Album titles that act as mini-reviews of the album and do you agree with that review

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

Hawkwind - Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (it's decent)
Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To (no way)
Devo - Something For Everybody (so long as everybody likes loud jerky technopop)
The Tangent - Not as Good as the Book (the book that comes with the album is indeed quite good...)
The Orb - Okie Dokie, It's The Orb on Kompakt (yep, exactly what you'd expect too)
Stereolab - Not Music (don't sell yrself short!)
Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell (I wish it was that cool)

frogbs, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:29 (one week ago) link

The Cramps - Bad Music for Bad People (the music is great)
Howlin' Wolf - This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album (yes, it is)

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:31 (one week ago) link

I think Zappa has a few of these.

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (if you'd heard them you wouldn't think they were Best Band You Ever Heard in Your Life, put it that way)

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:36 (one week ago) link

Captain Beefheart - Unconditionally Guaranteed (far from it)

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:37 (one week ago) link

The Housemartins - Now That's What I Call Quite Good (um I guess?)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:39 (one week ago) link

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (that lasted about 20 years)

imago, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:42 (one week ago) link

not music was the first one that came to mind! i actually really like that one, honestly. even more than its' associated "proper" album, chemical chords.

in my opinion, stereolab also has another one in transient random noise bursts with announcements. and i would only add one word to the beginning of the title to make it more accurate: pleasant.

lindisfarne's nicely out of tune is a good one. it's supposed to be self-deprecating, but i quite like the album. pretty decent post-csn beardy guy folk rock.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:43 (one week ago) link

Polysics - Weeeeeeeeee!!! (pretty much sums it up yeah)

frogbs, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:43 (one week ago) link

brother jack mcduff — sophisticated funk (nah, pretty standard funk)

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:46 (one week ago) link

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life

Since this was a live album, I always thought it was a comment on disappointing ticket sales from the tour (sort of like Ministry's In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up). I saw the Zappa tour, ftr. It was the last one before he died.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:46 (one week ago) link

Born Against's best of is The Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure.

While that might be true, they're also one of the best hardcore bands that ever played music, so...

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 22:47 (one week ago) link

Michael Jackson - Bad (it's good)

goodoldneon, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 23:11 (one week ago) link

(though not as good as Thriller)

goodoldneon, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 23:12 (one week ago) link

Bloodhound Gang - One Fierce Beer Coaster
(not even a good beer coaster)

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 01:19 (one week ago) link

My friend pointed this one out iirc

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61pzZBg28yL.jpg

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 02:39 (one week ago) link

lol

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 02:51 (one week ago) link

Feel like compilations with titles that include the genre they represent should be ruled out

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 02:52 (one week ago) link

Neil Michael Hagerty - Plays That Good Old Rock and Roll (yep, he sure does)

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food (apt summary, self-effacing irony and all)

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 04:16 (one week ago) link

Not an album title but a band name: Abysmal really wasn’t that bad.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 06:35 (one week ago) link

what songs about food do Talking Heads have? that's always confused me

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:16 (one week ago) link

Psycho Kipper

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:23 (one week ago) link

This Must Be The Plaice

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:24 (one week ago) link

(Nothing But) Flour

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:25 (one week ago) link

Stereolab - Not Music (don't sell yrself short!)

The Verve - This Is Music (accurate)

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:27 (one week ago) link

Shinichi Atobe - From the Heart, It's a Start, a Work of Art

Nah, it's just a formulaic dub techno album.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:52 (one week ago) link

Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (I suppose the title track is fairly funky... arguably... but there's only 13 tracks anyway)
Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats (It is country but there's only 10 tracks this time)

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 08:56 (one week ago) link

'ugly but honest' - carissa's wierd (indeed)
'ones and sixes' - low (arguable ratings for the tracks within)

meaulnes, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 11:01 (one week ago) link

Beastie Boys - Some Old Bullshit (accurate)

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 11:35 (one week ago) link

what songs about food do Talking Heads have? that's always confused me

"Pulled Up":

Keep that wonderful food on the table
There's really no hurry I'll eat in a while

"The Big Country":

Look at that kitchen and all of that food
Look at them eat it, I guess it tastes real good

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:30 (one week ago) link

Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To (no way)

come on now.

andrew m., Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:46 (one week ago) link

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? (Yes, broadly, and your version will do just fine.)

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:27 (one week ago) link

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life

Since this was a live album, I always thought it was a comment on disappointing ticket sales from the tour (sort of like Ministry's In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up). I saw the Zappa tour, ftr. It was the last one before he died.

― shared unit of analysis (unperson)

it was his last tour because he was such a shitty manager. the entire band demanded he fire the bass player, who was apparently an asshole, and zappa responded by cancelling the rest of the tour, swearing he'd never tour again, and spending the rest of his life doodling around on the synclavier. anyway his cancellation of the west coast leg of the tour is what the album title was a reference to.

Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats (It is country but there's only 10 tracks this time)

― Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.)

i thought the reference was to the band, who ween did think were all country greats?

Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:55 (one week ago) link

I have heard that too but there seems some dispute over it.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:17 (one week ago) link

especially since there were 12 songs recorded during the session

I think they just liked the idea it would confuse people

frogbs, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:21 (one week ago) link

Just like The Traveling Wilburys' second album being called "Volume 3".

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:31 (one week ago) link

Circle - Triumph, here's a full review that confirms it

willem, Thursday, 10 October 2019 06:56 (one week ago) link

Wipers - The Circle

it's round!

StanM, Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:17 (one week ago) link

gary burton — alone at last (yep.)

bobby hutcherson — solo / quartet (again: yep.)

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 10 October 2019 16:24 (one week ago) link

B-52's - Good Stuff (not really)

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:49 (one week ago) link

every reggae album called some variant of "XXX meets YYY in a ZZZ style"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:02 (one week ago) link

Replacements - Stink (no, they rock)

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:09 (one week ago) link

there was an interview where thurston points at individual sonic youth members as he says "experimental", "jet set", "trash", and "no star", but I forget which ones are which.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:10 (one week ago) link

https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51EuA9faI3L.jpg

Modern Romance - Burn It! (definitely agree, best thing you could do with the album)

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:12 (one week ago) link

also true of the Monkees - Pool It!

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:37 (one week ago) link

Wham! - Fantastic! (yeah, it's alright)

Bloody Snail, Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:50 (one week ago) link

Cockney Rejects "Greatest Hits Vol 1"

Qualifies both ways: it wasn't their greatest hits it was their debut album, but it was volume one as two and three followed (three was a live album, so maybe.. They were the greatest hits by then?)

Mark G, Friday, 11 October 2019 06:45 (one week ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.