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DAFT PUNK - RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES (ALBUM)
Label:COL/SME
Entry:02/06/2013 (Position 1)
Last week in charts:04/05/2014 (Position 47)
Peak:1 (2 weeks)
Weeks:38
Place on best of all time:444 (1010 points)
Year:2013
World wide:
ch  Peak: 1 / weeks: 64
de  Peak: 1 / weeks: 29
at  Peak: 1 / weeks: 41
fr  Peak: 1 / weeks: 73
nl  Peak: 2 / weeks: 57
be  Peak: 1 / weeks: 75 (Vl)
  Peak: 1 / weeks: 75 (Wa)
se  Peak: 2 / weeks: 53
fi  Peak: 1 / weeks: 32
no  Peak: 1 / weeks: 30
dk  Peak: 1 / weeks: 28
it  Peak: 1 / weeks: 25
es  Peak: 1 / weeks: 46
pt  Peak: 1 / weeks: 18
au  Peak: 1 / weeks: 38
nz  Peak: 1 / weeks: 30

CD
Columbia 88883716862


TRACKS
17/05/2013
CD Columbia 88883716862 (Sony) / EAN 0888837168625
17/05/2013
LP Columbia 88883716861 (Sony) / EAN 0888837168618
17/05/2013
Digital Columbia 88644391926 (Sony) / EAN 0886443919266
1. Give Life Back To Music
4:35
2. The Game Of Love
5:22
3. Giorgio By Moroder
9:04
4. Within
3:48
5. Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas - Instant Crush
5:37
6. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Lose Yourself To Dance
5:53
7. Daft Punk feat. Paul Williams - Touch
8:19
8. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
6:09
9. Beyond
4:50
10. Motherboard
5:41
11. Daft Punk feat. Todd Edwards - Fragments Of Time
4:39
12. Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - Doin' It Right
4:11
13. Contact
6:23
   

MUSIC DIRECTORY
Daft PunkDaft Punk: Discography / Become a fan
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DAFT PUNK IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Da Funk13/04/19973114
Around The World27/07/19971116
One More Time14/01/20011023
Harder Better Faster Stronger (Alive 2007)10/02/2008431
Get Lucky (Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams)05/05/2013127
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Homework27/04/1997378
Discovery25/03/2001713
Human After All27/03/2005361
Alive 200709/12/20071422
Musique Vol. 1 - 1993 - 200513/04/2008472
Tron Legacy (Soundtrack / Daft Punk)19/12/2010179
Random Access Memories02/06/2013138
SONGS BY DAFT PUNK
Adagio For Tron
Aerodynamic
Aerodynamite
Alive
Arena
Armory
Around The World
Around The World (Alive 2007)
Arrival
Beyond
Burnin'
C.L.U.
Castor
Computerized (Daft Punk feat. Jay Z)
Contact
Crescendolls
Da Funk
Daftendirekt
Derezzed
Derezzed (So Amazing Mix) (Daft Punk feat. Negin remixed by Avicii)
Digital Love
Disc Wars
Doin' It Right (Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear)
Emotion
Encom Part I
Encom Part II
End Of Line
Face To Face
Fall
Finale
Flynn Lives
Fragile
Fragments Of Time (Daft Punk feat. Todd Edwards)
Fresh
Funk Ad
Get Lucky (Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams)
Giorgio By Moroder
Give Life Back To Music
Harder Better Faster Stronger
Harder Better Faster Stronger (Alive 2007)
High Fidelity
High Life
Horizon
Human After All
Indo Silver Club
Instant Crush (Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas)
Lose Yourself To Dance (Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams)
Make Love
Motherboard
Musique
Nightvision
Nocturne
Oh Yeah
On/Off
One More Time
Outlands
Ouverture [Daft Club]
Overture
Phoenix
Prime Time Of Your Life
Recognizer
Rectifier
Reflections
Revolution 909
Rinzler
Robot Rock
Rockapella
Rock'n Roll
Rollin' & Scratchin'
Round One
Short Circuit
Solar Sailer
Something About Us
Steam Machine
Superheroes
Teachers
Technologic
Television Rules The Nation
The Brainwasher
The Game Has Changed
The Game Of Love
The Grid
The New Wave
The Son Of Flynn
Too Long
Touch (Daft Punk feat. Paul Williams)
Tron Legacy - End Titles
Veridis Quo
Vietnam
Voyager
Wdpk 83.7 fm
Within
ALBUMS BY DAFT PUNK
2 Original Classic Albums: Discovery / Human After All
Alive 1997
Alive 2007
Alive 2007 / Alive 1997
Daft Club
Discovery
Homework
Homework / Discovery
Human After All
Human After All / Daft Club
Musique Vol. 1 - 1993 - 2005
Musique Vol.1 / Daft Club
Random Access Memories
Tron Legacy (Soundtrack / Daft Punk)
Tron Legacy R3conf1gur3d (Soundtrack / Daft Punk)
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.47 (Reviews: 43)
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****
My opinion on this has wavered back and forth so much. At first I thought it was cool, but as I heard it more and more I grew very frustrated with it and tired of it, mostly due to the repetitive nature of their music. I've since come to realise that I can't tolerate listening to this album as a whole in one go, but hearing each track individually I can appreciate them much more. That said, they've done some mighty fine work here in amongst all the repetition.
******
geiles Disco / Funk / Electronic album :D Platz 1 in fast allen der Charts :D highlights sind Get Lucky, Lose Yourself to Dance, Give Life Back to Music und Instant Crush :)
***
Give Life Back To Music: 4*
The Game Of Love: 2.5*
Giorgio By Moroder: 3*
Within: 2*
Instant Crush: 4.5*
Lose Yourself To Dance: 2*
Touch: 1*
Get Lucky: 5*
Beyond: 3*
Motherboard: 2*
Fragments Of Time: 3*
Doin It Right: 4.5*
Contact: 3.5*
Durchschnitt: 3.0807... 3*
Es wurde mal Zeit das auch ich das neue Daft Punk Album ganz höre...naja war eigentlich Zeitweise Zeitverschwendung! Ein Album das mich von vorne bis hinten langweilt...es gibt auch Songs die besser ausgefallen sind, wobei das klare Highlight "Get Lucky" ist! Auch gut sind "Doin It Right" und "Instant Crush"...bin aber der Meinung dass das Album kein anderer Singletauglicher Song, abgesehen von "Get Lucky", hat....
*****
A cool listen. Like something I think I'd listen to in a high-class cafe or bar, it's quite smooth.

