Did you hear that? That was the world simultaneously inserting their earbuds to listen to the long-awaited and profoundly over-hyped album Random Access Memories. All morning speculation has stirred around the possibility of a full-album stream going live at some point today, and SURPRISE! Here it is. The stream of the album can be found on Daft Punk's iTunes artist page (just click 'Daft Punk' once you're in there). Or you can listen in the stream player below.
So this is it. Considering how many people are collectively listening to this single album, we can really see something catastrophic going down. Perhaps we'll all turn into Cybermen, and Doctor Who will have to come save us all. I wouldn't put such ridiculous marketing scheme past these crafty Frenchmen.
Random Access Memories is officially due to release a week from today, on May 20th. Pre-order here.
And just so you don't miss their latest weird promo, here's the spaceship-set weirdness that appeared this morning.