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30 Outrageous Album Title Puns

From 'Willennium' to 'Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,' here's a history of musical wordplay


We've compiled 30 album titles that flip, chop and mangle words for hilarious, clever results. Check out these puns-as-album-titles, featuring David BowieKanye WestLordeSalt-N-PepaSnoop DoggRed Hot Chili Peppers and more.

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Blink-182, 'Take Off Your Pants and Jacket'

Year: 2001
Punniness: 10/10
Other great Blink-182 album titles: 1999's Enema of the State

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Will Smith, 'Willennium'

Year: 1999
Punniness: 10/10
Other great Will Smith album titles: 1988's He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (with DJ Jazzy Jeff), 1997's Big Willie Style

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NOFX, 'Pump Up the Valuum'

Year: 1994
Punniness: 10/10
Other great NOFX album titles: 1994's Punk in Drublic, 2003's The War on Errorism, 2006's Wolves in Wolves' Clothing, 2012's Self Entitled, 1997's So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

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Frank Zappa, 'Sheik Yerbouti'

Year: 1979
Punniness: 10/10
Other great Frank Zappa album titles: 1969's Uncle Meat, 1970's Weasels Ripped My Flesh, 1975's Bongo Fury

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Salt-N-Pepa, 'A Salt With A Deadly Pepa'

Year: 1988
Punniness: 10/10
Other great Salt-N-Pepa album titles: 1990's Blacks' Magic, 1993's Very Necessary

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Snoop Dogg, 'Tha Doggfather'

Year: 1996
Punniness: 10/10
Other great Snoop Dogg album titles: 2002's Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss, 2009's Malice n Wonderland, 2011's Doggumentary

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Californication'

Year: 1999
Punniness: 7/10
Other great Red Hot Chili Peppers album titles: 1985's Freaky Styley, 1987's The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

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Ted Nugent, 'Intensities in 10 Cities'

Year: 1981
Punniness: 9/10
Other great Ted Nugent album titles: 2001's Full Bluntal Nugity, 2002's Craveman, 1988's If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em

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Ludacris, 'Incognegro'

Year: 1999
Punniness: 10/10
Other great Ludacris album titles: 2015's Ludaversal

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REO Speedwagon, 'You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish'

Year: 1978
Punniness: 10/10
Other great REO Speedwagon album titles: 1990's The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken, 1980's Hi Infidelity

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Beastie Boys, 'Licensed to Ill'

Year: 1986
Punniness: 6/10
Other great Beastie Boys album titles: 1998's Hello Nasty, 2011's Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

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Nirvana, 'Incesticide'

Year: 1992
Punniness: 9/10
Other great Nirvana album titles: 1996's From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, 1992's Hormoaning

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Ozzy Osbourne, 'Blizzard of Ozz'

Year: 1980
Punniness: 6/10
Other great Ozzy Osbourne album titles: 1995's Ozzmosis

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Alkaline Trio, 'From Here to Infirmary'

Year: 2001
Punniness: 7/10
Other great Alkaline Trio album titles: 2003's Good Mourning

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Lorde, 'Pure Heroine'

Year: 2013
Punniness: 7/10
Other great Lorde album titles: Make another album, Lorde!

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2Pac, '2Pacalypse Now'

Year: 1991
Punniness: 9/10
Other great 2Pac album titles: 1996's The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

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Dr. Octagon, 'Octagonecologyst'

Year: 1996
Punniness: 9/10
Other great Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon's an alias!) album titles: 2013's Magnetic Pimp Force Field (with Big Sche Eastwood), 2015's Time? Astonishing! (with L'Orange), 1997's Sex Style

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Butthole Surfers, 'Hairway to Steven'

Year: 1988
Punniness: 9/10 
Other great Butthole Surfers album titles: 1986's Rembrandt Pussyhorse, 1993's Independent Worm Saloon

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Ministry, 'The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste'

Year: 1989
Punniness: 7/10
Other great Ministry album titles: 1999's Dark Side of the Spoon, 2013's From Beer to Eternity

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Genesis, 'Nursery Cryme'

Year: 1971
Punniness: 7/10
Other great Genesis album titles: 1981's Abacab

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Big Daddy Kane, 'Long Live The Kane'

Year: 1988
Punniness: 7/10
Other great Big Daddy Kane album titles: 1993's Looks Like a Job For...

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David Bowie, 'Aladdin Sane'

Year: 1973
Punniness: 8/10
Other great David Bowie album titles: 1969's Space Oddity, 1980's Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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Two Nice Girls, 'Like a Version'

Year: 1990
Punniness: 6/10
Other great Two Nice Girls album titles: 1991's Chloe Liked Olivia

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Megadeth, 'Rust In Peace'

Year: 1990
Punniness: 5/10
Other great Megadeth album titles: 2007's United Abominations, 1985's Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!

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Eazy-E, 'Eazy-Duz-It'

Year: 1988
Punniness: 8/10
Other great Eazy-E album titles: 1995's Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton

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Iron Maiden, 'Piece of Mind'

Year: 1983
Punniness: 9/10
Other great Iron Maiden album titles: 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1985's Live After Death

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Jr. Walker, 'Sax Appeal'

Year: 1976
Punniness: 8/10
Other great Jr. Walker album titles: 1971's Rainbow Funk, 1970's A Gassssssssss!, 1977's Whopper Bopper Show Stopper

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Action Bronson, 'Saaab Stories'

Year: 2013
Punniness: 3/10
Other great Action Bronson album titles: 2012's Rare Chandeliers, 2015's Mr. Wonderful

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Kanye West, 'Yeezus'

Year: 2013
Punniness: 6/10
Other great Kanye West album titles: 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2008's 808s & Heartbreak

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Buckethead, 'Slaughterhouse on the Prairie'

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