Yes, you are reading that correctly: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Album Stream). While I foreshadowed that Guy-Manuel and Thomas Bangalter had plans to stream their new record today through iTunes (which they will be doing later today), it seems the Internet has beat them to the punch and uncovered a full Random Access Memories leak. I tipped off the guys over at Fist In The Air, and we’ve got the full stream available (for likely a very short time) below. Before you listen, make sure you’ve pre-ordered Random Access Memories in digital or physical form here, and look for the official iTunes link going up in a few hours.
It was anticipated that the first ears to hear Daft Punk‘s new Random Access Memories album would be situated in the rural town of Wee Waa, Austrailia, but a few lucky parties like MTV, NME, Digital Spy and FACT have already been provided with advanced listens of the wildly anticipated LP. Based off the unparalleled hype, one would expect early reviews to burst with nods of game-changing perfection, and while many flirt with that idea, my reviews of the reviews if you will are a little mixed.
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