The Radio Dept. discography

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The Radio Dept. discography
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The Radio Dept. in concert in Lima, Peru (October 2006)
Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 1
EPs 10
Singles 14
Other appearances 40

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 Tjäder 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 no. 20 on the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart (which consists of the top 20 albums by artists that have never made the top 100).[4] It featured on many end-of-year lists, including Pitchfork Media's 2010 Readers' Poll.[5]

In July 2016, the band announced their fourth studio album, Running Out of Love will be released in October.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[6]
US
[7]
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
2016 Running Out of Love
  • Released: October 2016
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats:
11
[8]
"—" 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]

To date, The Radio Dept. have released nine extended plays, and one split EP with Peruvian band Resplandor.

Year EP details Peak chart positions
SWE
[9]
2000 Against The Tide
  • Released: 2000/2002
  • Label: Slottet
  • Format: CD, 7"
2002 Bus
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Slottet
  • Formats: CD
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
2006 The Radio Dept. / Resplandor
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Automatic Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
  • Split EP released with Resplandor to promote concert in Peru.
12
2008 Freddie And The Trojan Horse
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, 7"
2009 David
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, 12"
2010 Never Follow Suit
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, 12"
2015 Occupied
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Labrador
  • Formats: CD, 12"
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
2002 "Liebling" Stand alone single
2003 "Where Damage Isn't Already Done" 80 Lesser Matters
2004 "Why Won't You Talk About It?" Lesser Matters
"Ewan" 87 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
2009 "David" Clinging to a Scheme
2010 "Heaven's On Fire" Clinging to a Scheme
"The New Improved Hypocrisy" Stand alone single
"Never Follow Suit" Clinging to a Scheme
2014 "Death To Fascism" Stand alone single
2015 "Occupied" Running Out of Love
"This Repeated Sodomy" Stand alone single
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

The Radio Dept. have made 40 compilation appearances since 2002.

Year Song(s) Album Notes
2002 "Why Won't You Talk About It?" Sonically Speaking (Vol 6: April 2002) Compilation disc with Sweden's Sonic magazine.
"Why Won't You Talk About It?"
"Against The Tide"
The Sound Of Young Sweden: Volume 3 Third volume of Labrador promotional compilations.
"Where Damage Isn't Already Done" Sonically Speaking (Vol 9: December 2002) Compilation disc with Sweden's Sonic magazine.
2002 "Against The Tide" EMA Telstar Motor Luger 2003 Compilation released by EMA Telstar, a Swedish booking agency.
"Slottet" Friendly People Making Noise Compilation released by Swedish indie label, Friendly Noise.
"Lean Back, Lean Forward" Mjuk I Mössan Compilation released by Swedish label, Absurd Records.
2004 "Where Damage Isn't Already Done" Åtömström – The Great Röck'n'Röll Svendle, Part One German release by The Atomic Café label.
"Brobygatan"
"Lost And Found (Mont Ventoux's Vänersborg All-Nighter Edit)"
Monotoni #1 Compilation released by indie Swedish label, Monotoni.
"The Hideaway Pt.1" Är Jag Förändrad Eller Är Jag Ny? Independent compilation of music from Malmö's pop scene.
"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.
"1995" Accelerator Compilation released by Swedish label Startracks.
2005 "Pulling Our Weight" Rare Trax 41: Clouds Like Sugar Germany only compilation released with Rolling Stone magazine.
2006 "Tell" Sonically Speaking Vol 28: April 2006 Compilation disc with Sweden's Sonic magazine.
"This Past Week" Last Exit Compilation disc with Sonik magazine, a Greek music magazine.
"Pet Grief" Now Hear This! #46 Compilation released with Word magazine.
"Against The Tide" Svensk Indie 1988–2006 – En Kärleks Historia Compilation by North of No South Records.
"Worst Taste In Music" Play Station (#07'06) Compilation disc with Russia's Play magazine.
"Worst Taste In Music" Soundvenue Magazine Sampler #6 Compilation released with Danish Soundvenue magazine.
"Mad About The Boy" Are You Scared To Get Happy? Friendly Noise compilation.
"Pulling Our Weight"
"Worst Taste In Music"
Vacaciones En Suecia Sampler CD released by Peruvian record label Revista 69 and Labrador.
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.
"I Wanted You To Feel The Same" Manifest 2007 - Sveriges Oberoende Musikpris 5 År Three-disc compilation album by Swedish indie label, Manifest.
"Bachelor Kisses" I Godan Ro Download only compilation EP by Friendly Noise.
2008 "Closing Scene" Sunday In Bed 2 Compilation album by German label Clubstar.
"Freddie And The Trojan Horse" Ice & Snow: A Swedish Pop Compilation A Labrador / Universal release of Swedish music for the Philippines.
"Freddie And The Trojan Horse" Thank You For The Music Compilation of Scandinavian music by Licking Fingers Records.
"Bachelor Kisses" Splendid Isolation Friendly Noise compilation.
2010 "Heaven's On Fire" Record Store Day Promotional CD for Record Store Day by Border Music.
"Heaven's On Fire" Summer Sounds Sampler CD sampler by EMI France.
"Heaven's On Fire" Sunny Side Up 10 CD sampler by EMI Australia.
"Never Follow Suit" Sonically Speaking Vol 52: April 2010 Compilation disc with Sweden's Sonic magazine.
"David" Новая Поп-Музыка Из Скандинавии Compilation CD with Russia's Stereo & Video magazine.
2011 "Bachelor Kisses" Sampler Digital - Janvier 2011 Digital compilation by France's Magic magazine.
"Heaven's On Fire"
"Never Follow Suit"
Stockholm Belongs To Us Compilation album by Labrador.
"Heaven's On Fire" Sunday In Bed 4 Compilation album by German label Clubstar.
"Heaven's On Fire" Sonik & Myspace Present: 39 Best Indie & Electro Tracks Of 2010 Compilation disc with Sonik magazine, a Greek music magazine.
"The New Improved Hypocrisy" Now Hear This! #97 Compilation released with Word magazine.
2012 "I Don't Need Love, I Got My Band" Twee Grrrls Club Mixtape 2012 Cassette only compilation on the Pit Pony label.
2015 "It Looked Like Heaven (But Feels Like Hell)" Sampler Digital - Juin 2015 Digital compilation by France's Magic magazine.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

The Radio Dept.'s music has appeared in three film soundtracks throughout their career, most notably Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.

Year Song(s) Film
2004 "Bus"
"Ewan"
Fjorton Suger
2006 "Pulling Our Weight"
"I Don't Like It Like This"
"Keen On Boys"
Marie Antoinette
2014 "Strange Things Will Happen" The Fault in Our Stars

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 "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. ^ Cite error: The named reference US_Heatseekers was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved October 29, 2016.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  9. ^ a b "Swedish Charts > The Radio Dept. singles". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "RADIO DEPT". UK Official Charts. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 

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