Monday, October 27, 2008

Ratatat: LP3

XL Recordings [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Bands like Ratatat are made for TV commercials and segments in shows with their unique blend of electronica rock, which has pulsing beats and more dueling guitars than any match up in Guitar Hero. The challenge for a band of this nature is keeping it fresh from record to record and for LP3 (literally album number three) the group does not stray from their guitar core but add to their sound. This time around the duo includes live drums and percussion throughout, but also attacks you with every type of keyboard like harpsichord, piano and Wurlitzer leaving another memorable output that will fit perfectly into your next party!

Key Track:
"Falcon Jab"

Band With Similar Fire: El Ten Eleven

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael