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Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': For The Record
The hit reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Daft Punk's first-ever Top 10 hit. It came from the French electronic duo's fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, an ambitious LP that brought in sound and production influences from classic albums such as the Eagles' Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon.
These creative inspirations paid off for the robotic team at the 56th GRAMMY Awards. Random Access Memories took home not only Best Dance/Electronic Album but also the coveted gramophone for Album Of The Year. In addition, "Get Lucky" earned Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance honors.
"Back when I was drinking and using, I used to imagine things that weren't there that were frightening," album producer Paul Williams said during the group's acceptance speech for Album Of The Year. "Then I got sober and two robots called me and asked me to make an album."
And what an album they made.