Magnifique (album)

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Magnifique
Ratatat Magnifique cover.jpg
Studio album by Ratatat
Released July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)
Recorded 2011–2015
Genre
Length 44:47
Label Because Music
Producer Evan Mast, Mike Stroud
Ratatat chronology
LP4
(2010)LP42010
Magnifique
(2015)
Singles from Magnifique
  1. "Cream on Chrome"
    Released: April 11, 2015
  2. "Abrasive"
    Released: June 16, 2015
  3. "Nightclub Amnesia"
    Released: July 3, 2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
Consequence of SoundB+[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork5/10[7]
PopMatters7/10[8]

Magnifique is the fifth studio album by Ratatat, released on July 17, 2015.[9] Ratatat began touring in early 2015 with limited stops in the midwestern US and the Coachella music festival where new songs were debuted. On April 12, 2015, the band released "Cream on Chrome", the first single from the album.[10][11][12][13] On June 16, 2015, "Abrasive" was released as the second single. The album features a cover of the 1971 Springwater single "I Will Return" and cover artwork collage sketches by Evan Mast and Mike Stroud.[9]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Magnifique received an average score of 70% based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"1:01
2."Cream on Chrome"4:15
3."Magnifique"2:51
4."Abrasive"4:16
5."Countach"2:32
6."Drift"3:23
7."Pricks of Brightness"3:08
8."Nightclub Amnesia"6:17
9."Cold Fingers"2:00
10."Supreme"3:00
11."Rome"5:32
12."Primetime"1:58
13."I Will Return"3:59
14."Outro"0:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 29
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 198
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 89
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 36
US Billboard 200[18] 36
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[19] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Magnifique by Ratatat". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Tim Sendra, "Ratatat: Magnifique". AllMusic, July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Kevin Warwick, "Ratatat buffs out its electro-rock to a nice sheen". The A.V. Club, July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Nina Corcoran, "Ratatat – Magnifique". Consequence of Sound, July 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Eric Renner Brown, "Magnifique by RATATAT: EW review". Entertainment Weekly, July 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Tshepo Mokoena, "Ratatat: Magnifique review – cranking up the noise". The Guardian, July 16, 2015.
  7. ^ Matthew Ramirez, "Ratatat: Magnifique". Pitchfork, July 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Richard Giraldi, "Ratatat: Magnifique". PopMatters, July 17, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (May 19, 2015). "Ratatat Announce New Album Magnifique Out July 17". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ratatat announce new album Magnifique". Consequence of Sound. 
  11. ^ "Ratatat Announce New Album, 'Magnifique'". Spin. 
  12. ^ "Ratatat Announce New Album 'Magnifique' -- July Release Date Set". Music Times. 
  13. ^ "New Ratatat Album, Magnifique, Announced". pastemagazine.com. 
  14. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Ratatat – Magnifique". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ratatat – Magnifique" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ratatat – Magnifique" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ratatat – Magnifique". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  18. ^ "Ratatat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  19. ^ "Ratatat Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  20. ^ "Ratatat Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2015.

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