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Daft Punk’s Leaked Random Access Memories Album is Good or Bad or Fake?
May 2013 13

Lose Yourself to Dance
Instant Crush
Give Life Back to Music
Get Lucky
Stream Random Access Memories on iTunes
It’s so hard being a fan, especially today for us die hard Daft Punk fans. Over my eight years of waiting for a new Daft Punk album and my unfortunate letdown that was the OST for Tron it’s been an emotional Journey leading up to the release of Daft Punk’s 4th studio album. The roller coaster started when I first saw the 10 second teaser for what we now know is there hugely successful first single “Get Lucky’s”. It was this perfect snippet that if put on repeat would keep me uber satisfied for a long time. But no that’s never enough, everyday afterwards I was roaming the net for the final version of “Get Lucky”. Which only surfaced after the first weekend of Coachella when they made a surprise appearance playing teaser video snippet, this time one minute long, on screens across the festival. After waitng a week and what was supposedly a real version leaked on the radio we finally got the REAL version. I was tricked a few times into beileving I had the real song but only to be mislead. Continuing on my roller coster ride, being on cloud nine every time I listened to “Get Lucky” my anticipation built to levels I had rarely experienced for an album release. I knew deep down inside that Random Access Memories would be the best album of the year, that it would blow my socks of the minute I heard it. So now we are several days away from the album release and low and behold…..a mysterious leak surfaces, not only a leak but a confirmation from iTunes that this leak was real when they posted the stream themselves officially. I heard about the leak on on social media with notoriously bad reviews. I was starting to get upset about the reviews and figured that these people were being to criticial. I had to give it a listen. At first I started laughing and then laughter turned into confusion. What was I listening too? Some really bad unreleased Jamiroquai album? I kept hiting next waiting for that “Get Lucky” song to give me an eargasm. But it didnt happen, instead I was shocked at what I heard. I started to deny what I listening to, making excuses, saying that this leak had to be fake. Even though a legitimate source was saying it was real. I didn’t even give it a chance I was so upset. Fast forward to the drive home, where my upgraded car stereo whoed me over very fast. After listening to Lose yourself to Dance 3 times in a row and then moving on to “Instant Crush” I started to smile. I got it – Daft Punk was working my eargasm and making me very happy. Yes this album was a huge departuture from what we are used too and some may say that the 60-70′s sampling is play out or boring. But there’s someting about the good tracks on this album that make it an absolute winner. When I first heard this album and went on a rant on Facebook about how bad it was when I hadn’t even given it a chance. I kept hitting next hoping a song would jump out and smack me. What I needed to do was wait for it and let it seep into my mind so that I could understand it’s direction. In the end I’m truly sorry for thinking this album sucked. Nowadays a good album consists of about 4 solid tracks and if you take the time to listen they’re at least 4 good songs on Random Access Memories. So wether this is some sort of fake or not. It’s damn good and I still love you Daft Punk, you can do no wrong.

2 Comments

  1. T says:

    1) Pharelle track is OFF THE HOOK!
    2) Album is literally only thing i listened to for 8 hours straight working yesterday.
    3) Started my day off this morning with it again, 2 hours later, still listening.
    4) Bazonkers album as far as I’m concerned, fresh, much needed quality
    5) Very 70′s club vibe (coincidentally, had just finished watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nf6I35i8yk prior to this album streaming)
    6) Going to rock this album on endless repeat all summer
    7) Pharelle track is OFF THE HOOK!
    8) Eargasm accomplished

    oh, and by the way… Pharelle track is sick!

    • J Note says:

      I agree the Pharelle track is amazing. I wonder why the 2 best tracks were giving to him, he’s sorta on the outs right now with nothing new in the horizon.

      Thanks for the head-up on that video, pretty cool stuff!

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