Pretension, Desperation, Boredom, and Pain

I hereby call bullshit on album titles that intend to encompass the entire universe. The two worst offenders are Life, Death, Love and Freedom by John Mellencamp and Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace by the Foo Fighters. Not only are these titles cumbersome and gaudy, but they smack of desperation. You can almost hear Dave Grohl going, "hey guys, does this sound 'artistic' enough?"

I'm gonna go listen to Jesus Lizard's Goat in order to obliterate the pomposity.

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