Noteworthy album covers of 2020

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Soccer Mommy - Color Theory

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1272225382_16.jpg

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:06 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/5zP1NPa.jpg

octobeard, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:12 (seven months ago) link

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

octobeard, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:13 (seven months ago) link

Tame Impala - Slow Rush

https://i.imgur.com/Z8Vsvzd.jpg

octobeard, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:16 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Z8Vsvzd.jpg

octobeard, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:16 (seven months ago) link

Oval - Scis

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4083662746_16.jpg

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:48 (seven months ago) link

https://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase3/extralarge/FC/6/4/9/0/9200000123960946.jpg

The Homesick - The Big Exercise

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:02 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/PAYAY03.jpg?1
Witchbones Goety

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:16 (seven months ago) link

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2020/02/Making_A_Door_Less_Open.AlbumCoverjpg-1582653145-640x640.jpg

Car Seat Headrest - Making a Door Less Open

the fawning for this dude is exhausting, but I think this cover pushes me from indifferent to active dislike

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:00 (seven months ago) link

agreed, horrible cover

devvvine, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:04 (seven months ago) link

the fawning for this dude

lol, everyone here seems to hate him! ;P

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:48 (seven months ago) link

oh not here, no. just in general, he feels pretty inescapable elsewhere

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:50 (seven months ago) link

Surely Tame Impala can't be the first album cover to use a photo from the Kolmanskop, Namibia ghost town?

https://www.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/BeFunky-Collage-106.jpg

That place is a Storm Thorgerson wet dream.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:11 (six months ago) link

Сталкер in the desert

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 27 February 2020 08:05 (six months ago) link

i normally love this annual thread, but has to be said, its not the best of starts to the year re cover designs.

mark e, Thursday, 27 February 2020 09:38 (six months ago) link

I was going to ask if the Tame Impala cover was a pre-existing piece of art - it's a weird one where I love the image, but I don't feel like it bodes well for the music inside. I guess it's like, if I saw the image alone, I would be all "YES! Portentousness! The folly of man! Nature returns to conquer! Look upon my works ye mighty!" But seeing it as an album cover, I'm just "this music is going to be boring".

emil.y, Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:03 (six months ago) link

The Homesick cover is really cool, I love that aesthetic.

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:15 (six months ago) link

(I guess that really dates me & my tastes, lol)

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:16 (six months ago) link

Antti Lötjönen (Finnish jazz bassist), Quintet East. Not out till April:

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1368219521_10.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:36 (six months ago) link

Viscera, Obsidian. Out in March.

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1055657978_10.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:37 (six months ago) link

Cordyceps, Betrayal. Out in April.

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2793536543_16.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:38 (six months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/SQoWzO0.jpg

Arca - @@@@@

octobeard, Thursday, 27 February 2020 20:43 (six months ago) link

eww

Indexed, Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:18 (six months ago) link

exactly.

mark e, Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:58 (six months ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0563368616_10.jpg

na (NA), Thursday, 27 February 2020 22:04 (six months ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2355841713_10.jpg

na (NA), Thursday, 27 February 2020 22:06 (six months ago) link

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5e4d5209f98c800008cf6620/1:1/w_320/King-Krule-Man-Alive.jpg

king krule "man alive"

na (NA), Thursday, 27 February 2020 22:09 (six months ago) link

x's and p's that Arca cover is so bad I have to wonder if that's a Perry Farrell project

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 27 February 2020 23:13 (six months ago) link

I kind of hate every album cover presented in this thread so far lol, the one I like the best is King Krule but I don’t like his music at all.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 28 February 2020 07:04 (six months ago) link

I don’t understand if the watermark on the Against All Logic is an aesthetic choice or if they just couldn’t be bothered licensing the stock photo

I am using your worlds, Friday, 28 February 2020 07:20 (six months ago) link

Really liking the cover of drummer Ted Poor's new album:

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71QHzn8bAqL.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:45 (six months ago) link

"Horrible 70s Album Titles" thread is now a musical genre

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 07:05 (six months ago) link

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

Pedro Vian Ibillorca

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 13 March 2020 08:57 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

JoJo - Good to Know

https://www.rap-up.com/app/uploads/2020/04/jojo-good-to-know.jpg

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Sunday, 3 May 2020 16:30 (four months ago) link

(For the avoidance of doubt — the promo-style copy at the top is actually part of the retail artwork.)

