Noteworthy album covers of 2012

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ilxor, Monday, 2 January 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

woah

sonderangerbot, Monday, 2 January 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be sick of seeing that every time I open the thread by next Friday. The curse of being the thread opener, i guess.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 January 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

This gives me a typography boner

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 January 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Undecided about this one. Alejandra Deheza is clearly a beautiful subject, but nothing about this cover means anything.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 January 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

that School of Seven Bells cover is bad. I agree with you on the typeface of Kinny record.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 2 January 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

School of Seven Bells Goes Tory? I always knew there was something about them I didn't like.

emil.y, Monday, 2 January 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink


black dice- mr. impossible

mizzell, Monday, 9 January 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp ilxor, is that the same artist who did this incredible stopmo Fleet Foxes video?

scottfree, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bocca Grande - Little Pianist

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Let's put a SSSMILE on that ALbum of yours..."

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 06:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not even entirely sure what's going on here...
Xiu Xiu - Always

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is the worst.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Xiu Xiu's had a pretty storied run of terrible covers, thats about what I would expect at this point.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're finally done the sensible thing and gone all straight edge on us

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Necrocomiccon - Mjölnir For Nothing

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

xiu xiu cover looks like a combo of the graphic design of the last washed out album + the gross body imagery of the last toro y moi album, these are obvious hints that this will be their chillwave magnum ops

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

chillwave magnum opus

Magnum opi are not very chill.

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the vinyl cover is pretty nice too

pat methamphetamine (diamonddave85), Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have no idea who Alcest is (are?) but that cover is gorgeous. Like the midpoint between the last Planningtorock album cover and Fever Ray's "When I Grow Up" video.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Clint Heidorn - "Atwater"

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 13 January 2012 01:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guided by Voices - Let's Go Eat the Factory

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Omega Centauri - Universum Infinitum

you need to look at it full screen size rly

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

album is worth checking if you like Wolves In The Throne Room btw

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 15 January 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guatafan - Chicas De Oro

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Monday, 16 January 2012 10:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

that cover is quite a deal better than the music within

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 10:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

haw i'm just listening to it now, it's a bit like 'I Think We're Alone Now' but tinnier

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Monday, 16 January 2012 10:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nacho Picasso - Lord of the Fly
http://hypetrak.com/images/2012/01/bsbd-nacho-picasso-lord-of-the-fly-cover.jpg
In line with last years. Is alright.

The Pseudo Carp Walks Among Us (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 16 January 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wrong code, here it is:

The Pseudo Carp Walks Among Us (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 16 January 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

sensitive all-woman nu-folk band?

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

:) Rap, actually.

The Pseudo Carp Walks Among Us (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cadillac- s/t

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

the sun is her boobs

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

band logo looks like a teddy bear hat

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Talk about your golden globes.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

LEARN TO KERN

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow.

Johnny, you a designer?

The Pseudo Carp Walks Among Us (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm simply a wannabe.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Live by my motto below.

do a good kern daily (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Loose my macbook'

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

sisilafami, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ahaha omg that is BAD

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Banana is not proportionate, other than that, I see no problem with it.

SOPA/PILLA (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink


Flights of Fancy- vol 1 12"

mizzell, Thursday, 19 January 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mars volta - noctourniquet

☂Ṳη∃➸¥ѦґḎṧ, ω ℌ ◎ к ḯ ʟ ʟ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 19 January 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that Flights of Fancy record is gorgeous. i'm immediately interested in hearing the music inside.

jed_, Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that Flights of Fancy record is gorgeous. i'm immediately interested in hearing the music inside.

― jed_, Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:35 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

it's pretty cool

http://soundcloud.com/international-feel/flights-of-fancy-vol-1-tempo

mizzell, Thursday, 19 January 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

cheers mizzell. i like it.

jed_, Friday, 20 January 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

mars volta one is nice too

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 January 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everything, Now! - Do It On The Moon.

Disclaimer: I play in this band. Still think the cover is bad-ass.

dronestreet, Saturday, 21 January 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i like it? is it an army trying to invade an egg with a vagina stuck to it?

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

exactly

dronestreet, Saturday, 21 January 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Sunday, 22 January 2012 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Sunday, 22 January 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Sunday, 22 January 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Yeah Bohney (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 22 January 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Sunday, 22 January 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

⚓ (gr8080), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

That^ is gorgeous enough to make me want to listen to the album.

Diary of Anne Frank, Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen (scottfree), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like it

markers, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice pic

cock chirea, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gangrene - Vodka & Ayahuasca

SOPA/PILLA (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

yasmin is v v pretty btw

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

bit of a problem that the single name is totally illegible though

chilli, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's "light up the world"

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

album is so-so college rock but ^this is cracking me up

Saltines of Pink - 'Whites Me Tumblr?' (DJ Mencap), Friday, 27 January 2012 11:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol at the one guy laughing while everyone else is shocked

lag∞n affiliated (The Reverend), Saturday, 28 January 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

That cover looks like it was drawn by Al Jaffee.

Tuomas, Monday, 30 January 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

dave cool, Monday, 30 January 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was gonna say! Always kind of comforting to see that kinda style pop up again.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 30 January 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink


Lilacs and Champagne- s/t

mizzell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's nothing fancy at all, but it's just perfect.

Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, it's really nice

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

bugs me that giffoni isn't on the same line as the rest of the text.

mizzell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

love that last one

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Number None, Friday, 3 February 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^
awesome

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

has he dropped the 'big'?

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Friday, 3 February 2012 06:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Return of 4Eva just had KRIT on the front too so i don't think so

Number None, Friday, 3 February 2012 11:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

feelin' this

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 February 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chances of that cover being better than the music within? Pretty solid. I like the cover though.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like this cover

[the album also features diane birch on additional vocals]

mark e, Friday, 3 February 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

It'd be better without the "Phenomenal Handclap Band" text.

(I know next to nothing about the band, the name just makes me irrationally angry)

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

you see i was thinking it would be better without the 'form & control' text !

and like you i knew nothing re the band until it dropped through the letter box today

mark e, Friday, 3 February 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like both lines of text AND I like this band. So there.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never really heard any of their albums, but I remember KEXP playing a song of theirs I really liked.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

neener neener.

(I like both band and text and cover, too)

EZ Snappin, Friday, 3 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of the guys on npr's all songs considered who isn't bob boelin was talking them up quite a bit a few years back. Don't remember what they actually sounded like, but maaan do I hate that name.

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

A+

Dan Sartain- Too Tough to Live

mizzell, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would like to see Madonna cover as a lenticular

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha otm

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

pfunkbo bryson (some dude), Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, that last one sucks.

emil.y, Saturday, 4 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like it, it's interesting.

the Rhine Gold one is really brilliant though.

jed_, Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that paz?

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love the Rhine Gold and have decided that I also really like the Phenomenal Handclap Band one, at least the title type. But I can't picture that one existing as anything other than a vaguely musty smelling LP.

Buildings feels like it's trying too hard, or at least having the title on the oranges pushed it that way for me.

joygoat, Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

the last krit album cover was awesome too

J0rdan S., Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Buildings whatever that is is the worst thing itt so far by about 50000000 miles

bs and 'Why Do You Listen To Frog?' (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 4 February 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

terrible.

⚓ (gr8080), Saturday, 4 February 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the handclap band cover just bothers me, its too blatantly trying to be a "all things must pass" or "houses of the holy." good at the aesthetic it's trying to represent but too much instagram's p much ruined that for me

chilli, Saturday, 4 February 2012 07:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i stumbled upon that one kind of randomly (while searching for a completely different band called Buildings) and was like UGH HOLY SHIT

pfunkbo bryson (some dude), Saturday, 4 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i'm real glad that's not the dc band buildings

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 4 February 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Sunday, 5 February 2012 01:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

is his hand super high res with some sort of blur/contrast effect on the rest? feel like my brains getting messed with here

chilli, Sunday, 5 February 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Someone basically was tweaking with the 'shadows/highlights' feature in photoshop.

dr dre throwing dubstep balloons (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Sunday, 5 February 2012 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's that?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 5 February 2012 06:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kindness- Cyan 12". Not sure yet about the song, but the sleeve kind of jumped out at me for whatever reason.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Sunday, 5 February 2012 07:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

thumbs up:

earth (wish i liked the music)
kinny (damn that's great, too bad bout the label logo)
lana del ray (want to say it's vacant, but something about it...)
bocca grande
necrocomiccon (dumb, but i lold)
guided by voices (weirdly beautiful)
nacho picasso (huge sucker for bad retro fantasy art)
flights of fancy
mars volta (only okay, but good okay)
black mill tapes
lilacs and champagne
carlos giffoni
madonna
dan sartain
rhine gold (so so lazy, but w/e)

do not love:

school of the 7 bells (assume this was a joke, JF?)
black dice (weird, cuz they've done some of the best album art of the last 10 years)
alcest (barf, self-important nothing)
guatafan (???)
julien dyne
foxy shazam
paul brill
d'marc cantu (dgi, i should love this but instead hate it)
yasmin
gangrene
herzog
buildings (striking, but no)
whatever tf that last one was

no opinion on the rest

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Sunday, 5 February 2012 07:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Monday, 6 February 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Young Magic - Melt

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

neat

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

a bit too obvious "liquify" effect in photoshop, but wow if that isn't a striking cover

chilli, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

wooden shjips remixes ep. simple and perfect

mizzell, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always love seeing that font

meat o.d. (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

wooden shjips one is making me feel oddly weepy and im not sure why.

Darren Huckerby (Dwight Yorke), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

young magic is nice. get a ho-hum, treading-water feeling off wooden shjips and that cadillac one upthread. agree about the font though.

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know wooden shjips isn't chillwave but that cover reads very generic chillwave to me

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wooden Shjips one is perfect, especially playing off the artwork for the parent album, but I also sort of feel like it should be a Trans Am album with that font. Or like Trans Am should have used that Wooden Shjips font for this one:

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

picked this one up this morning, i like it a lot

meat o.d. (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That looks the special fx always used in tv and movies when someone's about to enter a wormhole.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

...in the 1960s

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

tempest

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frankie Rose - Interstellar sleeve/vinyl

*drool*

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

does look v nice, though i am trying v hard not to be tempted into buying a vinyl copy of a record i expect to be lukewarm on

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The three tracks on soundcloud from this album so far are light years ahead of the album from a couple years back with "The Outs".

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

good good

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I just preordered a copy and I don't even have a turntable anymore.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

frankie rose is streaming here if you want to sample

mizzell, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember that band's name, but from a LONG time ago.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

gross

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

that record is like four years old

dave cool, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops. Sorry guys, for a number of reasons.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ladyhawke - Anxiety

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh there's a new ladyhawke? is it good?

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not "around" yet afaik.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Single is ace though.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

good to know!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 9 February 2012 22:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

zany

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Thursday, 9 February 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

hope this works

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's some Thee Oh Sees looking shit right there.

the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

My first album cover of 2012:

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

torche cover makes me so happy

dave cool, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chantal Morte - Mental Short

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 18 February 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, check 5th post in thread

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oops! :)

HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm a big fan of the work by Malleus collective, but I prefer their tour posters, which are not as subdued as the more tasteful albums, heh.

I voted for this one in this week's Cover Art Battle.

It's currently runner-up to this. The B&W makes it seem incomplete to me.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ka - Grief Pedigree

The Reverend, Sunday, 19 February 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

so not good. this thread is baffling to me. last good album cover = that young magic thing that johnny posted.

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Sunday, 19 February 2012 07:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

appreciate chantal morte and ufomammut as drawings, like in terms of technique and execution, but that's about it.

i dunno, maybe i'm being too squeamish abt the chantal morte art... it's certainly striking and memorable.

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like it. You see all these kinda random things but might miss that Ka is lurking behind them, masked up and watching your every move.

Also, I think you misunderstand the point of this thread.

The Reverend, Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

the point is i comment on things ppl post, no

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that Ka cover

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp "noteworthy" != best

The Reverend, Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

good point

in that case, that Sot7B cover is endlessly noteworthy and should be reposted as often as possible

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Sunday, 19 February 2012 09:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah this thread became the rolling cover thread, as opposed to 'best of the year'/'worst of the year' getting muddled in previous times.

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 19 February 2012 09:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 personal favorites so far.

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know how they did that, but kudos for doing it excellently!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp i don't know how they did it! the seamlessness of it is giving me a headache.

shart practice (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

how am I just seeing that Grimes sleeve now, it's badass

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

boxed set:

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

not crazy about the band name look/placement but the rest of it is v. nice. the album is fantastic also.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

how am I just seeing that Grimes sleeve now, it's badass

That drawing is quite Savage Pencil-ish imo, but not as acid-damaged and melty.

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The first thing I thought when I saw that Grimes cover was "Headache EP"!

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carter Tutti Void - Transverse

@_@

HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Try scrolling up and down that picture: trippy

Jeff W, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Batida- s/t

mizzell, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like!

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, A+ to that.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

betcha the album is super good too
soundway, right?

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

is the new Dntel one OK or so average it hurts? YOU DECIDE:

Coming out on Pampa tho, which is weird/cool.

Darren Huckerby (Dwight Yorke), Thursday, 23 February 2012 09:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

love it.

lol dntel tho

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Spiritualized cover:

MarkoP, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

lame.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh, though, "Huh?" is kind of how I feel about Spiritualized anyway.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

lame.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 24, 2012 4:40 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meh

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Makes the last couple of BJM covers look positively iconic.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who at first thought the Spiritiualized pic was some kind of a "no hotlinking" image?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty cool, though I think that particular way of typing the artist and album name has been done to death in electronic music.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that whole cover could be something straight out of the Touch Music catalogue

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually kinda dig that one, but Kanye's going to be jealous.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol thats amazing

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that santi in drag? also lol at wiley-style painting

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i assume all four are her

Number None, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

brass tax

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha! My de facto username for many years was "brasstax" on a number of different sites...who is this?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dont think she ordered so many eggs, or is possibly annoyed she didn't get as many as she wanted

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

part of her job is eating 13 eggs every morning

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

A veritable barfer's dozen.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yum. Can't wait for breakfast.

Looking forward to the Chris / Cosey / Void record. I hope it is as trippy as the cover.

kraudive, Saturday, 3 March 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Could that Batida band possibly sound as cool as that cover looks? I'm probably going to be disappointed, right? What's his / her / their deal?

Love the Dntel cover (and I'm not a Dntel fan by any stretch of the imagination)

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 3 March 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the Earth cover. The colors are spectacular.

blank, Saturday, 3 March 2012 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

this got my hopes up that all copies were like this. just opened my copy to normal-ass black :(

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think they only pressed 500 that way (one of which I'm fortunate enough to own).

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoever posted it in the thread didn't have any info, just a pic. I would have jumped :(

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know it was limited until AFTER I'd posted/bought a copy. Only learned it when someone mentioned the pre-order was sold out.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 March 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Could that Batida band possibly sound as cool as that cover looks? I'm probably going to be disappointed, right? What's his / her / their deal?

― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, March 2, 2012 8:14 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark

if you like energetic tropical dance music:

Soundway are set to release the debut album from Batida, the brainchild of Angolan / Portuguese DJ Mpula aka Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Music is the starting point but through dance, graphics, photography, radio and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing it back to the party.

Being the first of a string of brand new projects, this eponymous first album sees Soundway taking a slightly different direction in 2012 and beyond. Championed mostly for their work in un-earthing and re-releasing classic, rare and vintage tropical recordings, Soundway have started signing new acts that have drawn on and been inspired by the kind of music found on the label’s groundbreaking compilations and re-issues.

What originally started out as a radio show designed to promote new African music has slowly evolved into a collaborative project crossing continents.

Whereas nearly all of kuduro (Angolan electronic music) has no obvious references to its country’s musical heritage, it is deeply engrained in Batida’s music. Sampling tracks from 1970s Angola, Batida is a reinterpretation of Angola’s musical past, bringing it firmly into the modern day.

Batida’s high energy live show features dancers, live samples, percussionists, MCs alongside visuals and images (both archive and new) of Angolan streets, war and fragments of tribal life.


soundcloud link to free download of song "Tirei o Chapéu" --> http://snd.sc/yFUHKd

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 5 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dawn Richard - Armor On

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hate that ugly overused font, but cool photo/wardrobe idea.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

So similar to the new School Of Seven Bells!

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

would look much better without the font. Looks like a watermarked image as is.

Moka, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the font is ugly.

Moka, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have a weakness for tracklists on front covers

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.dafont.com/birth-of-a-hero.font

It's almost ubiquitous in low-budget cover art design at this point. Ick.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i'm not defending the font itself, just what it's used for.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I do like large swaths of text in some situations, and if she'd chosen a different font I might have liked it here too.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

⚓ (gr8080), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 March 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

The letter spacing on the word 'father' hurts my eyes. Funny cover tho.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 8 March 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sinead O'Connor achieving the 3rd-tier Celtic-trad look here

cf. Green Linnet record covers: http://greenlinnet.com

bendy, Thursday, 8 March 2012 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

err...

bendy, Thursday, 8 March 2012 12:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, mojo had that in their reviews section as the cover, whereas, amazon has the art as this :

which is a little better ..

mark e, Thursday, 8 March 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck. soz.

go look @ amazon, its different.

mark e, Thursday, 8 March 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Thursday, 8 March 2012 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Both are terrible but the first is at least interesting-terrible.

The Reverend, Thursday, 8 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I caught her on some british TV show and the presenter (can't remember who it was) showed the cd and she was like 'THAT IS NOT THE COVER'

owenf, Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

she was wearing lots of weird saggy pvc and had a horrible myspace tattoo as well

owenf, Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Fritz Kalkbrenner made my stomach drop when the effect started working

rob, Friday, 9 March 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've always liked the cover aesthetic for CDs released by Nonplace, and IMO the latest album by Burnt Friedman is their best yet:

Tuomas, Friday, 9 March 2012 08:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry about the multiple images, couldn't find any single pic where the cover was laid open.

Tuomas, Friday, 9 March 2012 08:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's that sound like? it's gorgeous.

wmlynch, Friday, 9 March 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

favorite ones on this thread are monolake and wooden shjips. love the earth one, too. bought that lp tonight and the girl who checked me out was all proud on behalf of her friend, who happened to have done that particular cover!

omar little, Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

into this:

matthewdavid - jewelry

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

That looks as though there are cutouts on the foreheads--is that so?

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Thursday, 15 March 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

v #rare and #based album cover. not sure about #secrete tho.

The Reverend, Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah those three are terrible

bear, bear, bear, Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Middle America/Netherfriends thing is pretty cool, actually.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hah I know that Netherfriends guy. He's on a mission to record a song in every state in the USA. Really nice dude.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if the Anathema one was done using an iphone app

http://tinyplanetphotos.tumblr.com/

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink


White Hills- Frying on this Rock

mizzell, Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

beach house - bloom

⚓ (gr8080), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

awful

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

trypophobia thread is thataway

trimdon orange explosion (electricsound), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

gah, there hasn't been a "noteworthy" album cover posted since the break. burnt friedman art is kind of cool in a "looks like a detail from a mati klarwein painting" sense, but other than that...

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

fu if you don't think God's Father cover is notable

The Reverend, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Build - Yesterday was Lived and Lost

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Posted here for its terribleness btw

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Album is Sad, a Lemon

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apologies if this has already been posted- I'm on a phone and can't see images- but holy crap, I love this:

http://new.assets.thequietus.com/images/articles/8317/laurel_halo_quarantine_1332348513_crop_550x550.jpg

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

good god, why?

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok, never mind

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, i hate everything, don't worry about me

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think its great.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i love it

The Reverend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

was gonna post it here but i could only find small versions

The Reverend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Turns out it's a detail from the painting Harikiri Schoolgirls 2002 by Makoto Aida

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a piece about the painting here btw:
http://boingboing.net/2010/09/03/makoto-aidas-schoolg.html

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, this drawing is p great:

the digitally dicked with version posted above, otoh, is hideous. and i dunno, i feel like i have at this point seen enough manga-style japanese art depicting cleverly butchered schoolgirls to last me a fucking lifetime.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

^great record

(sylvester anfang II)

roadie road (electricsound), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is: Silvester Anfang – Perzische Tapijten (2012)

interesting note: first pressing of 500 sold out. 250 more currently being pressed. pressing denoted by 1st in rougher matt sleeve, 2nd in glossy sleeve…

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

one of those rougher matt sleeve pressings took a beating in transit

roadie road (electricsound), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

silvester anfang ii looks pretty great! hard to tell w such a small pic, but thumbs up

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Thursday, 22 March 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ignore the copy, great illustration.

high on fire - de vermis mysteriis

Norfolk State of mind (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 23 March 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

love the shine on the dog's nose!

Paul Smon (La Lechera), Friday, 23 March 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sigh – In Somniphobia

DavidM, Saturday, 24 March 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

silvester anfang ii Perzische Tapijten looks pretty great! hard to tell w such a small pic, but thumbs up

here is a bigger one:

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

dang, i hope it actually comes wrapped in an ancient towelette like that, not just a picture

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

but a picture's cool too

au cover is also great. i get seriously into agate sometimes.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

UnderControl, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow is that bad!

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, just do not understand. something good might have come of the basic image, i guess? if the background were a different color maybe, and if the text played up the garish WTF-ness. i mean, i'm reaching, perhaps because i like the gossip & beth, but i don't see how those elements could be combined in a less successful fashion.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

do love sigh – in somniphobia. much better "painted cover" than either high on fire (their worst yet? at least tied w snakes) or day trader.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Beth Ditto's hand is strangely fascinating to me but everything else on that cover is a complete howler

Cantera: Vulgar Display Of Puyol (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

high on fire (their worst yet? at least tied w snakes)

Definitely their worst album cover, though their cover art been heading downhill since "Blessed Black Wings."

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 March 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

more op art...

Carter Tutti Void - Transverse

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Monday, 26 March 2012 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's really ugly and a really old idea, but that sort of stuff still fascinates the shit out of my eyeballs.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Monday, 26 March 2012 08:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yup

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Monday, 26 March 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

you do wonder wtf artists see when someone presents an idea like that ditto cover.

its like they just dont see it the same as the rest of us eg. the last lady gaga album cover ..

mark e, Monday, 26 March 2012 10:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

that gossip cover is like bizarro http://onetinyhand.com/

grimes - (the elder scrolls iv:) oblivion (diamonddave85), Monday, 26 March 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

mpp has had an even worse effect on cover design then on music, huh

if you feelin' frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Monday, 26 March 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

dang, i'm sure this is familiar to everybody but me, but so great! detail:

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Monday, 26 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

dangit. wrong thread. well, it should be an ablum cover...

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Monday, 26 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf at hamm's hand there

bear, bear, bear, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm finding that Mad Men pic to be incredibly haunting. Any context there? I know it's off-topic/mistake, but seriously I need answers.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 26 March 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

that gossip cover is like bizarro http://onetinyhand.com/

― grimes - (the elder scrolls iv:) oblivion (diamonddave85), Monday, March 26, 2012 11:44 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Doctor Casino, Monday, 26 March 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

One Tiny Hand is horrifying.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 26 March 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Mad Men picture would make a great Storm Thorgerson cover for the next Umphrey's McGee album, I Can Barely Hold My Drink.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Monday, 26 March 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm finding that Mad Men pic to be incredibly haunting. Any context there? I know it's off-topic/mistake, but seriously I need answers.

― Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, March 26, 2012 1:15 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

One Tiny Hand is horrifying.

― Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, March 26, 2012 2:02 PM (52 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i dunno where that mad men pic came from originally. random promo image, i suppose? agree w MFB that it's haunting, very well composed and lit, but yeah, the one tiny hand concept kind of creeps me out.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Monday, 26 March 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

softporecorn, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

new Peaking Lights

Cantera: Vulgar Display Of Puyol (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that an animated gif? I was wondering recently if anyone had used one for an album cover yet.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's linked from pfork, not sure if the gif properties reflect something that the actual cover will do or if they're just animating it for shits'n'giggles

Cantera: Vulgar Display Of Puyol (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

chromatics - kill for love

grimes - (the elder scrolls iv:) oblivion (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

cover connection:

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

country loveless

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that an animated gif? I was wondering recently if anyone had used one for an album cover yet.

― Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:04 AM Bookmark

Nina Sky did for a single cover

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, just noticed the witch house triangle on there. i guess they must be hanging with CREEP a lot.

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

did anyone explain John Hamm's creepy hand yet?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might just be my computer but that gif is a bit clunky eh?

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

no you're right, it's not very good

Number None, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

hamm hand was from a photoshop blog called onetinyhand

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

linked upthread

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh okay, i skimmed that post and thought it was in reference to the gossip cover. that is a horrifying site.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the gif is made from still photos, so it couldn't be made fluid.

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not a graphics person, i don't have reason to know that shit

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

whiney repping trucker hat/beard crew

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn that album cover goes hard

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, now that's fucking hilarious

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

phones & glasses A+

great title, too

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

his covers are always horrible! that looks like michael jackson's torso is on fire and floating through space

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

no peace for him even in the afterlife ;_;

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that skeleton wearing a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre (TM)?

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, Mickey is such a dork.

beachville, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

amongst all the other wrongs in play, it looks just like she's queefed a cabbage

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha well that's pretty much what you'd think an r stevie moore/ariel pink jawn would look like

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 29 March 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too fonty.

Mongo Beefhead Tribesman (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 30 March 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOOKS
FUCKING
STUPID

#yolo contendere (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 30 March 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love a good typography cover. Someone let them know that's not one.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 30 March 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that pink/moore cover is quite bold

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 March 2012 05:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

When you uninvert the colours in that Ariel Pink cover, it actually looks pretty cool (except for the Yin Wang thing):

NSFW, obviously

Why couldn't they have just used the original instead of the arty inverted one?

Tuomas, Friday, 30 March 2012 07:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Yin Yang"

Tuomas, Friday, 30 March 2012 07:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 March 2012 07:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhldsfmaskdngoaeisjfd;

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that walkmen one is really bad

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Sunday, 1 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

name?

i like it

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bear in Heaven- I Love You, It's Cool

mizzell, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dr John keeping it real

mizzell, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

we can't all be george clinton

TALiB KWELi SODMG (The Reverend), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 05:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is p amazing actually

the album sounded ok while they were reviewing it on npr but it also sorta reeked of black keys

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 05:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just the fact that he's even approaching being aggressive in any way again is refreshing. He's been dishing out meaningless jingles for decades.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

this kinda thing is total catnip to me, stolen from the punk thread:

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a big fan of Cold War Kids, but I love this style of cover (note to The Walkmen: typography based covers done right can look really good!)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

dr. john throwing back to his old psychedelic swamp days! nice cover!

^^i thought i hated dr. john until i heard this album, which is a heavy groove, maaaan

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

like that fake limbs. reminds me a bit too strongly of pissed jeans shallow though.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

reminds me a bit too strongly of vivian girls though.

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the text mostly)

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fake Limbs cover rules

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 5 April 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It Hugs Back - Laughing Party

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Friendly Strangers - Where We Go, We Grow

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 06:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do not like these past three covers, band names or titles.

Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 7 April 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

it hugs back have done some lovely sleeves, but that is not one of their lovely ones.

kate axford likes this (electricsound), Saturday, 7 April 2012 07:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slava - Soft Control

Can't remember if I posted that already. Yet another hands-only cover, kind of fascinated by the moisture content of this one though.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

for some reason that gives me the creeps.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that hand looks like something they found in the fish counter at Sainsbury's.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

it must be some kind of oil with water on top to give that droplet effect, no? very weird

chilli, Saturday, 7 April 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

=

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 7 April 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slava cover connection with this one...

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

just caught up on this thread after 2-3 months, here's a few i didn't see yet

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ second one is Mirrorring - Foreign Body

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

quite like the mirrorring one, though i don't love the music tbh

scumulator (electricsound), Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like the Mirroring cover, too. Cover connection with the Flights of Fancy one!

Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Zammuto – Zammuto

DavidM, Sunday, 8 April 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

dope

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 8 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Wake - A Light Far Out

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great White Buffalo - Tightrope

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tiger Waves - Don't Be YOurself

Bee OK, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

thread is always full of bafflement. only "noteworthy" covers good or bad in the last few days are the slava and the zammuto, and the latter's no great shakes...

