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Old 07-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #271
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Let's take just one album. Pride, The Unforgettable Fire, 4th Of July, Bad, Indian Summer Sky, Elvis Presley And America. That's over half the album.
I think one word titles like "Pride" and "Bad" are pretty inoffensive, although "Bad" perhaps fails for false advertisement. No doubt that EPAA is a terrible name that should remain an acronym when discussed.
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Bad I'll give you, I'm not a a big fan of one syllable song titles...
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Also, since 4th of July isn't named after the holiday, I see nothing wrong with it.
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The only really bad one is Elvis Presley and America.
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you're really digging Catherine Wheel I see...
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Haha, you're completely right with BAB. That's a great song, but I overlooked it a long time simply because of the title. There are a lot of terrible titles from shoegaze albums, actually.
Yeah, a couple of nights ago, I was thinking "there was a song near the end of Ferment that I really enjoy *looks at tracklisting* but I've no idea which it is! Guess I'll just play it from Shallow and see what happens", and when it rolled around, I was genuinely surprised to find it's Bill And Ben. That title just screams "this is going to be rubbish filler".

And yeah, it seems the shoegazers sure had that tendency - and it crept into their band names too. I mean, Ride, Lush, My Bloody Valentine? Those are terrible band names.
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To be fair, finding good band names full stop is pretty difficult.
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How are The Unforgettable Fire, 4th of July, and Bad poor titles?
The Unforgettable Fire ... I don't know, it just sounds silly. I feel almost goofy saying it. It feels like it should be some flaky pop song or something, not a beautiful atmospheric track packed full of SuperWin.

I don't see what's not poor about 4th Of July. It sounds like a working title.

Bad ... yeah, false advertising, and it just makes me think of people saying "hurrr, they got that right!"
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I totally disagree on all three fronts.

But that's OK.
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And A Sort of Homecoming is a fantastic song title.
Damn straight. Promenade works well, and I've no issues with Wire or MLK.
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I Threw a Brick Through a Window is a very good song title, I think.
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I totally disagree on all three fronts.

But that's OK.
I see the good in your opinion.

But not you, you slack bastard. Go keep an eye on the house before it joins the circus.
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I see the good in your opinion.

But not you, you slack bastard. Go keep an eye on the house before it joins the circus.
My mother's home now.
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I Threw a Brick Through a Window is a very good song title, I think.
Ha, I've always thought that's one of the worst on October.

Wait, now that I think about it, maybe not. October's got its share of bad titles. I Fall Down, Stranger In A Strange Land, and Is That All? especially.
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Hey elfa, that Travis song wasn't that bad. Sticking a choir smack in the middle of it was certainly different.
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Ha, I've always thought that's one of the worst on October.

Wait, now that I think about it, maybe not. October's got its share of bad titles. I Fall Down, Stranger In A Strange Land, and Is That All? especially.
I like titles that aren't lyrics in the song, most of the time, unless they're stupid like Elvis Presley and America.
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