The vibe I'm getting from most of these songs is that they're more developed than most of Classics and certainly a bit more experimental. I think that's a good thing, although a lot of people are likely to miss some of the danceable elements from the earlier albums. That said, I think what I miss most is the grandeur of arrangements that we haven't really heard since the self-titled debut. The early "Cherry" had a certain sublime beauty about it and the near-classic "Seventeen Years" stomps its way towards a tension-filled bridge that finally gives way to a surprisingly understated finale.
Of course, I shouldn't complain. The new songs bear the unmistakable stamp of Ratatat and that's still a pretty good thing, as far as I'm concerned, with "Mirando" being an early favorite.
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