I got lucky enough to hear Daft Punk‘s fourth studio album Random Access Memories (out May 21) recently in its entirety, on speakers that offered as impeccable a listening experience as you could ever hope for. And, really, that’s the way you want to absorb this record, especially as sprawling epics like “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Doin’ It Right” and “Contact” come spilling out.
A stream of Random Access Memories is now available via the iTunes store. (Click here to listen.) Hardly the most ideal way to hear it — especially for the first time — but so be it. (You might, of course, find out that Daft Punk’s album has popped up online by more nefarious methods, but let’s not go there.)