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this supposed to be BOB from twin peaks?

tanuki, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

jed_, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 08:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this was a december 2011 release, but I really love this photo

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Following up on that James Ferraro cover with the iPads on it, this is horrific:

Whistla - Enter the Swivel

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this was a december 2011 release, but I really love this photo

Bummed that this did not load, but this was supposed to be Early Astral from Chris Forsythe and Koen Holtkamp:

http://blackestrainbowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/early-astral

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that's some Lawnmower Man-level silliness

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ "Tiger Waves"

easter back, somebody call the binks truck (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whistla cover is some straight up have you shagged ariane yet?

Walter Galt, Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha yes!

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Birch Cooper - I Was A Teacher

You always tell me: "Perhacs Perhacs Perhacs" (seandalai), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god, it reminds me of

what do you call this "aesthetic" ?

kelpolaris, Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

fugly

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Trollgaze

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Internet art'

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kai's Power Tools

joygoat, Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of net art, i present the new gatekeeper lp:

diamonddave85, Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

what do you call this "aesthetic" ?

― kelpolaris, Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:10 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

local band CD bin at a record store in the 90s?

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

overall this is a p bad year for album art!

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

But probably a good year for purposefully bad album art.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

the aesthetic is called "sea punk"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/fashion/Seapunk-a-Web-Joke-With-Music-Has-Its-Moment.html

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Basically another branding of nostalgia. It's funny cos i read mentions of Seapunk somewhere but only just now realized when i was a kid in the late 80s/early 90s i went through a phase with my brothers were our clothes were like really neon colors and tropical themed and completely stupid. I didn't get the reference cos I just never thought that style was worth digging up. How wrong i was.

Sounds more or less like the 2012 equiv to the 2008 hipster jackass that wears headbands everywhere.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't call the pictureplane cover seapunk, to me it seems pretty standard '11 net art style whereas seapunk is mostly met with eye rolls even within the net art community

diamonddave85, Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

adam did u rock hypercolor?

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, i thought that was gross, cos it only changed colors after you sweated all over it.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Friday, 13 April 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok that's gorgeous

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that an LP?

los blue jeans, Friday, 13 April 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pictureplane is straight up Magic Eye. Skillful focusers will see a dinosaur and an American flag.

andrew m., Saturday, 14 April 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 06:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

cock chirea, Saturday, 14 April 2012 10:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

cock chirea, Saturday, 14 April 2012 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Ufomammut looks like a CD to me, but I'd be very impressed if it was vinyl.

emil.y, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's the limited edition vinyl.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sweet!

emil.y, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

AU - Both Lights

DavidM, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

AU's been posted before. still like it. agate!

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

so who is the "vex" of the maxfield-parrish-eque cover just after the ufomammut

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

omar little, Saturday, 14 April 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

'landlady's late fee'

omar little, Saturday, 14 April 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like Tori Amos' surgeon got to Bonnie.

nobody gives a shit about the githzerai (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 15 April 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

go back to best/worst. this noteworthy thing is just not happening

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, i love this thread's hodgepodge

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Monday, 16 April 2012 08:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Battles - Dross Glop

Multi-coloured dog poop anyone?

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2012 09:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's the remix version of Gloss Drop btw. The phrase that springs to my mind looking at that is 'you can't polish a turd'.

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2012 09:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not asking for Bonnie Raitt's cover to be literal or anything, but what does "Slipstream" have to do with her walking up an industrial staircase?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 April 2012 11:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that we are going for "noteworthy" rather than good or bad, because in most cases it's obvious. But for some of the ones Bee OK posted upthread I have no idea if they liked them or not.

I am using your worlds, Monday, 16 April 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Laurel Halo - Quarantine

kingrockit, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ forgot to press the show 300 more posts button and didn't see this was a repost. . . apologies

kingrockit, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the above pic belongs to this thread:

Manchester Manbears group appreciation Thread!!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

The band above is an unlikely mix of dudes from Les Savy Fav, Orchid, Panthers, Black Army Jacket, and matt pond PA, with DFA ties. The cover is striking and highlights this oddness.

viacom dios, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

gotta be a reference to:

los blue jeans, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

jam city - classical curves

<3 <3 <3 perfection

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

hate it

Number None, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would skip that Jam City record because of that cover.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's kind of awful.

emil.y, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

literally no idea what you all dislike about it, i love the imposing inexplicability of it

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

It looks like a shitty desktop wallpaper from a decade ago

Number None, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

that graphical style is still being proudly displayed in the signatures of posters on vbb car forums

The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't hate the jam city cover, but it's quite dull. it could be advertising flooring or glazing material in an architectural trade magazine. except for the spilled motorcycle, but that's not doing much for me.

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

lex otm

♆ (gr8080), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that's a good one

some former lust object you've shamefully forgotten (some dude), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

love it, it's my jam!

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Terrible.

shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yea that jam city is actually kinda nice, i think the datedness is sorta the point. also gotta love how divisive it apparently is lol

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ty Segall Band, "Slaughterhouse"

Walter Galt, Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow. Looks like Nick Blinko drew The Beyonder. I don't know that I like it, but well done.

shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 20 April 2012 05:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Friday, 20 April 2012 05:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

van smack, Friday, 20 April 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Amazing resemblance to Don Van Vliet

Friends of Mr Caeiro (NickB), Friday, 20 April 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the Jam City even though the "COLD IMPOSING 80s HE DOESN'T HAVE A NAME HIS NAME IS DRIVER ALSO MIDNIGHT CITY" aesthetic is rapidly getting played out.

azealia canks (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 April 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ Too easy to mock the terrible covers you find in the emusic listings, but this one cracked me up

Friends of Mr Caeiro (NickB), Saturday, 21 April 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that Flights of Fancy record is gorgeous. i'm immediately interested in hearing the music inside.

― jed_, Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012 22:35 (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Been playing this pretty much 24/7 lately, makes up for the immense letdown Six Cups Of Rebel still continues to be.
Also still the best artwork of 2012 so far.

the europan nikon is here (grauschleier), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's an EP not an album but I think we can all agree on this being a noteworthy aesthetic shift for Akufen

wring wring wring wring wring wring wring wring homophone (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 26 April 2012 08:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmmm, I saw that he hinted at this direction by doing a night a few years ago which was a parody of Ritchie Hawtin's Cube called ... 'The Pube'...

mmmm, Thursday, 26 April 2012 08:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

the shittiest cover of 2012?

cock chirea, Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not crazy about the lungs, but other than that, I like it. What is it?

Walter Galt, Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

purity ring - shrines

out in july apparently

cock chirea, Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Patheticallly I know what that akufen cover is referncing. Used to get played on the St Columbs college bus to strabane if we had a wacky driver
http://www.discogs.com/QFX-Freedom-The-Album/master/91278

straightola, Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, good spot

wring wring wring wring wring wring wring wring homophone (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't really get an 80s vibe out of the Jam City one?

some dude, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's very nice

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

(MGMT - Congratulations)

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

still awesome

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

When in doubt, go with Ausgang.

Matt M., Tuesday, 1 May 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

works for fuxa

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

love that akufen

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

two wings pretty great too

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cate le Bon - CYRK

good album, imo

DavidM, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The last two are pretty great minus the type on the bottom.

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow WORLD KID is a terrible one

frogbs in the trap (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

the 'two wings' one is especially bad because i really had to study the stupid little naked people to figure out what letters they were representing

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

album covers that say "[title] by [artist]" are generally pretty shitty though, yeah

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

want to read a whole book in that naked people font. jk. i do not.

andrew m., Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like the world kid one although "by", yeah

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe there should be a general thread for naked people font but here is my favourite (obviously not very recent):

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good call Nick, was thinking the same thing about the cover connect. That Bongwater album is all time classic.

Moodles, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dave Dub - The Treatment

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 3 May 2012 06:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's fantastic

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's awesome

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great incorporation of type too, which always seem to be the hardest thing when designing album art.

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

goin ham

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

cassette cover

DavidM, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

being a pedant, but re: that dave dub cover, it looks like hand-lettered text, not type

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

hand-lettered typography

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might not work...

Umberto - Welcome to the Chillzone

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

god, that's great

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're reliably great with covers. also loved this from 2010:

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

nowhere near as good as the new one, though

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's hilarious isn't it? I like the build up of different visual planes too, and the wetness of the window and the greeness behind is just lovely.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

love that umberto sleeve

12plsrU (electricsound), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the build up of different visual planes too, and the wetness of the window and the greeness behind is just lovely.

otm

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally ridiculous on the face of it, but beautiful and smart as hell

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait, why smart as hell? I like it and everything, but am I missing something? Conjures the last Mark McGuire LP for the background, anyway...

She Got the Shakes, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Its horrible. Crap picture, crap photoshop job.

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

if we had avatars i'd be using it as one right now

12plsrU (electricsound), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

for one thing the fact that there are six planes of perception in play (eight if you count the water drops), for another the deliberately bad comedy popeye skeleton waiting in his car for whatever happens next (choose your own adventure). plus just looks great, half the battle.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's gonna fuck someone's shit up, i just know it

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

On the one hand you do have the deliberate cheapness and the crassness of the skull, which is entirely in keeping with the 80's horror soundtrack vibe of the music and there's some sort of narrative being set up - the skull isn't facing itself, it's freaking out at something unknown located outside of the shot (in the car? outside the car?). The different reflections in the mirror are puzzling cos it looks like the windows are reflecting back into it. You've got that white van and you're wondering what's in the back, or who just got out. And where does that path outside lead? And then you have the beauty of the raindrops on the windscreen, that lovely greenness of the garden, the way the sky is actually quite bright, but the blue sun strip thing is modulating the light.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretending also that it's Mike Watt freaking out five miles down the road from the Double Nickels shot as Donald Pleasence steps out of the van ahead.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm digging the new laetitia. nice haircut btw

cock chirea, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 09:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

gb - the provider

cock chirea, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like both of those.

