If you were expecting Daft Punk to churn out the same type of music that they did during the glory days of Daft Punk, you’re in for a big surprise. The duo’s fourth studio album, “Random Access Memories” consists of 13 tracks that are nothing like what they used to produce. Some will like it, some won’t. Us here, on the other hand, thought that it was bursting with fresh funk.
Daft Punk were always known to “marry” genres from across the music industry board and, well, who’s complaining, really? The sole reason why their music was always something fans have and will continue to look forward to is simply because they love the element of surprise. Think disco plus soft rock plus pop plus electronica plus funk plus more disco – they continue to innovate, you get the idea. One such example of a fresh-sounding track would be “Get Lucky”, in which they got Pharrell to take the lead on the vocals:
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Wait, what? Pharrell and Daft Punk? Yes, believe your ears. It’s the one everybody was talking about. Did you secretly bop along to that groove? So did we.
Following closely behind to that style of music is “Lose Yourself to Dance”. Sure, it seems easy to just inject groove as and when they like to any song they see fit but let’s think of it this way; it takes a true producer (or rather, two true producers) to be able to cook up something that’s so retrospective in terms of sound but yet relevant. How’s that for a bit of mind blowing?
And just in case you think that the Frenchmen have long since forgotten the good old days of Daft Punk, wait till you listen to “Give Life Back To Music“. The song’s opening alone takes you down memory lane for just a bit before leaving you in a lurch (albeit not so annoying one) and easing you into the sound of contemporary instruments. And when you’re done with that, blast “Contact“. It’s perhaps one of the more epic-sounding ones off “Random Access Memories”. We have to say though, they “closed” the album well with that one, complete with drums and synths. Almost like a tribute to the electronica that they used to do!
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But of course, don’t just take our word for it. Go get their album! Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is available at a music store near you.
Alternatively, you could also purchase their album off iTunes here.