Noteworthy album covers of 2019

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https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2019/01/Sharon-Van-Etten-Remind-Me-Tomorrow-1547568919.jpg

Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:25 (one year ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0324300289_16.jpg

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:31 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw-nZUyXcAEpzWO.jpg

na (NA), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:29 (one year ago) link

Haha that's awesome. I saw a tiny thumbnail version of that, but didn't know it was their new album cover. Regardless, always good news to have a new Sunwatchers record.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:31 (one year ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3328866800_10.jpg

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 18 January 2019 12:39 (one year ago) link

thighpaulsandra - Practical Electronics

https://d1wtzzt4oxg683.cloudfront.net/images/covers/large/191/174691.jpg

Jeff W, Saturday, 26 January 2019 14:37 (one year ago) link

Indian Askin - Another Round

https://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase3/large/FC/1/2/5/0/9200000102220521.jpg

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 20:30 (one year ago) link

Not all that noteworthy in itself, but to me "head man pretending to blow his sax by the shore" seems quite the stylistic outlier for ECM.

https://shop.new-art.nl/assets/image.php?width=800&image=/content/img/new_products_queue/1543327215.jpg
(Joe Lovano with Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi: Trio Tapestry)

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:00 (one year ago) link

Yes, very strange for ECM. The photo isn't even B&W or blurry!

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:41 (one year ago) link

Checking out Indian Askin and Pictures right now, based solely on the covers...

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:11 (one year ago) link

(neither sounds at all like what I expected)

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:12 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzHNy9wX0AAqiTQ.jpg:large

frogbs directed me to this thread! Mea culpa.

Lisa Frank returns.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 11 February 2019 21:06 (one year ago) link

came here to post the Sunwatchers, it's already been done but if anyone can answer my question and doesn't want to scroll up here it is again

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3067931237_10.jpg

The songs on “Illegal Moves” crackle with an energy informed by passionate disgust of the status quo, realised on the album cover by Scott Lenhardt's Mort Drucker-esque illustration of the Kool-Aid Man battling the personifications of evil from across the world.

apart from Uncle Sam/the Proud Boy/Thatcher (?) is it supposed to be obvious who these figures are

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:09 (one year ago) link

oh and the Klansman. I thought that was a guy in a nightcap lol British

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:11 (one year ago) link

Nixon on the left, obv.

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:12 (one year ago) link

I thought that but apart from the nose the features seem(ed) kinda off to me to work as a caricature

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:31 (one year ago) link

Andrew Jackson there too

omar little, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:40 (one year ago) link

https://cdn.nashvillescene.com/files/base/scomm/nvs/image/2018/12/640w/CLovitt.5c26bba604021.jpg Chelsea Lovitt's You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It

eddhurt, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:15 (one year ago) link

I thought that but apart from the nose the features seem(ed) kinda off to me to work as a caricature

None of them are particularly good caricatures

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:23 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzThBMAWsAA0Pnl.jpg:large

na (NA), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:50 (one year ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81zZUTgFmHL._SL1500_.jpg

Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

omar little, Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:02 (one year ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3042561056_16.jpg

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 16 February 2019 13:40 (one year ago) link

Various Artists — Three Day Week – When The Lights Went Out 1972-1975

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwT0y2TXgAA2S7A.jpg

yuh yuh (morrisp), Saturday, 23 February 2019 23:22 (one year ago) link

https://www.musikexpress.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/27/11/weezer.jpg
Weezer - Black Album

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 28 February 2019 14:23 (one year ago) link

Kari Faux - Cry 4 Help

https://static.hiphopdx.com/2019/03/kari-faux-cry-4-help-ep-cover.jpg

yuh yuh (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:04 (one year ago) link

The Chelsea Lovitt looks like one of those Newsweek "Can Women Have It All?" covers

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 15 March 2019 01:56 (one year ago) link

https://www.musikexpress.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/21/11/andrew-bird.jpg
Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

ArchCarrier, Friday, 22 March 2019 12:29 (one year ago) link

https://d1rgjmn2wmqeif.cloudfront.net/r/b/128046.jpg

Jeff W, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:29 (one year ago) link

The Andrew Bird one is like something mark wallinger would do.

koogs, Thursday, 28 March 2019 06:35 (one year ago) link

If You're Not Part Of The Solution - Soul, Politics And Spirituality In Jazz 1967-1975 (Various Artists)

https://acerecords.co.uk/cache/images/CDBGPD-308_700_700.jpg

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 29 March 2019 22:48 (one year ago) link

Cover Connections

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929b3629d034d5c69bf4ce0/1:1/w_320/0c93cd45.jpeg

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 30 March 2019 04:35 (one year ago) link

Jimi would be proud

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 6 April 2019 18:33 (one year ago) link

Not really my type of music. I just really dig this cover:
Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/files/2019/04/wos.jpg

MarkoP, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:34 (one year ago) link

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/files/2019/04/wos.jpg

MarkoP, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:35 (one year ago) link

I know it's only April, but that Kristin Anna album cover wins 2019.

enochroot, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:58 (one year ago) link

i'm really into this. god bless.

