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

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