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Random Access Memories is the fourth studio album by French electronic duo Daft Punk, released on 17 May 2013 through Columbia Records. The album pays tribute to late 1970s and early 1980s American music, particularly from Los Angeles. This theme is reflected in the album's packaging, as well as its promotional campaign, which included billboards, television advertisements, and a web series. Recording took place at Henson, Conway and Capitol Studios in California, Electric Lady Studios in New York City, and Gang Recording Studio in Paris, France. Random Access Memories was the duo's final album before they split up in February 2021.

Following the minimal production of their previous studio album, Human After All (2005), Daft Punk recruited session musicians to perform live instrumentation and limited the use of electronic instruments to drum machines, a custom-built modular synthesizer, and vintage vocoders. The album has been noted by music critics as a disco album, while drawing influence from progressive rock and pop. The album features collaborations with Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Nathan East, and Pharrell Williams. It is Daft Punk's only album released through Columbia Records.

Random Access Memories became Daft Punk's first and only album to top the US Billboard 200, and has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It also topped the charts in twenty other countries. Its lead single "Get Lucky" was a critical and commercial worldwide success, topping the charts in over thirty countries and becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. The album received critical acclaim, appearing on several year-end lists, and won in several categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "Get Lucky" also won the awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 295 on their list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD13
  • AU2013-05-17
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)888837168620888837168625
Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk2×12" Vinyl6 + 7
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88883716861888837168618
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD13
  • DE2013-05-17
  • NL2013-05-17
  • FR2013-05-20
  • GB2013-05-20
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88883716862888837168625
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkDigital Media13
  • XW2013-05-17
  • US2013-05-21
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)886443919266
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkDigital Media13
  • XW2013-05-17
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)886443927087
Random Access Memories (Édition Studio Masters)Daft PunkDigital Media13
  • FR2013-05-20
  • NL2013-05-20
  • US2013-05-20
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)8864439270870886443927087
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD13
  • CA2013-05-21
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88883716862888837168625
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD13
  • US2013-05-21
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88883716862888837168625
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD14
  • JP2013-05-22
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 38174547366194692
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD13
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88883716862888837168625
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkCD13
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)S20070C8803581120707
Random Access Memories (24bit/88.2kHz)Daft PunkDigital Media13
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)886443984059
Random Access Memories (USB FLAC, 24-bit / 88.2kHz)Daft PunkUSB Flash Drive15
  • US2014-01-09
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Daft Life Limited, Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)[none][none]
Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkUSB Flash Drive15
  • US2014-01-09
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Daft Life Limited, Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)[none][none]
Random Access Memories (limited box set edition)Daft Punk2×12" Vinyl + 10" Vinyl + 2×USB Flash Drive6 + 7 + 2 + 15 + 4
  • US2014-01-09
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)34-101989, 88843011981
Random Access Memories (24bit/88.2kHz)Daft PunkDigital Media13
  • JP2014-04-01
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SIXX02136B00Z4547366211665
Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk2×12" Vinyl6 + 7
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88883716861888837168618
Bootleg
Random Access Memories (1/2" 15 IPS)Daft PunkDigital Media15
  • XW2020-06-23
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)[none][none]
Pseudo-Release
ランダム・アクセス・メモリーズダフト・パンク(unknown)14

Relationships

remixes:Random Access Memories Memories by Daftside
associated singles/EPs:Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Instant Crush
Lose Yourself to Dance by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
covers:Vitamin String Quartet Performs Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories by Vitamin String Quartet
part of:Grammy Award: Best Dance/Electronic Album nominees (number: 2014 winner) (order: 10)
Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s (number: 12) (order: 12)
NME’s Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s (number: 23) (order: 23)
Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s (number: 47) (order: 47)
Rolling Stone: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s (number: 55) (order: 55)
Grammy Award: Album of the Year nominees (number: 2014 winner) (order: 76)
Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s (number: 112) (order: 112)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 295) (order: 295)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/556257 [info]
reviews:http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18028-daft-punk-random-access-memories/ [info]
http://thequietus.com/articles/12374-daft-punk-random-access-memories-review [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/daft_punk/random_access_memories/ [info]
https://www.offiziellecharts.de/album-details-215083 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002521619 [info]
standalone website:http://www.randomaccessmemories.com/ [info]
Wikidata:Q8119033 [info]

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