Kaiser Chiefs discography

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Kaiser Chiefs discography
Kaiser Chiefs.jpg
Kaiser Chiefs performing at the Festival Beauregard in 2012.
Studio albums 5
Video albums 2
Music videos 21
EPs 1
Singles 19
Other appearances 2

The discography of Kaiser Chiefs, a British indie rock band, consists of five studio albums, one extended play, thirteen singles, and one video album. Kaiser Chiefs were formed in 1997 in Leeds, England by classmates Nick Hodgson (drums), Nick Baines (keyboards) and Simon Rix (bass).[1] The trio were later joined by Andrew White (guitar) and Ricky Wilson (vocals).

The group's debut album Employment was released in March 2005. Influenced by the new wave and punk rock of the late 1970s,[2] the record enjoyed success in the United Kingdom with sales of over 1.9 million.[3] The album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart and certified five times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[4][5] It produced four singles, and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2005[6] and nominated for "Best British Album" at the 2006 BRIT Awards.[7] Also in 2005, the band released Enjoyment, a video album composed of music videos, live performances and interviews.

The band's second album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, was released in February 2007. It reached number one and was certified platinum in the UK,[4][8] and peaked at number forty-five in the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States. Yours Truly, Angry Mob produced four singles, two of which reached the top twenty on the UK Singles Chart.[4] In April 2008, the album's lead single, "Ruby", was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for "Most Performed Title of 2007–2008".[9] Kaiser Chiefs released their third album, Off with Their Heads, in October 2008. It reached number two in the UK,[4] and produced two singles. In 2014, Kaiser Chiefs released their 4th album, Education, Education, Education & War. On 31 March 2014, it reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, marking their first number 1 since Yours Truly, Angry Mob.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Sales
UK
[4]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
BEL
(WL)

[13]
GER
[14]
IRE
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[18]
US
[19]
Employment 2 60 1 19 88 55 2 12 77 1 86
Yours Truly, Angry Mob
  • Released: 26 February 2007
  • Label: B-Unique (BUN #122)
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download, LP
1 9 5 2 30 6 2 1 39 11 45
Off with Their Heads
  • Released: 20 October 2008
  • Label: B-Unique (BUN #144)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
2 12 25 11 36 29 16 16 34 19 55
The Future Is Medieval
  • Released: 3 June 2011
  • Label: Polydor, Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
10 25 1 34 37 1 107 40 11 83 99
Education, Education, Education & War
  • Released: 31 March 2014
  • Label: Fiction, Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
1 65 3 33 40 39 62 37 1 76 33
Stay Together
  • Released: 7 October 2016
  • Label: TBA
  • Formats: TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

US-only albums[edit]

Title Album details
Start the Revolution Without Me
  • Released: 6 March 2012
  • Label: Downtown/Fiction/Co-Op
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[4]
AUS
[10]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
BEL
(WL)

[13]
Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012
  • Released: 4 June 2012
  • Label:
19 81 92 86

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Lap of Honour
  • Released: 18 January 2005
  • Label: Universal (UICU #1102)
  • Format: CD
  • Released in Japan only[28]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[4][29]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
BEL
(WL)

[13]
GER
[30]
IRE
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[18]
US
Alt

[31]
2004 "Oh My God" 6 27 82 Employment
"I Predict a Riot" 9 67 79 25 74 34
2005 "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" 10 52
"Modern Way" 11 47 89
"You Can Have It All"[A]
2007 "Ruby" 1 14 5 28 11 5 7 29 13 14 Yours Truly, Angry Mob
"Everything Is Average Nowadays" 19 67 99 91
"The Angry Mob" 20
"Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)"[A] 112 60
2008 "Never Miss a Beat" 5 47 65 42 68 76 49 74 Off with Their Heads
"Good Days Bad Days" 111 71
2011 "Little Shocks" 179 63 The Future Is Medieval
"Man on Mars" 96
"Kinda Girl You Are"
2012 "On the Run" Start the Revolution Without Me
"Listen to Your Head" 89 Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012
2014 "Bows & Arrows" Education, Education, Education & War
"Coming Home" 31 60 80 89
"Meanwhile Up in Heaven"
"Ruffians On Parade" 67
"My Life"
2015 "Falling Awake" non-album single
2016 "Parachute" Stay Together
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
Notes
  • A ^ Released as collector's edition 7" singles through the band's official website[32]

Other Charting Songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[33]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
2008 "How Do You Feel About That" 151 "Never Miss a Beat" single
"Sooner or Later" 140
2011 "When All Is Quiet" 100 The Future Is Medieval
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Video albums[edit]

