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Monday, June 20, 2011

Thievery Corporation - Mirror Conspiracy

My weekend was incredibly short. I played in (and won) a volleyball tournament on Saturday - so that was cool. They usually pump the music in hot and heavy at those things, but this was a charity event - so less of that. Anyways, getting back into it this Monday sees Thievery Corporation cross my desk via follower peterman. This is a DJ duo from Washington DC that started doing the music thing in the mid 90's. Basically the band was formed from two guys who loved the club life. One member was the owner of the Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC and the other was a club goer. They talked about how much the love music and mixing, and decided to give it a shot. They dropped a couple 12" singles that generated some buzz - they got picked up and dropped their first record in 1997. While they haven't exactly blown up the world in terms of popularity and sales - they did open for Paul McCartney in 2009 for a huge concert in Maryland. They have another album due out tomorrow I think - so be sure to stay on the lookout for that one. Peterman requested this record though, and it's their second studio release. It came out in 2000 and isn't certified anything per the RIAA. They're kind of a laid back dubstep type band with big influences in lounge music with plenty of culture. I feel like any country could put this on and feel right at home. It's that diverse sounding to me. I can't nitpick and find anything wrong with this album. It's not going to pump you up to run a marathon or anything - but it's certainly a cool record. It's so very different that it's worth checking out this morning.

1. Treasures
2. Monde, Le - (French)
3. Indra
4. Lebanese Blonde
5. Focus on Sight
6. Air Batucada
7. So Com Voce - (Portuguese)
8. Samba Tranquille
9. Shadows of Ourselves - (French)
10. Hong Kong Triad, The
11. Illumination
12. Mirror Conspiracy, The
13. Tomorrow

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Lebanese Blonde
2. Treasures
3. Air Batucada

3.25 out of 5 stars

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