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Creative Album Titles

One thing that’s always irked me about new artists is when they decide to self title their debut album. There’s nothing inherently wrong with self-titling your first album since, after all, in most cases it’s supposed to present you to the world and establish your name but I’ve always interpreted it as a lack of effort and creativity.

Even if it’s something as simple as naming your album after one of the tunes, at least it beats just calling it Taylor Swift. In her defense, not everyone is blessed with such an awesome birth name that screams superstardom so she’s an exception to the rule. Heck, even Leona Lewis, who probably had zero involvement in the production of her highly successful debt album besides providing the gorgeous vocals at least had the common courtesy to call it “Spirit”.

With that, I present my unordered list of what I consider some of the coolest album titles I’ve ever heard because they’re clever, funny, or simply amusing in some kind of way.

  • Sugar Ray — Lemonade and Brownies
  • New Radicals — Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
  • Collective Soul — Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid
  • Modest Mouse — We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
  • Oasis — Definitely Maybe
  • Queens of the Stone Age — Songs for the Deaf
  • Elton John — Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player
  • Britney Spears — Oops! …I Did it Again
  • Xscape — Traces of My Lipstick
  • Radiohead — Pablo Honey
  • Soundgarden — Superunknown
  • Death Cub for Cutie — We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes
  • The B-52s — Wild Planet
  • Public Enemy — Fear of a Black Planet
  • Public Enemy – How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?
  • Salt and Pepa — A Salt With a Deadly Pepa
  • PJ Harvey — Rid of Me
  • Ultra Nate — Grime Silk & Thunder
  • Everything But the Girl — Amplified Heart
  • Peaches – Impeach My Bush
  • Aimee Mann – @#%&*! Smilers
  • Army of Lovers – Massive Luxury Overdose
  • Senses Fail – Life is Not a Waiting Room
  • Yoko Ono – Yes, I’m a Witch
  • Fastball – All the Pain Money Can Buy
  • M.I.A. – Piracy Funds Terrorism
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