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yipes, that umberto cover is terrible. looks like a throw-away cell phone picture with some awkward photoshopping.

dronestreet, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

heads ain't ready

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

skull ruins it

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

it would be nothing without the skull!! nothing!

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

a cover with nothing but that skull x 30 would be amazing

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

skull ruins it

people and their ideas

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

a field of tiny skulls that when squinted at "magically" reveals the image of a trilaterally dimensional skull

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

it hurts me to disagree with some of you, but so be it

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it would be nothing without the skull!! nothing!

― 12plsrU (electricsound), Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:58 PM Bookmark

srsly

The Reverend, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

that cover reminds me of ethereal killer for some reason

cock chirea, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Except that is good.

Bulge Pimp (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reading the praise for that Umberto cover is making me question my own reality and sense of order in the universe.

joygoat, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i laugh every time i see it, and it seems to contain certain vitamins.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

just so

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

if i had one of those restoration hardware frames into which you put album covers, i would put it and offer no explanation to all who complained

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i tried to magic eye that row, electricsound, but it only made additional skulls

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Amazing cover for the reissue of Dopesmoker:

Moodles, Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice neon anemones on the cover of the new Lone album:

Moodles, Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice. I think this might be one of my favorite Bobby P covers yet.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

want to like the new dopesmoker cover, as i've been a roper fan for ages, but like i said on some sleep thread or another, this is the best part of the design, imo:

the rest is just dull

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lone album

!

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's on spotify, kind of went straight past me on first listen though after the first couple of tracks

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lone cover is perfect

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

from late '11, but still noteworthy.. "fucking dispair" by fat history month

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

*despair

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is a pear with a penis

The Reverend, Friday, 11 May 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

y

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

not fucking dispear?

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am laughing but i don't know why

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought the white van in the Unberto cover was a disco ball sitting in the back seat. Like, skeleton and his buddy disco ball driving around on a rainy night. And I loved it.

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Google "holbein skull", people. The skull is an allusion.

Three Word Username, Friday, 11 May 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was pretty sure i saw it

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 07:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

buh-dump tish.

Three Word Username, Friday, 11 May 2012 07:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Roll on, Troll Wave.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

♆ (gr8080), Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

dear lord

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

delicate steve - 'positive force'

omar little, Saturday, 12 May 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's kinda cool.

cover connection

los camp - hello sadness

phantompenguin, Sunday, 13 May 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Edgar - Majenta

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Monday, 14 May 2012 08:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

got the umberto record today, the cover is even better in 12" form

our love will change the world (electricsound), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Excellent! Does the back cover add anything to the narrative?

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

it appears to be a female hitch-hiker from the 80s

so sort of, yes

our love will change the world (electricsound), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hot damn

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

this picture, in fact

our love will change the world (electricsound), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interesting that Holbein chose to paint that on a square canvas, I think at that stage he was basically designing pomp rock record covers 400 years ahead of his time.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really like this:

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 14 May 2012 09:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seahawks - Tender Abyss
front is just ok

but back is really nice

mizzell, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like both. and the album's awesome too

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit is that for real?

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

thnank god he's got some clothes on all the same

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would have been good without the text

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

and what clothes they are

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

it would look like muammar gaddafi with a makeover

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf @ iggy wearing that much clothing

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think it's time to call this whole satan thing off

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol iggy looks like the seahawks back cover shot

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

have to admit that the back of that umberto cover is a bit disappointing. glad it adds to the narrative, but it's a big step down design-wise.

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think it's time to call this whole satan thing off

Come on, it's the best way to piss off your parents.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always feel vaguely sorry for iggy when i see him wearing a top. it doesn't seem like his natural state.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always feel vaguely sorry for the world when iggy is not wearing a top.

mark e, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys don't fret that is iggy's arse on the semargl cover, all is well with the world

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I appreciate Iggy's preservation more now that my wife works with leather goods.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

is she his urologist?

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha!

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

the limited record store 12" cover was bad enough (ooh, a pun on the title one drop), but seriously.

i realise the world will be gushing all over a new PiL album, but f*ck could they not have done something a little more worthy of eye balling than this shit.

truly dreadful.

mark e, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's next-level bullshit, expecially for PIL

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of my favorites this year, Mi Ami's Decade:

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mi Ami
Flo Rida

does any other place do this?

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

dirty projectors - swing lo magellan

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

do not like

Moodles, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, no. ami cover's kind of intriguing though.

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

that cover is the worst, put a little effort into it!

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think me ami's actually from miami tho? xps

The Reverend, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the dp cover.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is a single not an album and idk anything abt the artist/s but this rules imo

cissémanwhore (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 19 May 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

cover connection

cock chirea, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sinkane is the drummer for Yeasayer, I think. He was in Caribou's band for the Vibration Ensemble in December.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love that Sinkane thing. I am ready to start collecting that format.

I like this Plankton Wat - Spirits cover on Thrill Jockey:

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Karin Park - Highwire Poetry

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 26 May 2012 11:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know how you guys aren't sick of EVERY other album cover these days being black/white/gray or having a really pale, washed out color palette, it's become such an oppressive trend the last couple years

some dude, Saturday, 26 May 2012 11:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

like sinkane and black mill tapes quite a bit

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man Forever - Pansophical Cataract

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 26 May 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

suum cuique - acetic ideals

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Monday, 28 May 2012 09:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^
awesome

Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Monday, 28 May 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool photo

though i don't like the new trend of having no writing on the cover, feels lazy

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

sisilafami, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

love that intelligence one! kind of a vintage vanguard vibe

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is that sisi?

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

image properties sez its the new Swans

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool photo

though i don't like the new trend of having no writing on the cover, feels lazy

― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:28 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i remember it used to seem such a power move when some huge platinum act would do that, but yeah now it's just something any old chump can get away with

some dude, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool photo

though i don't like the new trend of having no writing on the cover, feels lazy

― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:28 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i remember it used to seem such a power move when some huge platinum act would do that, but yeah now it's just something any old chump can get away with

― some dude, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:45 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

agreed, it's kinda cliche in its own way and doesn't really have much impact anymore

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, as much as people itt bitch about typographical woes, it's usually better than the alternative

The Reverend, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

xx-post
Just sought out that Ilaiyaraaja/Tamil synth-funk thing - it's pretty nuts in a fun way.
10 minute sampler:
http://soundcloud.com/experimedia/ilaiyaraaja-fire-star-synth

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:28 (2 years ago) Permalink


I want to see this one irl. I like this band and I like this album.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice idea, could have been executed so much betetr

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Friday, 1 June 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

reminds me of the field mice 7" on caff

hamburglr (electricsound), Friday, 1 June 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

suum cuique cover is tremendous

mookieproof, Friday, 1 June 2012 02:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool cover bro: crocodiles - endless flowers NSFW

diamonddave85, Friday, 1 June 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, i like those guys

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

having said that, I'll probably cringe a little when buying that. not because of the nudty, because its p awful.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

kel ler/pharmacists (some dude), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

deep

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that the singer on the right? It seems like they've been around forever...

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

deep

― mookieproof, Monday, June 4, 2012 11:30 PM (Yesterday)

I lol'ed

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

derp

liars - wkiw (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Barnaby, Hardly, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 08:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

Big KRIT - Live From the Underground

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that alchemist one. What is the music like?

Moodles, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not out yet, but he's a New York based hip hop producer:

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ Eye-catching but ultimately sort of silly. Have no idea who Human Woman are.

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

um oops

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ quite low-key but I quite like this, it's Doldrums - Egypt

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like, the VHF Doldrums?

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

doldrums one is great

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, it's not the VHF one, it's some guy from Canada doing weird lo-fi psychedelic dance music.

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like a cross between Ariel Pink and Caribou

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


Michael Pisaro/Toshiya Tsunoda - crosshatches


para one - passion

sisilafami, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

That looks like the "Before" of the first Masters of Reality cover.

No, it's not the VHF one

Do people not Google their band name ideas or is it just cool to not care now? Cool album cover though and I even kind of like the song, except the vocals.

strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do people not Google their band name ideas

Short answer? No.
Long answer? I think we're about out of suitable names if the hundreds of horribly named bands I come across at work every day are any indication. I'd rather have two artists named Doldrums than even one named Stony Danza or Forever The Sickest Kids.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 06:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll take unique over suitable any time. i'd rather someone call themselves shitfuck mcgillicuddy than be the 53rd band to call themselves spindrift

lawrence and the machine (electricsound), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 06:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd say the first band to call themselves Spindrift fucked up.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably

lawrence and the machine (electricsound), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 06:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doldrums in this case is prolly an Ariel Pink ref no? but yeah it is bone idle and it's not like you even came up with a killer name or anything come on man

geezargh butlargh (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 08:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fur - Cocoon ...I'm a sucker for this sort of landscape painting, wonder who did it?

