Complete List Of Soul Asylum Albums And Discography

Soul Asylum Albums

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Soul Asylum was formed in 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band was originally called Loud Fast Rules and was formed by Dan Murphy, Dave Pirner, and Karl Mueller. The band’s lineup has changed over the years, but Pirner has remained the lead vocalist and main songwriter. Soul Asylum has released twelve studio albums, including the multi-platinum Grave Dancers Union (1992), which featured the Grammy Award-winning hit single “Runaway Train.”

The band has also released two live albums, three compilation albums, and numerous singles and music videos. They achieved significant commercial success in the early 1990s, with Grave Dancers Union peaking at number eleven on the US Billboard 200 and Let Your Dim Light Shine reaching number six. Soul Asylum has been praised for their energetic live performances and their ability to blend punk rock energy with melodic hooks and socially conscious lyrics. The band’s current lineup includes Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Ryan Smith on guitar, Winston Roye on bass, and Michael Bland on drums.

SOUL ASYLUM STUDIO ALBUMS

Say What You Will… (Twin/Tone)

Released: 1984

Say What You Will… is Soul Asylum’s debut album, showcasing their raw punk rock energy and melodic sensibilities. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Pat Morley on drums. It was produced by Bob Mould and recorded at Blackberry Way Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dragging Me Down” – 2:12
  2. “Long Day” – 2:44
  3. “Money Talks” – 2:45
  4. “Voodoo Doll” – 3:05
  5. “Stranger” – 3:47
  6. “Sick of That Song” – 1:47
  7. “Walking” – 3:32
  8. “Broken Glass” – 2:26
  9. “Masquerade” – 2:17
  10. “Happy” – 3:29
  11. “Black and Blue” – 3:11
  12. “Religiavision” – 1:50

Made to Be Broken (Twin/Tone)

Released: 1986

Made to Be Broken is Soul Asylum’s second studio album, continuing their exploration of punk and alternative rock. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Grant Young on drums. It was produced by Bob Mould and recorded at Blackberry Way Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Tied to the Tracks” – 2:45
  2. “Ship of Fools” – 3:44
  3. “Can’t Go Back” – 3:05
  4. “Another World, Another Day” – 1:59
  5. “Made to Be Broken” – 2:43
  6. “Never Really Been” – 2:53
  7. “Whoa!” – 2:52
  8. “New Feelings” – 2:09
  9. “Growing Pain” – 2:27
  10. “Long Way Home” – 2:28
  11. “Lone Rider” – 2:39
  12. “Ain’t That Tough” – 2:59
  13. “Don’t It (Make Your Troubles Seem Small)” – 1:44

While You Were Out (Twin/Tone)

Released: 1986

While You Were Out is Soul Asylum’s third studio album, featuring a more polished sound while retaining their punk roots. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Grant Young on drums. It was produced by Chris Osgood and recorded at Nicollet Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Freaks” – 2:43
  2. “Carry On” – 3:26
  3. “No Man’s Land” – 2:40
  4. “Crashing Down” – 3:36
  5. “The Judge” – 2:03
  6. “Sun Don’t Shine” – 2:46
  7. “Closer to the Stars” – 2:53
  8. “Never Too Soon” – 3:03
  9. “Miracle Mile” – 2:34
  10. “Lap of Luxury” – 2:15
  11. “Passing Sad Daydream” – 3:27

Hang Time (A & M)

Released: 1988

Hang Time is Soul Asylum’s fourth studio album and their first on a major label. The album showcased a blend of punk energy and melodic rock. It featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Grant Young on drums. The album was produced by Lenny Kaye and Ed Stasium, recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and Studio D in Sausalito, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Down on Up to Me” – 2:44
  2. “Little Too Clean” – 2:36
  3. “Sometime to Return” – 3:27
  4. “Cartoon” – 3:51
  5. “Beggars and Choosers” – 2:56
  6. “Endless Farewell” – 3:35
  7. “Standing in the Doorway” – 3:03
  8. “Marionette” – 2:56
  9. “Ode” – 2:10
  10. “Jack of All Trades” – 2:49
  11. “Twiddly Dee” – 3:08
  12. “Heavy Rotation” – 2:52

And the Horse They Rode In On (A & M)

Released: 1990

And the Horse They Rode In On is Soul Asylum’s fifth studio album, continuing their blend of punk and alternative rock. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Grant Young on drums. It was produced by Steve Jordan and Joe Blaney, recorded at Power Station in New York City and Nicollet Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Spinnin'” – 3:22
  2. “Bitter Pill” – 3:42
  3. “Veil of Tears” – 3:31
  4. “Nice Guys (Don’t Get Paid)” – 3:42
  5. “Something Out of Nothing” – 3:17
  6. “Gullible’s Travels” – 3:09
  7. “Brand New Shine” – 3:14
  8. “Easy Street” – 3:24
  9. “Grounded” – 3:05
  10. “Be on Your Way” – 3:24
  11. “We 3” – 4:00
  12. “All the King’s Friends” – 2:52

Grave Dancers Union (Columbia)

