Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2013)

Random Access Memories is absolutely deserving of its Grammy win – not that I put much stock in such accolades, but it does show that “the system” sat up and clapped its collective hands. There was also a small backlash from certain long time Daft Punk fans at the time due to the direction of the record.

This week marks the first time I’ve actually sat down and listened to the whole thing in one sitting rather than in dribs and drabs. And whilst parts of the record could be accused of being too sterile or rigid, or even flat, RAM is, for the most part, a gorgeously produced record featuring a whole host of phenomenal musicians. It has mass appeal, yet it also is dripping with class.