Daft Punk ‎– Random Access Memories

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Fourth studio album. Including collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Julian Casablancas, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Todd Edwards, Giorgio Moroder.

Originally released in 2013. The Japanese edition included the bonus track "Horizon".
Re-released in 2014 as a limited edition box set featuring exclusive contents.

Five singles were released from this album:
- Get Lucky (Daft Punk Remix)
- Lose Yourself To Dance
- Instant Crush
- Doin' It Right
- Give Life Back To Music

Tracklist

Give Life Back To Music 4:35
The Game Of Love 5:22
Giorgio By Moroder 9:04
Within 3:48
Instant Crush 5:37
Lose Yourself To Dance 5:53
Touch 8:18
Get Lucky 6:09
Beyond 4:50
Motherboard 5:41
Fragments Of Time 4:39
Doin' It Right 4:11
Contact 6:21

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88883716862 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(CD, Album) Columbia 88883716862 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0886443927087 Daft Punk Random Access Memories (Édition Studio Masters)(13xFile, ALAC, Album, 24 ) Columbia 0886443927087 France 2013
SICP 3817 Daft Punk = ダフト・パンク* Daft Punk = ダフト・パンク* - Random Access Memories = ランダム・アクセス・メモリーズ(CD, Album) Sony Records Int'l SICP 3817 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88883716862 Daft Punk Random Access Memories(12", TP, Blu) Columbia 88883716862 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
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none Daft Punk Random Access Memories(13xFile, FLAC, Album, 88K) Columbia none US 2013
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G010002958055U Daft Punk Random Access Memories(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Columbia G010002958055U 2013
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JmannVinyl

JmannVinyl

November 14, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, CD, Album, 88883716862
Random Access Memories

Brought this one when it dropped in 2013 and I didn't know what to make of it at the time. The setup I had was modest, a small pair of technics bookshelf speakers and a matching micro system hooked up to a Rega rp1. But now playing it on the new system a pair of Tannoy Revolution XT8F powered by a Pioneer A-30 with the turntable being a project debut carbon, still somewhat modest but improved, the soundstage on the album jumps out at you. It has that feeling a big budget studio production gives, but for me the album still does not leave much of an impression.

The opener to the album, Give Life Back To Music, a funky drum driven track with the now sinomis vocoder of daft punk backed up with Nile Rodgers guitar adding a lot to what could be considered a rather dry track leading into The Game Of Love sticking with the funky mellow mood of the opening track being written and produced by the pair this one feels more focused. Flashbacks to Something About Us from their discovery album another track solely written and produced by the pair but having two slow songs in a row it feels like the album begins to set down groundwork it leads into to most self indulgent song of the album Giorgio By Moroder this track does not need to be just over nine minutes long with two of those being Giorgio talking about music this track is very inspired by Toms and Guy's love of 70s disco and early electronic music. It is dancy but for me everything from the orchestral instrumental halfway through to Giorgio’s talking over the track is just to self indulgent.

Flipping the record to side two, a real treat to start off. Within is a moody striped back slow number that leaves you in just the amount of melancholy to be pleasantly uplifted by the punch of Instant Crush Julian Casablancas vocals jumping out at you from across the room with a distinctive daft punk sound once again outstanding production on this track from Tom & Guy the last track on side two Lose Yourself To Dance a very focused track here heavy drums pushing Niles guitar and Pharrell's vocals backed up by Daft Punk's vocoder funky but not dated with a catchy breakdown using claps a live feeling track.

The second vinyl now on the platter and lined up the first track on side three Touch an experimental opening few minutes with moog keyboards opening to an almost Hal 3000 reminiscing about touch to be met by the clear vocals from Paul Williams different from anything on the album so far with shack like guitar wah and the reintroduction to the strings from Giorgio’s track. an almost beatles like piano medley topped of with a choir it's a tour de force of a track with each layer adding something. a cinematic song leaving you completely unexpecting the next track Get Lucky, the most radio friendly track for sure lyrically not really in line with the rest of the album, but sonically definitely all the elements of previous tracks just condensed into a radio friendly package with the runout groove leading into something that wouldn't be out of place in a 50s western or star wars in the opening of Beyond cutting to some very funky guitar think a more upbeat Game Of Love. this track feels coherent with the first half of the album. nice touches of slide guitar and violins to complement the funkiness of the drums and bass a nice chilled out track after the engey of Get Lucky.

