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Mixing pop, disco, and rock into a stylish blend, Phoenix grew out of the garage band vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai played in while growing up in the suburbs of Paris. Mazzalai's older brother Branco joined the band on guitar when his band Darlin' disbanded in 1995. The group got its start playing on the French bar circuit, doing Hank Williams and Prince covers to drunken audiences. Two years later, the band took on the name Phoenix and pressed 500 copies of a single on its own label, Ghettoblaster. The A-side was a punk rock song and the other a chugging Krautrocker, hinting at their eclectic tastes. Shortly afterward, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates Air when they performed as their backing band on several U.K. TV appearances. The result of the electronic exposure was a single called "Heatwave," which was very similar in approach to '70s disco. United, the group's debut album, appeared in 2000 on Astralwerks and was recorded over two months. The album featured guest appearances from friends and family, including Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), Philippe Zdar (Cassius), and d'Arcy's mother's choral society on the track "Funky Squaredance." From that point, they issued Alphabetical (2004), It's Never Been Like That (2006), and their mainstream breakthrough, the critically acclaimed Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009). Part of the extended break between the third and fourth albums was due to Mars becoming a father (with his partner, director Sofia Coppola). Soon after finishing the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix tour, the band reconvened in Adam Yauch's studio Oscilloscope Laboratories in late 2010 and embarked on some experimental recording sessions. They continued in Paris the following year and completed recording in 2012 with the help of co-producer Phillipe Zdar, then mixed the songs on the console used to mix Michael Jackson's Thriller. The results, Bankrupt!, appeared in April 2013. The band began work on its sixth album in 2014, taking a break to appear in A Very Murray Christmas, a Netflix holiday special directed by Coppola. Largely recorded in an old opera house refurbished into a museum, concert hall, and tech incubator, 2017's Ti Amo channeled the joyousness of Italian discos and summertime into a defiant response to the political and social struggles of the late 2010s. ~ Diana Potts
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  1.   Song
  2.   1901
  3.   Lisztomania
  4.   If I Ever Feel Better
  5.   Entertainment
  6.   Lasso
  7.   Trying to Be Cool
  8.   Everything Is Everything
  9.   Long Distance Call
  10.   J-Boy
  11.   Consolation Prizes
  12.   Fences
  13.   Too Young
  14.   Run Run Run
  15.   Ti Amo
  16.   Love Like a Sunset, Pt. I
  17.   Armistice
  18.   Girlfriend
  19.   Alone on Christmas Day
  20.   Love for Granted
  21.   Holdin' on Together
  22.   If It's Not with You
  23.   Tuttifrutti
  24.   Goodbye Soleil
  25.   Party Time
  26.   Funky Squaredance
  27.   Rome
  28.   Heatwave
  29.   School's Rules
  30.   Fleur de Lys
  31.   Diet of the Heart
  32.   Courtesy Laughs
  33.   I'm an Actor
  34.   The Bankrupt! Diaries (71 Sketches From the Bankrupt! Sessions)
  35.   Embuscade
  36.   Telefono
  37.   Role Model
  38.   Lovelife
  39.   Drakkar Noir
  40.   Bankrupt!
  41.   Love Like a Sunset
  42.   Love Like a Sunset, Pt. II
  43.   Countdown
  44.   Sometimes in the Fall
  45.   Rally
  46.   Napoleon Says
  47.   Alphabetical
  48.   Honeymoon
  49.   Fior Di Latte
  50.   Emotions
  51.   Oblique City
  52.   Bourgeois
  53.   Chloroform
  54.   The Real Thing
  55.   I Love You
  56.   Now Who's in Control
  57.   Master Charge featuring Iggy Pop
  58.   Second to None
  59.   Lost and Found
  60.   Congratulations
  61.   (You Can't Blame It On) Anybody
  62.   Victim of the Crime
  63.   Definitive Breaks
  64.   Funky Squaredance, Pts. 1-3
  65.   Summer Days
  66.   On Fire
  67.   Via Veneto
  68.   Emotions - Dr Umbass Beats
  69.   Rise Up
  70.   The Answer
  71.   Don't
  72.   North
  73.   S.O.S. in Bel Air
  74.   One Time Too Many

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