thing I really like about it is the cover, it's just not very good and I only like the cover. I just don't like the songs on this album, I so however, enjoy the cover A LOT. The album had too much hype, but I like the cover.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

49788 Comments


I thought it was boring on the first listen but it clicked already on the second listen

Damn bro there are dance songs

Digging: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

twlichty
May 14th 2013

3407 Comments


actually let me take that back, i like the cover ALOT!

Rev
May 14th 2013

9379 Comments


you guys are nuts

oltnabrick
May 14th 2013

30112 Comments


its avant garde obvs and its radio avant garde and FUK U IF U EVER!!!

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

49788 Comments


Bloc 4s scene albums left and right but 1.5s this wow he needs serious help

twlichty
May 14th 2013

3407 Comments


all trolling aside, it's a good album to chill to on a summer day. probably sounds better on the beaches of cali. Either way i'm pretty disappointed, didn't expect that i'd have to skip through so many tracks on my first listen

twlichty
May 14th 2013

3407 Comments


AND the cover is pretty cool

Rev
May 14th 2013

9379 Comments


i think all of the tracks are pretty consistent in quality, album's much better than anything i was anticipating

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

49788 Comments


how the fuck can you let the tracks grow on you if you skip them wow how dumb

Rev
May 14th 2013

9379 Comments


yeah plus most of the tracks get way better as the songs progress

oltnabrick
May 14th 2013

30112 Comments


AROUND THE WURLD AROUND THE WUURRRLD

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

49788 Comments


The album has to be viewed as one big piece wow you're doing it wrong this isn't underground producers with the singles with no album art shit wow

Mabbitt
May 14th 2013

1324 Comments


I listened to 3 or 4 random songs and I really dug them (will listen to the whole thing maybe tomorrow)

I kind of wish it was more in the electro territory, but then again it's a nice change.

SingForTheDead
May 14th 2013

94 Comments


ITT: Let me log on and see how everyone else feels about it before I comment.

defjaw83
May 14th 2013

1765 Comments


Album is ace

Pulyx
May 14th 2013

19 Comments


Album is awesome.
People who are saying the album feels cheap don't have an ear to distinguish quality of big productions from the others.
Seriously.
This is a supremely BIG production album.

To me it felt weird the melancholic dance songs at first, but they grow on you FAST.

And soon you understand the album concept:

THE ROBOTS ARE BECOMING HUMANS.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

6360 Comments


Run-off-the-mill funk and disco galore, so far.

Digging: Shackleton - Deliverance Series No. 1

TomAkaVeto
May 14th 2013

1596 Comments


"Album is awesome.
People who are saying the album feels cheap don't have an ear to distinguish quality of big productions from the others.
Seriously.
This is a supremely BIG production album.

To me it felt weird the melancholic dance songs at first, but they grow on you FAST.

And soon you understand the album concept:

THE ROBOTS ARE BECOMING HUMANS."

THIS. I swear, some of you are absolutely insane. The production on this album is massive. It sounds incredible. I think a lot of you are just missing the point of the album. It'll grow on you if you keep listening. This album is nothing short of amazing.


clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

6360 Comments


And I think most of you really need to start listening to some good funk and disco from the 70s...

gimo80
May 14th 2013

223 Comments


Listened to a couple tracks - Giorgio by Moroder is just a phenomenal piece of work. So many hidden layers and complexities, there are times when it sounds somewhat akin to Songs in the Key of Life era Stevie Wonder with that early Jamiroquai sound.

However the song is also heavily focused on synthesisers too which sound somewhat similar to Kraftwerk. I honestly applaud the songwriting ability on this track...and seriously have no qualms about the production. It sounds so authentic due to the whole album being analogue controlled. Digital recordings tend to have that extra clarity but can be heavily manipulated. Obviously that can happen with live recordings too but DAMNN they nailed this sound. Awesome stuff

Amebix
May 14th 2013

240 Comments


sucks donkey balls!

theacademy
May 14th 2013

28232 Comments


weird i heard this guy was on it

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DinosaurJones
May 14th 2013

490 Comments


Haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but it's pretty good. Not amazing, but good. Probably about a 4. I have to finish listening to it, and probably give it a few more listens to really drive it home.

"Giorgio by Moroder" is an amazing track though.

GringoSuave89
May 15th 2013

1009 Comments


I'm digging it so far. It's kinda like Justice's AVD idea, just... You know... Less shitty.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion



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