My favourites from the album were "Get Lucky", "Lose Yourself To Dance" and "Contact".
***
I was super excited when I heard that Daft Punk were planning to release new music this year as I love "One More Time" and "Around The World" and enjoyed quite a few of their other songs. "Get Lucky" was very instant and it didn't take long for me to love it and now it's one of my favourites of the year. I had high expectations when I went to listen to this but I feel dissapointed and underwhelmed.

I found many of the songs to be too repetitive and some were way too long. The robot vocals also got bothersome as well. I haven't listened to any of their other albums so I don't know if this is something that is common on all of them or whether it's just something that has occurred here.

"Get Lucky" is the obvious standout but "Fragments Of Time", "Give Life Back To Music" and "Lose Yourself To Dance" are good as well. "Doin' It Right" and "Giorgio By Moroder" are easily the poorest songs on the album.

With more listens it may possibly grow on me but for now it only gets 3 stars.
**
I really feel bad for giving a hit album like this such a low score simply because it's not my type of music. But I found this to be an incredibly laborious listen and several times I wanted to turn the album off. I haven't loved anything from this album, and the songs that I've heard previously are sadly the best on this album (those are the three singles). This would be fit for a hip upmarket cafe or an elevator but definitely not something that I want to listen to ever again.
****
Daft Punk as an album artist has never really rocked my boat but they do succeed here by telling a story of sorts and getting away with it.
The production value alone is worth the journey but be warned it's not for everybody.

47/78
*****
How an album is canonized ends up meaning a lot in the long run. I've not yet listened to "Be Here Now" or "St. Anger", but yet somehow I still file them in my head as punchlines, and certainly have no desire to listen to them over both artists' more acclaimed bodies of work. And this is all basically due to the long accepted truth by most that they kind of blow. I actually wonder sometimes if some of the people who make these retorts have actually given the albums a fair listen. Even with my patience, I'm hardly going to listen to an album I don't like enough to the point that my opinion feels validated.

Now, in my years of keeping up with the latest happenings in music, I honestly cannot think of a single album that was shrouded in as much mystery and hype as "Random Access Memories". It shows how big the "Alive" tour was for them, turning them from a group who put out some pretty good tunes around the turn of the century, to bonafide legends.

The strategy with how this album was released was genius too, the album became an event, something everyone needed to be a part of. Perhaps a more important album from 2013 will surface in the future, but for the time being, no album was a bigger deal in 2013 than this.

And thus comes the problem as brought to you by the scum of the internet: the haters! Because people are rather impressionable and it can be surprisingly easy for other people to give them opinions to stick on. What this means is that when this album was finally rolled out, there was a giant clusterf**k of opinions left, right and centre. Everyone wanting to make sure everyone else hears their opinion the loudest so they would adapt it to heart. Funnily enough, this is still happening months on. Whenever I read an opinion piece on this album, it's often met with a quick, sharp statement along the lines of ""Random Access Memories" actually was objectively amazing" or "Everyone knows "Random Access Memories" was shit anyway". It's as fascinating as it is sad.

And that's why I've waited until long after the event has passed to articulate my views. In general it's hard to take much grain to it if someone's only sat on an album for a few days and heard it once or twice. No one applauds a 'FIRST!' in comments sections after all.

I think this album sounds like what it was hyped up to be: It's a big album with big ambitions to be a game-changer. Whether that's happened can't yet be determined, but I do think this album does a good job of standing up to its tasks.

What's interesting about this album is just how adult-oriented it is. While a lot of modern dance music is all about loud noises being injected into your ears as frequently as possible, Daft Punk slow things down, with the focal point on here being attached to a lot of slow grooves. There's also a lot of callback to the '70s, with the guest appearances from Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder, as well as the combination of disco and yacht rock motifs. Even "Touch"'s reflective narrative reminds me of "Time" from Pink Floyd.

I find this album to be a journey of sorts. It opens with an immediate rush, and then it's just wall to wall of distinctive hits, culminating of course on the big hit single "Get Lucky". I feel perhaps after this point is the only time I can accuse it of containing 'filler', but that's only because there's a slight lack of personality towards the end in comparison to the start. The highlights for me incidentally come from some of these moments, "Motherboard" almost sounds like video game music to me, but it's also very evocative. "Contact" is an appropriate closer too, it's a massive burst of energy that's always exciting when going through the album from start to finish. I still think "Doin' It Right" is a bit of an oddball there, but I do get humour from the fact that so many people who have never heard of Animal Collective are now getting exposed to Panda Bear, and on a reasonably catchy and radio friendly tune as well.

This album fully delivers on its promise for me and is just a delight to listen to.
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