Favorite Albums of 2013 – #13: Daft Punk

13. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

I’ll say it again: Random Access Memories is the first Daft Punk album that doesn’t induce listener fatigue. Because of the use of real instruments in the mix, Daft Punk has made their first collection of complete songs. Greatly reduced are the repeated snippets and in their place is music inspired by the 70’s icons such as Giorgio Moroder (Donna Summer, Blondie’s “Call Me”) and Paul Williams (Kermit’s “Rainbow Connection”). Yes, the album dips into aspects of disco, but never is it permanently stuck there. This apparently has done well for them. The last song recorded was the Panda Bear collaboration “Doin’ It Right” which slides back to their snippet approach except it’s arguably the best song here and points to a future where Daft Punk has honed their formula to indefatigable heights.

Favorite songs: “Give Life Back to Music” | “Touch (feat. Paul Williams)” | “Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear)”

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