Thievery Corporation is an American band, their music style mixes world musical elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, hip hop, electronic and Brazilian such as bossa nova
Having bought the groups 2014 Saudade album which I loved, I was keen to listen to some of their back catalogue. This album does indeed offer a mixture of different sounds and cultural influences.
I understand this style of music fits into the term ‘Lounge genre’. They started a new wave of electronic lounge music in the late 1990’s with their unique sounds & productions
This album brings together their biggest and most successful career-defining productions, with 16 hand-picked songs, all featured on one compilation The album is a good introduction to the band’s world influenced musical styles. I have to say that I personally don't like all the music offered here, but still there are far more hits than misses.
The albums music is wide-ranging, using electronica as a base and incorporating many elements of music from across the world and mixing them to delightful effect, perfect for late night listening or for lounging around in a bar.