Album Title Goes Here

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Album Title Goes Here
Deadmau5 Album Title Goes Here.jpg
Studio album by deadmau5
Released 2012
Recorded 2007-2012
Length 79:53 (physical version)
82:07 (digital version)
Label
Producer Joel Zimmerman
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  1. "Maths"
    Released: 17 February 2012
  2. "The Veldt"
    Released: 8 May 2012
  3. "Professional Griefers"
    Released: 14 August 2012
  4. "Channel 42"
    Released: 10 February 2013
  5. "Telemiscommunications"
    Released: 12 March 2013

Album Title Goes Here (stylized as > album title goes here <) is the sixth studio album by the Canadian record producer and DJ deadmau5, released on 21 September 2012 by his vanity record label mau5trap Recordings and Ultra Records in the United States and Canada and by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom. The album is considered to be more experimental than deadmau5's previous albums, and he stated in an interview with Fuse that he had been considering producing music similar to his debut album Get Scraped (2005) again.[1] It is the last studio album by deadmau5 to be released by Ultra Records, as well as his only album to be released by Parlophone.

Album Title Goes Here spawned five singles: "Maths", "The Veldt", "Professional Griefers", "Channel 42" and "Telemiscommunications". The album received a nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Background[edit]

In a livestream on Ustream, deadmau5 said that the track "Sleepless" was supposed to contain the vocals he had recorded, but he claimed to have accidentally submitted the wrong file without the vocals. This led to the instrumental version of the song to appear on the final version of the album.[2]

Promotion[edit]

A music video directed by Paul Boyd was released for "Professional Griefers", which featured both deadmau5 and Gerard Way, and was promoted by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A fully animated music video for "The Veldt" made by Qudos Animations was released on 25 June 2012.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[5]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[6]
Now 3/5[7]
Paste 8.5/10[8]
PopMatters 6/10[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Spin 5/10[11]
Sputnikmusic 2/5[12]
The Vancouver Sun 2/5 stars[13]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, > album title goes here < received an average score of 59, based on 13 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3] Some critics commended the album's collaborations and excellent production value, but others criticized its lack of creativity. The album debuted at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart with first-week sales of 13,000 copies.[14]

Selling 58,000 copies in the United States in its first week, > album title goes here < debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, becoming deadmau5's first number-one album on the latter chart.[15] It entered the UK Albums Chart at number nine on sales of 14,325 units, his highest-charting album in the United Kingdom to date.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Physical version
No. Title Length
1. "Superliminal" 6:15
2. "Channel 42" (featuring Wolfgang Gartner) 4:48
3. "The Veldt (8 Minute Edit)" (featuring Chris James) 8:25
4. "Fn Pig" 8:42
5. "Professional Griefers" (featuring Gerard Way) 4:04
6. "Maths" 6:38
7. "There Might Be Coffee" 7:00
8. "Take Care of the Proper Paperwork" 6:52
9. "Closer" 6:58
10. "October" 7:10
11. "Sleepless" 4:06
12. "Failbait" (featuring Cypress Hill) 4:49
13. "Telemiscommunications" (featuring Imogen Heap) 4:03
Total length: 79:53

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[43] Gold 40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Australia[18] 21 September 2012 EMI
Germany[44]
Ireland[45] mau5trap, Parlophone
United Kingdom[46] 24 September 2012
France[47] EMI Music Publishing
Canada[48] 25 September 2012 mau5trap, Ultra Records
United States[49]
Japan[50] 26 September 2012 EMI

References[edit]

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  2. ^ deadmau5 (October 3, 2012). "oh you. deadmau5. you're so random.". Ustream. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.  About 12 minutes in.
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  4. ^ Jeffries, David. ">Album Title Goes Here< – Deadmau5". AllMusic. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Staples, Derek (September 27, 2012). "Album Review: deadmau5 – >album title goes here<". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Petridis, Alexis (September 20, 2012). "Deadmau5: Album Title Goes Here – review". The Guardian. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Boles, Benjamin (September 27 – October 4, 2012). "deadmau5 – Album Title Goes Here". Now. 32 (4). Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (September 26, 2012). "deadmau5: > album title goes here <". Paste. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Wright, Darryl G. (October 10, 2012). "Deadmau5: > Album Title Goes here <". PopMatters. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ Rosen, Jody (September 25, 2012). "Album Title Goes Here". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (October 8, 2012). "Deadmau5, '> album title goes here <'". Spin. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Album Review - Deadmau5: >album title goes here<". Deviant. Oct 2, 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Harris, Ron (September 24, 2012). "CD reviews: Deadmau5, Sandi Thom and more". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Williams, John (October 3, 2012). "Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Green Day explode onto charts". Canoe.ca. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
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  33. ^ "2012 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
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Preceded by
Nothing but the Beat 2.0 by David Guetta
UK Dance Albums Chart number-one album
30 September 2012 – 6 October 2012
Succeeded by
Nextlevelism by DJ Fresh
Preceded by
Lindsey Stirling by Lindsey Stirling
Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums number-one album
13 October 2012 – 9 November 2012
Succeeded by
Until Now by Swedish House Mafia