Radio Retaliation

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Radio Retaliation
Thievery corperation radio retaliation.jpg
Studio album by Thievery Corporation
Released September 23, 2008
Recorded April 2007 – August 2008
Genre
Label ESL
Producer Thievery Corporation
Thievery Corporation chronology
Versions
(2006)Versions2006
Radio Retaliation
(2008)
Culture of Fear
(2011)Culture of Fear2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(2.6/10)[2]
Pop Matters(6/10)[3]
Metacritic(63/100)[4]

Radio Retaliation is the fifth studio album by American electronic music duo Thievery Corporation, released on September 23, 2008 by ESL Music. Intended to be a political album, it was recorded in the band's hometown of Washington, D.C. from April 2007 to August 2008.

A pre-release of the album was released on iTunes on September 9, 2008, featuring an exclusive track entitled "Philosopher’s Stone".[5] The band also promoted 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 LouLou Ghelichkhani) – 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 LouLou Ghelichkhani) – 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. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. 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.