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|The art of album titles|
Aptly titling an album has more to do with poetry than it has to with anything else, because the objective is to encapsulate the range of feelings presented in the album into an evocative phrase. The power of words is limited, that's why I tend to like rather ambiguous but suggestive titles open to interpretation. Some great titles and thoughts on a few of them
I Want to See Pulaski at Night
I don't know what or who Pulaski is, and that's exactly what gives its depth to the title. "I want to see Pulaski at night", is just someone expressing a desire, a fantasy. Pulaski could be anything, really, just something to long for.
Adventures in Your Own Backyard
The whole album is about everyday wonders, and how interesting every life can be, even the simplest and most modest. The title highlights this feeling of discovery and inifinite possibility being within reach
Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
Nighthawks At The Diner
The title is inspired by Hopper's "Nighthawks" painting, and immediately it gives the impression of the very painful neon-lighted loneliness that characterized early-Tom Waits music
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Before I heard the kind of cheesy "Hand cannot erase this love" chorus of the title-track, I absolutely loved the ambiguity of the title, which I always interpreted as representing that things don't disappear even though we'd want them to. Whatever, it strangely encapsulates the feeling of lacking an identity and dealing with one's memories the album's about.
A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead have had a career full of cryptic and evocative titles, but I think they topped them all with this one. Now, it's extremely abstract, but they manage to call to mind various feelings and impressions. Immediately, loneliness, to me, which is symbolized by the moon, but also vastitude; the pool. Universal solitude, maybe. Whatever it does mean, it perfectly fits the music's atmosphere
It's all about quotation marks
Coffins on Io
Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
Starless and Bible Black
|12||Queens of the Stone Age|
|13||Van der Graaf Generator|
The Least We Can Do Is Wave to...
Cloud About Mercury
Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
|16||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
|Minutemen's "What makes a man start fires?" draw me to them... Awesome album title!|
|the fire in our throats will beckon the thaw is a sweet title |
|drunkdriver - born pregnant, is pretty apt considering the allegations of sexual assualt that were levelled at the drummer.|
|some of these are too damn long in my opinion.|
|another list with patrick watson in it today wow nice|
|"I don't know what or who Pulaski is, and that's exactly what gives its depth to the title. "I want to see Pulaski at night", is just someone expressing a desire, a fantasy. Pulaski could be anything, really, just something to long for."|
its a city in Virginia but ok
|There's a city near me called Pulaski (northeastern Wisconsin)|
|Oltna tbere are like 100 things named pulaski I'm pretty damn sure that's not what he had in mind when he chose the album title "but ok"|