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Random Access Memories
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on 10 January 2018
This album is considered to be "the best sounding album of 21st century" according some online media I came across months ago. I do not know if that claim is true, but indeed the album sounds amazing. And not only when played on a good hi-fi system (which is kinda expected after this statement), but even when you play it on a small system, or even when you stream it from spotify, for example. The sound somehow is always big ans spacious and all the instruments sound really clear and on "their place". I think Daft Punk said that they've spend more than a million to make this album and in therms of mastering, production and sound presentation it is really-really impressive.
And if it happens that apart of your audiophile interest you're also fan of their music by purchasing this album you should be very pleased. Can't go wrong :-)
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on 4 September 2017
I had sought this album on vinyl for some months as it is regarded as a masterpiece of recording, production and mastering and the music is much more involved than one would imagine, with massive bass and sweeping, swirling, enveloping sounds that make listening a real experience.

In 12 inch vinyl the gatefold cover is an artistic masterpiece, beautifully presented and the discs are heavyweight, warp free and are are as good as it gets in terms of the pressing quality and sound. I play it through a Roksan Xerxes/Pug/Shiraz or Rega Planar 3, RB330/Elys 2 front end and it sounds superb on either.
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on 1 July 2013
I first heard the Get Lucky track on LL's show on Radio 6 music and consequently decided I wanted to hear all the tracks and see what all the fuss was about. Generally, I would say 75% of the tracks are really good especially the one that tells you how the synthesizer music was brought to life in Germany. Once you hear Georgio talk about how he thought about the music of the future and then think about all the bands that use a synthesizer you'll be going "Ahhh, so it's all down to him".
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on 10 June 2013
I bought this album because I love daft punk and am a long term fan. At first I did not expect to much as the last album was a bit of a flop, how ever this is right back on standard, some great sounds, tunes and beats.
Although I love this album I would offer one piece of advice to buyers. Previous daft punk albums have had hyper, pumping albums that really get you going with fast tempo, this album is more relaxed and some criticisers may call it wallpaper music. However I would still strongly recommend it.
A great album for any electronic or disco fan and I would go so far to recommend it to all who have good taste in music
A great album
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on 7 September 2017
Deserving all its awards and plaudits, RAM draws on European synth classics such as Magic Fly (Digipak) and Moon Safari, the adult easy listening style of the Carpenters and Paul Williams, and American dance masters Nile Rodgers and Pharrell, to create an album which sounds both contemporary and timeless.
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on 22 February 2014
it's very smooth and professional and almost falls into the easy listening genres, but that's OK. There are quite a few layers and subtleties to the production that allow you to really listen again and again, or you can just put it on in the background and let it wash over you. Good use of guest artists add to a variance of styles that widen the appeal beyond perhaps the normal Daft Punk fan base (added to the TV exposure) to ensure this will turn up unexpectedly in some music collections!
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on 4 June 2014
Daft Punk are hardly avant guard these days, having sounded much the same for a couple of decades, the stand out feature of this album is that "Nile Rodgers" sound - crisp funky pop mixed with electronica and some reasonable (if unremarkable) vocal work from Pharrell Williams on the feature single "Get Lucky", but there's a good variety to the feel of the track without the album feeling too messy and the whole thing bounces along nicely.
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on 22 February 2017
RAM does the exact opposite of what Discovery did for dance music. If the latter was a disco odyssey made by robots, Random Access Memories shows the robots bringing the human feel back to music and delivers a crisp sounding journey of self discovery. Best album of 2013 and one of the best of the current decade. A must-have for any music fan.
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on 26 October 2017
Excellent album, superb production, quality vinyl nothing to dislike.
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on 22 June 2013
It's amazing that after 15+ years since the release of their debut album Daft Punk are still one of the most pivotal and highly regarded acts in music today. They are forward thinking trail-blazers in the dance/electronic/pop scene(s). The irony is that the duo dress up as robots but make music that is soulful and very human. RAM came into our world with the hype & marketing of an event album. It's destiny was either to be either a huge success or a massive flop - so glad it's the former.

It's no surprise that this album's head/heart/feet are in the past. If you like 70's disco/R n B or anything with a great groove in it, this album is for you. Most of the album is stunning, showing what Daft Punk have learned making music over the years.

The one of two criticisms is that the album tales off after "Get Lucky" except for 'Contact' which sounds like a starship going into light speed.

The second criticism is did the album live up to the hype? That would be your own personal thought. I still believe 2001's Discovery is their masterpiece. However this comes second.
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