A1 Napoleon Says
A2 Consolation Prizes
A4 Long Distance Call
A5 One Time Too Many
B1 Lost And Found
B2 Courtesy Laughs
B4 Sometimes In The Fall
B5 Second To None
It's Never Been Like That is the third studio album by French alternative rock band Phoenix. It was released 15 May 2006 in the European Union. The album was preceded by the release of the single "Long Distance Call" on 8 May 2006 (see 2006 in British music and 2006 in music).
The album was later re-released in Mexico as a tour edition with four bonus tracks recorded live in Oslo the 20 April 2006.
Having established themselves as both media darlings and favorites with alternative music fans everywhere, Phoenix continue their genre-hopping explorations with their third and most direct album to date. It's Never Been Like That features ten perfectly crafted soulful rock songs with a hint of Americana and the occasional nod to the '80s-inflected stylings of their 2000 debut United. Phoenix will be devoting plenty of time to their American release campaign including tour dates, advance press, online and radio promotions with the additional benefit of an artist development list price.
It's Never Been Like That was rated number 13 in Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2006 and 38 in their Top Albums of the 2000s. The album has sold 36,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.