Noteworthy album covers of 2013

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I know, it's still December, but this is a 2013 release:

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 04:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

thx for the not hueg opening cover.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like that one a lot too!

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

epic album: the pluto (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol is that the real cover?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

its the comedy central poster anyway

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

real cover. might be the dopest comedy album cover i've ever seen

epic album: the pluto (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

down w/all three of these so far. 2013 lookin good.

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is a single and possibly available to buy now but fukkit it looks great and has 'a reference' to 'get'

Sounds like something Maria Carey would of rejected (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

That's fantastic! I hadn't seen that.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

jeselnik cover and album name a+++

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I would listen to any album with that cover and especially any album with that cover AND title. Thankfully I'm already a bit familiar with Jeselnik and yeah, he's funny.

Room 227 (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wave Machines, Pollen

Johnny Fever, Friday, 21 December 2012 07:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

That gives me a headache

Walter Galt, Friday, 21 December 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd freak out during this photoshoot from having my airways covered up.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

that really would be the worst way to die too, posing for the hideous cover of a new Bettie Serveert album

nobody's bitch speaks again (some dude), Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink


Gazelle Twin - Mammal EP

Honestly I wouldn't have minded another Suzanne Moxhay photocollage as on The Entire City, as Moxhay has a lot of stunning work, but this is good.

Chinchilla! Chinchilla! Chinchilla! (Sanpaku), Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Beanie Sigel The Truth

finally rich, fun-packed, fulfilling (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is the first BR cover art in a million years to look like a BR cover should look.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

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Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

La Big Vic - Cold War

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 January 2013 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like that one. I have no use for the band but that's pretty great.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 7 January 2013 14:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wish they were better, because they have two pretty special album covers so far.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Know nothing of the band, but would probably buy any thrift-store paperback Sci-Fi novel that had that as a cover.

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Monday, 7 January 2013 15:02 (1 year ago) Permalink


Dan Friel- Total Folklore

mizzell, Monday, 7 January 2013 18:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

tsrobodo, Monday, 7 January 2013 19:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

mizzell, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 00:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

i know it's supposed to be parodying some kind of blaxploitation trope but that action bronson cover is pretty much exactly the bobby digital in stereo cover.

Poliopolice, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 02:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

didn't that Three Legged Race album come out in December?

not nitpicking, just trying to figure out if it's eligible for my 2013 list. i thought it was scheduled for early December but now all of a sudden, i'm seeing reviews (including p4k's)

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 05:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah it definitely came out in 2012, it was on Spotify last month.

Vote in the ILM End of Year Poll! (seandalai), Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm a huge fan of the typesetting on the Broadcast LP. Though the right aligned but centre placement is something that normally drives me crazy.

Oblique Strategies, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Here's some of Julian House's takes on the Berberian Sound Studio artwork. http://festivalvanguard.blogspot.com/2012/09/alternate-posters-for-berberian-sound.html

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 03:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

alternate takes, I should say.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 03:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm a huge fan of the typesetting on the Broadcast LP. Though the right aligned but centre placement is something that normally drives me crazy.

huh?

the first cover itt has quite a Barney Bubbles vibe.

wk, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 04:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

not really sure what this sounds like but i like the windam hill vibe

big fat dictionary (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 05:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol cassidy fan club (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

so very ugly

the drawl of the mc's could be farts (NickB), Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

I dunno, I kinda like it.

said the brohaim to the cochise (how's life), Thursday, 10 January 2013 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looks like he's just stuck the title over that Cex album cover (jk.)

contrarian, zing thyself (cajunsunday), Friday, 11 January 2013 00:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Only January and I think we've found the most wtf cover of 2013.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 14 January 2013 17:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

they spelled "Primus" wrong.

how's life, Monday, 14 January 2013 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

La Big Vic - Cold War

― Johnny Fever, Monday, January 7, 2013 6:55 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I like that one. I have no use for the band but that's pretty great.

― EZ Snappin, Monday, January 7, 2013 6:59 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, I wish they were better, because they have two pretty special album covers so far.

― Johnny Fever, Monday, January 7, 2013 7:00 AM (1 week ago)

They are named for an ilx0r if you can believe that.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

a la recherche du tempbans perdu (NickB), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

what a dramatic way to die

questino (seandalai), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

anonanon, Saturday, 26 January 2013 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

What is it? Is it the sequel to the Nine Inch Nails giant hand album?

fuck off like a diamond (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 27 January 2013 06:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

A+

mizzell, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 03:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

LONNIE HOLLEY I'VE GOT MY OWN ALBUM TO DO

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 05:38 (9 months ago) Permalink

Physical Therapy - Non-Drowsy EP

old homophobic boom bap rap traditionalist (The Reverend), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 07:29 (9 months ago) Permalink

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

metal bands have the best graphics.

davey, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:05 (9 months ago) Permalink

oh man does that parkay quarts cover makes me want to avoid listening to it.

davey, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:05 (9 months ago) Permalink

and frequently the worst too xp

but my heart is full of woah (NickB), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:06 (9 months ago) Permalink

*make

here's the new axel boman record. why is gauche 3d cover art hip this year? everything old is new again and that's great but... it's also fugly. the music on this record's actually pretty good...

davey, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:12 (9 months ago) Permalink

and frequently the worst too xp

haha, good point. =)

davey, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

like the parkay quarts! looks exactly like they sound.

