Daft Punk’s new album leaks

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.

PW Botha wagged his finger and banned us in 1988 but we stood firm. We built a reputation for fearless journalism, then, and now. Through these last 35 years, the Mail & Guardian has always been on the right side of history.

These days, we are on the trail of the merry band of corporates and politicians robbing South Africa of its own potential.

To help us ensure another 35 future years of fiercely independent journalism, please subscribe.

Advertisting

Test backlog skews SA’s corona stats

With thousands of samples still waiting to be processed, labs are racing to ramp up testing to help the government gain a better idea of how prevalent Covid-19 really is

M&G’s latest Covid-19 projections

Covid-19 numbers are prompting disaster declarations and dramatic action across South Africa this week. All steps should be directed by numbers

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories