Self-titled or eponymous albums abound in the rock and pop worlds.  Whether it’s a debut artist trying to establish their name or an established artist making a statement, releasing a self-titled record is an attention grabber because it’s a defining record and is usually only done once in an artist’s career, unless you’re Peter Gabriel.  As a result, it comes with a corresponding risk – if the album is good it burnishes your band’s name and cred, but if it’s bad it can become the record that signifies your downfall.  Monkey Goggles did a great post on the subject a few years back.

Pressure?  You bet.  That’s why it’s the perfect Figment Challenge.  So for Challenge #4 we’d like you to create a self-titled album for one of your Figments.  It can be the debut release from a new band or one by an existing band you’ve created.  We’ll be judging the albums on cover design, album description and song titles.  Please do not release the album on Figment. Simply submit the album cover design, description and song titles to customerservice at or use the “Feedback” link at the bottom of any page on Figment. All entries must be received by Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 12 pm ET to qualify.

Please note that NO self-titled albums previously released on Figment will be eligible, and any self-titled albums released on Figment between August 15, 2013 and September 6, 2013 WILL NOT be considered eligible entries in this challenge.

The top 3 designs will be posted on the Figment News blog on Friday, September 6th, 2013.  The winner of the challenge will receive 5,000 pieces of Lucre, while the runners up will receive 3,000 for second place and 1,500 for third place.

So good luck, and remember if you’re going to put your name on it, it better be good!

7 Responses to “Figment Challenge #4 – Self-Titled Albums”

  1. formerwageslave Says:

    Well, crap. Vorpal Queen already released theirs. :/

  2. Childofalma Says:

    You’re on!

  3. Eric Says:

    formerwageslave – What’s good for the Gabriel, might be good for the Queen?

  4. formerwageslave Says:

    Hahaha, I don’t know if anyone is as cool as the Gabriel. 😉

  5. frizbee Says:

    So, if you have a band that has already released an eponymous album in the past, you could create another for the purposes of this contest?

  6. Eric Says:

    frizbee – yes, but it has to be a new album w/ a new album cover design, songs, etc.

  7. Eric Says:

    Thanks to everyone who took the challenge! We’ll post the winner and 2 runners up on Friday.

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