Alphabetical (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alphabetical
Studio album by Phoenix
Released March 29, 2004
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 37:37
Label Source
Producer Phoenix, Tony Hoffer
Phoenix chronology
United
(2000)
Alphabetical
(2004)
Live! Thirty Days Ago
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Dotmusic 8/10 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[3]
Hot Press 3/5[4]
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10[5]
Playlouder 3.5/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B+[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[9]

Alphabetical is the second album by the French rock band Phoenix, released in 2004. The album has sold 30,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[10] The album has two singles; "Everything Is Everything" and "Run Run Run".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everything Is Everything" – 3:01
  2. "Run Run Run" – 3:50
  3. "I'm an Actor" – 2:33
  4. "Love for Granted" – 4:24
  5. "Victim of the Crime" – 4:02
  6. "(You Can't Blame It On) Anybody" – 3:33
  7. "Congratulations" – 1:12
  8. "If It's Not with You" – 3:57
  9. "Holdin' on Together" – 3:27
  10. "Alphabetical" – 3:24

Line-up[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Ivan Beck – acoustic guitar on "Love for Granted"
  • Pino Palladino – bass on "Congratulations", "Victim of the Crime" and "Alphabetical"
  • Jm Mery – additional keyboards on "Congratulations", "If It's Not with You" and "Alphabetical"
  • Alex Locascio – drums and percussion on "Everything Is Everything", "I'm an Actor", "Love for Granted" and "Victim of the Crime"

Release details[edit]

The album was released in various countries.

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan March 24, 2005 Toshiba-EMI CD VJCP 68627
Europe, United Kingdom March 29, 2004 Source LP SOURLP095
CD CDSOUR095
France March 30, 2004
Australia April 12, 2004 Virgin 5986350
United States July 27, 2004 Astralwerks, Source 7243 5 98635 0 4

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 46
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 42
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 41
German Albums (Official Top 100)[14] 68
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 265
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r687295/review
  2. ^ Gennoe, Dan (1 July 2004). "Phoenix – 'Alphabetical'". Dotmusic. Archived from the original on 2 July 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Dobson, Gareth (26 July 2004). "Album Review: Phoenix – Alphabetical". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Healion, Karla (22 March 2004). "Alphabetical". Hot Press. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Leone, Dominique (May 17, 2004). "Phoenix: Alphabetical". Pitchfork Media.
  6. ^ Moffat, Iain (9 July 2004). Playlouder https://web.archive.org/web/20040810195212/http://playlouder.com/review/+alphabetical/. Archived from the original on 10 August 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Rolling Stone
  8. ^ Southall, June 14, 2004. "Phoenix – Alphabetical". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Ubaghs, Charles. "Phoenix – Alphabetical". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Phoenix Rises With New Album, Label". Billboard. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  11. ^ a b "Phoenix – Alphabetical" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Phoenix – Alphabetical" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Phoenix – Alphabetical". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Phoenix – Alphabetical". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  15. ^ アルファベティカル (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Phoenix – Alphabetical". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Phoenix – Alphabetical". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.

External links[edit]