Ratatat - Ratatat
NME.COM feature on Ratatat - Ratatat album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Sticking to the same formula can make you pretty good at it
The fact that Ratatat’s ‘LP3’ has been followed in turn by ‘LP4’ gives away their guiding principle: ‘Make the same album. Make it better.’ There are no ‘feat. Gucci Mane’ rebrandings here. In one sense ‘LP4’ is interchangeable with the rest of their output: tasteful, downbeat, wordless world music-flecked indietronica that hasn’t fallen too far from the...
- Jun 4, 2010
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Seventeen Years
- El Pico
- Desert Eagle
- Breaking Away
- Germany to Germany
- Spanish Armada
Brooklyn duo will play a series of dates in November and December
Brooklyn duo will give away a digital copy of 'LP4' to everyone who buys a ticket
Brooklyn duo will release LP4 on June 7
Ratatat - Ratatat: Wikipedia Album Entry
Ratatat is Ratatat's 2004 eponymous debut album. It was recorded between July 2001 and May 2003 in Mast's Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment and mixed in June 2003 before its release in 2004.
The album is essentially instrumental, although it has occasional voice excerpts (referred to in the liner notes as "spoken interludes") by local MC and rapper Young Churf. The track "Spanish Armada" contains a French horn played by Michal Emanovsky. Other tracks of note are "Germany to Germany", later released as a single; and "Cherry", a homage to Ratatat's original name.
The most well known song on the album is "Seventeen Years". It was featured in a television advertisement titled "Accessorize" for the Hummer H2 in 2004 on the British television show Soccer AM as the original background music for The Crossbar Challenge segment; and in Level One Productions's ski movie Shanghai Six. It was also played during Rob's party in the 2008 monster movie Cloverfield. The song "Bustelo" was used in several Jaguar commercials in mid-2006.
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