Noteworthy album covers of 2012

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^ 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


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