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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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    Top Alternative
    5 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
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    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    5 songs

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    Top Indie
    9 songs

    Indie Party

    9 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    9 songs

    '00s Indie

    9 songs

    Alternative Party

    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    3 songs

    Adult Rock

    3 songs

    '00s Alternative

    2 songs


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    Late Night Mix

    1 song

    Relax Trax

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

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