Sunday, May 27, 2012

Album titles

I recently bought The Temper Trap's second album entitled, confusingly and disappointingly 'The Temper Trap'.
I find it disappointing because it's just unimaginative and uncreative.  I find it confusing because now, if someone refers to 'The Temper Trap', it is unclear if they are talking about the band in general or the album specifically.
Other bands that I like who have committed this crime include Casting Crowns, Franz Ferdinand, Jars of Clay, The Kissaway Trail, The Libertines, Lifehouse, Sixpence None the Richer, Sonicflood, and Stellastarr*.  British Sea Power almost did it, with 'The Decline of British Sea Power', as did The Rock'n'Roll Worship Circus, with 'Welcome to the Rock'n'roll Worship Circus'
The most disappointing of these was Lifehouse's third album.  After the wonderfully named No Name Face (greatest album ever) and equally wonderfully named Stanley Climbfall (not too far behind), Lifehouse (the third album, not the band) was not of the same standard and also had a disappointing and confusing name.  Insult to injury.

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