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View Poll Results: Have you ever listened to an album simply because it has a cool name?
Yes 16 76.19%
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ever listened to an album just because its name sounded cool?

I'm sure everyone has done it before... Currently I'm very interested in listening to Machine Gun Etiquette by The Damned even though I've never listened to any of their music previously and I'm not a huge lover of punk.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh how times have changed...

I've BOUGHT albums based on cool name alone (well... that and album art), mainly because I had no other option to find out what the material sounded like. Albums like...

Meantime by Helmet
Superunknown by Soundgarden (though this one was only because my house didn't yet have cable tv in 1994)
Dopes to Infinity by Monster Magnet
La Sexorcisto Devil Music Volume 1 by White Zombie

Now as for having checked out (read: downloaded) albums in the mp3-age solely based on name, you might as well be asking how many people undo their pants before using the toilet.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not so much for names, but if an album has cool cover art, I'll definitely check it out.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i never did

i thought those Super Furry Animals' album names sounded cool but never bought one
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A little while ago I checked out H. P. Lovecraft ..

The band, I mean, and their eponymous debut.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Good album covers attract me but on Spotify I typed in Motown and discovered a band called Mando Diao as they have a track called "Motown Blood"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUOOp0wn9lM
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Album names, not so much. Band names though, most definitely. It's the primary reason I got into Melt-Banana. Same goes for The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower. And really, any band with some sort of ridiculously long/silly name that I can confirm beforehand is not some sort of screamoxmetalxcore piece of trash.
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I usually find there's fun to be had in finding the dumbest reasons I can think of to listen to something.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Album names, not so much. Band names though, most definitely.
Same here. That's why I bought my first My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult album. 20 years later I'm still a huge fan of them.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I only checked out 2 bands based on their names: Job For A Cowboy and Rainbow Butt Monkeys. I'm sure people know who JFAC is (especially people who listen to death metal), but not too many people know who the RBM are. Only after listening to them and reading up on them did I find out that they later changed their name to Finger Eleven.
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