So the robots known as Daft Punk landed yesterday with Random Access Memories. Here is a small collection of links to reviews of the album.
Spin: “It’s the increasingly rare widescreen collision of talent, resources, and ham-fisted quackery that we just don’t get very often these days, and it’s in that sense that Daft Punk best accomplish their goal of evoking all these bygone decades, the days of Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper’s, Rumours and Thriller and Songs in the Key of Life, the days when making records literally drove people insane.” [via Spin]
Pitchfork: “You never know, but my guess is that people will be listening to Random Access Memories a decade hence, just like we’re still listening to Discovery now.” [via Pitchfork]
The Guardian: “This is a 13-track, 80-minute love letter to synthetic music and dancing in which many of the pillars of electronic club music are swerved.” [via The Guardian]
NME: “By assembling a cast of their favourite musicians and delving into their adolescent memories, Daft Punk have created something as emotionally honest as any singer-songwriter confessional – and a lot more fun to dance to. Go out and rejoice: there’s something new under the sun.” [via NME]
Slant: “RAM is an album that ultimately comes off having more respect for its spiritual predecessors than its listeners.” [via Slant]
Consequence of Sound: “Random Access Memories proves that Daft Punk remain masters of their domain, who defend their array of superlatives because of, rather than in spite of, unconventional sound choices.” [via Consequence of Sound]