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Fiona Apple at it again, reveals 23-word title to new album

By Ray Rahman, EW.com
March 7, 2012 -- Updated 2227 GMT (0627 HKT)
Fiona Apple's new album is still a 23-word-deep doozy.
Fiona Apple's new album is still a 23-word-deep doozy.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Fiona Apple's back this year with another alarmingly long album title
  • It's 67 words shorter than than her last long-titled album
  • The album, Apple's fourth doesn't have a firm release date yet

(EW.com) -- Oh, Fiona. How we've missed her!

Her music, her proto-American Apparel videos, her predictably unpredictable nature.

In her absence, we've settled for the likes of Lana Del Rey and Paz de la Huerta, which has been whatever. But thankfully, Apple's back this year, and to celebrate, she's giving the world what she knows it wants: another alarmingly long album title.

It's 67 words shorter than than her last long-titled album, but the songstress' new one is still a 23-word-deep doozy. Here it is in all its randomly capitalized glory:

"The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do."

The album, Apple's fourth -- and first since "2005′s Extraordinary Machine" -- doesn't have a firm release date yet, though June is reportedly in the running. But the bigger mystery is: what do we call it?

The "Idler Wheel" is the obvious choice, but judging by the title's capitalization, there are more options, including: "Driver of the Screw," "Whipping Cords," and "Ropes." Or you could go rogue and refer to it as "Serve You More," or even "Wiser Than."

Either way, we feel sorry for the intern at Epic Records who'll be spending her summer composing tweets with the hashtag

#theidlerwheeeliswiserthanthedriverofthescrewandwhippingcords

willserveyoumorethanropeswilleverdo.

What's your favorite ever paragraph-as-album-title?

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