I’ve never listened to a Daft Punk album in its entirety because I always felt that the music was corny. I’m not a huge fan of techno or electronica but a few Daft Punk songs have made their way onto my iPod for my listening pleasure. With their latest hit, Get Lucky, I jumped at the chance to review their latest album, Random Access Memories. I’m glad I did.
Like I said before, I’m not a huge fan of techno music but there is something majestic about Random Access Memories. Daft Punk specializes in ‘Robot Rock,’ that special brand of music frat boys fist bump to wearing their visors; Sorry. Random Access Memories borrows music from yesteryear, mixes it with their brand of ‘Robot Rock,’ insert a couple of guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, and others, and you have a near perfect blend of soul, disco, and techno.
Give Life Back to Music, the opening track, sets up the mood for the rest of the album, which is 1970s era soul and disco. Essentially, what it boils down to is that if robots made music to resemble that specific era, you would have Random Access Memories. The only problem I had with the album is that the album wears thin if trying to listen to the entire album in one sitting. It just doesn’t have that ‘ommf’ to propel it forward into something of a repeated listen. The album is better if listened to with breaks in between.
While I really did love what they did with this album, I felt that it wears thin if listened to in one stretch. Give the album a listen if you can.