Suggest a Title!

On the one hand, we people of Today are fortunate to have an unprecedented variety of music at our fingertips, thanks to the huge available volume of the electrical Internet, or "webs." On the other hand, this artistic logjam poses a serious problem for people who can't trust themselves to make valid aesthetic judgments under the ideological constraints of late capitalism, and must therefore rely on our anagrams to assess the cultural value of a specific album or artist.

You can see the bind you're in. If you leave things up to us, a decade or two might pass before we get around to posting an anagram for Magma's Üdü Wüdü. Until then, current and prospective listeners will have no choice but to remain in a state of dangerous ignorance. Is that really what you want?

After due consideration, we've decided to invite readers to submit titles they'd like to see anagramminified anagrammatinimized™ right away. Think of it as your chance to bend the arc of the moral universe ever so slightly toward justice.

Does posting a title here mean that you'll see or not see an anagram of it soon, or ever? Probably, or possibly not. But either way, we think you'll agree that this approach can only be the arguably correct one, given the peer-reviewed historical validity of the inevitable likelihood that this has been, and in fact is now the case, which most readers would undoubtedly not be so ungenerous as to hesitate to affirm in their own right, barring some catastrophe.

So yes, please. Titles to be posted here as comment field, starting with the artist whose album to which the title belongs, continuing on forthrightly with the title of the album under discussion by that same artist, and — if it can be possible — concluding with the name (not title) of the record label on which the above artist released or caused to be released the above album to which this title is in reference to, as well as the year in which the aforementioned transaction took place according to common understanding. We feel this will be the best solution for anagrams, thanks!

69 comments:

Chris Willie Williams said...

Of Montreal--Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse (Kindercore, 2001)

Dr Hesselius said...

Thanks, Chris!

We've been working on that one for some time. Keep watching the skies!

Jason M said...

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner's Celebrity Avalanche (Communion, 2011) please!

Dr Hesselius said...

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner's Celebrity Avalanche (Communion, 2011) please!

Gah. I suppose Tangle would've been too easy, eh?

We'll see what we can do.

Adam said...

Steven Seagal -Songs from the Crystal Cave (Nonsolo Blue's 2004)[sic] and reissued by Sony Music Distribution 2006 I guess?

Dr Hesselius said...

Steven Seagal -Songs from the Crystal Cave

Never knew such a thing existed.

[shudder]

We're on it.

CHRIS RAMEE said...

P.M. Dawn - Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience

Chris Willie Williams said...

Mike Doughty--Haughty Melodic (ATO Records, 2005), if you'd care to attempt the rare and perilous anagram-within-an-anagram.

Aries2012 said...

The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud - The Smell of Blood But Victory (Arthur's Round Table, 1997)

Spitting Blood said...

Cap'n Jazz - Analphabetapolothology

Bundle J. Claw said...

L. Ron Hubbard and Friends - The Road to Freedom

Nate Wright said...

The Minutemen - Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat (SST, 1983)

Brad Riley said...

The Sleepy Jackson; Personality - One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird (Astralwerks, 2006)

Or

Henry Badowski: Life is a Grand (IRS, 1981)

Mike K said...

Camper Van Beethoven - Telephone Free Landslide Victory (Cooking Vinyl, 1985)

Billy Barron said...

Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (Kill Rock Stars 2008)

Anonymous said...

I do feel that this site will be like Superman without a cape until there is a review of any album by the very appropriately named band New Order.

Anonymous said...

Cows - Daddy Has a Tail (Amphetamine Reptile, 1989)

Adam said...

Nation of Ulysses - 13-Point Program to Destroy America (Dischord, 1991)

Keith said...

The Sisters of Mercy - Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Elektra, 1992)

J. Sam said...

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Yuri said...

Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (Columbia, 1984)

Negative review preferred!

Dr Hesselius said...

Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (Columbia, 1984)

Negative review preferred!


I think we may be able to swing that.

Thurston's Letters to Dimble said...

Bill Cosby - Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band (Uni Records, 1971)

Please & thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hall & Oates- Abandoned Luncheonette

Iain said...

