Classics (Ratatat album)

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Classics
Ratatat - Classics.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 22, 2006
RecordedNovember 2003 - March 2006
Genre
Length42:31
LabelXL Recordings
ProducerEvan Mast, Mike Stroud
Ratatat chronology
Ratatat Remixes Vol. 1
(2004)
Classics
(2006)
Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2
(2007)
Singles from Classics
  1. "Wildcat"
    Released: July 25th, 2006
  2. "Lex"
    Released: October 30th, 2006
  3. "Loud Pipes"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic69/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media6.0/10[4]

Classics is the second full-length album from Ratatat, released on August 22, 2006. 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.TitleLength
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. ^ a b c d "AllMusic Review by Marisa Brown".
  2. ^ "Classics by Ratatat". Metacritic. Retrieved October 14, 2016. Anyone disappointed by the last Daft Punk album might enjoy this funky, largely instrumental second album for the New York duo.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2014-02-25.

External links[edit]

Classics at Discogs