Flipping over to side four, the last stretch for the album, the opening track Motherboard with its bouncy bass, interesting percussion, sutul synths, orchestral pieces and acoustic guitar, it could be overwhelming but its a well paced track, feeling as though if you were to remove one element it would lose something a little like taking one of the colours away from a pollock painting.
Leading into Fragments Of Time, a 1970s esc popy track with vocals from Todd Edwards complemented with mellow guitar and simple drum track. there's not really much to say about this track it's a nice mellow song but does feel a little out of place here.

Next up Doin' it Right proudly wears its trap influence in the drum track. supported nicely by daft punk's infectious repotuition of doin it right Panda Bears vocals lend a lot to make this track sound as youthful and easy going as it does.

Then onto the albums closer Contact, starting of with a “Houston we have a problem” styled voice talking over some vintage sounding synths adding into the mix some fast percussion. this feels like the album is trying to make an end monolog with an ever climbing, almost soaring sound effect which soundly dies off to buzzing and crashing, and for vinyl listeners, just the sound of the runout groove clipping.

In summary, Random Access Memories has some real highs and tries to say a lot and at other times it feels slightly self indulgent. but it's worth checking out and as we come towards the end of the 10s and start with whatever the 2020s will hold. it's an album worth playing once or twice.

REENO

REENO

October 15, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, Box, Dlx, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, 180 + 10" + M/Stick, , 88843011981, 34-101989

Great boxed set edition of a great album!!! Extremely nice presentation and extras. Very pricey yes, but this is something that will be very special/valuable years from now.
TheNoodleDrip

TheNoodleDrip

August 27, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 12", TP, Blu, 88883716862
Why is this on Discogs if it doesn't contain any audio?
NaveekDarkroom

NaveekDarkroom

August 14, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861, 88883 71686 1
How do I distinguish between the original pressing of this and the 2017 repress? Mine has the 2013 copyright notice on the back so I'm assuming it's this one.
Official_Boi_Spicy

Official_Boi_Spicy

August 11, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861, 88883 71686 1
Fucking BEAUTIFUL pressing, my copy has the A and B labels flipped, only flaw
marshallcantu1987

marshallcantu1987

August 11, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861, C 371686
I have this version and it's awesome. I've been streaming and listening to this CD for years. The vinyl allows more textures to be heard and is just much fuller sounding. It's worth the purchase so don't question it.
kraaaamer

kraaaamer

August 5, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861, 88883 71686 1

Ah, the devisive Random Access Memories. Daft Punk's triumphant return to the fold. An album so costly and ambitious that the duo had to make a sizable investment of their own cash to make it happen. They wanted to revitalize a gutless industry and prove that fully conceived, exquisitely produced albums could still make money.

Samwise Sony to Daft Frodo: Share the load.

It was a powerful statement at the time. A slap to the face of a music industry that had lost its nerve. One that adopted the philosophy of developing and recording artists as quickly and cheaply as possible.

The fallout of these changes (along with Napster and the digital revolution) caused several famous recording studios to shut their doors. Appropriately budgeted productions were no longer profitable, and the result was a decade of poorly recorded, terrible sounding music. Dark times.

They succeeded.

After an innovative and aggressive marketing push, RAM was released to critical acclaim in 2013 and proved to be a worthwhile investment for the label. It spawned a few major hits and a legion of new followers for a band that had been producing music for nearly two decades. Suddenly, their presence was felt all over pop culture.

So how has it held up? I'm my opinion, very well. There's a timelessness to a majority of the set, and this is an album I'll look back upon fondly. Get Lucky, Instant Crush, Gorgio by Moroder, Motherboard, and Contact are all outstanding.

An outstanding album, beautifully pressed on whisper quiet vinyl. Dynamic af. Punchy. Love it.
marshallcantu1987

marshallcantu1987

August 4, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861, 88883 71686 1
Was analogue tape used to cut this or a digital file? I know they used a lot of analogue equipment when making this album.
marshallcantu1987

marshallcantu1987

August 4, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861
Was analogue tape used to cut this or a digital file? I know they used a lot of analogue equipment when making this album.
darrylpoh

darrylpoh

August 2, 2019
referencing Random Access Memories, 2xLP, Album, 180, 88883716861, 88883 71686 1
Great pressing/mastering! It sounds extremely vivid. Would recommend this copy.