Monday, 27 October 2008

Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation (ESL Music)


Web: http://www.eslmusic.com


Rob Garza and Eric Hilton return with another album that crosses musical and cultural boundaries seamlessly by coating them in the Thievery’s understanding electronic glue. A little less emotionally transforming than 2004’s The Cosmic Game, Radio Retaliation still packs a considerable musical punch and mixes dubby, Latin and various eastern flavours in their usual easy to digest manner. As expected, esteemed guests such as Femi Kuti, Anoushka Shankar and Seu Jorge are given choice backings by the Corp. Musical highs include the key driven El Pueblo Unido, an intoxicating effort entitled Beautiful Drug and the triumphant Blasting Through The City. There is no denying the fact that this album retreads ground previously walked by the duo, but Radio Retaliation features some choice songs and feels like a logical step for Garza and Hilton as it is perhaps their most cohesive body of work to date.

JF

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