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Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ is the top selling dance album of the decade

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Daft Punk by Fabio Venni

Closing out the 2010’s strong means giving credit where credit is due. Thankfully, we the fans have platforms like Billboard and Discogs to help us remember the years and recognize the greats in their time. One of the best ways to do that is to create a master list featuring top-selling records. One such list is Discog’s 200 Best Album’s of the 2010s, compiling records that have been both purchased and requested the most over the past decade. Topping out on Discog’s list is Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, making it the best-selling dance music album of the decade.

The European duo released Random Access Memories in 2013 as their fourth studio album. Moving away from their, “harder, faster, stronger” sound and seemingly into a revelation of sorts. Daft Punk used almost no samples and melded more of the sounds, music style and production of the 1970s and early ’80s. It became their first album to top the US Billboard 200 with over 339,000 copies sold in its first week of sales and went certified platinum in under a year’s time. Random Access Memories ended up winning Daft Punk not one, but THREE Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

It’s anyone’s guess as to when Daft Punk will return with new music, but it’s been about seven years too long. The French robot duo are like unicorns in the scene and all we can do is hope they reappear in 2020.

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