Radio Retaliation

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Radio Retaliation
Studio album by Thievery Corporation
Released September 23, 2008
Recorded April 2007 – August 2008
Genre Trip hop, electronica, downtempo
Label Eighteenth Street Lounge Music
Producer Thievery Corporation
Thievery Corporation chronology
Versions
(2006)
Radio Retaliation
(2008)
Culture of Fear
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (2.6/10)[2]
Pop Matters (6/10)[3]
Metacritic (63/100)[4]

Radio Retaliation is the fifth studio album of electronica band Thievery Corporation. Planned to be a political album, it was recorded in the band's hometown of Washington, D.C. A pre-release of the album was available on iTunes on September 9, 2008 featuring an exclusive track entitled "Philosopher’s Stone".[5] The band will also be promoting the album through Facebook and iLike.[6] The music video for "The Numbers Game" single debuted on December 15.[7] The album was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Recording Package.The album cover shows a photograph of the Mexican rebel Subcomandante Marcos.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sound the Alarm" (featuring Sleepy Wonder) – 3:41
  2. "Mandala" (featuring Anoushka Shankar on sitar) - 4:00
  3. "Radio Retaliation" (featuring Sleepy Wonder) – 3:26
  4. "Vampires" (featuring Femi Kuti) – 4:57
  5. "Hare Krsna" (featuring Seu Jorge) – 3:35
  6. "El Pueblo Unido" (featuring Verny Varela) – 3:29
  7. "(The Forgotten People)" – 3:10
  8. "33 Degree" (featuring Zee) – 3:47
  9. "Beautiful Drug" (featuring Jana Andevska) – 3:27
  10. "La Femme Parallel" (featuring Lou Lou) – 4:29
  11. "Retaliation Suite" – 2:53
  12. "The Numbers Game" (featuring Chuck Brown) – 3:03
  13. "The Shining Path" – 3:38
  14. "Blasting Through the City" (featuring Notch) – 3:33
  15. "Sweet Tides" (featuring Lou Lou) – 4:48
iTunes bonus tracks
  1. "Philosopher's Stone" – 4:10
  2. "Vampires (Louis Vega House Remix)" – 9:42
  3. "Vampires (Louie Vega Dub Remix)" – 9:42
  4. "Mandala (Pathaan Remix)" – 5:37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Pop Matters review
  4. ^ Metacritic review
  5. ^ "Thievery Corporation redired". Thieverycorporation.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ John Clarke Jr. (2008-09-15). "Facebook and iLike Team Up for Sneak Peek at Thievery Corporation's Radio Retaliation | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Thievery Corporation - The Numbers Game". YouTube. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2012-03-06.