Classics (Ratatat album)

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Classics
Studio album by Ratatat
Released August 22, 2006
Genre Alternative rock, electronic, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 42:31
Label XL Recordings
Producer Evan Mast, Mike Stroud
Ratatat chronology
Ratatat Remixes Vol. 1
(2004)
Classics
(2006)
Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
ARTISTdirect 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[3]

Classics is Ratatat's 2006 follow up to their self-titled debut album. As with their first album, Classics is almost entirely instrumental, with the only exception being a large cat-like sound sample used in "Wildcat."

During a September 15, 2006 interview on radio station KEXP, the band revealed that part of the album was recorded in upstate New York in a house owned by Björk.[citation needed]

This album produced three singles: "Lex", "Wildcat", and "Loud Pipes".

The track "Tropicana" was featured in the 2007 film "Knocked Up".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Montanita"   5:02
2. "Lex"   4:30
3. "Gettysburg"   5:28
4. "Wildcat"   4:21
5. "Tropicana"   4:37
6. "Loud Pipes"   3:47
7. "Kennedy"   3:35
8. "Swisha"   3:50
9. "Nostrand"   3:05
10. "Tacobel Canon"   4:29
11. "Truman" (iTunes Store album only) 3:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "ARTISTdirect review". Artistdirect.com. 2006-08-22. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 

External links[edit]

Classics at Discogs