Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation

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Rob Garza and Eric Hilton met at Eighteenth Street Lounge in May 1995. They were introduced by a mutual friend and proceeded to discuss their admiration for the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the 60's bossa sound. Weeks later, in a home studio, they began to work on the music that would launch Thievery Corporation. After several early 12" singles, Thievery Corporation released Sounds From the Thievery Hi-Fi on ESL Music. That record is already considered by most to be a classic of the new electronic era.
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Thievery Corporation Discography

Albums

ESL5/1 Thievery Corporation Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi (Album, Single) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL5/1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ESL 033 Thievery Corporation The Mirror Conspiracy (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 033 US 2000 Sell This Version
ESL 060 Thievery Corporation The Richest Man In Babylon (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 060 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
ESL0078 Thievery Corporation Babylon Rewound (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL0078 US 2004 Sell This Version
CPDX-105418 Thievery Corporation The Cosmic Game (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music CPDX-105418 US 2004 Sell This Version
ESL140ADV Thievery Corporation Radio Retaliation (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL140ADV US 2008 Sell This Version
ESL 177, ESL177JK02 Thievery Corporation Culture Of Fear (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music, Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 177, ESL177JK02 US 2011 Sell This Version
ESL220 Thievery Corporation Saudade (Album) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL220 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ESL 004 Thievery Corporation The Foundation Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 004 US 1996 Sell This Version
ESL 003 Thievery Corporation ESL Dubplate Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 003 US 1996 Sell This Version
ESL 2 The Thievery Corporation* Shaolin Satellite(12") Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 2 US 1996 Sell This Version
ESL 1 The Thievery Corporation* 2001 Spliff Odyssey(12") Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 1 US 1996 Sell This Version
ESL 007 Thievery Corporation Encounter In Bahia(12") Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 007 US 1997 Sell This Version
RTD 120.2154.3 Thievery Corporation Lebanese Blonde (Maxi, Single) 4AD RTD 120.2154.3 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
STEEL 2 Thievery Corporation Shaolin Satellite 4AD STEEL 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BAD 8007 CD Thievery Corporation .38.45 (A Thievery Number) (Single, Maxi) 4AD BAD 8007 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
ESL 015 Thievery Corporation Featuring Bebel Gilberto Thievery Corporation Featuring Bebel Gilberto - So Com Vocé(7") Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 015 US 1998 Sell This Version
ESL 012 Thievery Corporation Halfway Around The World(7", Single) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 012 US 1998 Sell This Version
ESL 012 Thievery Corporation Incident At Gate 7(12") Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 012 US 1998 Sell This Version
ESL 034 Thievery Corporation Sound File 001 4AD ESL 034 US 2000 Sell This Version
TAD2K24 Thievery Corporation Sound File 002 4AD TAD2K24 UK 2000 Sell This Version
EVERY12CD Thievery Corporation Shadows Of Ourselves (Single, Maxi) 4AD EVERY12CD Spain 2000 Sell This Version
ESL 024 Thievery Corporation The Lagos Communiqué(12") Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL 024 US 2000 Sell This Version
ESL023 Thievery Corporation DC 3000(10", Single) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL023 US 2000 Sell This Version
4764 Thievery Corporation The Richest Man In Babylon (Single, Maxi) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music 4764 France 2002 Sell This Version

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manchester

manchester

September 13, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
One the finest downtempo/chill electronica artists out there. If you want consistency then these guys are your men. Ever since their first album in 96 'Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi', they have released astoundingly good downtempo albums with an array of fantastic singles. They mix up world music influences, notably Jamaican Dub, Latin, Bosa Nova & Brazilian sounds to perfection,against a backdrop of superb beats. Chill meisters & for my money they have created one of the best albums of 2005, with one of the best songs of this year as well; album - 'The Cosmic Game', single - feat. David Byrne 'The Heart's a Lonely Hunter' - go seek and thou shall be rewarded!
Darafayen

Darafayen

March 6, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
It's true that the Thievery sound from back in the days has gone. Their sounds had that trademark beat to them - a good example is The Assassination - found on the Shaolin Sattelite 12". But in my opnion their style has changed in a credible way - the follow up albums had purpose and massage - and particularly The Richest Man shows evidence of greater depth - even without killer beats. I am looking forward to the new album!

Just compare Thievery's development to that of Glen Bigga Bush (ex Rockers Hi-fi) then and now or that of Dj Cam - not to mention the sickening Moby's.....
jaxxalude

jaxxalude

November 21, 2003
All of Thievery Corporation's releases up until the "Lebanese Blonde" 12" and the "Abductions & Reconstructions" remix album are vital for all the downtempo fans out there. And although they weren't the first ones at the game, the fact is that "Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi" is an album that set a template for much of the downtempo/lounge/chill-out music that came after. A template that has been rarely (if not never) equaled, because songs like "38.45", "Shaolin Satellite", "The Foundation" et al have a certain something that makes them seem more than fine at any given time. In two words: perennial classics.
"The Mirror Conspiracy", although avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump, doesn't really live up to the expectations, sounding already like the formula is wearing thin. And that is what "The Richest Man In Babylon" really sounds: a project stuck in a rut and, more importantly, making music that does not stand in the pack of many-a-below-average projects in an already over-saturated style. Let's just hope they see the error of their ways...

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