2005 finds Thievery releasing its fourth album, The Cosmic Game. Frankly, even with a slew of mad-genius guests and several rugged dancehall toasters -- plus the group's patently nonporous production -- it just doesn't matter much anymore. Reggaeton, baile funk, and Brazilian electro have moved Latin/Island rhythms into new, agitated realms, but Thievery remains as blunted as ever. Vocal contributions from Wayne Coyne and Perry Farrell are all but lost under a bottomless, reverbed haze, their sleepily warbled anti-establishment slogans (Wayne's "March the Hate Machines (into the Sun)" and Perry's "Revolution Solution") barely registering. And their remix of David Byrne's "Dance on Vaseline," from '99's Abductions and Reconstructions weighs heavier than their flimsy collabo here. The problem isn't a shortage of talent or faulty execution -- it's a matter of relevance.