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this shit is the worst though (Debruit - From The Horizon)

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 08:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, just look at that fucking glass horse

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 09:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 8 June 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, that grass widow is terrible

dig the alchemist

contenderizer, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

human woman and doldrums are p nice, too

contenderizer, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink


Kandodo- s/t

mizzell, Friday, 8 June 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's so notable about that waka album cover?

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 June 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Notably crap obviously.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Friday, 8 June 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but it's so generic either way i don't feel strongly about it

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 June 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

True.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Friday, 8 June 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

though i guess just the basic work is pretty bad looking, looks kinda 90s and regional though, which is weird now cuz everyone seems to be a lot slicker at very least

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 June 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda 90s and regional though

must... not....

een, Friday, 8 June 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would never listen to a non-VHF Doldrums on pure principle. Hey look at me, I'm starting a band called Magnog. Ugh, these fucking kids.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 9 June 2012 01:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anywhere - Anywhere

Laurel Halo - Quarantine

DavidM, Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why did I add the Laurel Halo cover when we've already had it? Argh.

DavidM, Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

new Guardian Alien

calm me maybe (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The deer in the sky holding a book with his mouth makes it.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last couple are good.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Saturday, 9 June 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mrs Magician working from the same palette as Carter Tutti Void, Best Coast, etc. Funny when things 'trend' so obviously. Can't accept that this is any more a coincidence than the 'bands with animal and beach-related names' thing

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least this doesn't give me a headache like the CTV album art does.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure you can trace it back to Merriweather Post Pavillion

calm me maybe (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Black Angels were doing this steez before AC: http://www.amazon.com/The-Black-Angels/e/B00197ENG0

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


Landing - s/t

dronestreet, Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is Anywhere like? that cover intrigues me

♆ (gr8080), Saturday, 9 June 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

that landing cover is great and even though theres no type on the cover it's still nicely composed

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 10 June 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

anywhere is kinda folky psychy, suits the cover

sissy space echo (electricsound), Sunday, 10 June 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

riyl espers

sissy space echo (electricsound), Sunday, 10 June 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will check that out!

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 10 June 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can't see any of the landings on the Landing cover.

InternationalWaters, Monday, 11 June 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, i was thinking the same thing but it seemed too corny to point out

they loooovin the crut (The Reverend), Monday, 11 June 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Landing cover is okay, but it pales in comparison to one of the great staircase-featuring album covers of our time:

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Monday, 11 June 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shit, that's poor quality, so much for posting to this thread from an iPad.

Better version here: http://12kblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/12k1051mini.jpg

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 11:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Para One - Passion

Number None, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like a Dali's Car album

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of which...

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, they don't have an apostrophe do they?

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

that "Parental Advisory..." sticker doesn't do the Para One cover any favours does it...

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno, it's kind of an amusing juxtaposition

Number None, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have liked the wackiness of the past few Dino jr covers, but they're all kind of hideous to behold

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

love that (and the other recent ones)

mizzell, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

ditto. way better than the art to bug anyway.

Weingarden By Kawhineyscope (how's life), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is unsettling

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

an album cover like that is usually to distract from a shitty album

lamborghini persie (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe, but the first mp3 is kinda cool.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

la musica de harry frogbs (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

an album cover like that is usually to distract from a shitty album

― lamborghini persie (J0rdan S.), Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:59 PM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark

oh c'mon david byrne just has tons of wack/wacky ideas, i don't think he's the slightest bit self-conscious about whether his record is good when makes some goofy video or cover art for it

bronytheus (some dude), Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy Mountain consistently put out gorgeous-looking records. This is the White Manna album, don't think it's one of their best covers, but still pretty nice. Anyone head it yet btw?

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Thursday, 14 June 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Koi Pond - So Higher

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

That koi pond is amazing, what are they like?

Fiona apple cover is kind of amazing in that it looks like something that should be coming out on limited edition cassette not a major label

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to koi pond, so I don't know really. Just saw it on a leak blog.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

fiona apple would be good w/o the text at the bottom ruining it

♆ (gr8080), Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

deluxe edition looks nice

deadcandace (diamonddave85), Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

+2 curious about Koi Pond based on cover art

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 17 June 2012 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.juno.co.uk/artists/Koi+Pond/

If you click on the album art, a box will pop up with streaming samples. Sounds cool.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cat Power - "Sun"

Walter Galt, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

wowza

jed_, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vestals - Forever Falling Toward The Sky

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Monday, 18 June 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the Vestals. The Cat Power doesn't do anything for me though.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

my wowza was at her haircut rather than the cover.

jed_, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the haircut.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

she looks adorbable. crappy cover though.

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Monday, 18 June 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Forever Falling Toward The Sky" sounds like some 2002 shit to me

♆ (gr8080), Monday, 18 June 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gary War - Jared's Lot

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really like that cover.

adderall cannonby (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuck this shit

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 05:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^deserves all the hate an Animal Collective album cover will eventually get

een, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, it's an album cover for 2012 we might have expected once upon a time

Chris S, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

white suns "sinews"
my favorite album of the year, so far.

BringTheAuBonPain, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

that animal collective cover is just... yuck.

BringTheAuBonPain, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that is hugely offputting ugliness.

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seems wierd that once upon a time I loved most of their artwork, then from Starwberry Jam onwards they have just embraced such godawful clumsy garishness.

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

weird even

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

getting trypophobia vibes from that last one.

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like a Polish movie poster for Prometheus.

adderall cannonby (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yikes

Jeff W, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Intrigued by White Suns cover: what sort of music is it?

an inevitable disappointment (James Morrison), Thursday, 21 June 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends - horrible idiotic album title but I quite like the cover

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ hate this though, it's Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Camel toe night light.

Gotye Sports (It's In The Name) (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

the flaming lips one is intrstng

jed_, Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

new AnCo reminds me of The Bends and Zooropa

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah gr808 is otm maybe that sort of erm... aesthetic is what they were going for. I've no idea what to say about that Cat Power cover. Is everyone become chillwave / seapunk now?

Moka, Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seems wierd that once upon a time I loved most of their artwork, then from Starwberry Jam onwards they have just embraced such godawful clumsy garishness.

― gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB)

MPP is one of their best album covers, tho.

Moka, Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

For two minutes, then the novelty wears off and is henceforth just a headache inducer.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there a thread for album covers + optical illusions? I can't think of that many. There's MPP, Santana's s/t, Soulwax

Moka, Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

kone - legend days

cock chirea, Friday, 22 June 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

sonnymoon - s/t

cock chirea, Friday, 22 June 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

great

jed_, Friday, 22 June 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

more sonnymoon goodies

cock chirea, Friday, 22 June 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

White Suns is a) gorgeous, b) now something I need to check out (the Dusted review describes it in terms of a pigfuck revival, I WANT) and c) reminds me of the upcoming John Maus comp:

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Friday, 22 June 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

(apparently a 2004 photo of the transit of Venus)

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Friday, 22 June 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Friday, 22 June 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Friday, 22 June 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Miaoux Miaoux reminds me of:

and something else I can't put my finger on at the moment...

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Sunday, 24 June 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mainly this, for me

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 June 2012 06:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cracking stuff on those Sonnymoon sleeves

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Sunday, 24 June 2012 07:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can I just say that this thread has convinced me that, yep, I hate optical illusion cover art?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 24 June 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda bothers me that the stem doesn't go between letters

mizzell, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh No - Ohnomite

Ty Segall - Slaughterhouse

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

if ohno had just put the doom character of the graf as a central factor then i'd love it more, as it is, the end result, is very ukhh 2005.

then again that could be the intention.

oh, and that ty cover = animal collective styled crap.

no amount of persusion will convince me otherwise ..

mark e, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

ukhh?
animal collective styled crap?

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohno = generic ukhh cover from a different decade (no real evidence of this other than HHC mixtapes .. )

ty = more shyte a la animal collection

no real visual connection, other than a lack of style/imagination.

mark e, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, still no clue what you're talking about but I'll take your word for it.

I think that Ty Segall illustration is pretty striking.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

ukhh = uk hip hop
hhc = hip hop connection, a cult british rap rag that closed down about 5 years ago and was way better than source/xxl/fader/other. also used to have a monthly covermount cd often w/ generic graf/cartoon type covers.

problem with ohno cover is that doom is the only recognisable cartoon, the rest are hard to pick out

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

ty hoy hoy

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

cheers for the clarification a hoy hoy ..

me bad/drunk.

mark e, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't make any connection between Animal Collective and the Ty Segall cover at all.

She Got the Shakes, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can. It's part of the new trend of willful ugliness for the sake of it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

also ukhh p much died with hip hop connection, as far as i can tell. lots of the dudes seemed to drift into this lame kinda-electro/kinda-dubsteppy poprap thing since but its not the same, even if dudes are finally earning. its a shame tho, so much of my teenage years was spent on buses reading about some white dude in nottingham, listening to early 1xtra mixtapes with talented guys freestyles who you never heard of again.

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i assure you no rapper in america has ever cared about something called "ukhh"

fanute gingrich (The Reverend), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

which is why kool g rap is on my favourite record from that time!

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

humor me

fanute gingrich (The Reverend), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

but yeah, americans in not really caring about anything from outside usa shocker

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's stuff outside the usa?

fanute gingrich (The Reverend), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

we don't believe you, you need more people

fanute gingrich (The Reverend), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

that flaming lips and heady fwends cover posted above is the vinyl cover from record store day. the cd that came out today has a terribly cheap looking picture of kesha rubbing wayne coyne's feet.

BringTheAuBonPain, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

here it is...

