The Housemartins were an English Alternative rock band formed in Hull that was active in the 1980s. Many of the Housemartins' lyrics were a mixture of Marxist politics and Christianity, reflecting singer Paul Heaton's beliefs at the time (the back cover of London 0 Hull 4 contained the message, "Take Jesus – Take Marx – Take Hope").

The band often referred to themselves as "the fourth best band in Hull", referring to Hull, their home base. The three bands that were "better" were Red Guitars, Everything but the Girl and The Gargoyles.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 London 0 Hull 4 The Housemartins 5 9
1987 The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death The Housemartins 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Now That's What I Call Quite Good Compilation The Housemartins 5 3
2004 The Best of the Housemartins Compilation The Housemartins 3
2007 Soup Compilation The Beautiful South & The Housemartins 4 1
B-Sides Compilation The Housemartins 1
Raise the Flag Compilation The Housemartins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Live at the BBC Live The Housemartins 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 Flag Day The Housemartins 1
1986 Caravan of Love The Housemartins 4
1986 Happy Hour The Housemartins 1
1986 Sheep The Housemartins 1
1986 Think for a Minute (New version) The Housemartins 1
1987 Five Get Over Excited The Housemartins 3
1988 There is Always Something There to Remind Me The Housemartins 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Build The Housemartins 2

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