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Ratatat can be described by words arranged into phrases: one part thick electronic beats, one part juicy guitar riffs, one part Super Mario Brothers synths. (No parts vocals.)
But while their first CD was primarily a dance/hip-hop affair, their new album applies their trademark instrumentation to a much wider range of genres. In addition to more "traditional" Ratatat dance songs like Wildcat, you get really strange rock-influenced stuff like Tropicania, or almost Beck-like blues numbers like Loud Pipes. And hey, if you don't feel like settling for my shaky textual approximations, you can check out two of those songs at the band's (ugh) MySpace page. Maybe you will like it! Maybe it will change your life.
(Or maybe it will kill ten or fifteen seconds of your time before you close the window in disgust and send me a disapproving email.)