BringTheAuBonPain, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

anim coll covers always bright, colorful, often photos, often digitally manipulated; ty segall cover is black and white drawing - great comparison

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

come on dude

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i was thinking more oh sees / woodsist kinda thing

beater drummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ty segall has an anus for a throat.

BringTheAuBonPain, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

who doesn't

Misc. Carnivora (Matt P), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's part of the new trend of willful ugliness for the sake of it.

But I don't think it's ugly! It's a pretty great drawing!

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 09:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

even if this trend actually exists that TS one looks kinda like a Nick Blinko drawing so idgaf

jacob von logflume (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


http://sleafordmods.bandcamp.com/

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sleaford mods going for an alt tentacles '90 vibe

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

ewww

fanute gingrich (The Reverend), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lool. Sleaford Mods is pretty great, though. And while the album cover is horrible, it's pretty in keeping with his schtick.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reminds me of more than one Crust 7".

Desire is withered away from the sons of men! (aldo), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

sleaford mods cover is great!!

beater drummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chipshop chips are gross though. I am a bad Englander.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

new Haxan Cloak

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vaguely magickal yawn.

head peepin' (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

new Six Organs of Admittance

van smack, Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

want to see a big version of that - what is that little guy up to?

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

air purifier by the look of it. That's going to take a while.

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Poor little feller. Wonder what the location is supposed to be - Ganymede or somewhere I guess. I like the way the eye of Jupiter is watching them.

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Sunday, 1 July 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Four Tet one is a bit hmmm

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 2 July 2012 12:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

the cd that came out today has a terribly cheap looking picture of kesha rubbing wayne coyne's feet.

It looks like a mid-90s punk comp! I like it way better than the Aja-by-way-of-Radiohead aesthetic of the record store day cover.

goat news for people who love boat news (how's life), Monday, 2 July 2012 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dating A Coworker, by Aidan Baker

mr-c-on-deadmau5-complete-wanker (DJ Mencap), Monday, 2 July 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Astral Social Club: Magic Smile

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ick.

dronestreet, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is actually just a single cover, and it's pushing the limits of the whole faux aging meme, but it's really appealing imo. (Although, the song kicks ass.)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

(*Also, the song kicks ass.)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

going back a week, but that haxan cloak thing is just the standard latitudes layout with some hermetic clip art dropped in the middle

contenderizer, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

ty seagal slaughterhouse cover is fantastic, even if it does resemble master's bedroom. the seething obsessiveness of the detailing gives it a weird energy. it's like a louis wain version.

contenderizer, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

White Suns is a) GORGEOUS, b) now something I need to check out

― muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:08 PM (1 week ago)

emphasis mine

contenderizer, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Astral Social Club cover reminds me of the Axiom/Praxis/Material album covers from the 90s.

a place to bury st. anger (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

oooh there's a new astral social club album

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 05:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

argh

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

It took me several minutes of Googling to figure out that the cover up there wasn't for the new single by Jesu, titled "The Late Great Fitzcarraldos."

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like this one:

Fennesz: AUN

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

f*ck it.

i still think this suits the bands style, and seeing as no-one else is going to drop it on the thread, i guess i'll have to :

the pre new - music for people who hate themselves.

mark e, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like this sleeve. the music isn't half bad either

minicrüte (electricsound), Thursday, 5 July 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

thistle supporter (mcoll), Thursday, 5 July 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cool. Like the type as well.

n00bs on my damn chain (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 5 July 2012 04:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

weird
first thought the fennesz album was

like some lost 阿牛 late90s prog rock album or something

dylannn, Thursday, 5 July 2012 07:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

y'all probably realize this but that pre new one is the old British Rail logo reversed

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Thursday, 5 July 2012 09:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeans Wilder - Totally

DavidM, Thursday, 5 July 2012 11:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the Family Ties Alex-takes-speed episode shot: what sort of music is Rayon Beach?

an inevitable disappointment (James Morrison), Friday, 6 July 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

lofi kinda surfy garage

booger pickup (electricsound), Friday, 6 July 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fergus & Geronimo Funky Was the State of Affairs

mizzell, Friday, 6 July 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

really?

contenderizer, Friday, 6 July 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 6 July 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

ffs. i liked a couple of their songs early on. their last (debut) LP wasn't great, but at least it wasn't a giant dick in the world's eye.

contenderizer, Friday, 6 July 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

(wrestling with the fact that one of those early singles i liked was called "blind muslim girl")

contenderizer, Friday, 6 July 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

y'all probably realize this but that pre new one is the old British Rail logo reversed

yup.

mark e, Friday, 6 July 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

so far this is an almost improbably horrible year for album art.

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 July 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

has this one been posted yet?

LA Vampires by Octo Octa - "Freedom 2K"

BringTheAuBonPain, Tuesday, 10 July 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

are we allowed post our own stuff here? apologies if not...


this is my band's debut EP (lamontbaileywall.bandcamp.com). cover was designed by my brother.

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

feck it, that link should be http://lamontbaileywall.bandcamp.com.

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice packaging

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

More Robert Beatty art

Raglani Husk

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like it's better in person than on screen. It looks like a Klaus Schulze record, it's nice.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

blood everywhere - method

bandcamp release in august, possible vinyl if there is demand.

mark e, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol...i still remember when i saw them and this girl that was knob twisting with some weird boxes onstage was wearing an oversized WCW NWO hockey jersey for some reason.

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 July 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

bad wife decisions (electricsound), Friday, 20 July 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

j/k

bad wife decisions (electricsound), Friday, 20 July 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I laughed.
How has something never been called "Son of a Bitches Brew" before?!

Walter Galt, Friday, 20 July 2012 08:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's got to be on the fake Acid Mothers Temple thread. Somebody won the pool.

Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 20 July 2012 08:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Robert Hampson - Signaux

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Monday, 23 July 2012 12:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Baroness – Yellow & Green

DavidM, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this has got to be one of the worst covers of the year

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like a potato wearing a cape and a hat. Thanks Kompakt!

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, given how good the first Taragana Ep looked, that really sucks.

computers are the new "cool tool" (James Morrison), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Baroness cover is terrible love most of Baizley's stuff, but ugh I don't know what they were thinking with that thing.

beard papa, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Sea and Cake- Runner

mizzell, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Big fan of Sam Prekop's photography

Moodles, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

MUBU gai pan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fly

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey look a circle

Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ice Choir - Afar

Tough Cookie, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

REV LION (The Reverend), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

is it zany white rapper cover day? why yes it is

REV LION (The Reverend), Friday, 3 August 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

MUBU gai pan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 3 August 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Friday, 3 August 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha whine

REV LION (The Reverend), Friday, 3 August 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeff kleinsmith is the peter saville of our time

if all you have is jan hammer, everything looks like jimmy nail (electricsound), Saturday, 4 August 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Sunday, 5 August 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

dope

mizzell, Monday, 6 August 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

both those are really cool

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 6 August 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

(what is that)

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ormonde - Machine apparently.

Blind, Pregnant, Gay, Royal (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Spectre Folk - Ancient Storm.

Blind, Pregnant, Gay, Royal (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spectre Folk looks like another Robert Beatty cover, am I right?
Love it.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to it on Spotify now, really good.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

CFCF- Exercises

I would like almost any cover with Louis Kahn on it

mizzell, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm digging this spectre folk, good stuff

Elrond Hubbard (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gallows - s/t

what a shitty album cover, it should be on one of those t-shirts worn by 22-year-old male high street mouthbreathers. which it will be, soon

price lo matalan (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lethal Bizzle is gonna be real embarrassed to have been associated with those guys

MUBU gai pan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

DavidM, Friday, 10 August 2012 10:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

stay classy!

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Friday, 10 August 2012 10:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

calling dan lacey

get you ass to mahs (abanana), Friday, 10 August 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fareed Zaireeka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 10 August 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha amazing

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 August 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

darkness cover >

tauheed & cambria (J0rdan S.), Friday, 10 August 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Darkness cover vs:

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Friday, 10 August 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha why did i not notice the facial expressions of those girls especially the left and center girls before?

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 August 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

ws of shame?

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Friday, 10 August 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, I was not aware either the Darkness or Smash Mouth still existed

REV LION (The Reverend), Sunday, 12 August 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

the darkness are actually the support on lady gagas next tour.

mark e, Sunday, 12 August 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moon Pool & Dead Band - Human Fly

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Monday, 13 August 2012 09:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you guys done this one yet

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bTWkx1tJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

keeping things contextual (DJP), Monday, 13 August 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

What in the

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 August 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

increasingly bothered by record covers that are all lol @ the aesthetic of a different era. You people are supposed to be busy creating the aesthetic of OUR era! Get back to work!

bert yansh (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean really what are we going to have to leave to our children?

bert yansh (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

a boxful of whiney's tweets about hipsters

crushing debt

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

see, smash mouth is practically the only responsible band on this thread. I always had that feeling about them.

bert yansh (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

increasingly bothered by record covers that are all lol @ the aesthetic of a different era. You people are supposed to be busy creating the aesthetic of OUR era! Get back to work!

OTMFM.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

(four tet - pink)

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Sunday, 19 August 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is it
Mystical shit.

reckless driving, abuse of small dogs, thirst for fame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 August 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^i like that a lot a lot

phantompenguin, Monday, 20 August 2012 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks, upthread, for posting the koi pond cover and samples. awesome stuff. i'll be buying a copy, so kudos to koi pond for doing it right.

alpine static, Monday, 20 August 2012 07:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck, that four tet cover is gorgeous. more please!

contenderizer, Monday, 20 August 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

love jon wayne and like moon duo. all the rest on the current page are el barfo.

contenderizer, Monday, 20 August 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

four tet looks like what PAN (the record label) is doing

sisilafami, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, i lied, CFCF cover with the phillips exeter library is awes

contenderizer, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

mizzell, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

shit down the sleeve

Fareed Zaireeka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Four Tet cover looks cool, but shouldn't the drawn lines be in... pink?