I'm going to be very presumptious and post three requests for your kind consideration:

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (Island, 1973)

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade, 2008)

Zomby - Dedication (4AD, 2011)

Thanks!

Mutttastic said...

I'll start off small.

Can - Tago Mago (United Artists, 1971)

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante (Warner Brothers. Records, 1995)

Anal Cunt - I like It When You Die (Earache Records, 1997)

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The Teardrop Explodes - Everybody Wants to Shag... the Teardrop Explodes (Mercury, 1990)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality (Dindisc, 1981)

Echo & the Bunnymen - What Are You Going to do With Your Life? (London, 1999)

Kipp Gilmore-Clough said...

The Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward (Constellation, 2001)

Bundle J. Claw said...

Corpsevomit - Raping the Ears of Those Above

Jon-Erik said...

Parliament - Gloryhallastoopid: Or Pin the Tale on the Funky (Casablanca, 1979)

Anonymous said...

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (Warner Bros 1978)

Jon Arbuckle said...

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor

Rhett Lawrence said...

How about the Minutemen's "Double Nickels On The Dime"?

Or some of that other classic mid-80s SST stuff like Husker Du's "New Day Rising" or Meat Puppets' "Up On The Sun"?

Negative reviews not allowed!

Luis Misiara said...

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions (Southern Lord, 2009)

I'm sure you'll know what to do with those parentheses :)))

Thank youse!

Paul said...

Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World (Decca, 1973)

Bundle J. Claw said...

Ceephax Acid Crew - United Acid Emirates

Bundle J. Claw said...

Polar Goldie Cats - Feral Phantasms

Noir said...

I expect this one will take a while:

Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand - The Story About the Digging of the Hole and the Hearing of the Sounds From Hell (WKN, 2011)

Anonymous said...

Neko Case and Her Boyfriends - Furnace Room Lullaby (Bloodshot, 2000)

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner Bros, 2002)

Super Furry Animals - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space) (Ankst, 1995)

Anonymous said...

Son Volt - Okemah and the Melody of Riot (Legacy Recordings, 2005)

Robert Fripp - God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners (Polydor, E.G. 1980)

Debbie Harry/Blondie - Once More Into the Bleach (Chrysalis, 1980)

Ruth Zeg said...

Guided by Voices - Half Smiles of the Decomposed (Matador, 2004)

Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast (Ample Play, 2010)

Danielson Famile - Tell Another Joke at the Ol' Choppin' Block (Tooth & Nail, 1997)

Bongwater - The Power of Pussy (Shimmy Disc, 1991)

Anonymous said...

Bobby Conn -- The Golden Age

Auntie Silence said...

Cradle of Filth - "Dusk... and Her Embrace"

Paul said...

The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (Pye Records 1968)

Chris Willie Williams said...

Aphex Twin--Drukqs (Warp Records, 2001)

Anonymous said...

The 150 Murderous Passions - The 150 Murderous Passions, or Those Belonging to the Fourth Class, Composing the 28 Days of February Spent in Hearing the Narrations of Madame Desgranges, Interspersed Amongst Which Are the Scandalous Doings at the Château During That Month

Anonymous said...

Rudimentary Peni - Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, (United Dairies, 1981) for the 150 Murderous Passions album and (Outer Himalayan, 1995) for the Rudimentary Peni album. Also:

Big Black - Songs About Fucking (Touch and Go, 1987)

Anonymous said...

various artists - My Pussy Belongs to Daddy (Beacon, 1957)

The Deep Freeze Mice - Teenage Head in My Refrigerator (n/a, 1981)

Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves, 1981)

Dayglo Abortions - Feed Us a Fetus (Fringe Product, 1986)

Einstürzende Neubauten - Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala (1987, Some Bizarre)

Harry Pussy - A: In an Emergency You Can Shit on a Puerto Rican Whore (Siltbreeze, 1993)

Golden Goldies - Gimme Them Fuckin Nuggets Bitch or Ill Punch Your Fuckin Face (n/a, 1995)

Macrocosmic Emotions - The Contemporaneous Explosive Atmosphere (n/a, 1995)

Pan-Thy-Monium - Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion (Relapse, 1996)

Anal Cunt - Howard Is Bald (n/a, 2001)

Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador, 2006)

Ruth Zeg said...

