Radio Retaliation

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Radio Retaliation
Thievery corperation radio retaliation.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2008
RecordedApril 2007 – August 2008
Genre
LabelESL
ProducerThievery Corporation
Thievery Corporation chronology
Versions
(2006)
Radio Retaliation
(2008)
Culture of Fear
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic63/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork2.6/10[3]
PopMatters6/10[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 Award 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

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 64
Dutch Alternative Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 21
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 108
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 59
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12] 35
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 79
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[14] 175
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[15] 4
US Billboard 200[16] 35
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[17] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Rank
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[19] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metacritic review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Pitchfork review
  4. ^ Pop Matters 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.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 4.10.2008 (wk39)". zobbel.de. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "Thievery Corporation Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Thievery Corporation Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "Thievery Corporation Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  19. ^ "Dance/Electronic Albums – Year-End 2008". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2018.