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Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' gets rave reviews

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Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories has been given rave reviews by music critics.

The LP, which is out this week, has been almost universally praised by reviewers across the globe.

Daft Punk celebrate their first UK number one single

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Daft Punk celebrate their first UK No.1 single



In a five-star review, The Daily Telegraph described it as "the boldest, smartest, most colourful and purely pleasurable dance album of this decade", while a full-marks piece from Q Magazine said it was "Daft Punk's best album in a career that's already redefined dance music at least twice. It is, in short, a mind-blower."

Rating the album 'A', Entertainment Weekly labelled it "a headphones album in an age of radio singles", adding: "It's also quite moving; melancholy runs through every song."

In a positive review, Spin likened it to "theatre: absolutely sincere and totally fake", while The Guardian concluded in a four-star review: "Its flaws are outweighed by moments that justify the excitement. It felt like a major event before its release: more incredibly, it still does once you've heard it."

Daft Punk celebrate their first UK number one single

© The Official Charts Company

Daft Punk

Daft Punk

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Daft Punk



Billboard rated the album 80 out of 100, commenting that it is "less of a 'throwback' and more of a salute to the idols that would now do anything to hop on the duo's full-length", while Rolling Stone conceded: "At times, the album is a victim of its own ambition. But it wouldn't be half as awesome a ride if it had aimed any lower."

Finally, The Independent noted in a four-star review that "Random Access Memories breathes life into the safe music that dominates today's charts, with its sheer ambition", and Digital Spy said: "[It is] a truly bold and daring record that is thrilling, mind-blowing and, at times, a touch frustrating. But then again, changing the face of music wasn't going to come without its challenges."

Random Access Memories is out now. Listen to the album in full via Spotify below:

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