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Thievery Corporation make abstract, instrumental, midtempo dance music whose classification falls somewhere between trip-hop and acid jazz. Featuring the production skills of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, Thievery Corporation released several warmly received singles on their own Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) label (named after their own Washington, D.C. bar and nightclub) in 1996. Although previously known primarily among acid jazz and rare-groove DJs, the group shot to minor celebrity when a track from one of their early 12"s appeared on respected DJ/producers Kruder & Dorfmeister's mix session for Studio K7's DJ Kicks series. Similar in many respects (and more than just number) to that Viennese production duo, Thievery Corporation subsequently grew in popularity among a wider audience of DJs and headphonaunts. The duo's debut LP, Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi, appeared in 1997, along with a compilation of Washington, D.C.-based electronica artists entitled Dubbed Out in DC (both albums were released by ESL). After signing with the British label 4AD, Thievery Corporation began to work on their second LP but were forced to postpone its release date after tapes were stolen in a mugging. The stopgap remix compilation Abductions & Reconstructions was released in 1999, and their second proper album, The Mirror Conspiracy, followed one year later. The duo's growing fame made them a natural choice to select tracks for the 2001 Verve compilation Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi. They returned to their own work in 2002 with The Richest Man in Babylon, and the mix album Outernational Sound and remix EP Babylon Rewound both appeared in 2004. That same year, the track "Lebanese Blonde" was featured in the highly successful Garden State soundtrack, which later won a Grammy Award. Released in 2005, The Cosmic Game featured guest vocalists Perry Farrell, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, and David Byrne, and the remix compilation Versions followed in 2006. As election season approached, Thievery Corporation released the politically minded studio effort Radio Retaliation in September 2008. Featuring a guest appearance from Mr. Lif, Culture of Fear arrived in 2011 and mixed social commentary with dub tracks. Their 2014 release, Saudade, turned their music in a different direction, being a bossa nova-based effort with guest vocalists like LouLou Ghelichkhani, Karina Zeviani, and Elin Melgarejo. ~ Sean Cooper
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Albums by
Thievery Corporation

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    Saudade

    13 songs

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    Culture of Fear

    16 songs

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    It Takes A Thief

    15 songs

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    Radio Retaliation

    12 songs

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    AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by Thievery Corporation

    16 songs

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    The Cosmic Game

    13 songs

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    The Mirror Conspiracy

    15 songs

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    The Richest Man in Babylon

    3 songs

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    El Pueblo Unido (Miguel Migs Remixes)

    9 songs

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    Babylon Rewound

    3 songs

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    Vampires

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    Depth of My Soul (feat. Shana Halligan)

    2 songs

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    Versions EP

    18 songs

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    Versions

    16 songs

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    Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi

    17 songs

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    Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi [Bonus Tracks]

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    Shadows of Ourselves

    3 songs

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    Lebanese Blonde

    4 songs

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    .38.45 (A Thievery Number)

    3 songs

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    Revolution Solution

    18 songs

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    DJ-Kicks

    20 songs

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    The Outernational Sound

    14 songs

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    Radio Retaliation

    15 songs

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    Richest Man in Babylon [LP]

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Top Songs by
Thievery Corporation

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  2.   Lebanese Blonde
  3.   Until the Morning
  4.   Mandala
  5.   Incident at Gate 7
  6.   Amerimacka
  7.   Le Femme Parallel
  8.   Un Simple Histoire
  9.   Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  10.   Transcendence
  11.   The Cosmic Game
  12.   Tower Seven
  13.   Fragments
  14.   The Supreme Illusion
  15.   Sound the Alarm
  16.   A Gentle Dissolve
  17.   One
  18.   Shadows of Ourselves
  19.   Indra
  20.   Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun)
  21.   Tomorrow
  22.   The State of the Union
  23.   Stargazer
  24.   Retaliation Suite
  25.   Pela Janela
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Ambient Dreams

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    Chill

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    Siren Songs

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    Chill [Non-Voc]

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    New Age

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    Modern Jazz

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    Acid Jazz

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    Metropolitan Mood

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    Alternative Chill

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    World

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    Martini Lounge

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    Electronic

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    Marketplace Music

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    Hotel Poolside

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    The Current


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