The Radio Dept. discography

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The Radio Dept. discography

The Radio Dept. in concert in Lima, Peru (October 2006)
Releases
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 1
EPs 6
Singles 10
Other appearances 17

The discography of Swedish indie pop group, The Radio Dept. consists of three studio albums, four extended plays, ten singles and one compilation album. The Radio Dept. was formed in 1995 by Johan Duncanson, although they did not start recording until 2001. They were signed to Labrador Records the same year and have stayed with the label since. The band's lineup has changed over the years until it settled on the trio of Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg, with Daniel Djäder on keyboards.[1]

Their first album, Lesser Matters, was released to critical acclaim, although with little chart success outside of Sweden. It received rave reviews, achieving 'universal acclaim' status from Metacritic,[2] and was ranked the 9th best album of 2004 by NME magazine.[3] The album attracted enough attention for film producer Sofia Coppola to use three of The Radio Dept.'s songs for her film, Marie Antoinette.

Pet Grief, the band's second album, was received less well critically, although it charted higher in Sweden. There was a four-year break before their third album, Clinging to a Scheme was released in 2010. This album was received much better than Pet Grief and was the band's first album to chart in the USA, reaching 20 on the Billboard 200.[4] It featured on many end-of-year lists, including Pitchfork Media's 2010 Readers' Poll.[5]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[6]
US
[4]
2003 Lesser Matters
  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, LP
31
2006 Pet Grief
  • Released: May 2006
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, LP
12
2010 Clinging to a Scheme
  • Released: April 2010
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, LP
11 20
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[6]
US
[4]
2010 Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002–2010
  • Released: January 2011
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: Double CD, Double LP
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Peak chart positions
SWE
[7]
2000 Against The Tide
  • Released: 2000/2002
  • Label: Slottet
  • Format: CD/7"
2002 Annie Laurie
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Slottet
  • Formats: CD
2003 Pulling Our Weight
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD
36
2005 This Past Week
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD
12
2008 Freddie And The Trojan Horse
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD
2009 David EP
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[7]
2003 "Where Damage Isn't Already Done" Lesser Matters
"Liebling" Stand alone single
2004 "Why Won't You Talk About It?" Lesser Matters
"Ewan" Lesser Matters
2006 "The Worst Taste In Music" 16 Pet Grief
"We Made The Team" Stand alone single
2008 "Freddie And The Trojan Horse" Stand alone single/EP
"David" Clinging to a Scheme
2010 "Heaven's On Fire" Clinging to a Scheme
"This Time Around" Clinging to a Scheme
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Split EPs[edit]

Year Album Description
2006 The Radio Dept./Resplandor Split EP Split EP released with Resplandor to promote concert in Peru.[8]

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Song(s) Album Notes
2003 "Why Won't You Talk About It?"
"Against The Tide"
The Sound Of Young Sweden: Volume 3 Third volume of Labrador promotional compilations.
"Slottet" Friendly People Making Noise Compilation released by Swedish indie label, Friendly Noise.
2004 "Where Damage Isn't Already Done" Åtömström – The Great Röck'n'Röll Svendle, Part One German release by label, The Atomic Café.
"Pulling Our Weight" Labrador Kingsize: Volume 2 Second volume of Labrador promotional compilations.
"Where Damage Isn't Already Done" XL Recordings: Summer Sampler 2004 Compilation album released by English label XL Recordings.
2005 "Pulling Our Weight" Rare Trax 41: Clouds Like Sugar German only compilation released with Rolling Stone magazine.
2006 "Mad About The Boy" Are You Scared To Get Happy? Friendly Noise compilation.
"Pet Grief" Now Hear This! #42 Compilation released with Word magazine.
"Worst Taste In Music" Soundvenue Magazine Sampler #6 Compilation released with Danish Soundvenue magazine.
"Against The Tide" Svensk Indie 1988–2006 – En Kärleks Historia Compilation of Swedish indie music released by North of No South Records.
2007 "Against The Tide"
"Why Won't You Talk About It?"
"Where Damage Isn't Already Done"
"Deliverance"
"Pulling Our Weight"
"Worst Taste In Music"
"Pet Grief"
"We Made The Team"
Labrador 100: A Complete History Of Popular Music Labrador compilation celebrating nine years as a label and their 100th release.
2008 "Bachelor Kisses" Splendid Isolation Friendly Noise compilation.
"Freddie And The Trojan Horse" Thank You For The Music Compilation of Scandinavian music by Licking Fingers Records.
"Freddie And The Trojan Horse" Ice & Snow: A Swedish Pop Compilation A Labrador and Universal Records (Philippines) release of Swedish music for the Philippines.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Songs Soundtrack Notes
2004 "Bus"
"Ewan"
Fjorten Suger soundtrack Two songs given for independent Swedish film, Fjorton Suger ("Fourteen Sucks" in English).[9]
2006 "Pulling Our Weight"
"I Don't Like It Like This"
"Keen On Boys"
Marie Antoinette soundtrack Three songs given for use on Sofia Coppola's film, Marie Antoinette.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Dept. : Interview.". Penny Black Music. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lesser Matters Reviews, Rating, Credits.". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "NME End Of Year Lists 2004.". Rocklist.net. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Billboard > The Radio Dept.". Billboard. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 Pitchform Readers Poll.". Pitchfork Media. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Swedish Charts > The Radio Dept. albums". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Swedish Charts > The Radio Dept. singles". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Resplandor Split EP". The Radio Dept. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Fjorten Suger". The Radio Dept. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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