Get down to these good vibes

Get down to these good vibes

The timing of Daft Punk's latest album, Random Access Memories, couldn't be any better, as the music world is being overtaken by EDM. But you know the robotic godfathers of the modern genre weren't going to put out just any old bunch of songs.

In their first album since 2005, the duo put away their beloved synthesisers for the majority of the record, in favour of live musicians (gasp!). The new sound is evident in the opener, Give Life Back to Music, as they bring the retro sounds of disco and funk into the modern age.

But there is still some evidence of their melodic electronic sounds. Within is a love ballad as only Daft Punk can do it - futuristic, haunting, yet beautiful.

The album features an unusual collection of guest singers, including Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and rapper Pharrell Williams. I've never thought of Williams as a good singer, but Lose Yourself to Dance and Get Lucky are highlights of the album, as his catchy vocals on both will have you playing them on repeat.

Just as with their other records, RAM has proven that Daft Punk is one step ahead of their contemporaries and offers a good preview of what we'll all be listening to in 10 years' time.

YP Rating: 5/5



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