2013 was a year where Random Access Memories (RAM) from Daft Punk took the world. The album pays tribute to the late 1970s and early 1980s era of music in the United States, particularly the sounds that emerged from Los Angeles. Unlike their previous studio albums, Daft Punk recruited session musicians to perform live instrumentation in professional recording locations, and limited the use of electronic instruments to drum machines, a custom-built modular synthesizer, and vintage vocoders. The album features collaborations with Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, and Pharrell Williams.
The album begins with Give life back to music, a message to all the electronic dance music around the world that only uses sampling techniques without any feeling behind them. Lose Yourself to Dance and Get Lucky are well known songs around the world right now, and they are amazing because they bring back the vibe from the 70’s era with Neil Rodgers at the Guitar. Fragments of Time has great lyrics and a warm/soft feeling. I can imagine listening to this song in a sunday afternoon coming back from the beach.
In general, this album, with his highs and lows, is a great one, because it brings the disco era and the real music vibe back again, but is not as good as Discovery was. Notwithstanding, is a good one to have.
I leave the link here to download: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Download)
Youtube playlist: Random Access Memories on Youtube
Spotify playlist: Random Access Memories on Spotify