‘Random Access Memories’ could be the fastest selling album ever

Daft Punk's rabidly-anticipated new album is odds-on favourite to break the record for sales figures in its first week of release.

17.05.13

Words by: Aimee Cliff

In many ways Daft Punk’s new album ‘Random Access Memories’ has set several unofficial speed records, including “fastest collective inhalation and digestion of an album” following it being made available to hear in full this week. According to Music Week, though, it’s also on course to set an official one: that of fastest selling album.

Bookmakers Paddy Power have deduced that the album has odds of 4/5 to become the quickest selling album ever on its release (which, incidentally, is Monday 20th May). This makes it the odds-on favourite to strip the title away from Oasis, who currently hold the accolade after their third LP ‘Be Here Now’ sold 650,000 copies in the first week of its release in 1997.

Stream the brilliant single Get Lucky below to remind yourself why this opulent release is worthy of all the kerfuffle, and read 10 thoughts on listening to ‘Random Access Memories’ in The Shard here.

Columbia will release ‘Random Access Memories’ on the 20th May 2013.