Title Video details
Enjoyment
  • Released: 28 November 2005
  • Label: B-Unique (BUN #101 DVD)
  • Format: DVD
Live at Elland Road
  • Released: 24 November 2008
  • Label: Polydor (#1790878)
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2004 "Oh My God" (Version 1) Charlie Paul[34]
"I Predict a Riot" (Version 1)
2005 "Oh My God" (Version 2)
"Everyday I Love You Less and Less" Tim Pope[35]
"I Predict a Riot" (Version 2) StyleWar[36]
"Modern Way" Scott Lyon and Ricky Wilson[37]
2007 "Ruby" StyleWar[38][39]
"Everything Is Average Nowadays"
"The Angry Mob" W.I.Z.[40]
"Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)" Jim Canty[41]
2008 "Never Miss a Beat" Goodtimes[42]
"Good Days Bad Days" Alex Courtes[43]
2009 "You Want History"
2011 "Little Shocks" Jamie Roberts
"Man on Mars" Sara Dunlop
"Kinda Girl You Are" Dan Sully
2012 "On the Run"
"Listen to Your Head"
2014 "Coming Home" James Slater
"Meanwhile Up In Heaven"
"My Life"
2015 "Falling Awake" Danny North

B-Sides[edit]

Year Song Featured On Notes
2008 "Acting Up" Good Days Bad Days
2008 "Addicted to Drugs (Appendix 1)" Good Days Bad Days
2007 "Admire You" Ruby
2007 "The Angry Mob (Paul Emanuel "Off The Streets" Mix)" The Angry Mob Limited edition 7" vinyl only. No digital version has been released.
2005 "Another Number" Everyday I Love You Less And Less Cover of song by The Cribs, also released on a split 7" vinyl single.
2004 "Born To Be A Dancer (Original Version)" Oh My God (Initial Release) Demo version released by Drowned In Sound. Later released on the reissue of Oh My God by B-Unique.
2005 "Brightest Star" Oh My God 7" vinyl only. No digital version has been released.
2004 "Caroline Yes (Original Version)" Oh My God (Initial Release) Demo version released by Drowned In Sound
2014 "Coming Home (Instrumental)" Coming Home Promo CD only.
2005 "Everyday I Love You Less And Less (Boyz Noize Mix)" I Predict A Riot/Sink That Ship
2007 "Everything Is Average Nowadays" Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning) Limited edition 7" vinyl, and promo releases only. Performed by The Little Ones.
2015 "Falling Awake (Instrumental)" Falling Awake Promo CD only.
2007 "From the Neck Down" Ruby Also included on the US edition of "Yours Truly, Angry Mob"
2008 "Good Days Bad Days (Calvin Harris Remix)" Good Days Bad Days Digital download only.
2005 "Hard Times Send Me" Oh My God Later included on the "Oh My God"" European EP. Also included on "Lap of Honour EP" in Japan.
2008 "How Do You Feel About That?" Never Miss A Beat
2007 "I Like To Fight" Everything Is Average Nowadays Also included on the US edition of "Yours Truly, Angry Mob"
2005 "It Ain't Easy (Demo)" Modern Way
2005 "Less Is More" I Predict A Riot/Sink That Ship
2005 "The Letter Song" Everyday I Love You Less And Less 7" vinyl only. No digital version has been released.
2014 "Meanwhile Up In Heaven (Instrumental)" Meanwhile Up In Heaven Promo CD only.
2005 "Moon" Modern Way
2014 "My Life (Instrumental)" My Life Promo CD only.
2006 "Na Na Na Na Naa (Polysics Remix)" Lap of Honour
2008 "Never Miss A Beat (Run Hide Survive Mix)" Never Miss A Beat Digital download only.
2005 "Not Surprised" Everyday I Love You Less And Less Also included on "Lap of Honour EP" in Japan.
2004 "Oh My God (Original Version)" Oh My God (Initial Release) Demo version released by Drowned In Sound
2007 "Out Of My Depth" Everything Is Average Nowadays
2005 "People Need Light" Modern Way
2005 "Run Again" Modern Way 7" vinyl only. No digital version has been released.
2005 "Seventeen Cups" Everyday I Love You Less And Less Also included on "Lap of Honour EP" in Japan.
2005 "Sink That Ship" I Predict A Riot/Sink That Ship Also included on "Lap of Honour EP" in Japan.
2008 "Sooner or Later" Never Miss A Beat
2007 "Telling Me To Go" The Angry Mob
2005 "Think About You (And I Like It)" Oh My God Later included on the "Oh My God"" European EP. Also included on "Lap of Honour EP" in Japan.
2004 "Take My Temperature" I Predict A Riot Later included on the "Oh My God"" European EP. Also included on the Japanese edition of Employment.
2004 "Wrecking Ball" I Predict A Riot Later included on the "Oh My God"" European EP. Also included on the Japanese edition of Employment.
2005 "You Can Have It All (Light Orchestral)" Modern Way 7" vinyl only. Only released digitally as a cd promo.

Other appearances[edit]

These songs have not appeared on a studio album released by Kaiser Chiefs.

Year Song Album Notes
2005 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Help!: A Day in the Life Originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles[44]
2007 "Flowers in the Rain" Radio 1 Established 1967 Originally recorded by The Move[45]
2007 "Getting Better" N/A In 2007, Kaiser Chiefs re-recorded The Beatles song for 'It Was 40 Years Ago Today', a BBC television film with contemporary acts recording songs from 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' using the same studio, technicians and recording techniques as the original.[46]
2012 "Pinball Wizard" A Symphony of British Music Originally recorded by The Who. Recording and performed during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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