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Album review: Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories {rating} Buy: Random Access Memories Eight years in the making and the subject of the biggest hype campaign of the century, French electro pioneers Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories has a lot of expectations to live up to. The prospect of Daft Punk abandoning the ‘EDM’ scene […]

Daft Punk ‘Tron:Legacy’ remix album

French electro legends Daft Punk have announced details of a remix album for their Tron: Legacy soundtrack. The remix album is to be called Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D and is set for release on 15 April. As well as the usual digital release, the album will be released on vinyl in a box-set which will also […]

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What were the best albums of 2013?

We’re coming up to the end of the year, which means there’s currently a deluge of ‘best of’ lists hitting us from all angles online. I don’t like to dwell too much on picking out the ‘best’ when it comes to albums as to pick one excellent album out as ‘better’ than another seems a […]

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Listen: Daft Punk – ‘Horizon’ (Japanese Bonus Track)

Just when you thought Daft Punk were all out of Random Access Memories-related surprises, a new track has surfaced online. ‘Horizon’ is the bonus track on the Japanese version of the French duo’s latest album, and is a brilliantly blissed out and emotive track which takes the soft-rock leanings of the album to ridiculous levels. To hear […]

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Stream: March playlist – all the best new music from March 2014

Kicking off with Tame Impala’s dreamy cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger In Moscow‘ and finishing off with promising new band Sundara Karma, the below playlist is full of cracking new tunes from the month of March. In between those tracks is a brand new track from The Orwells, De La Soul’s Dilla-produced ‘Vocabulary Spills’, a […]

Album stream: Pharrell Williams – GIRL

Rushed album releases are a bit in vogue these days, and official Man Of 2013 Pharrell Williams isn’t one to buck a trend. He only announced his new album G I R L last week at the BRITs, and is now streaming it ahead of its release next week.

The album features contributions from Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. There’s also a credit for Hollywood soundtrack supremo Hans Zimmer who helped with all the string arrangements. Read more about Album stream: Pharrell Williams – GIRL

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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #20 – #1

So in this final part, here are my top twenty songs of 2013! 20. Gary Barlow – ‘Let Me Go’ (Released: November, No. 2) After a few years captaining the reformed Take That man-band, Barlow released his first major solo single in fourteen years. Taking inspiration from Mumford and Sons, this perky, country-tinged number feels […]

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Watch: Daft Punk – ‘Instant Crush’ video (ft Julian Casablancas)

‘Instant Crush’, the Julian Casablancas-featuring track from Daft Punk’s all-conquering Random Access Memories, is being released as a single soon, so naturally it’s been given a cool, idiosyncratic video befitting one of the biggest albums of 2013. The video was directed by Warren Fu and was inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’, […]