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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

May 25, 2013

Daft Punk

This album has been hyped to the max, so I felt compelled to check it out.  Thanks goodness for Spotify.  I am old enough to have experienced the golden age of disco in the late 70s (and not embarrassed to say I liked disco). When I first listened to this album I was cynical – this was just cheap imitation of Chic and Giorgio Moroder.  But then I dropped my pretensions and just listened.  Yes it is retro and unoriginal – but it is brilliantly executed.  Lets face it, most of Daft Punk’s audience are not in their mid-50s with random access memories of the late 70s, but young EDM and pop fans who are likely hearing high quality 70s disco for the first time.  So let the youth indulge in this sweet concoction.

This music needs to be taken for what it is – the musical equivalent of a well executed summer popcorn movie blockbuster.  Not high art, just good fun.  So go find a white suit, some platform shoes and a club with a mirrored ball and turn this album up loud and savor the guilty pleasure that is Daft Punk Random Access Memories.


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