Classics (Ratatat album)

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Classics
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Studio album by Ratatat
Released August 22, 2006
Recorded November 2003 - March 2006
Genre
Length 42:31
Label XL Recordings
Producer Evan Mast, Mike Stroud
Ratatat chronology
Ratatat Remixes Vol. 1
(2004)Ratatat Remixes Vol. 12004
Classics
(2006)
Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2
(2007)Ratatat Remixes Vol. 22007
Singles from Classics
  1. "Wildcat"
    Released: July 25th, 2006
  2. "Lex"
    Released: October 30th, 2006
  3. "Loud Pipes"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 6.0/10[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. 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. ^ 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