Released: 1992

Grave Dancers Union is Soul Asylum’s breakthrough album, achieving multi-platinum status and featuring the hit single “Runaway Train.” The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Grant Young on drums. It was produced by Michael Beinhorn, recorded at The Power Station and River Sound in New York City, and released on Columbia Records. The album peaked at number eleven on the US Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Somebody to Shove” – 3:15
  2. “Black Gold” – 3:57
  3. “Runaway Train” – 4:26
  4. “Keep It Up” – 3:48
  5. “Homesick” – 4:30
  6. “Get on Out” – 3:30
  7. “New World” – 4:00
  8. “April Fool” – 3:46
  9. “Without a Trace” – 3:33
  10. “Growing into You” – 3:13
  11. “99%” – 3:59
  12. “The Sun Maid” – 3:52

Let Your Dim Light Shine (Columbia)

Released: 1995

Let Your Dim Light Shine continued Soul Asylum’s commercial success, featuring the hit single “Misery.” The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Sterling Campbell on drums. It was produced by Butch Vig and recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, and Power Station in New York City. The album peaked at number six on the US Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Misery” – 4:24
  2. “Shut Down” – 2:51
  3. “To My Own Devices” – 3:29
  4. “Hopes Up” – 3:03
  5. “Promises Broken” – 3:15
  6. “Bittersweetheart” – 3:29
  7. “String of Pearls” – 4:53
  8. “Crawl” – 4:01
  9. “Caged Rat” – 4:23
  10. “Eyes of a Child” – 3:36
  11. “Just Like Anyone” – 2:46
  12. “Tell Me When” – 3:32
  13. “Nothing to Write Home About” – 3:15
  14. “I Did My Best” – 3:47

Candy from a Stranger (Columbia)

Released: 1998

Candy from a Stranger is Soul Asylum’s seventh studio album, featuring a blend of alternative rock and pop influences. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Karl Mueller on bass, and Sterling Campbell on drums. It was produced by Chris Kimsey and recorded at Seedy Underbelly Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The album peaked at number one hundred and eight on the US Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Creatures of Habit” – 3:20
  2. “I Will Still Be Laughing” – 3:45
  3. “Close” – 3:51
  4. “See You Later” – 3:42
  5. “No Time for Waiting” – 3:10
  6. “Blood into Wine” – 3:32
  7. “Lies of Hate” – 3:41
  8. “Draggin’ the Lake” – 3:37
  9. “New York Blackout” – 3:24
  10. “The Game” – 3:55
  11. “Cradle Chain” – 3:36

The Silver Lining (Legacy)

Released: 2006

The Silver Lining is Soul Asylum’s eighth studio album and their first release after the death of bassist Karl Mueller. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Tommy Stinson on bass, and Michael Bland on drums. It was produced by John Fields and recorded at Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina, Minnesota. The album peaked at number eighty on the US Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Stand Up and Be Strong” – 4:00
  2. “Lately” – 4:20
  3. “Crazy Mixed Up World” – 3:54
  4. “All Is Well” – 3:18
  5. “Bus Named Desire” – 3:52
  6. “Whatcha Need” – 3:45
  7. “Standing Water” – 3:18
  8. “Success Is Not So Sweet” – 3:10
  9. “The Great Exaggerator” – 4:13
  10. “Oxygen” – 3:22
  11. “Good for You” – 3:58
  12. “Slowly Rising” – 4:12
  13. “Fearless Leader” – 3:18

Delayed Reaction (429)

Released: 2012

Delayed Reaction is Soul Asylum’s ninth studio album, featuring a blend of alternative rock and pop punk. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals, Winston Roye on bass, and Michael Bland on drums. It was produced by John Fields and recorded at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Gravity” – 3:44
  2. “Into the Light” – 3:19
  3. “The Streets” – 3:13
  4. “By the Way” – 3:37
  5. “Pipe Dream” – 3:42
  6. “Let’s All Kill Each Other” – 2:52
  7. “Cruel Intentions” – 2:40
  8. “The Juice” – 3:02
  9. “Take Manhattan” – 3:11
  10. “I Should’ve Stayed in Bed” – 2:51

Change of Fortune (Entertainment One)

Released: 2016

Change of Fortune is Soul Asylum’s tenth studio album, featuring a mix of rock, punk, and alternative sounds. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Justin Sharbono on guitar, Winston Roye on bass, and Michael Bland on drums. It was produced by Soul Asylum and recorded at various studios, including The Terrarium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Supersonic” – 3:27
  2. “Can’t Help It” – 3:27
  3. “Doomsday” – 3:20
  4. “Make It Real” – 4:20
  5. “When I See You” – 3:33
  6. “Turned Out Wrong” – 3:31
  7. “Ladies Man” – 3:14
  8. “Moonshine” – 3:30
  9. “Dealing” – 3:07
  10. “Don’t Bother Me” – 3:37
  11. “Morgan’s Dog” – 3:17

Hurry Up and Wait (Blue Élan)

Released: 2020

Hurry Up and Wait is Soul Asylum’s eleventh studio album, featuring a return to their alternative rock roots. The album featured Dave Pirner on vocals and guitar, Ryan Smith on guitar, Winston Roye on bass, and Michael Bland on drums. It was produced by John Fields and recorded at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Beginning” – 3:22
  2. “If I Told You” – 3:30
  3. “Got It Pretty Good” – 3:12
  4. “Make Her Laugh” – 3:21
  5. “Busy Signals” – 3:04
  6. “Social Butterfly” – 2:57
  7. “Dead Letter” – 3:38
  8. “Landmines” – 3:09
  9. “Here We Go” – 3:33
  10. “Freezer Burn” – 3:10
  11. “Silent Treatment” – 2:58
  12. “Hopped Up Feelin'” – 3:33
  13. “Silly Things” – 3:06

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