My new album 'Chip Tooth Smile' - OUT APRIL 26! #ChipToothSmile pic.twitter.com/GDPOvKWKFg

— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) February 15, 2019

maura, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:49 (one year ago) link

one month passes...
four weeks pass...
two months pass...

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1225969011_10.jpg

kumio kurachi - sound of turning earth

was posted in the fahey/folk thread but deserves to be here as well

devvvine, Sunday, 25 August 2019 14:17 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Z84Dt6x.jpg
this Sheer Mag cover...

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 26 August 2019 07:04 (one year ago) link

Cover connection?

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1017312610_16.jpg

Jay Som - Anak Ko

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 6 September 2019 00:49 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Haha, none of my images are posting today

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:15 (eleven months ago) link

https://d1c4rk9le5opln.cloudfront.net/26f21c57dfed06ea988c25a6e22a325a.jpg

utterly cursed

frogbs, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4125034217_10.jpg

ArchCarrier, Friday, 11 October 2019 20:54 (eleven months ago) link

2019 is turning out to be a year of some of the worst album covers in recent memory eh

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 13 October 2019 05:59 (eleven months ago) link

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5c7d4c1b4101df3df85c41e5/1:1/w_600/Dababy_BabyOnBaby.jpg

his grin in general is already iconic i think

dyl, Sunday, 13 October 2019 15:24 (eleven months ago) link

Came out a couple months back but still noteworthy

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5d684227b8b930000899be24/1:1/w_600/tropicalstorm_braindrops.jpg

Tropical Fuck Storm - Braindrops

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 14 October 2019 01:31 (eleven months ago) link

Took me a bit of searching to make out the name: Marijannah.

Not sure it's the same artist but how many of these guys can there be?
https://www.instagram.com/riandykaruniawan/
Check out the animated videos. Actually I'm fairly sure it's not the same artist.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 19 October 2019 14:41 (eleven months ago) link

A couple on the Front & Follow label

https://i.imgur.com/dxjWCo2.jpg?1
Ekoplekz - In Search of the Third Mantra
(this is kind of an F&F house style cover apparently but I dig it)

https://i.imgur.com/swvZPvk.jpg?1
Michael Donnelly - Pardon Error

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 22:23 (eleven months ago) link

very nice!

nxd, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 11:16 (eleven months ago) link

Various Artists - Jon Savage's 1969-1971 - Rock Dreams On 45

https://acerecords.co.uk/cache/images/CDTOP2-1559_1200_1200.jpg

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Friday, 25 October 2019 22:01 (eleven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ieQCSNt.jpg

esempio (crüt), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:06 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1499276749_5.jpg

greet death: new hell

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:39 (nine months ago) link

good album, great cover

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:56 (nine months ago) link

Thought process, sprung by that cover: a) that must be a death metal album ii) it looks a bit like the insane inside cover of Autopsy's Acts of the Unspeakable, I should listen 3) find 9-minute centrepiece and oh shit, this is like the Scottish wave of chest-ripped-open emo stuff of the late 00s/early 10s like There Will Be Fireworks, Twilight Sad and (almost) Frightened Rabbit D) four minutes in: I'm home.

Short version: quite good this, innit?

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:57 (nine months ago) link

Fucking hell, the guitars on You're Gonna Hate What You've Done.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Saturday, 14 December 2019 22:17 (nine months ago) link

https://cdn2.albumoftheyear.org/345x/album/197410-abolition-of-the-royal-familia.jpg

Not out until next year, and probably will be their usual undercooked ALMOST-interesting stuff, but I like the cover for the new Orb record

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 19 December 2019 23:18 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/iG6Dqdo.jpg?1
Jordsjø - Nattfiolen

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 January 2020 03:21 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Leo Takami’s new title track “Felis Catus and Silence” out now https://t.co/mwpMtz0z3G pic.twitter.com/Sr3zU1Qn5F

— Unseen Worlds (@Unseen_Worlds) February 7, 2020

nxd, Friday, 7 February 2020 14:26 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/TXJNXRe.jpg?1

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:08 (seven months ago) link

oops - Black Deer LP

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 09:08 (seven months ago) link

is there a 2020 thread yet?

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:36 (seven months ago) link

I'm gonna start one

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:05 (seven months ago) link


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