It seems like every hit on the radio these days has some sort of techno or house music inspiration behind it. But before everyone jumped on the dance music band-wagon, Daft Punk was spewing out house-inspired hits left and right. They were capitalizing on electronic beats before anyone even knew it was the next big thing. Their fourth full-length album, Random Access Memories, is perhaps their most inspiring work to date. It’s stamped with their trademark electronic feel, but also features a surprising disco-funk vibe, most evident on the radio smash hit “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams. Even with the retro feel, the album still maintains the futuristic vibe fans have come to love over the French duo’s decade-long career. The album also features some winning duos including a second track with Pharrell Williams, “Lose Yourself to Dance,” and another seamless collaboration with experimental musician Panda Bear on “Doin’ it Right.” The end result: a smooth, mellow blast from the past with undeniable futuristic accents.
Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is now available for purchase on iTunes for $11.99.