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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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    Alternative Mix
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    Adult Alternative

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    Adult Rock

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    Top Indie

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    Indie Rock Mix

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    Indie Party

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    Alternative Party

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Top Songs by

  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.   J-Boy
  10.   Long Distance Call
  11.   Fences
  12.   Too Young
  13.   Consolation Prizes
  14.   Run Run Run
  15.   Ti Amo
  16.   Goodbye Soleil
  17.   Love Like a Sunset, Pt. I
  18.   Girlfriend
  19.   Armistice
  20.   Alone on Christmas Day
  21.   Love for Granted
  22.   Holdin' on Together
  23.   If It's Not with You
  24.   Tuttifrutti
  25.   Party Time
  26.   Heatwave
  27.   Rome
  28.   Funky Squaredance
  29.   Fior Di Latte
  30.   Rally
  31.   Honeymoon
  32.   Chloroform
  33.   S.O.S. in Bel Air
  34.   The Real Thing
  35.   Sometimes in the Fall
  36.   Emotions - Dr Umbass Beats
  37.   Bankrupt!
  38.   Now Who's in Control
  39.   Countdown
  40.   (You Can't Blame It On) Anybody
  41.   Via Veneto
  42.   Role Model
  43.   Rise Up
  44.   Oblique City
  45.   Bourgeois
  46.   Lost and Found
  47.   Napoleon Says
  48.   Congratulations
  49.   On Fire
  50.   Telefono
  51.   Emotions
  52.   The Answer
  53.   The Bankrupt! Diaries (71 Sketches From the Bankrupt! Sessions)
  54.   Drakkar Noir
  55.   I Love You
  56.   Love Like a Sunset
  57.   Love Like a Sunset, Pt. II
  58.   Second to None
  59.   Courtesy Laughs
  60.   One Time Too Many
  61.   Alphabetical
  62.   Victim of the Crime
  63.   I'm an Actor
  64.   Definitive Breaks
  65.   Summer Days
  66.   Lovelife
  67.   Embuscade
  68.   Fleur de Lys
  69.   Don't
  70.   Master Charge featuring Iggy Pop
  71.   School's Rules
  72.   Diet of the Heart
  73.   North
  74.   Funky Squaredance, Pts. 1-3

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