yeah I jusr googled it and I’m completely wrong
does seem a bit weird to start a then non-existent series of 9 at number 4
The smashing pumpkins Vs Nirvana
Billy Corgan can’t be stopped
Don’t think either of those is retroactive.
this is a good point, that’s just straight up renaming
sort it out japes
We have always been at war with Eastasia
These are called Retronyms.
Some good examples in here:
Hundred Years’ War
Jimmy Eat World’s “Bleed America” was renamed as an eponymous album after the Sept 11 attacks in New York.
im sure i remember reading that apparently he knew that if he started at the beginning he’d never get finished. this was before the prequels that i remember reading that tho, but wow was he right!
Sweetcorn - > Corn on the cob
Yesterday I learned that loads of English towns used to have a Gropecunt Lane. They all got renamed for some reason.
Chris Cornell’s first solo album was resissued a couple of years ago as Euphoria Mourning, which is what he originally wanted to call it nack in 1999 but was pressured by his label to call it Euphoria Morning.
Those unlistenable early Animal Collective records were originally released under various artist names, they only became AC records later on.
oh yeah owen pallett renamed all the old final fantasy albums as owen pallett albums as well!
The two Viet Cong records are now on spotify under the Preoccupations name.
Manitoba → Caribou is another good one.
You can still pick up copies that are titled Bleed America (I picked it up on vinyl back in April last year). I think the name change was more prevalent in the US for obious reasons, but outside of the US it’s still mainly known as Bleed America.