For Lack of a Better Name

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For Lack of a Better Name
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Studio album by deadmau5
Released 22 September 2009
Recorded 2008–09
Genre Progressive house
Label
Producer Joel Zimmerman
deadmau5 chronology
Random Album Title
(2008)
For Lack of a Better Name
(2009)
4x4=12
(2010)
Singles from For Lack of a Better Name
  1. "Hi Friend!"
    Released: 18 August 2008
  2. "Ghosts 'n' Stuff"
    Released: 24 November 2008
  3. "Word Problems"
    Released: March 2009
  4. "Bot"
    Released: March 2009
  5. "Lack of a Better Name"
    Released: 28 July 2009
  6. "Strobe"
    Released: 23 February 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
BBC Favourable [2]
CHARTattack 3.5/5 stars [3]
The Independent Unfavourable [4]
The Observer Favourable [5]
The Times 3/5 stars [6]

For Lack of a Better Name is the fourth studio album and major label debut album by the Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5. The album features collaborations with MC Flipside ("Hi Friend!") and with Rob Swire of Pendulum ("Ghosts 'n' Stuff"). The album also contains the critically acclaimed song "Strobe". The album was released on 22 September 2009 in the United States by Ultra Records and mau5trap and internationally on 5 October 2009 by Virgin Records. It is deadmau5's first album to be released internationally on the Virgin Records label.

Track listing[edit]

Continuous mix version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "FML"   6:35
2. "Moar Ghosts 'n' Stuff (Hard Intro Version)"   4:30
3. "Ghosts 'n' Stuff (Radio Edit)" (featuring Rob Swire) 3:15
4. "Hi Friend!" (featuring MC Flipside) 5:15
5. "Bot"   5:22
6. "Word Problems"   7:48
7. "Soma"   6:07
8. "Lack of a Better Name"   6:58
9. "The 16th Hour"   9:29
10. "Strobe"   10:37
Total length:
1:05:52

Unmixed version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "FML"   7:00
2. "Moar Ghosts 'n' Stuff"   4:57
3. "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" (featuring Rob Swire) 5:28
4. "Hi Friend!" (featuring MC Flipside) 6:32
5. "Bot"   6:33
6. "Word Problems"   8:29
7. "Soma"   7:53
8. "Lack of a Better Name"   8:14
9. "The 16th Hour"   9:52
10. "Strobe"   10:33

In popular culture[edit]

A music video for "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" was released in August 2009. "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" was also featured on a promo for the Canadian edition of So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. The songs "FML" and "Hi Friend!" are featured on an episode of Gossip Girl where deadmau5 appeared as himself. "Strobe" as well as the track "Cthulhu Sleeps" from his next album 4×4=12 also went on to appear in an episode of Epic Meal Time, in which deadmau5 also starred.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carino, Paula. "allmusic ((( For Lack of a Better Name – Deadmau5 > Review )))". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  2. ^ Diver, Mike (2009-10-09). "Review of deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name". British Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  3. ^ Villeneuve, Phil (2009-09-24). "Deadmau5 – For Lack Of A Better Name". Chart. Chart Communication. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ Price, Simon (2009-10-04). "Album: Deadmau5, For Lack of a Better Name (Virgin)". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  5. ^ Empire, Kitty (2009-10-04). "Deadmau5: For Lack of a Better Name". The Observer. London, England: Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  6. ^ Potton, Ed (2009-10-03). "Deadmau5: For Lack of a Better Name". The Times. Wapping, London. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  7. ^ "For Lack Of A Better Name (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version)". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "For Lack of a Better Name (Bonus Track Version)". iTunes. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Deadmau5 – For Lack Of A Better Name". Australian Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Deadmau5 – For Lack Of A Better Name". αCharts.us. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Chart Stats – Deadmau5 – For Lack Of A Better Name". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  12. ^ "For Lack of a Better Name – Deadmau5". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name". British Phonographic Industry. July 15, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.  Enter For Lack of a Better Name in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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