Daft Punk's new album, "Random Access Memories," is one of the most-anticipated and most-hyped albums of the year, and the entire thing is finally available to stream for free online. Simply click this link to listen to the album in its entirety on the Grooveshark streaming platform.
The Robots are back with a funk-influenced tour de force that will be echoing from every boombox on earth (and in outer space?) this summer, and now we can finally hear the greatness that we've all been waiting for.
The album will not officially release until May 21, but pre-orders are currently available here via iTunes.
The album is Daft Punk's first proper LP since 2005's smash "Human After All," and the world has been dying to hear it since long before the first track, "Get Lucky," hit the web as a teaser for the glory that was to come.
"Random Access Memories," Daft Punk's fourth studio album, is not the first batch of songs to be released by the group since 2006, as the duo did record the soundtrack to "Tron: Legacy" in 2010, as well as its second live album, "Alive 2007" in 2007.
But it's the first real studio album since "Human After All," and now fans can groove out to some of the best dance music likely to hit the charts anytime soon.
It's a Daft Punk revolution all over again, as the Robots have said the album is an attempt to re-jig the dance music scene, which the duo's Thomas Bangalter told Billboard is a non-computerized return to instruments and playing real music.
"They’re making it as if it’s somehow easier to make the same music you hear on the radio," Bangalter said. "Then it creates a very vicious cycle: How can you challenge that when the system and the media are not challenging it in the first place?"
The frenzied anticipation surrounding a possible new Daft Punk album began in earnest in February 2012, when news leaked that Nile Rodgers, the famed producer of such songs as Madonna's "Material Girl" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance," was producing a new LP with the duo.
Rodgers told music site Faster Louder then that he had been working with Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter on new material.
"We were just jamming at my house, but it's gonna be proper and real," Rodgers told Faster Louder. "They came over to my place today around breakfast time and it's now evening; I basically had to almost kick them out. We were having so much fun just in an informal setting that we decided to make it formal. And it's very formal. It's gonna be amazing."
After some prodding by Faster Louder, Rodgers further explained the collaboration on a new Daft Punk album:
"It's funny. I've known Daft Punk for some time now, but we were never really close. We never got a chance to hang out with each other; we would just meet in passing," he said. "So today was the first chance we had to spend hours and hours together, and it was just so awesome. Every track they played, I just ran across the room and got my guitar and started playing and we were all dancing around my dining room having the time of our lives. It was something that was meant to be. It was interesting how Thomas said to me: 'It's funny, Nile, it's like we've completed the circle.' We've always just met, just had a moment to talk and then finally today we just said, this is something that has to happen."
Daft Punk are one of the world's most secretive bands, wearing robot helmets at all their shows and using lights and other technology to create one of the most impressive live experiences in electronic music. They are also one of the most popular electronic bands, with a number of mega-hits including "Around the World" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," which was sampled by Kanye West.
Click play below to watch the classic video for Daft Punk's "Around the World":