Listen: Stream 'Daft Punk - Random Access Memories' In Full
14 May 2013
No longer do we have to have snippets, rumours and teasers shoved down our throat. The wait is finally over. In one of the most-hyped album launches in history, Daft Punk's highly anticipated new album, "Random Access Memories", is out in one week via Columbia and you can stream it in full via iTunes now.
We've seen the video for 'Get Lucky' that was first screened at Coachella earlier this year, seen it break Spotify's streaming records, and watch it shoot to the top of the iTunes charts upon release. We've also watched legendary musicians such as Nile Rodgers, Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales discuss what it was like working with the Parisian duo, in an eight-part YouTube series titled "The Collaborators." There's even word of them working with Kanye on his next album. Hardly surprising.
Daft Punk roped in musicians from the 70s and 80s to collaborate on new music for this album and hope to, in their own words "pay tribute to the music of those decades". Yet, dare I say it, it just isn't doing it for us, here at Wild City HQ. Yes it's good, very good, but was it worth the hype?
The question that remains, is after the extensive push, can they make albums matter again. We surely hope so.
To hear the album, simply head over their iTunes page here (Click on 'view in iTunes' in the top left hand corner of the page and then 'listen now' once on Daft Punk's iTunes landing page).
Here's just a little more teasing: