The wait is over. One week before its official release in the U.S. — and four days before its [article id="1705309"]grand unveiling in Wee Waa, Australia[/article] — Daft Punk have unveiled their highly-anticipated [article id="1706595"]Random Access Memories[/article] album on iTunes.
The epic record can be heard in full on Daft Punk's artist page on iTunes, which means that, if you're still hoping for a productive work day, well, there's always tomorrow.
Random Access Memories kicks off with the starry, sumptuous "Give Life Back To Music" and concludes with the rushing, rattling "Contact," and in between, there's more than 60 minutes of conscious-expanding, disco-tinged dance, including cameos from Giorgio Moroder (on the standout "Giorgio by Moroder,") Pharrell Williams (on first single [article id="1706034"]"Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself To Dance,") the legendary Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams (or "Rainbow Connection" fame) and Animal Collective member Panda Bear.
Of course, chances are, you probably knew all of that already. After all, fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of RAM ever since rumors of its existence began circulating back in March,[/article] when a cryptic commercial aired during "Saturday Night Live." Then, the following month, the dynamic duo unveiled an album teaser during the Coachella festival, and a series of "Creators Project" spots, which, of course, spawned a series of supposed leaks of "Get Lucky."
That single officially bowed on [article id="1705910"]April 19 at 12:01 a.m. ET[/article] (a story we here at MTV News broke), and since then, it's quickly climbed the charts around the world ... and now, well, the album can finally be heard in all of its glory. Enough of the history lesson, the future begins today.
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