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Daft Punk Fans- Prepare for Awesomeness

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01 May 2013 15:26 #151268 by SuperflyPete
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01 May 2013 16:09 #151271 by san il defanso
"Get Lucky" is a better introduction to Michael Jackson music than most Michael Jackson songs.

In preparation I've been listening to a TON of Discovery, just over and over again. How is it that an album from 12 years ago still sounds like it's coming from the future?

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01 May 2013 17:05 #151278 by Michael Barnes
Pete's post really sums up the potential this record has, at least based on the single. It's heartfelt, soulful music...played by two robots and some old disco guys. I think it's very, very awesome that it does have the classic Daft Punk house elements and sounds, but it's also got real instruments, real playing, and real songwriting. Not like all of this fucking dubstep shit. It really does have the potential to remind people that "dance music" isn't always and hasn't always been cold, soulless automation.

Discovery is amazing...I just watched Interstella 5555 for the first time, such a cool concept to combine the entire record with Leiji Matsumoto animation.

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01 May 2013 21:08 #151302 by iguanaDitty
You know, what I really needed was a manifesto about fucking dance music.
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14 May 2013 01:00 #152168 by Bookseller
You can stream all of Random Access Memories on iTunes for a limited time.

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14 May 2013 23:30 #152230 by ufe

Michael Barnes wrote: Discovery is amazing...I just watched Interstella 5555 for the first time, such a cool concept to combine the entire record with Leiji Matsumoto animation.


Just recently watched this for the first time myself. I'd had Get Lucky stuck in my head for a week or two when you mentioned watching Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 recently and remembered I had always meant to track down Interstella 5555. I have a soft spot for Matsumoto, but damn was that a cool movie.

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15 May 2013 02:47 #152240 by ChristopherMD
First watched Interstella 5555 years ago when it came out. I keep it on my iphone now and watch bits of it here and there.

Get Lucky probably will be the song of the summer this year. Its definitely the best on the album although I do like Beyond and Give Life Back To Music.

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15 May 2013 14:06 #152254 by ThirstyMan
Thank god for something different.

I've had that fucking 8 bit music from the ipad game 10,000,000 wanging round my head enough to pull my own face off. Thanks for the relief.

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17 May 2013 15:03 - 17 May 2013 15:05 #152378 by ThirstyMan
This is great BTW.

Mash up of the Soul Train video and Get Lucky


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17 May 2013 15:30 #152381 by Shellhead
Get Lucky is pure pop music. I enjoyed hearing Get Lucky the first time. I want to hear it again soon. And by the 50th listen or so, I will be done with Get Lucky forever. Glad that Daft Punk is back, though.

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17 May 2013 15:46 #152382 by Josh Look
Listening to the record right now. Only 6 tracks in, but everything is really great so far.

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21 May 2013 21:27 #152587 by Michael Barnes
Holy. fuckin'. shit.

"Giorgio by Moroder" I CRIED.

I dunno, either that or the VERY Fleetwood Mac "Fragments of Time" are my favorites...I swear you could put Stevie Nicks or Christine McVie over that track and it could have been on "Rumors".

the one with Julian Casblancas is awesome too.

I'm kind of blown away...they've done something really almost kind of magical with this record. They clearly had an agenda to "bring life back to music" and with the title "Random Access Memories", but what that seems to mean is to assemble something out of all of these half-remembered guitar licks, backing tracks, vocal riffs, and arrangements from when people our age (roughly 30-40) were kids. I swear I've heard every single song on this album before. But not in a "rip off" or even "homage" kind of way. There's something about the way they captured the sound of an electric piano or the steel guitar (WTF!) on "Fragments" that really puts me in mind of hearing music when I was a kid and having no clue who it was I was hearing or really what all was out there. Just hearing and enjoying innocently.

I do think that folks expecting either classic four-on-the-floor Daft Punk house numbers or 12 more "Get Lucky"s will be disappointed...this is a record for people who love ALL music, not genres or hit singles. It could literally exist at any point from about 1975 to right now.

Pretty much a masterpiece. Believe the hype.
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21 May 2013 22:35 #152598 by The Prodigal Player
I had pretty much the same exact reaction. I literally haven't been this excited to listen to an album since I ran back to my dorm room bunk and fired up Kid A on my diskman for the first time. And I had pretty much the same thought for both albums which is:

"Ah! So THAT'S what they're going to do!" because I feel that the agenda of both records is so clear, and both so eloquently and thoroughly dressed down both the expectations for what they were going to do, as well as what everyone else seems to be doing right now.

If that makes any sense...

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21 May 2013 22:51 #152601 by stormseeker75
Yup, this is complete magic. I adore the production. That super-compressed guitar is terrific.

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21 May 2013 23:02 #152602 by Michael Barnes
Yes, the production is just incredible. Expect it to win technical Grammys and other awards. The sound engineering, the arragements...it's just exquisite. So many surprises.

One thing I really love about this record- and the way that they deliberately marketed it- was this concept of "we're going in the studio and we're going to make a Record. Capital R." It feels so intensely labored over and crafted, you can _hear_ the studio time that went into making it. It's hardly a modern laptops-and-ProTools thing. It's so warm and alive. Timeless. Sophisticated. All words that you don't really get to apply much to modern recordings with any sense of honesty.

It's nice too that it doesn't invalidate what they've done before, even if it is in a lot of ways the exact opposite of Human After All. It's still Daft Punk.

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