"Daft Punk leak!" screamed thousands of tweets on Monday afternoon. It's true: "Random Access Memories," the highly anticipated comeback album from house legends Daft Punk slipped through some cracks and found itself available for a bootleg download.
The version that leaked is a low-quality file -- salt in the wound of the French duo, who spent three years working to bring a warmer, fuller sound back to dance music. For those who either don't know how to download the leaked copy or prefer to listen to a higher quality version, iTunes is now streaming the album in full. To access it: Navigate to iTunes' Daft Punk artist page (get there by clicking on their name) and wait for the "Random Access Memories" promo image to appear. You should then be able to click "Listen Now" on the album art for the record. (See screenshot below.)
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Fans React to Daft Punk's Leak:
Want to listen to the new Daft Punk album but I don't want to listen to a leak. First world problems.
Just curious, how many people will buy the Daft Punk album after getting the leak today? 47% of 60% of the people? or everybody?
RT @dirtysouth: Just curious, how many people will buy the Daft Punk album after getting the leak today? 47% of 60% of the people? or everybody?
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Yes I'm so happy I preordered Daft Punk's album and waited three months so it could LEAK A WEEK BEFORE THE FUCKING RELEASE
that yung daft punk leak squad gang crew. spiky guitars, funky basslines, and robot voices, like they never left @Daniel_Tucker_M @dakisbak
daft punk leak, do i or do i not download?
Why did I have to find out about that Daft Punk leak right in the middle of a project. GOD DAMN IT I AINT GETTING SHIT DONE
WOAH YA HAY LEAK DEL DISCO DE DAFT PUNK?
explained to my 6th hour that we were all going to listen critically to the daft punk leak while we worked. #teacheroftheyear right?
Listening to the Daft Punk album leak...it's like the 70s and the 80s had sex with the future
Man, today was pretty okay, but this Daft Punk leak has made it turn into something amazing.
Dammit why did Daft Punk have to leak during exams? I'm gonna get noooo work done
Bad time to leak an album if you're not Daft Punk.
Well played, Daft Punk. Album leaks. Leak links taken down. Album streaming anyway on iTunes.
Am I the only one who ain't as exited as the #RAM album leak! I mean yeah daft punk are awesome, but meh 💁! #judge me
people saying "i downloaded RAM" is the best thing about the daft punk leak
Wipe Me Down
i'm really waiting for Daft Punk's RAM to leak like i'm checking every 6 hours
Whaat Daft Punk leak already?!
Today is officially LeakDay, w/ Daft Punk's iTunes #getleaky , PS4's fake "leak" & Chris Leak getting added to Gators' coaching staff. #fb
is the daft punk leak like 12 kps because i can wait
Props to Daft Punk doing the album they like, not the album people expect #leak
This is how you counter album leak. Daft Punk album available for free listening at http://t.co/EjkoCAQJAb
Don't have iTunes on my work computer, so can't confirm. But apparently Daft Punk's new album is now streaming: http://t.co/UdYdbZkivb
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