August 2015 National Music Reviews

Review: Ratatat – Magnifique

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Ratatat Magnifique

Ratatat
Magnifique

XL
Street: 06.17
Ratatat = MGMT + Daft Punk / Crystal Castles

Magnifique, or “C’est super,” is the much anticipated follow-up album to Ratatat’s 2010 LP4. The songs follow the same Ratatat setup, with loud pipes and heavy electric guitar riffs. This album, however, sounds more like their 2006 album Classics rather than an addition to LP4. Comprising 14 songs, this new album is a mix between full-bodied, moving, fast grooves and easily danceable, slow, airy melodies. Magnifique is a perfect addition to Ratatat’s summer tour and for anyone who likes to take long drives in the dead of night. –Barnabas