Quick Review (LP): LP4 by Ratatat


Ratatat
LP4
XL; 2010

My Rating: C+

Best Tracks: “Neckbrace”, “Mandy”, “Party With Children”

Dug LP3, but this is more of the same and not much else. The sounds are all cool, but fresh ideas seem to be running short. It would be great to see these guys broaden their horizons in some way – concept albums, choral arrangements, acoustics/organic instruments, vocals – because music like this needs a deep, deep bag of tricks. The thing is, I feel like I already own this record, so why get it a second time? Nothing to hate here, but not a whole lot to love either.

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