9. Russ Chimes - Turn Me Out
8. Ejeca - Different Rules
7. Zomby - With Love LP
6. FaltyDL - Hardcourage LP
5. DJ Rashad - Double Cup LP / Rollin' EP
4. µ-Ziq - Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995) LP
3. Basement Jaxx - Mermaid Of Salinas
2. Burial - Rival Dealer EP
1. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories LP
Though the production process for Random Access Memories is inextricable from the music itself, dedicating this entire blurb to the album’s backstory would do it a disservice. What’s here is a theme park ride ranging from vocoder slow jams to cinematic space operas to funkified crowd pleasers. It’s an album about longing –longing for the past and the way records used to be made, but also longing for the exciting possibilities the future may hold. More than anything, Random Access Memories is about the longing for human interaction: feeling the touch of another, reaching for the stars, and falling in love. What more could you want from a couple robots?
:this blurb also appeared on Unwinnable's Best Music of 2013 list:
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