Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

The most influential band of the last 15 years? I read that the other day while eating lunch in the canteen at work and uttered an audible snort of derision. Most people would snort in a derisory fashion at something a bit more serious that Daft Punk’s influence, but not me. I am not saying they aren’t, in their own way, influential, but the most? Maybe not.
And now, here we have the difficult fourth album, or fifth if you include the Tron soundtrack. The first two tracks on the new album are OK, very Daft Punk, not bad, but not ground-breaking either. But then, Giorgio by Moroder, wow, what a track. Giorgio by Moroder is a fantastic track, I think it is probably one of the best things they have ever done, spoken word/retro homage to the great disco king.


3 thoughts on “Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

  1. Most influential band in the last 15 years might be hyperbole, but I gather the EDM world looks to this duo as seminal. EDM sure has built up a huge following. I agree with you that the Giorgio track is fantastic, and I love the drum tracks throughout – I mean Omar Hakim! Hope you’re enjoying writing your blog; I sure enjoy reading it.

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