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Classics

August 22, 2006

$9.49
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Montanita
5:00
2
Lex
4:29
3
Gettysburg
5:27
4
Wildcat
4:20
5
Tropicana
4:36
6
Loud Pipes
3:46
7
Kennedy
3:34
8
Swisha
3:49
9
Nostrand
3:03
10
Tacobel Canon
4:26

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 22, 2006
  • Label: XL
  • Copyright: 2006 XL Recordings Ltd
  • Total Length: 42:30
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B000S58YRI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,376 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Fat Beats From RATATAT September 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Ratatat's second album Classics, is full of energy, but mostly great instrumentation. The music is yet again all synthesizers, drum machines, guitar and bass. But this time it seems that the duo has grow up a little, with a much more mature follow up to the very good self titled album. This album has a lot more substance to it, and is faster as a whole. I got to see them on their Classics Tour and live you can see all the energy that each song has.

This album to me sounds almost like what their self titled album was supposed to be, there are lots of common threads between the albums, but Classics seems to just take the ideas further. The songs also have a more set structure, which makes it easier to get into each song.

All in all, I am a fan of their first album, but would have to say that this album is probably two times better...in my opinion.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So Good You Won't Miss The Vocals April 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Ratatat have an instrumental sound somewhere between the softer side of Daft Punk and The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour. Don't let their gruff, hirsute faces fool you, this is seductive background music for a party, a long drive, or anything else that keeps your mind engaged or sets your body in motion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album January 11, 2014
By Dad
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album based on a song I herd on Pandora. I am very happy with the purchase; the rest of the album is great too!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Heaven November 6, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have just finished listening to this album. It has moved me. The fresh and unique guitar sounds and synths are such a contrast to most of the music you hear today. Ratatat takes a risk and suceeds with this album. 5 stars.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a "classic" September 7, 2006
By Craig
Format:Audio CD
"If you like Explosions in the Sky, Depeche Mode, and Air's "Moon Safari" than buy this album." I never heard of the band until it was recommened to me from the record store teen and the guy was right on. This is a cool album, very creative and by far one of my best purchases in several years and I own lots of cd's. It lacks the gimmicky pop sound often with electronic music and is not the constant repeating of a looped melody: this keeps the songs fresh after many listenings. This album goes to the top of my list as best of 2006 and will certainly be a Christmas gift for friends and family. If the band continues on this path and doesn't get lazy (like Air and Royksopp) there is little doubt they will be very well known. The next Depeche Mode?? Only time will tell, but this album is promissing and a good addition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good music April 12, 2014
By josh
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
very wow

much good

such music

very good music just buy it and stuff buy go away stop sotp sotp[asd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great replay potential March 8, 2014
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
What I love most about this album is that it was great the first time I listened to it, better the third time, and even better the tenth time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must February 10, 2014
By AU Fan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
if you like Ratatat... this is their best album in my opinion. If you are new to them, get this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Warped disc
Great record, I mean I love it to death and enjoy it. But really bad quality control in the "disc" itself. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Carl Nenzen Loven
1.0 out of 5 stars false song
This song isn't the actual song. It plays the same thing over and over without any lyrics. don't get it.
Published 6 months ago by false spotter
3.0 out of 5 stars A few strong songs, but....
I heard a few tracks off this on Pandora that really hit me, so I ordered the album.

This album is why the GIrlfriend and I will use Spotify from now on. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the album on cd first
This is such a nice mellow beat set. If you knew of the band before is is one of those albums to have.
Published 9 months ago by blank
5.0 out of 5 stars Great textures, sound, many layers
The first time I listened, it was good. It was like techno, but fresh, unlike most of the pop techno being piped out of record companies these days. Read more
Published 10 months ago by SemioticLabyrinth
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Service Ever!
I bought the CD for my son's birthday because he loves the band, but the service I got from these folks was SUPER. Not only was the price right - but the package arrived early. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I love this album, the beats are smooth and the tracks flow nicely from one to another. If you are a fan of their stuff, definitely worth a buy
Published 14 months ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars This is crack for the ears!
The songs I loved were the usual, "Loud Pipes" and "Twista". Hard to believe only two musicians created this, in my humble opinion, a masterpiece. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Yolliebear
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives the beat you might just be looking for
Listening to this cd over my Christmas break, as I got it for my Sister it had good rhythmic beats. I enjoyed the cd and what songs it offered.
Published 15 months ago by Tyler Moore
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