Random Album Title

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Studio album by deadmau5
Released September 2, 2008
Recorded 2006–08
  • 72:33 (mixed)
  • 83:10 (unmixed)
Producer Joel Zimmerman
deadmau5 chronology
Random Album Title
For Lack of a Better Name
(2009)For Lack of a Better Name2009
Alternate cover
Cover art for UK physical release
Cover art for UK physical release
Singles from Random Album Title
  1. "Faxing Berlin"
    Released: October 25, 2006
  2. "Not Exactly"
    Released: August 27, 2007
  3. "Arguru"
    Released: December 13, 2007
  4. "Alone with You"
    Released: April 7, 2008
  5. "I Remember"
    Released: September 15, 2008
  6. "Slip"
    Released: December 8, 2008
  7. "Brazil (2nd Edit)"
    Released: April 9, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Random Album Title is the third studio album by Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5, released by Ultra Records and mau5trap on September 2, 2008. It is deadmau5's breakthrough album as well as his first to utilize titles using the now-familiar Arial Black font. The album includes the singles "Faxing Berlin", "Not Exactly" and "I Remember" (with Kaskade). Following the success of "I Remember" in the UK, Random Album Title later entered the UK Top 75 Albums chart at #31 in May 2009.[2]


The track "Slip" is named for its hook which intentionally falls out of time with the beat and melody of the song.[3]

The original mix of "Faxing Berlin" is 8:37 compared to the mixed album version's length, which is only 2:36. Combined with its preceding acoustic piano intro on the continuous mix version it is 4:15. On the unmixed version, both these tracks are replaced by the original mix.

The track "Arguru" was written in memory of Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius (nicknamed Arguru), an audio software developer and musician.[4] The composition of the 2010 song "I Said" by deadmau5 and Chris Lake (who also co-wrote "Arguru") would later be similar to the song.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Mixed version[6][edit]

All tracks written by Joel Zimmerman, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Sometimes Things Get, Whatever" 7:15
2. "Complications" 5:31
3. "Slip" 6:44
4. "Some Kind of Blue" 6:19
5. "Brazil (2nd Edit)" 5:33
6. "Alone with You" 7:30
7. "I Remember" (with Kaskade; vocals by Haley Gibby; co-written by Ryan Raddon and Finn Bjarnson) 9:07
8. "Faxing Berlin (Piano Acoustic Version)" 1:39
9. "Faxing Berlin" 2:36
10. "Not Exactly" 8:00
11. "Arguru" (co-written by Chris Lake) 5:30
12. "So There I Was" 6:49
Total length: 72:33

Unmixed version[7][edit]

All tracks written by Joel Zimmerman, except where noted.

In popular culture[edit]

The track "Brazil (2nd Edit)" has been used numerous times by other artists. Kylie Minogue sampled the song in the sessions for her album Aphrodite in an unreleased song named "Change Your Mind". Alexis Jordan also used the song on her single, "Happiness". It has also been used by Taio Cruz in his song "Touch the Sky". It was used as part of a remixed mash-up of it and Haley Gibby's 2010 song "Falling in Love" as "Falling in Love With Brazil." The first edit of "Brazil" has seen no official release but can be found online on sites such as YouTube.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008-09) Peak
Scottish Albums (OCC)[8] 55
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 31
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[10] 3
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[11] 9
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[12] 13


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"All U Ever Want" by Deadmau5
Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year
Succeeded by
For Lack of a Better Name by Deadmau5