Damon Albarn discography

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This article is about Damon Albarn's solo discography. For his work with Blur and Gorillaz, see Blur discography and Gorillaz discography.
Damon Albarn discography
Releases
Studio albums 1
Live albums 1
EPs 3
Singles 13
Music videos 3
Soundtracks 4
Collaboration albums 4

The solo discography of British musician Damon Albarn consists of four collaboration albums, four soundtrack albums, three extended plays and twelve singles. Also included are releases by Albarn's various side-projects and groups such as Mali Music, The Good the Bad & the Queen, Monkey, DRC Music and Rocket Juice & the Moon. Most of Albarn's work is either released by Honest Jon's Records (which is run by Albarn), Parlophone or EMI Records.

Since the late 1990s, Albarn began recording as a solo artist outside of Blur originally contributing music to film soundtracks such as Trainspotting (1996), Ravenous (1999), Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) and 101 Reykjavík (2001). Aside from Gorillaz, Albarn has also recorded albums with various other side-projects and groups including Mali Music (2002) with Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté and other Malian musicians, The Good, the Bad & the Queen with Tony Allen, Paul Simonon and Simon Tong, Kinshasa One Two (2011) as part of the collective DRC Music and Rocket Juice & the Moon (2012) with Tony Allen and Flea. Albarn has also composed the score for several theatre productions including Journey to the West (2008) recorded under the name Monkey and Dr Dee (2012).

Albums[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
DEN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NZ
[9]
SCO
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
Everyday Robots
2 26 12 4 6 7 3 15 2 6 32

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details
Live at the De De De Der
  • Released: 15/16 November 2014
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: MP3/320kbps

EPs[edit]

  • Democrazy (2003) (Double-EP of demos)
  • Live from SoHo (iTunes Exclusive EP) (2007) (as The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
  • Leave-Taking EP (2012) (as Rocket Juice & the Moon)

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
Mali Music
(with Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté & Friends)
  • Released: 15 April 2002
  • Label: Honest Jon's
  • Format(s): CD, download
81
The Good, the Bad & the Queen
(with Tony Allen, Paul Simonon & Simon Tong)
  • Released: 22 January 2007
  • Label: Parlophone, Honest Jon's
  • Format(s): CD, LP, download
2
  • UK: Gold
Kinshasa One Two
(as DRC Music)
  • Released: 3 October 2011
  • Label: Warp
  • Format(s): CD, LP, download
Rocket Juice & the Moon
(with Tony Allen & Flea)
  • Released: 26 March 2012
  • Label: Honest Jon's
  • Format(s): CD, LP, download
85
Maison Des Jeunes
(as Africa Express)
  • Released: 9 December 2013
  • Label: Honest Jon's
  • Format(s): CD, LP, download

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
Ravenous
(with Michael Nyman)
  • Released: 9 March 1999
  • Label: EMI
  • Format(s): CD
101 Reykjavík
(with Einar Örn Benediktsson)
  • Released: 4 June 2001
  • Label: EMI
  • Format(s): CD
Journey to the West
(as Monkey)
  • Released: 18 August 2008
  • Label: XL
  • Format(s): CD, LP, download
5
Dr Dee
  • Released: 8 May 2012
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format(s): CD, download
42

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(thresholds)
Album
UK
[1][2]
"Sunset Coming On" (as Mali Music) 2002 Mali Music
"Herculean" (as The Good, the Bad & the Queen) 2006 22 The Good, the Bad & the Queen
"Kingdom of Doom" (as The Good, the Bad & the Queen) 2007 20
"Green Fields" (as The Good, the Bad & the Queen) 51
"Monkey Bee" (as Monkey) 2008 196 Journey to the West
"Hallo" (as DRC Music) 2011 Kinshasa One Two
"Manuela" (as Rocket Juice & the Moon featuring. Erykah Badu) 2012 Rocket Juice & the Moon
"Everyday Robots" 2014 Everyday Robots
"Lonely Press Play"
"Hollow Ponds"
"Heavy Seas of Love" (featuring. Brian Eno & The Leytonstone City Mission Choir) 70
"Mr. Tembo" (featuring. The Leytonstone City Mission Choir)

As featured artist[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(thresholds)
Album
UK
[1][2]
"Time Keeps on Slipping" (with Deltron 3030) 2000 195 Deltron 3030
"Every Season" (with Tony Allen & Ty) 2002 HomeCooking
"Feel Free" (with Kano) 2007 143 London Town
"Repetition Kills You" (with The Black Ghosts) 2008 The Black Ghosts

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2007 "Kingdom of Doom"
(as The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
Giorgio Testi[14]
2008 "Monkey Bee" (as Monkey) Jamie Hewlett[15]
2011 "Hallo" (as DRC Music)
2014 "Everyday Robots" Aitor Throup[16]
"Lonely Press Play" Damon Albarn
"Heavy Seas of Love" Damon Albarn
Matt Cronin[17]
"Mr. Tembo" Giorgio Testi[18]

Compilation appearances[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Production discography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e For UK chart positions 1–100:
  2. ^ a b c d e For UK chart positions 1–200:
    • Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabaté & Friends: "Chart Log UK". zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
    • Deltron 3030: "Chart Log UK". zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
    • Kano: "Chart Log UK". zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
    • Monkey: "Chart Log UK". zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots". australian-charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots". austriancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Damon Albarn discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Damon Albarn discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Damon Albarn discography". germancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "TOP 100 ARTIST ALBUM, WEEK ENDING 1 May 2014". GFK. GFK. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive 10th May 2014". OCC. OCC. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  12. ^ f%5B0%5D=ts_chart_artistname%3A%2ADamon%20Albarn%2A&f%5B1%5D=ts_chart_search_title%3A%2AEveryday%20Robots%2A&f%5B2%5D=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=1&artist=Damon%20Albarn&title=Everyday%20Robots "Billboard Chart Search - Damon Albarn". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Damon Albarn" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  14. ^ http://www.primefocusgroup.com/work/good-bad-queen-kingdom-doom
  15. ^ http://www.promonews.tv/2008/12/02/bug-10-monkey-bee-by-jamie-hewlett/
  16. ^ Phillips, Amy and Evan Minsker (20 January 2014). "Video: Damon Albarn: "Everyday Robots"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "MUSIC GEEK TRACK OF THE DAY: DAMON ALBARN’S “HEAVY SEAS OF LOVE”". Nerdist News. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Damon Albarn releases "Mr. Tembo" video, starring a baby elephant". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

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