For Lack Of A Better Name (studio album) by deadmau5

For Lack Of A Better Name by deadmau5
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-09-22
Overall rank: 5,353rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 52 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2009 (94th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (996th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,353rd)
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Deadmau5 - For Lack Of A Better Name [Digipak] (CD 2009)
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For Lack Of A Better Name is ranked 3rd best out of 12 albums by deadmau5 on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by deadmau5 is while(1<2) which is ranked number 4051 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 348.

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 52 votes)
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From 11/08/2016 12:08
Zimmerman's best venture into house music to date. Big hitting dance songs balanced out by more experimental, ambient ones like Soma and brought together fantastically at the end with Strobe.

Certainly easy to see how people find this boring, and they're right to see the album that way. But look past the inevitable repetitiveness of this genre and what you have is one of the best creative explorations of house music ever.
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From 06/10/2016 03:56
For Lack of a Better Name built on Random Album Title's sound, and features some killer tracks. "FML" & both variation of "Ghosts" are highlights, but the closing track is the album's peak. "Strobe" is the song that mau5 should be best remembered for, as its build is one of the best in music, all of music, taking up most of the tracks considerable length to reach its climax. Great song on a great album.
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From 07/08/2015 03:50
I can see why some have gotten a little tired of Deadmau5, but this album is definitely proof that he's released some great stuff. Strobe is the defining electronic track of 2009 and definitely one of the best electronic songs of all time.
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From 08/26/2014 17:32
Start from the track 'bot', close your eyes and imagine you're in a club and everybody's dancing. You'll feel awesome!
I kinda feel like 'ghosts 'n' stuff' ruins it, but that track got me into his music (like when I was 13 or so), so I guess it isn't such a problem.
Best track: 'strobe'... of course.
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From 06/26/2014 17:16
Underrated. Strobe is Joel's Best song
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From 07/18/2013 05:55
Not really my favorite album from Deadmau5, but I think "Strobe" is really a beautiful song, and saves it all.
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From 05/15/2012 11:32
Ghosts n stuff is certainly the stand out track. Nothing special.
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