In spite of the robotic persona they've cultivated for years, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo elected to make the latest Daft Punk album in a real studio, with real musicians. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Daft Punk's latest album is Random Access Memories, the duo's first record since 2005 David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Kacey Musgraves, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Valerie June, Chance The Rapper, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are the two men behind Daft Punk. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On May 21, Daft Punk will release Random Access Memories, the duo's first album since 2005. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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