Fun fact: The very first album I bought as a high schooler was Daft Punk’s Discovery back in the fall of 2001. I’ve never been a huge fan of dance/techno/house music, but I was enthralled by the robotic duo’s anime videos for the Discovery singles and absolutely had to check the rest of the album out. It didn’t quite blow me away, but it served to be a good alternative to the punk rock I was growing into at the time.
Almost 12 years later, and I find myself just as enthralled in Daft Punk’s next release, Random Access Memories, except with much more of an appreciation for their music. Earlier, iTunes began exclusively streaming the entirety of Random Access Memories that anybody can listen to. Simply open up Daft Punk’s artist page (not their page for Random Access Memories) directly in the iTunes application/program to check it out.
The album itself is very funky and reminiscent of 70s disco funk and 80s synthesized instrumentation. Features include The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Pharrell, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, and Animal Collective’s Panda Bear. If you’d rather wait until its actual release date, Random Access Memories will be released on May 21st.