I will start out saying that I have never been impressed with Daft Punk. Particular their previous album, Tron:Legacy, although more a soundtrack than considered as one of their actual albums, was a long tedious train wreck. This is of course just my opinion etc.
The RAM album. I must admit that I'm impressed with! When I heard the first track "Give Life Back To Music" I felt that I had walked straight back into the late 70's. All the 70's west coast sound references, mixed with funky guitar riffs and synth.sounds from the early 80's and a smooth and slick sound recording. It is absolutely superficial and it is meant to be this way... If you want to hear Leonard Cohen,then go buy a Leonard Cohen album.. I just want to be at a pool party in California, year 1978, drinking a Pina Colada surrounded by chicks in bikinis or lesser dressed, Oh yeah and I feel like dancing...
I know that I'm just dreaming, but that's the vibe I get from this album and it is certainly not a bad thing, so I'll keep listening.
Another interesting thing about this album is that it is probably their least mainstream sounding album, compared to what is mainstream today. At one point in time the essence of the sound of RAM was actually very mainstream. So my point is that RAM their least mainstream sounding album and as things are going, probably will turn out to be their biggest commercial success.
I personally feel that this album is some kind of a small masterpiece. In my book this means containing some sort of originality or in this case they have manage to redefine or reinvent an old sound to something better than just borrowed and blue..
Final words, I don't give a damn if they are R2-D2 - C3PO or not, but I do get the metaphor or their message.
Edited by Jupiterknight - 6/5/13 at 5:41pm