Kaiser Chiefs discography

Kaiser Chiefs discography
Germany in 2005.
Studio albums 4
EPs 1
Singles 13
Video albums 2
Music videos 12
Other appearances 2

The discography of Kaiser Chiefs, a British indie rock band, consists of four 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 two 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, and peaked at number forty-five in the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States.[4][8] 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 and produced two singles.[4]

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
BEL (Fla)
Employment 2 60 19 55 2 12 86
Yours Truly, Angry Mob
  • Released: 26 February 2007
  • Label: B-Unique (BUN #122)
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download, LP
1 9 4 2 6 2 1 39 11 45
  • UK: 2× Platinum[8]
  • AUS: Gold[22]
Off with Their Heads
  • Released: 20 October 2008
  • Label: B-Unique (BUN #144)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
2 12 25 11 29 16 16 34 19 55
  • UK: Gold
The Future Is Medieval
  • Released: 3 June 2011
  • Label: Polydor, Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
10 25 34 41 40 53
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

US-only albums

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

Compilation albums

Year Album details Chart peaks
2012 Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012
  • Released: 4 June 2012
  • Label:

Extended plays

Title EP details
Lap of Honour
  • Released: 18 January 2005
  • Label: Universal (UICU #1102)
  • Format: CD
  • Released in Japan only[24]


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
BEL (Fla)

2004 "Oh My God" 66 Employment
"I Predict a Riot" 22
2005 "Oh My God" [A] 6 27 82
"Everyday I Love You Less and Less" 10 52
"I Predict a Riot" / "Sink That Ship" [A] 9 67 79 25 74 34
"Modern Way" 11 47 89
"You Can Have It All" [B]
2007 "Ruby" 1 14 5 11 5 7 29 13 14 Yours Truly, Angry Mob
"Everything Is Average Nowadays" 19 67 99 91
"The Angry Mob" 22
"Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)" [B] 112 60
2008 "Never Miss a Beat" 5 47 65 42 76 49 74 Off with Their Heads
"Good Days Bad Days" 111 71
2011 "Little Shocks" 179
13 The Future Is Medieval
"Man on Mars" 46
"Kinda Girl You Are"
2012 "On the Run"[28] Start the Revolution Without Me
"Listen to Your Head" Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.
  • A ^ Re-issue
  • B ^ Released as collector's edition 7" singles through the band's official website[29]

Video albums

Title Video details
  • 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

Year Title Director(s)
2004 "Oh My God" (Version 1) Charlie Paul[30]
"I Predict a Riot" (Version 1)
2005 "Oh My God" (Version 2)
"Everyday I Love You Less and Less" Tim Pope[31]
"I Predict a Riot" (Version 2) StyleWar[32]
"Modern Way" Scott Lyon and Ricky Wilson[33]
2007 "Ruby" StyleWar[34][35]
"Everything Is Average Nowadays"
"The Angry Mob" W.I.Z.[36]
"Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)" Jim Canty[37]
2008 "Never Miss a Beat" Goodtimes[38]
"Good Days Bad Days" Alex Courtes[39]
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"

Other appearances

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[40]
2007 "Flowers in the Rain" Radio 1 Established 1967 Originally recorded by The Move[41]
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.[42]
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.


  • Discography". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 October 2008.

External links

  • Official website
  • AllMusic

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