Rat a Tat Tat

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Rat a Tat Tat
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Studio album by Jason Collett
Released March 9, 2010
Genre Indie rock
Alternative country
Label Arts & Crafts
Producer Carlin Nicholson, Michael O'Brien
Jason Collett chronology
Here's to Being Here
Rat a Tat Tat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
TorontoMusicScene 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[3]
SPIN 3/5 stars[4]

Rat a Tat Tat is the fifth solo album by Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene. The album was released on March 9, 2010 from record label Arts & Crafts.[5]

The album was produced by Carlin Nicholson and Michael O'Brien of Toronto-based band Zeus, the album features guest musicians Andrew Whiteman, Tony Scherr and Liam O'Neil of The Stills.[5]

In promotion of the album, the label released songs, "Love Is a Dirty Word", in MP3 format.[6]

The album is a longlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.[7]

"Rat a Tat Tat" placed third in Exclaim! Magazine's annual musical rankings for top Folk & Country albums of 2010. Collett was praised for his irreverence in music making, "this time around, his raspy drawl is a little twangier and his retro detailing a little glossier. Although he pays homage to myriad bygone musical styles, Collett adds a tart twist that turns familiar echoes into fresh sounds."[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rave On Sad Songs"
  2. "Lake Superior"
  3. "Love Is a Dirty Word"
  4. "Bitch City"
  5. "High Summer"
  6. "Cold Blue Halo"
  7. "Love Is a Chain
  8. "Long May You Love"
  9. "The Slowest Dance"
  10. "Winnipeg Winds"
  11. "Vanderpool Vanderpool"


  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Review: Rat a Tat Tat". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.torontomusicscene.ca TorontoMusicScene review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ . Spin Magazine http://www.spin.com/reviews/jason-collett-rat-tat-tat-artscrafts.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Rat A Tat Tat (2009-12-09)". Arts & Crafts. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  6. ^ Breihan, Tom (2009-12-18). "In Brief: Jason Collett, Miles Kursoky, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Unsound". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Blue Rodeo, BSS on Polaris long list". The Globe and Mail, June 17, 2010.
  8. ^ Rachel Sanders, Exclaim! Magazine {Exclaim! Year in Review} [1]