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:34 (9 months ago) Permalink

somewhere between early fall and early pavement then?

but my heart is full of woah (NickB), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

When I interviewed them they stressed how much they hate being compared to both those bands lol

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:09 (9 months ago) Permalink

Great job of asserting some aesthetic distance there guys

but my heart is full of woah (NickB), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:19 (9 months ago) Permalink

That's hilarious. We HATE being compared to the two bands who we sound the most like and whose entire visual aesthetic we draw from!

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

somewhere between early fall and early pavement then?

― but my heart is full of woah (NickB), Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:56 AM (7 hours ago)

close enough

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 17:10 (9 months ago) Permalink

Mordy , Wednesday, 20 November 2013 17:55 (9 months ago) Permalink

would like to think that the one in the bottom left corner is "no dean blunt records"

but my heart is full of woah (NickB), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

old homophobic boom bap rap traditionalist (The Reverend), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 19:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Friday, 22 November 2013 03:03 (9 months ago) Permalink

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 02:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

Andy Votel is easy, I know, but damn

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 02:16 (9 months ago) Permalink


Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Slippery Rock!

ernestp, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:45 (9 months ago) Permalink

http://www.bestartvinyl.com/vote.html?nc=1385468989

Might be wrong about this, but I've noticed since vinyl sales have picked up that big, busy, slightly-psychedelic album art seems to also be making a resurgence. There must be a difference for artworkers when creating something for vinyl or CD markets?

a beef supreme (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:53 (9 months ago) Permalink

it's like, if i'm going to shell out for something on vinyl, and i'm trying to pick between two albums but can't decide, often it's the artwork that's the deal maker.

a beef supreme (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

Ras G is the best one there, love that cover

space bl00ps (NickB), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:59 (9 months ago) Permalink

This came out months ago and everyone has probably already seen it, but I love this

including 'weird men' who fancy the mermaids (soref), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:12 (9 months ago) Permalink

Back cover:

including 'weird men' who fancy the mermaids (soref), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

George Pringle- Golfo Dei Poeti

including 'weird men' who fancy the mermaids (soref), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:34 (9 months ago) Permalink

including 'weird men' who fancy the mermaids (soref), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:37 (9 months ago) Permalink

george pringle one is awesome-- what's it sound like?

乓乒 (gr8080), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

Might be wrong about this, but I've noticed since vinyl sales have picked up that big, busy, slightly-psychedelic album art seems to also be making a resurgence. There must be a difference for artworkers when creating something for vinyl or CD markets?

― a beef supreme (dog latin), Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:53 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's like, if i'm going to shell out for something on vinyl, and i'm trying to pick between two albums but can't decide, often it's the artwork that's the deal maker.

― a beef supreme (dog latin), Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:56 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hmmm, I dunno how true it is (there could be lots of other reasons for the popularity of psychedelic imagery right now) but I could almost imagine that simply seeing more things on vinyl might encourage an artist to imagine their work in that nice large format, and go ahead and include details that they might otherwise not have. But then I think that the worst era for album art was probably the height of the CD years. Even stuff that I imagine doesn't sell that much on vinyl has been looking a lot better lately (big pop albums and stuff).

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:49 (9 months ago) Permalink

bring back longboxes imo

乓乒 (gr8080), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 15:16 (9 months ago) Permalink

I had all but two of those (Cure and Smiths) cut out and taped to my door in high school.

joygoat, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 18:05 (9 months ago) Permalink

My god. Pure ideology. (ey), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 20:51 (8 months ago) Permalink

kewl

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 20:52 (8 months ago) Permalink

a nice festive one for you:

exciting vampire castle (NickB), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 14:06 (8 months ago) Permalink

Can't remember whether it was posted or not but shittiest cover of the year is... Cut Copy?

exciting vampire castle (NickB), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 14:20 (8 months ago) Permalink

gotta be black flag

i have sounded the very dub step of humility (anonanon), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 15:24 (8 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, Black Flag and then Cut Copy.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 15:25 (8 months ago) Permalink

oh how could i forget the flag?

exciting vampire castle (NickB), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 15:26 (8 months ago) Permalink

Bleed the patriarchy

Johnny Fever, Friday, 6 December 2013 17:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

rp boo bryson (NickB), Monday, 9 December 2013 20:46 (8 months ago) Permalink

^ can't stop looking at that bat

rp boo bryson (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 15:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

feel like i wanna wave back

rp boo bryson (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 15:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

meant to add the vastum cover the other day, but forgot. so great! was bummed by the comparatively dull imagery on the vinyl version, but turns out it has a poster of that ghastly thing inside (uncropped art, no text).

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 18:30 (8 months ago) Permalink

the artist, paolo girardi, also did the covers for this year's power trip and inquisition albums (among a ton of other stuff, busy dude). think i might have posted the former somewhere way upthread...

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 18:37 (8 months ago) Permalink

man, FACT's best 30 are almost as bad as their worst 30. baffling choices, most of them.

alpine static, Sunday, 22 December 2013 06:04 (8 months ago) Permalink

fact sure doesnt like r&b/hip hop

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Sunday, 22 December 2013 06:33 (8 months ago) Permalink


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