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 Post subject: Rank the Album Titles
PostPosted: Fri July 12, 2013 12:17 am 
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I guess there's two ways to approach this.

A) List the album titles in order of names that just sound the best (most badass?) regardless of the music on the album; and,
B) List your favourite album titles incorporating an element of whether you consider the title is also a good representation of the music in the album.

The best example I could give to distinguish the two is Riot Act, which I actually really like as a standalone album title but I think isn't very representative of what the album sounded like (unless you stretch interpret it as being titled in a very ironic way - which may be a possibility given the cover art which suggests weariness).

My lists:

A)
1. Vitalogy
2. No Code
3. Riot Act
4. Yield
5. Vs.
6. Binaural
7. Backspacer
8. Ten
9. Self Titled (This would rank higher if it was a debut album, as I have no problem with that, but album #8?)
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10. Lightning Bolt


B)
1. Vs.
2. No Code
3. Vitalogy
4. Yield
5. Binaural
6. Backspacer (Soooo tempted to put this higher simply because the title is what I’d like to do to the album in terms of being part of their catalogue)
7. Riot Act
8. Ten
9. Self Titled (I guess you could argue that this actually has to be ranked first as it does... sound .... like.... Pearl Jam)


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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
PostPosted: Fri July 12, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Well... this topic went down like a lead balloon.

Hmmm, with a bit of tweaking, lead balloon could make a decent album or band name.


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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
PostPosted: Fri July 12, 2013 12:54 pm 
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In terms of the title itself

Yield
Riot act
Vitalogy
Vs
Backspacer (I think it is a fun, playful title)
Ten
Binaural
No code
Pearl jam
Lightning bolt (with caveat that it lacks the context of an album)

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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
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Vitalogy
Yield
Riot Act
Vs.
Binaural
No Code
Backspacer
Ten
Pearl Jam

And worst, with a bullet...

Lightning Bolt


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1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Backspacer
8. No Code
9. S/T

On both scales.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Backspacer
8. No Code
9. S/T

On both scales.

Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

Okay, so:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Lightning Bolt
8. Backspacer
9. No Code
10. St/T


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Riot Act
Yield
Vitalogy
No Code
Backspacer
Vs.
Binaural
S/T
Ten
Lightning Bolt

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durdencommatyler wrote:
Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

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durdencommatyler wrote:
Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

Okay, so:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Lightning Bolt
8. Backspacer
9. No Code
10. St/T

Interesting to me is No Code being so low.... what is it that makes it such a bad title for you?


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In terms of cool sounding album titles:

1. Vitalogy
2. Riot Act
3. Vs.
4. Binaural
5. No Code
6. Yield
7. Backspacer
8. Ten
9. Lightning Bolt
10. Pearl Jam


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1. Riot Act
2. No Code
3. Vitalogy
4. Vs.
5. Backspacer
6. Yield
7. Binaural
8. Ten
9. Pearl Jam
10. Lightning Bolt

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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
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1. No Code
2. Vitalogy
3. Riot Act
4. Yield
5. Binaural
6. Vs
7. Backspacer
8. Ten
9. Pearl Jam
10. Lightning Bolt


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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
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Citizen Dick wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

Okay, so:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Lightning Bolt
8. Backspacer
9. No Code
10. St/T

Interesting to me is No Code being so low.... what is it that makes it such a bad title for you?

Not a fan of naming an album after a marketing gimmick.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
Citizen Dick wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

Okay, so:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Lightning Bolt
8. Backspacer
9. No Code
10. St/T

Interesting to me is No Code being so low.... what is it that makes it such a bad title for you?

Not a fan of naming an album after a marketing gimmick.


What is an album title if not a marketing device.


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NancyBabich wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Citizen Dick wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

Okay, so:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Lightning Bolt
8. Backspacer
9. No Code
10. St/T

Interesting to me is No Code being so low.... what is it that makes it such a bad title for you?

Not a fan of naming an album after a marketing gimmick.


What is an album title if not a marketing device.

But how many are named after a gimmick?


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durdencommatyler wrote:
NancyBabich wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Citizen Dick wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Op! I forgot Lightning Bolt...

Okay, so:
1. Versus
2. Yield
3. Ten
4. Riot Act
5. Vitalogy
6. Binaural
7. Lightning Bolt
8. Backspacer
9. No Code
10. St/T

Interesting to me is No Code being so low.... what is it that makes it such a bad title for you?

Not a fan of naming an album after a marketing gimmick.


What is an album title if not a marketing device.

But how many are named after a gimmick?

Gimmick?

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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
PostPosted: Fri July 19, 2013 11:17 pm 
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yield is kinda dumb.

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BurtReynolds wrote:
yield is kinda dumb.

Yeah, kinda. But mostly not.


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 Post subject: Re: Rank the Album Titles
PostPosted: Fri July 19, 2013 11:29 pm 
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durdencommatyler wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
yield is kinda dumb.

Yeah, kinda. But mostly not.

I don't like saying it. such an ugly word. sounds like something gross, like a stain or something. did they even consider this?!

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