The pouring of creativity in an album, for some musicians, is not enough just to create the best song. Some of the details that were also launched as part of the album can also be a space of expression for musicians.
One of them is the album title. Although it seems simple, each album title must keep its own intention to be conveyed by the creator. Some of them are even intentionally made quite unique and ‘confusing’.
- ‘Magic Bus: The Who on Tour’ – The Who
Although the title of the album literally impressed as showing the work recorded while on a tour, or the like, ‘Magic Bus The Who on Tour’ is a compilation album of songs that have been released before.
The album was reportedly released by the British rock band, to boost the success of their single which also has the same title as the album.
- ‘Van Halen III’ – Van Halen
In 1978 and 1979, the American rock band, Van Halen, released two studio albums in a row with the headlines ‘Van Halen’ and ‘Van Halen II’. For those of you who are not familiar with his work, it might be easy to think that ‘Van Halen III’ is the third album of the singer of the song ‘Eruption’.
Your guess is wrong. Because, ‘Van Halen III’ is the eleventh album of Van Halen. The name of the album was reportedly chosen as a reference to the band’s third formation, as Gary Charone joined the band.
- ‘Debut’ – Björk
The Icelandic singer was actually quite successful when releasing the album in 1993, as a singer from the band The Sugarcubes. Therefore, many thought that the selection of the album title was because it was the first solo album from Björk.
However, this is apparently not quite right. Because, he also had time to release his first solo album in 1977, titled ‘Self-titled’ when he was 11 years old.
- ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’ – U2
Famous for its political nuances, making the eleventh studio album from U2 also cannot be separated from the same allegations of some people at first.
Even so, ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’ is recognized by the vocalist, Bono, as something personal. The album tells about him when he lost his father.
“In my head, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is about my father, Bob, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bob. He died a few years ago, and his death made me experience a journey, tantrums, and desperation to find who I am,” he said. Bono
- ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ – Pink Floyd
As a rock band, Pink Floyd is known to have never made a song that is classified as danable in previous works. So, naming this compilation album with ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ is often regarded as a sarcasm of the Pink Floyd personnel.