Friday, 17 May 2013

Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

Rated:(I can't get no) Satisfaction 

If You have heard 'Get Lucky' you have heard a big part of  the album. The Pharrel effect is all over and the moments where Daft Punk techno-style stands out are few ones but are the must beloved ones and the ones who cut the monotony.

As always Daft Punk is demonstrating versatility and quality in which ,for me, is their most consistent album yet, every song flows easy and is good from start to end. The problem is that at some point it gets tedious, even though the band has accustomed us to repetition and to put charm on that to not be boring with this album I am not sure if this is working.There's a huge range of sounds but all are given at once, all is condensed in one song and it slightly variates to create another.'Get Lucky' is the lead song, which is a nice song, but when you hear it as many times as this album attempts to not repeat it, is boring and make you feel indifferent.The mix is wonderful and a bit different from past albums is the amount of time the perfect blend is used and that there's not much change from each song, but there's hope at the end.

The sound of the album is pretty much funk,disco, R&B,synth-pop which is what the Pharrel influence already have done to Madonna's Hard Candy back in 2008, which was very criticized by the way, so the sound is not actually futuristic and there's a lack of something spicy because it is very stalled in the 00's, although at the end of the album there are a few fascinating songs.'Touch ', 'Motherboard' and 'Fragments of Time' are those tracks that are transporting and thats why we love Daft Punk because sound not human, which is what the should have more and less of the "Daft Punk remixing the track of " . ' Contact' is also that very Daft Punk but more like the old times with a punk-rock futuristic vibe, this song is very explosive and should be the center of attention, although it is a lot like from previous records, would been so good to listen that edgy sound more often.

The  good thing is the repetitive songs are short and kind of fun, the bad is the repetition of the mix of one song is boring. The 1970's-80's funky/Miami with 00's twist is so last decade and there's no very much of the band on this album but when it is the band really shine and is so good that makes you forget the "meh" things. And the way it is presented is divine.It's not entirely boring because it has its highs and lows.  

To Listen: The Game Of Love, Within,Lose Yourself To Dance, Beyond,  Motherboard, Contact

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