audio review : Random Access Memories ( album ) … Daft Punk

audio review : Random Access Memories ( album ) ... Daft Punk

Some of this music sounds familiar. Beyond sounds like I Keep Forgettin by Michael McDonald. Give Life Back To Music is reminiscent of Evelyn King’s Shame. It’s no coincidence those songs came from the late 1970s and early 1980s when disco was the pinnacle of pop music. That’s the era this Daft Punk album, nostalgically entitled Random Access Memories, is tuned to.

The duo, with outside help from real-instrument-playing musicians, does a remarkable job of capturing that vintage sound. It’s the vocals laid atop that dampers the experience. Paul Williams is enchanting on the Disney-ready Touch, easily the album’s best song, but crooners like Todd Edwards and Pharrell are no (aesthetic) match for the grooves they’re singing to.

my rating : 3 of 5


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