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The Best Thievery Corporation Albums, Ranked

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Presenting the best Thievery Corporation albums, ranked. This votable list includes all 10 studio LPs from the experimental electronic and trip hop duo, comprised of members Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, from their first album, 1997's Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi, to their most recent, Treasures from the Temple. 

Each decade has had defining Thievery Corporation albums. In the 2000s, The Mirror Conspiracy introduced Garza and Hilton to a larger audience than ever before, while The Richest Man in Babylon and The Cosmic Game attracted attention thanks in large part to their respective well-known songs, "Until the Morning" and "Amerimacka." Meanwhile, the duo's feature-heavy Saudade stands out perhaps the most prominently among Thievery Corp's 2010s output. And, with a new album slated for release in April 2020, Symphonik, Garza and Hilton show no signs of slowing down in the coming decade.

The Thievery Corporation discography is full of gems, but it's up to you to decide which record is the best of the best. Vote up your favorite albums by the downtempo legends below to decide which one takes home the gold.

  • 1

    The Richest Man in Babylon

    The Richest Man in Babylon
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    1. Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes
    2. Facing East
    3. The Outernationalist
    4. Interlude
    5. Omid (Hope)
    6. All That We Perceive
    7. Un Simple Histoire (A Simple Story)
    8. Meu Destino (My Destiny)
    9. Exilio (Exile)
    10. From Creation
    11. The Richest Man in Babylon
    12. Liberation Front
    13. The State of the Union
    14. Until the Morning
    15. Resolution

    Pitchfork score: 3.8

    • Release Date: 2002
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  • The Mirror Conspiracy
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    1. Treasures
    2. Le Monde
    3. Indra
    4. Lebanese Blonde
    5. Focus on Sight
    6. Air Batucada
    7. Só com você
    8. Samba Tranquille
    9. Shadows of Ourselves
    10. The Hong Kong Triad
    11. Illumination
    12. The Mirror Conspiracy
    13. Tomorrow
    14. Barrio Alto
    15. A Guide for I and I

    Pitchfork score: 7.2


    • Release Date: 2000
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    The Cosmic Game

    The Cosmic Game
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    1. Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun)
    2. Warning Shots
    3. Revolution Solution
    4. The Cosmic Game
    5. Satyam Shivam Sundaram
    6. Amerimacka
    7. Ambicion Eterna
    8. Pela Janela
    9. Sol Tapado
    10. The Heart's a Lonely Hunter
    11. Holographic Universe
    12. Doors of Perception
    13. Wires and Watchtowers
    14. The Supreme Illusion
    15. The Time We Lost Our Way
    16. A Gentle Dissolve

    Pitchfork score: 7.6

    • Release Date: 2005
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    Radio Retaliation

    Radio Retaliation
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    1. Sound the Alarm (feat. Sleepy Wonder)
    2. Mandala (feat. Anoushka Shankar on sitar) 
    3. Radio Retaliation (feat. Sleepy Wonder) 
    4. Vampires (feat. Femi Kuti) 
    5. Hare Krsna (feat. Seu Jorge)
    6. El Pueblo Unido (feat. Verny Varela)
    7. (The Forgotten People)
    8. 33 Degree (feat. Zee) 
    9. Beautiful Drug (feat. Jana Andevska) 
    10. La Femme Parallel (feat. LouLou Ghelichkhani)
    11. Retaliation Suite
    12. The Numbers Game (feat. Chuck Brown) 
    13. The Shining Path
    14. Blasting Through the City (feat. Notch) 
    15. Sweet Tides

    Pitchfork score: 2.6

    • Release Date: 2008
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