Random Access Memories
asherh – its one of those albums that’s best listened to in one go with no distractions IMO. There was an excellent review of it in the Guardian ( i know :-)) that went quite in depth about the background of the album.
Compared to the complete dross being pumped out at the moment i love experimentation. It can either work beautifully or fail on every level. For me this works so so well. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Well , I got it on vinyl today and …..
I think it’s glorious. Best sounding record I’ve heard in a long time. I’d listened a couple of times on the iTunes stream and wasn’t 100% before, but I’m completely sold now
(But then I do love disco, early 80s fm rock and the doobie brothers – if you are wanting a hard and fast dance album you need to look elsewhere )Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Seeing as a mate’s record label first brought Daft Punk to the masses back in 94/95 with “Da Funk” you’d expect me to sing the praises of it but i have to say i am seriously underwhelmed save for a couple of tracks, “lose yourself to dance” and “get lucky” which are aided by the voice of pharrell williams. It pains me to say the rest of the album leaves me shaking my head and hoping, just hoping that the coming remixes will be outstanding as i know a few folk who are working on them at the moment so fingers crossed they’ll be soundtracking my summer to come.
On a few of the tracks there is nice ear worms of funk and disco that only daft punk can carry off but then they don’t progress and develop the few snippets that grab your attention so it’s a big thumbs down from me, tiz’ a shame as i was so looking forward to it.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Compared to the complete dross being pumped out at the moment i love experimentation. It can either work beautifully or fail on every level. For me this works so so well.
I don’t mind experimentation, or whatever, but there’s nothing experimental about this, it’s just Chic samples, or might as well be, mixed in with laptop generated, fairly predictable dance beats.Posted 4 years ago
For more experimental, I turn to The Knife, or Crystal Castles, recycled 80’s disco electro-funk is just so, well, 80’s.
I’ve heard it all before, it didn’t excite me last time around.
And the producer bloke gushing about it on 6 this morning was just so embarrassing! He really deserved the American pizza piss-take.
I don’t mind experimentation, or whatever, but there’s nothing experimental about this, it’s just Chic samples, or might as well be, mixed in with laptop generated, fairly predictable dance beats.
Nothing laptop generated about it – the album was recorded “live” using legendary session players
Not saying this means you have to suddenly start liking it mindPosted 4 years agoMoolyMember
It’s just a total grower and requires you to not lazily expect Daft punk to churn out the same style of tunes. I personally think its great to see a group move away from what everyone expects and try something else. Stick with it doubters and eventually the light will go on. Giorgio is amazing.Posted 4 years ago
It gets better and better with repeated listening.
The refreshing thing about it is that they’ve clearly recorded the album they really wanted too, the way they wanted to do it, despite taking years, and at enormous expense.
They’re happy with it, and they clearly couldn’t give a flying one what, you, me or anyone else thinks about it. A refreshingly French approach 😀Posted 4 years agoocriderMember
Gave it another listen and have come to the conclusion that its a documentary rather than an album. If you were a young North American, into Skrillex, Crapmau5 an ting, then this would be the start point for discovering everything dance music before all that tosh. Otherwise its an interesting listen, but nowt amazing. I’ll be waiting to hear some remixes.Posted 4 years ago
I agree mr no eyes dear, the drums and and claps are so crisp and pure, and yes repeated listens brings rewards. It’s like a piece of art, one to be admired and repected, pondered and savoured. There’s a sense of what I can only describe as melancholy throughout the album, as a cohesive collection of tracks, yes that’s it, reflective melancholy but it’s not depressive.Posted 4 years ago
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