Alphabetical (album)

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Alphabetical
PhoenixAlphabeticalalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by Phoenix
Released March 29, 2004
Recorded 2003–04
Genre Indie pop
Length 37:37
Label Source
Producer
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 studio album by French indie pop 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]

All tracks written by Phoenix.

  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

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

  • 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"

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 (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 68
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 265
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 11

Release history[edit]

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

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). "Alphabetical – Phoenix". Playlouder. Archived from the original on 10 August 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  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 "Ultratop.be – Phoenix – Alphabetical" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Phoenix – Alphabetical" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Phoenix – Alphabetical". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Phoenix – Alphabetical". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  15. ^ アルファベティカル (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Phoenix – Alphabetical". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Phoenix – Alphabetical". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.

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