I suggest an experiment to see if it's just Sonic Youth that the cosmos has a problem with, or if it's no-wave guitar skronk in general. Thus, research needs to be done on the work of SY's mentor, Glenn Branca:

Glenn Branca - Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses (Atavistic, 1981)

Glenn Branca - The Belly of an Architect (Crepuscule, 1987)

Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven) (Atavisitic, 1989)

Glann Branca - Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypershere) (Atavistic, 1999)

And for good measure, Branca's contemporary:

Rhys Chatham - An Angel Moves Too Fast To See (For 100 Electric Guitars, Electric Bass and Drums) (Table of the Elements, 2006)

Dr Hesselius said...

Ruth,

Although we'd question whether SY, Branca or Chatham really qualify as "no-wave guitar skronk," we agree that it'd be interesting to make the comparison. And it'd definitely be more relevant -- and easier -- than working with "A Taste of DNA."

We'll tackle it right away, eventually. Thanks for the suggestion!

Anonymous said...

Rolling Stone's David Fricke just awarded Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" 5 stars out of 5, even though it's the same old shit. I'd love to hear The Palindrome Gods' opinion of this mediocre work.

Adamb said...

Prince- Around the World in A Day

Acapulco Rodriguez said...

Gentlemen:
Nice work. Gregg, long time, no see! I have two requests. These are two records that I believe are probably terrible, but my ears are shot from overexposure and I need to know the objective truth. Please help.
John Maus, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves;
Swans, White Light From the Mouth of Infinity.
Your assistance in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Acapulco Rodriguez

Acapulco Rodriguez said...

P.S.: I am pleased to see that your technique has finally uncovered the truth about the men and women of Sonic Youth and the terrible music they make. I look forward to your review of Lee Ranaldo's latest "effort."

Acapulco Rodriguez said...

Oops. Please allow me to bring my prior requests into compliance with your guidelines:
John Maus: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music / Upset the Rhythm 2011)
Swans: White Light From the Mouth of Infinity (Young God, 1991).

If I may, I would like to make a further request, for Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Capitol, 1991).

Thank you once again.

Anonymous said...

*Correction: RHCP: BSSM (Warner Bros., 1991)

Dr Hesselius said...

If I may, I would like to make a further request, for Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Capitol, 1991).

Already done!

Anonymous said...

Bang On A Can - Terry Riley: In C (Cantaloupe, 2001)

Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do (Warp/Sire, 1995)

Anonymous said...

Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern

Anonymous said...

Korpiklaani - Voice of the Wilderness

Keith said...

Editors - In This Light and On This Evening (Kitchenware Records, 2009)

The guitarist just quit, so I figured this was due.

Leopold Suzuki said...

Since you're a Petra-phile

Michael W. Smith - Go West Young Man

Anonymous said...

Pearl Harbour - Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost Too (Warner Brothers, 1980)

Inspiral Carpets - Revenge of the Goldfish (Mute, 1992)

The Stranglers - The Gospel According to the Meninblack (Liberty, 1981)

The Waterboys - An Appointment with Mr. Yeats (Puck, 2011)

Sinead O'Connor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (One Little Indian, 2012)

Bundle J. Claw said...

Sunburned Hand of The Man - No Magic Man (Arthur, 2004)

The Silver Ziggurat said...

Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another (4AD, 2009)

Marissa Nadler - Songs III: Bird on the Water (Peacefrog, 2007)

Penetration - Coming Up For Air (Virgin, 1979)

duif said...

The Ruins of Beverast ‎– Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer

astralsocialclub said...

Vibracathedral Orchestra "Versatile Arab Chord Chart"

Anonymous said...

Men's Recovery Project - "The Golden Triumph of Naked Hostility"

The Gories - "I Know You Fine, But How You Doin'?"

Vatican Shadow - "Washington Buries Al Qaeda Leader At Sea"