Badly Drawn Boy discography

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Badly Drawn Boy discography
Releases
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 1
EPs 6
Singles 21

The discography of English[1] alternative music singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name Damon Gough) includes eight studio albums (including two soundtracks), one compilation, six extended plays and twenty-one singles. The first EP and several singles were released on Gough's own label "Twisted Nerve", which he started with like-minded Manchester musician Andy Votel. Badly Drawn Boy rose in popularity in 1997 when he joined the likes of Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft, and Mike D on the celebrity-filled UNKLE album Psyence Fiction. Due to the mild UK chart success of the 1999 single "Once Around the Block", XL Recordings signed up Badly Drawn Boy to release the debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast in 2000. The album won critical praise and Britain's acclaimed Mercury Prize for Best Album. The album caught the attention of author Nick Hornby who then asked Gough to score the film being made for his book About a Boy.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK[3] US
2000 The Hour of Bewilderbeast 13
  • UK: Platinum
2002 About a Boy
  • Released: 8 April 2002
  • Label: Stoinked Paramount, Viacom, Epic
6 180
  • UK: Gold
Have You Fed the Fish?
  • Released: 4 November 2002
  • Label: XL Recordings/Twisted Nerve Records
10 135
  • UK: Gold
2004 One Plus One Is One
  • Released: 21 June 2004
  • Label: XL Recordings/Twisted Nerve Records
9
  • UK: Silver
2006 Born in the U.K.
  • Released: 16 October 2006
  • Label: EMI/Twisted Nerve Records
17
  • UK: Silver
2009 Is There Nothing We Could Do?
  • Released: 14 December 2009
  • Label: BDB Records
2010 It's What I'm Thinking Pt.1 – Photographing Snowflakes
  • Released: 4 October 2010
  • Label: One Last Fruit
63
2012 Being Flynn
  • Released: 28 February 2012
  • Label: Lakeshore Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • EP1 (September 1997)
  • EP2 (April 1998)
  • EP3 (November 1998)
  • It Came from the Ground (March 1999) - Chart Position: #1 [Budget Albums Chart] (2000) (UK)
  • The Guardian Presents Badly Drawn Boy (2002) (6 tracks given away with The Guardian newspaper)
  • BDB At The Britons Protection (15 December 2007) (rare limited edition 4 Track EP (only 100 Numbered Copies, Signed & Folded on the night by Damon himself for this Special Gig, for Family & Close Friends)

Singles[edit]

  • "Road Movie (Live)" (featuring Doves) (January 1999) (7" vinyl)
  • "Whirlpool" (April 1999)
  • "Once Around the Block" (August 1999) - Chart Position: #46 (UK)[3]
  • "Another Pearl" (5 June 2000) - Chart Position: #41 (UK)[3]
  • "Disillusion" (4 September 2000) - Chart Position: #26 (UK)[3]
  • "Once Around the Block" / "The Shining" (reissue) (13 November 2000) - Chart Position:#27 (UK)[3]
  • "Pissing in the Wind" (7 May 2001) - Chart Position: #22 (UK)[3]
  • "Donna and Blitzen" (December 2001) (special Christmas 7" vinyl release; also appears on the 2003 holiday compilation album, Maybe This Christmas Too?)
  • "Silent Sigh" (25 March 2002) - Chart Position: #16 (UK)[3]
  • "Something to Talk About" (10 June 2002) - Chart Position: #28 (UK)
  • "You Were Right" (14 October 2002) - Chart Position: #9 (UK)[3]
  • "Born Again" (6 January 2003) - Chart Position: #16 (UK)[3]
  • "All Possibilities" (21 April 2003) - Chart Position: #24 (UK)[3]
  • "Year of the Rat" (19 July 2004) - Chart Position:#38 (UK)[3]
  • "Born in the U.K." (14 August 2006) (limited edition vinyl release)
  • "Nothing's Gonna Change Your Mind" (9 October 2006) - Chart Position: #38 (UK)[3]
  • "Welcome to the Overground" (October 2006) (Released under the name of Cubilas, 1 sided one-track 12" of the album track; limited to 500 copies)
  • "A Journey from A to B" (26 February 2007) - Chart Position: #78 (UK)
  • "Promises" (2 July 2007) (limited edition 7" & 12" vinyl release/download release - not released as a CD-single)
  • "The Time of Times" (4 February 2008) (download release)
  • "Too Many Miracles" (27 September 2010)

Appearances and contributions[edit]

  • "Nursery Rhyme" (from Unkle's Psyence Fiction 1998)
  • All Oar Nothing (November 1998)
  • Christmas Stocking Filler (December 1998)
  • Modern Music For Motorcycles (January 2000)
  • Bends For 166 Miles (24 April 2000)
  • Sounds Eclectic (Broadcast 17 November 2000) (2001)
  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Twisted Nerve But Were Too Afraid To Ask (1 October 2001)
  • "Come On Eileen" - Badly Drawn Boy & Jools Holland 1 Love (War Child Album)
  • Zoo (16 September 2002)
  • Uncut Born to Run Vol 1 (2003) (Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road")

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC.co.uk
  2. ^ "Badly Drawn Boy biography". allmusic.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 39. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.