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Album Title Goes Here
Studio album by deadmau5
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
Recorded2007–12[1][2]
GenreProgressive house, electro house
Length79:53
Labelmau5trap, Ultra
ProducerJoel Zimmerman
deadmau5 chronology
Meowingtons Hax Tour Trax
(2011)
Album Title Goes Here
(2012)
At Play Vol. 4
(2012)
Singles from Album Title Goes Here
  1. "Maths"
    Released: February 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
  2. "The Veldt"
    Released: May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
  3. "Professional Griefers"
    Released: August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14)
  4. "Channel 42"
    Released: February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
  5. "Telemiscommunications"
    Released: March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)
 
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Album Title Goes Here
Studio album by deadmau5
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
Recorded2007–12[1][2]
GenreProgressive house, electro house
Length79:53
Labelmau5trap, Ultra
ProducerJoel Zimmerman
deadmau5 chronology
Meowingtons Hax Tour Trax
(2011)
Album Title Goes Here
(2012)
At Play Vol. 4
(2012)
Singles from Album Title Goes Here
  1. "Maths"
    Released: February 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
  2. "The Veldt"
    Released: May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
  3. "Professional Griefers"
    Released: August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14)
  4. "Channel 42"
    Released: February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
  5. "Telemiscommunications"
    Released: March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)

Album Title Goes Here (stylized as > album title goes here <) is the sixth studio album (and fourth mainstream album) by Canadian house music producer deadmau5. It was released on September 21, 2012 by Ultra Records.

The album is more experimental than deadmau5's previous mainstream albums, and he has stated in an interview with Fuse that he has considered producing music similar to his 2005 album Get Scraped again.[3]

Background[edit]

Recorded between 2007 and 2012, the album was primarily produced by deadmau5, featuring guest appearances from Wolfgang Gartner, Gerard Way( formerly of American rock band My Chemical Romance), American hip hop group Cypress Hill, English recording artist Imogen Heap, and singer Chris James. According to deadmau5, the album is partially a compilation of songs that were previously recorded and not released as singles. While Album Title Goes Here primarily uses influences of progressive house and electro house, it also incorporates genres such as downtempo, trip hop, IDM, ambient and hip hop. The songs "Sleepless", "Take Care of the Proper Paperwork", "Telemiscommunications" and "Failbait" break from deadmau5's typical progressive house and electro house sound, and are widely compared to deadmau5's Get Scraped-era material.[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

The album has spawned five singles to date: "Maths", "The Veldt", "Professional Griefers", "Channel 42", and "Telemiscommunications". A music video directed by Paul Boyd was released for "Professional Griefers", which featured both deadmau5 and Way, and was promoted by Ultimate Fighting Championship. A fully animated music video by Qudos Animations was released on June 25, 2012. In a live stream on Ustream, deadmau5 confirmed the track "Sleepless" on the album was supposed to contain the vocals he had recorded, but he claimed to have accidentally submitted the wrong file without the vocals. This mistake got the vocal-less version placed on the final copy of the album.[4] He released the "Vocal Mix" of Sleepless on his 'live.deadmau5' subscription service.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic59/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[6]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[7]
The Guardian2/5 stars[8]
Now3/5[9]
Paste8.5/10[10]
PopMatters6/10[11]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[12]
Spin5/10[13]
Sputnikmusic2/5[14]
The Vancouver Sun2/5 stars[15]

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".[5] 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.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

The album received a nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Superliminal"  6:15
2."Channel 42" (with Wolfgang Gartner)4:48
3."The Veldt (8 Minute Edit)" (feat. Chris James)8:25
4."Fn Pig"  8:42
5."Professional Griefers" (feat. 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" (feat. Cypress Hill)4:49
13."Telemiscommunications" (with Imogen Heap)4:03
Total length:
79:53

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[45]Gold40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

RegionDateLabel
Australia[20]September 21, 2012EMI
Germany[46]
Ireland[47]mau5trap, Parlophone
United Kingdom[48]September 24, 2012
France[49]EMI Music Publishing
Canada[50]September 25, 2012mau5trap, Ultra Records
United States[51]
Japan[52]September 26, 2012EMI

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