Ratatat / Magnifique
Album:Magnifique Collection:General
Artist:Ratatat Added:Jul 2015
Label:Xl Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-08-17 Pull Date:2015-10-19 
Week Ending:Oct 18Oct 11Oct 4Sep 27Sep 13Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 14, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Sep 26, 2015)
Nightclub Amnesia
4.Oct 23, 2016:Goggles Optional
Cream On Chrome
2.Jul 17, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 29, 2015)
Nightclub Amnesia
5.Nov 23, 2015:In the Pocket
Cream On Chrome
3.Mar 16, 2020:Soul, Samples & Substitutions
Cream On Chrome
6.Oct 17, 2015:Narnia
Cream On Chrome

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2015-08-13 
Cool synth based electro funk rock from a “Brooklyn based rocktronica duo”. See also Pepe Deluxe, Amon Tobin, Idiom Creek. With a smattering of Tipsy and ELO. All instrumental besides a sample or two. Lots of guitar, the dual style brings to mind ELO, slide guitar Calexico/Friends of Dean Martinez even. Strange really cool stuff. Most songs end with false endings, strange samples.

1) (1:01) brief baroque piano almost 2)* (4:15) funky rock with groovy synths, false end with samples 3)* (2:51) slow dance in outer space, weird waltz 4) (4:16) cool simple synth rock 5) (2:32) Funky mid paced swingy rock 6)* (3:23) weird lap steel guitar, friends of dean martinez meets tipsy, false ending 7) (3:08) simple melodic pleasant 8)* (6:17) fuzzy bass, heavy handclap funk 9) (2:00) big funky rock 10)* (3:00) the big slow dance lap slide guitar returns, false ending w weirdness 11) (5:32) mid paced rock feel 12) (1:58) cheesy cool brief 13)* (3:59) epic rock feel, mid paced almost soundtracky, long fade out w dead air at very tail 14) (0:35) just a brief snippet with sound of tape reel expiring on machine

Track Listing
1.Intro 8.Nightclub Amnesia
2.Cream On Chrome 9.Cold Fingers
3.Magnifique 10.Supreme
4.Abrasive 11.Rome
5.Countach 12.Primetime
6.Drift 13.I Will Return
7.Pricks Of Brightness 14.Outro