Daft Punk's new album leaks

Daft Punk. (Danny Moloshok, Reuters)

Daft Punk. (Danny Moloshok, Reuters)

Initial rumours that Daft Punk's new record would stream live at midnight next Monday spread like wildfire. Fans waited in anticipation, but an internet fail lead to the album leaking on PirateBay.com, with hundreds of fans sharing the link on social media. The duo decided to make it legal and jump on the bandwagon by making the live stream official and sharing it on iTunes.

The much anticipated album, Random Access Memories, can be listened to legally here, before its actual release date on May 20.

After an eight-year hiatus, the new album is collaborative at heart and contains a host of disco-inspired (yes, again) tracks featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams of N*E*R*D and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

Random Access Memories tracklisting:

1. Give Life Back to Music, featuring Nile Rodgers

2. The Game of Love

3. Giorgio by Moroder, featuring Giorgio Moroder

4. Within, featuring Chilly Gonzales

5. Instant Crush, featuring Julian Casablancas

6. Lose Yourself to Dance, featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

7. Touch, featuring Paul Williams

8. Get Lucky, featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

9. Beyond

10. Motherhood

11. Fragments of Time, featuring Todd Edwards

12. Doin’ It Right, featuring Panda Bear

13. Contact, featuring DJ Falcon

Love it or hate it, turns out the only daft punks around were some of the reviewers on Twitter:
 

 

 

 

Some listeners chose to look past the love it/hate it commentary and shared portions of aesthetic nostalgia instead.
 

 

Then of course, there will always be the not-so-profound few who try too hard:

 

 

 

Suggestions:
Do not wear opinion hat.
Do not try and twitique (this is twitter critique, a dime a dozen).
Do listen to the album.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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