"Once you free your mind about the concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want." - Giovanni Giorgio, on Giorgio By Moroder
That one sentence pretty much sums up what I think of Daft Punk's latest album. It sounds as though they were sitting down one day and decided, "Hey you know what? Everyone is doing what we were doing these days, and everyone is doing what they THINK our music should sound like. So fuck that shit, man, let's just do whatever we want and not worry about people complaining about what we SHOULD sound like."
So yeah, with Random Access Memories, they've gone and made an album that is so unexpectedly NOT them that it's brilliant.
Seriously , if you wanted another album that sounds like Discovery or their past albums, just go listen to those albums again. The beauty of Daft Punk's latest album is that they obviously DIDN'T WANT it to sound like their previous work.
Now, I don't listen to much dance or electronic music in the first place, but this was probably one of the most... organic dance albums I've ever heard.
Yeah, ORGANIC. That's probably the best word I can use to describe Random Access Memories. It's as warm, organic, and natural as a dance album can get, with disco, funk, jazz, blue vibes throughout, and some GREAT and catchy hooks. It's a electronic dance album with a very human touch (unlike many of the EDM acts around these days), and it is definitely one of the best albums I've heard so far this year.
My Favorite songs:
- Giorgio by Moroder (damn hook got stuck in my head for days)
- Get Lucky (Freaking chorus is an annoyingly catchy earworm as well)
- Instant Crush (great tune, and Julian Casablancas ffs)
- Lose Yourself To Dance
- Give Life Back to Music