Weezer’s “Raditude” Joins Canon of Dictionary-Defying Album Titles

August 18th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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Weezer have managed to stun the masses with word that their October 27th album will be titled Raditude. It’s like radical, with an attitude. Since 50 percent of their previous releases have been self-titled and color-coded, it’s a welcome change of pace — and as far as our dictionary tells us, a brand new word.

As Kanye West once said, it’s awes-mazing, but Raditude is also awes-diculous, just like the words “bromance” and “staycation.” Still, this isn’t the first time an artist has stepped outside of Webster’s when it came time to name their album. Rock Daily went prowling through our iPods to find the zaniest, not-of-this-language album titles in the history of rock. Check out our fully categorized sampling of confusing album titles, and feel free to leave some of your favorites down in the comments section.

Albums That Fuse Real Words To Form a Fake Word (a.k.a Portmanteau)
Weezer - Raditude
U2 - Zooropa
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
Bjork - Homogenic
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cardinology
Nas - Illmatic
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy&
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
XTC - Skylarking
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking

Albums With Joycean Stream-of-Consciousness Titles
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
OutKast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing
Screeching Weasel - Boogadaboogadaboogada!
Maxwell - BLACKsummers’night
Ween - GodWeenSatan: The Oneness

Albums That Have Titles That Sound Like Harry Potter Spells
Arrested Development – Zingalamaduni
Pink Floyd – Ummagumma
My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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