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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Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories sold 339,000 copies in its first week in stores, the second highest total for any new album in 2013. Courtesy of the artist 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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