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  • Summary: Anyone disappointed by the last Daft Punk album might enjoy this funky, largely instrumental second album for the New York duo.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. Outwardly it's a fun album, triumphant and full of majestic refrains and riffs... but there's still something in it,... that makes it somehow all very sad.
  2. Achieves a slinky grandeur surpassing that of its terrific debut. [Sep 2006, p.75]
  3. While sometimes Classics sees the group straying from their conceptual center, it’s never without Ratatat’s unmistakable identity and indelible gentle humor.
  4. 70
    It's very Art Of Noise circa 1991. [#73, p.104]
  5. There is nothing to dislike about Classics, but I get the feeling they're holding back.
  6. Classics can testify just like Ratatat (2004) did, and there’s no shirking of moral duty to melody, but the “growth” between the two albums leaves the sophomore effort a bit of a chore.
  7. 40
    This time they've vacuumed all the loose dirt out of the silicon chamber and left a low-funk environment. [Nov 2006, p.154]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. jakew
    Aug 27, 2006
    10
    I also love it, fuck pitchfork
  2. nazat
    Aug 25, 2006
    10
    i love it fuck pitchfork
  3. LawrenceP
    Sep 4, 2006
    9
    Pitchfork really needs to stop trying hard. This is a fun, exciting and funky ride.
  4. robertg
    Sep 3, 2006
    8
    I like this album alot more than the critics. This may make my top 15 of the year. Really good and it doesn't sound like anything else I like this album alot more than the critics. This may make my top 15 of the year. Really good and it doesn't sound like anything else out there. Tacobel stand is a great song and one of the strongest album closers of the year. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2013
    8
    Pitchfork is being too hard on this one. This album offers a lot of great songs, like Loud Pipes and Wildcat.
    Definitely an 8. Not a nine,
    Pitchfork is being too hard on this one. This album offers a lot of great songs, like Loud Pipes and Wildcat.
    Definitely an 8. Not a nine, but very close to it. Very.
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  6. PaulG
    Oct 1, 2006
    7
    Classics is one hell of a fun album to listen to. However, despite all its subtle charms and not-so-seemingly-active production processes Classics is one hell of a fun album to listen to. However, despite all its subtle charms and not-so-seemingly-active production processes (even though we all know they're there...), it does seem to dwindle in interest holding capabilities quite dramatically towards the end. Though "Nostrand" is one of the sweetest tracks I've heard this year. Lovely. Expand
  7. EvanS
    Sep 4, 2006
    6
    The most luscious soundtrack for the to-be-made indie film.

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