10 December 2018 (released)
10 December 2018
Fifteen years on from the release of their first single and twelve years since the release of their debut album 'The Best Party Ever', The Boy Least Likely To have chosen to celebrate their against all odds success with the release of a Greatest Hits album.
The band, made up of Peter Hobbs and Jof Owen, met when they were still at school and grew up together in the middle of the English countryside in the small Buckinghamshire village of Wendover. They released their debut album 'The Best Party Ever' in 2005 to widespread critical acclaim, making more than its fair share of best-of lists that year.
From Greys Anatomy to Juno, Coca Cola to iPhone adverts, chances are you’ll have heard a song by The Boy Least Likely To. Their trademark glockenspiels and banjos, the songs from that first album have remained in the public consciousness through television and film syncs and placements.
The 17 songs included on this ‘Greatest Hits’ highlight their ability to create inescapably perfect pop songs. Filled with moments drawing influence from the worlds of folk and country, their distinctive, delicious harmonies on early tracks like ‘Be Gentle With Me’ and ‘Monsters’ still sound as fresh and vibrant today as they did when I first heard them all those years ago.
With the addition of new track ‘One Of These Days’ and their infamous cover of the George Michael classic ‘Faith’, the wide-eyed pop sounds of The Boy Least Likely To sounds as fresh and exciting in 2018 as they did back in the mid-2000s.
Be Gentle With Me
I’m Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star
A Balloon On A Broken String
Hugging My Grudge
Follow Your Heart Somewhere
It Could’ve Been Me (Featuring Gwenno)
When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade
I See Spiders When I Close My eyes
I Box Up All The Butterflies
One Of These Days
George And Andrew
Climbing Out Of Love
A Fairytale Ending