Tuomas, Thursday, 23 August 2012 07:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

No!

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh my.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

wow, i feel like i know a little more about declan sinnott than before

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Reverend, Thursday, 30 August 2012 08:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Swans - The Seer.

DavidM, Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

jjjdoom (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

DavidM, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 12:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pretty sure that's been posted before, but its awfulness remains undiminished.

emil.y, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

M Gira's choice of album covers has always been pretty atrocious and this new one is no exception.

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 13:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

u mad doggie

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 13:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

hahaha

RAP GAME MARiSSA MARCHANT (gr8080), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

is that two door cinema club supposed to be ironically kitschy? sorry, i don't know the band, and it's hard to understand what they're going for without first knowing how hipster of a band we're dealing with.

phantompenguin, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 21:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think the light emanating from just beyond her kooch is all we need to make an informed decision here.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 21:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

fake hipster i think

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't even know wtf this band sounds like I'm just trollin (fffv), Thursday, 6 September 2012 03:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

That is awesome. I do hate how the words go between the legs tho.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 6 September 2012 14:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

all I keep thinking re: Two Door Cinema Club is "Nightmare On Elm Street... with SEXY RESULTS"

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

(notch one up from me in the terrible column for that btw)

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

i really like the ultrasound cover concept, though not sure how well it's ever going to work in practice

relentlessly busting your smoo (electricsound), Thursday, 6 September 2012 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

centibutt hz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 10 September 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

seems like there's a lot of "look what i drew mommy! can we put it on the refridgerator?" covers this year

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

That Cure one from a few years back still the best imo

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

its the most wonderful time of the year (for album art)

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like the 3D Shreddie on The Bad Plus cover

Supper's Burnt (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's some sort of discrepancy going on here....

longneck, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 09:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

what??? is that the rapper alley boy??

the best Laid jams (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looks like a rejected Kansas album cover.

A Pick Up Artist's Guide to Negative Approach (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is that some sort of funky platypus in the corner?

emil.y, Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

the original obituary-logo meets zooropa-era-U2 animal collective was great, don't get the hate.

M Gira's choice of album covers has always been pretty atrocious and this new one is no exception.
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram),

wrong

wolves lacan, Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't even know wtf this band sounds like I'm just trollin (fffv), Friday, 21 September 2012 02:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

When did she become Lita Ford?

this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Friday, 21 September 2012 04:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

xxxp it is a duck, the logo of Duct Tape Records

tuomas without a nose ring (The Reverend), Friday, 21 September 2012 04:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ducks don't have hands, that guy is platypus thru and thru.

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Friday, 21 September 2012 08:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

wish that alley boy was as good as the cover

centibutt hz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 21 September 2012 08:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

So you wish it was a Genesis album? A Genesis album with a guest rapping funky platypus. That is what that record is.

emil.y, Friday, 21 September 2012 12:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

back to posting...

Bee OK, Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:20 (1 year ago) Permalink


Lavender Diamond - Incorruptible Heart

Bee OK, Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Satellite Stories - Phrases to Break the Ice

Bee OK, Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Killing Joke - MMXII

Nickelback of folk (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Goat - World Music

Nickelback of folk (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've gotten used to the Goat one, it's alright. I wish they had put the song titles somewhere other than the easily damaged slipcase. The vinyl looks like it's die cut even more?

Killing Joke cover is not great.

A Pick Up Artist's Guide to Negative Approach (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes the KJ one is preeeeeetty bad.

Nickelback of folk (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 22 September 2012 07:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Killing Joke one is straight out of that Book Cover, Author Name ebook thread surely

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Book Cover Title

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like the Goat! Bit garish but ultimately a well-done design.

emil.y, Saturday, 22 September 2012 14:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

totally gonna get thoat goat on vinyl yesss

wood grain, chestnut / cody, CHESNUTT (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 22 September 2012 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Last four are all terrible. I sorta like the Kesha one but then again Kesha rowr

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 22 September 2012 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Kesha one kinda cool, but I wonder if that's a low quality image or something, cos something looks kinda off about it. Like it's a good composition but the way the image was exported is all cruddy and muddy.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 22 September 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also it looks like she wishes she was in the Flaming Lips.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 22 September 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Kid Koala, 12 Bit Blues

DavidM, Saturday, 22 September 2012 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like the Lavender Diamond one.

tuomas without a nose ring (The Reverend), Saturday, 22 September 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can never fault fans of Herbert Chapman, the Goat is nice.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lavender Diamond! I wondered whatever became of them...

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

two of my least favourite recent ones...

Professor Giff (NickB), Monday, 15 October 2012 11:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Love that Lamps one.

Walter Galt, Monday, 15 October 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is pretty depressing:

Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

So that isn't a SNL parody?

dronestreet, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Unfortunately not. The kid is down with French Montana from what I'm told.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

getting a real 'which member of barenaked ladies' vibe off this one

some dude, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

"flower petals, paint and semen"

the paisley beef window pane (electricsound), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 23:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Lambo Sedan (Whitey on the Moon), Thursday, 1 November 2012 20:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was hoping one of you guys would post this. I'm going against my usual biases and saying this one would definitely be better WITHOUT the type.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 November 2012 06:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

is that big boi?

"It's like death metal lyrics, but about a vagina." (a hoy hoy), Friday, 2 November 2012 06:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

y

Lambo Sedan (Whitey on the Moon), Saturday, 3 November 2012 07:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

y indeed :(

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Sunday, 4 November 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

NHK'Koyxeи ‎– Dance Classics Vol.I

NHK'Koyxeи ‎– Dance Classics Vol.II

Eli Keszler ‎– Cold Pin

all on Pan

ey, Sunday, 4 November 2012 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i love that

but the boo boyz are getting to (Z S), Sunday, 4 November 2012 16:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm a sucker for this aesthetic:
http://ninblogs.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/a3lsdqncmaeqbxm.jpg

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Sunday, 4 November 2012 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mean:

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Sunday, 4 November 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah hes been doing that forever but I'm not sick of it yet

Mr. Zone A (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 4 November 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

ALLIGATOR WITH A MACHINE GUN ON HIS HEAD TBH

croup da color of mayonnaise (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 5 November 2012 22:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

^vvotm

thraeds of life (The Reverend), Monday, 5 November 2012 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Face magazine reference for this new Swamp 81 12", 90s retro.

http://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000032622852-f7jpuq-crop.jpg?f6d22d0

mmmm, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

ugh

The Fieri Garnishes (Pillbox), Friday, 16 November 2012 01:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

That's actually not bad in a "found it at Goodwill for $1.00" kind of way.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 November 2012 01:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

make it stop

tome crues (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 November 2012 01:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

(You'd have to chain me up to listen to it, though.)

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 November 2012 01:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Love this one:

a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 14:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lau Nau - Valohiukkanen

and, c'mon, we've gotta have this on here:

http://wwwrollingstones.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2012/09/12186694-600x600.jpg

DavidM, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 15:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

kind of lol but mostly awesome: Greg Foat Group - Girl And Robot With Flowers

a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Thursday, 6 December 2012 03:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

surprised this isn't a Yes cover

Room 227 (cryptosicko), Thursday, 6 December 2012 03:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

saw this one today and thought of this thread

alpine static, Friday, 7 December 2012 08:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Albert Crampus (NickB), Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

That Keyshia Cole cover is a contender for worst of the year, fo sho.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Albert Crampus (NickB), Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

oooh, i like that

dexpresso (Z S), Sunday, 9 December 2012 00:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah that's cool. They used all of the colored markers.

That Gengras thing looks like a New Age album that would turn out to be really disappointing in the end.

endless budgie (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 9 December 2012 07:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Pitchfork best and worst lists are up. Honestly, the worst list is pretty mild compared to some of the stuff I've actually seen, and at least half of the best list could've just as easily been placed in the worst list.

Did they not peep our thread this year?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 17:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Boner alert on the list of worst covers btw

Albert Crampus (NickB), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

So rush right over if you want to catch that

Albert Crampus (NickB), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Paste put up their best list too, which is a really shitty selection:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/12/the-50-best-album-covers-of-2012.html

Albert Crampus (NickB), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pretty shocked that a Paste list would have a shitty selection of anything.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

re: Pitchfork best/worst album covers

I was glad to see the Lone album in the best of list because I think that's a really nice cover, but yeah, otherwise most of the best ones seemed like just the most popular Pitchfork albums as opposed to ones that had really nice design.

Enjoyed seeing the sad goths on the worst of list.

Moodles, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 22:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha remember when pfork posted the shop I did of Chris Brown's Graffiti with the blue bowtie from the Larry King interview in their "Worst Album Covers"?

The Reverend, Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jesus, they really could have some kind of warning about the boner cover. It just froze on it while the page was loading.

This cover is genuinely baffling to me - I honestly can't even imagine what it's trying to suggest:

Walter Galt, Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is that the new James Ferraro persona?

Number None, Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did you mean: 2k Hustle?

LOL

besides Sunny Real Estate (dog latin), Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not sure whether this is amazing or terrible:

Neil S, Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

What has Wayne Hussey done to his hair?

Albert Crampus (NickB), Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Again I'm torn

Neil S, Friday, 14 December 2012 11:56 (1 year ago) Permalink


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