You need to listen to it to believe it. Their 2nd week on the top through Random Access Memories makes me want to do a review, so let's shoot for the stars!
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Random Access Memories just dropped to 2nd on their 3rd week. Remember the last time they had their last studio album? Yes, it dropped back in 2005, where Human After All was a mixed review album. People loved it, people hated it. However, Daft Punk was merely a starting soul that hyped more people to listen to it, especially for their more well-known songs Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Around the World and One More Time. Now, fast-forward 8 years into the future and we have the latest digital technology, but Daft Punk's influence on this record is one of a kind. When it released on it's first week, it sold a whopping 339,000 copies! For an artist to sell that many amount is already an incredible feat. Not only that, but the reviews and the acclaim by critics worldwide of the album garnered even more success for the duo. Occasionally, their triumphant robotic suits are what makes the duo standout from other house musicians.
And so, are expectations high for this album? No, not really. But let's not forget it was one of the most anticipated albums of the year, not to forget how long it has been. The French musicians not only brought back the 80's vibe on the album, but reproduced it in a more seamless way and was easily flowed into our ears. This was an eternal masterpiece. And for a masterpiece to be spearheaded by a single that was even more flawless, this album deserves more than just recognition.
Get Lucky features vocals from Pharrell Williams, and the guitars done by Nile Rodgers. Both artists are featured two and three times on the song respectively, and the collaborations of the album are just simply great. Who would think of Julian Casablancas and Todd Edwards? Not to forget the production work as well. But for Get Lucky, this is all on a different level. Yes, just like you, on first listen, the song seemed very iffy and different to me. Where was the guitar riffs that was essentially raw on a pop song? Where was the heavy bass? Before you even rip that this was a Daft Punk song, you instantly realise that this wasn't pop... and it never was. The cultures of this soothing track is just immortalized instantly just before Pharrell even sings a note. And all of this is just exemplary remarkable.
Pharrell's lyrics weren't the best, but they evoked the sense of pure passion. This song didn't need any high trembling words, but all it needed was just the push of seamlessly fitting into the track. I even forgot the lyrics on the chorus just because of how close the words were to each other and the rhythm that contributed along with it. But the track's opening intro is just instantly recognizable, so just let your feet sway away with it.
She's up all night till' the sun
Disco funk madness ensues and Get Lucky could just be the tide of wave that trembles fellow artists as we head into break of the summer season. Daft Punk has got me on this one.
ORIGINALITY: 9/10 - Nobody has ever done it so well and the duo's achievements are crystal clear excellent.
SOUND: 9/10 - The 80's vibe of classical funk and disco is what stands out on this track, so listen to it twice.
LYRICS: 9/10 - Catchy, and doesn't do more than that. Just awesome, even thought it isn't really about sexual tension of another person, but rather the chemistry. So don't get your wrong ideas on this one.
OVERALL: 27/30 - Get Lucky is what Daft Punk needed and it is what they delivered on a whole new level. It is your summer track, your differentiation in between school breaks and this is an achievement only Daft Punk can do. They didn't get lucky to break top spot for their album, so cheers to them. Play it for days if once isn't enough!
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.