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Sunday, 3 May 2020 16:34 (four months ago) link

1995 epilepsy - 1995 epilepsy

https://assets.boomkat.com/spree/products/659431/large/0810025347567.jpg

devvvine, Friday, 8 May 2020 14:01 (four months ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3858028849_10.jpg

chicano batman - invisible people. good album, too.

sleight return (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:31 (four months ago) link

has a very Hipgnosis vibe in my eyes

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:45 (four months ago) link

Charli XCX - How I’m Feeling Now

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EX7WNhXXkAA-yoV?format=jpg&name=large

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 15 May 2020 04:28 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Great tunes, but this might be the worst album cover of 2020.

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1efcc0ec46584256375b78cda1b7abda73a7b6c2/0_0_3000_3000/master/3000.jpg

ilxor, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 00:29 (three months ago) link

god i hate every cover in this thread except maybe 1995 epilepsy

crystal-brained yogahead (map), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 02:36 (three months ago) link

Fuck, this cover art from the Strokes is ugly. Looks like it was drawn by a first grader. Is this seriously the best thing they could think of?

https://fordhamobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Nyckole-Lopez-ram-jams.jpeg

ilxor, Thursday, 25 June 2020 06:00 (three months ago) link

it's Basquiat isn't it?

making gazebo money (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 June 2020 05:16 (two months ago) link

helena hauff - kern vol. 5

https://exclaim.ca//images/helena-hauff-kern-vol-5.jpg

davey, Sunday, 5 July 2020 00:16 (two months ago) link

https://exclaim.ca//images/helena-hauff-kern-vol-5.jpg

davey, Sunday, 5 July 2020 00:17 (two months ago) link

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3997242001_10.jpg

pomenitul, Thursday, 16 July 2020 21:48 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

This thread has been neglected.

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:24 (one month ago) link

Moodymann - TAKEN AWAY

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1317778650_16.jpg

So many good covers missing here.

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:24 (one month ago) link

Nnamdi - Brat

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1974276704_16.jpg

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:26 (one month ago) link

Bibio - Sleep on the Wing

https://music.mxdwn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Bibio-Album-Art-2020.jpg

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:30 (one month ago) link

Moses Sumney - Grae

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2251086377_10.jpg

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:32 (one month ago) link

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music

https://www.magneticmag.com/.image/t_share/MTcwNDE5ODQ5NDk4MDExMzI2/tom-misch-and-yussef-dayes-what-kinda-music.png

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:34 (one month ago) link

And notable because this is my least favorite album cover of the year so far:

Jerry Paper - Abracadabra

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0478067739_16.jpg

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:40 (one month ago) link

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids - Shaman!

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0991919912_10.jpg

rob, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:50 (one month ago) link

xp you trippin, that's magical af and it beats the heck outta this

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

the burrito that defined a generation, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:52 (one month ago) link

Ha, yeah that Jerry Paper cover art is pretty amazing in its own way, and definitely deserves to be here.

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2020 21:03 (one month ago) link

What's the baby + keyboard one?

Rob, give a listen to Iggy Stooge (morrisp), Friday, 31 July 2020 21:27 (one month ago) link

That Jerry Paper album cover really could've been content with the Hee Haw font, the barbershop quartet shirt, and that awkward crouch. I'm not sure the snail eyes were even strictly necessary.

enochroot, Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:10 (one month ago) link

it's really more of a beach boys shirt, barbershop quartets tend to wear red striped vests

the burrito that defined a generation, Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:14 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

i like looking at the Deep Purple cover more than i'd like the album i'm pretty sure

also the band name/font and cover have a very desert/stoner vibe.

Lol at dissing Basquiat, one of the most important and influential figures in modern art, via the Strokes album upthread.

The actual cover is different than the one posted though, that one seems like a digital reproduction.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 24 August 2020 20:08 (one month ago) link

Btw, Basquiat himself did design the cover for Rammellzee’s Beat Bop

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 24 August 2020 20:10 (one month ago) link

bloke from hiatus kaiyote

parody of dated aesthetic feels v dated itself now as does the unbearable self aware irony of it all

excerpts I heard on bandcamp are as horrible as could be expected

Your original display name will be displayed in brackets (Left), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:12 (one month ago) link

Weird that the title doesn't show up. It was my feeble attempt at a 'Rolling Abominable [Current Year] Album Covers' thread.

pomentiful (pomenitul), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:16 (one month ago) link

at least 1/3 of this thread could go in there tbh

Your original display name will be displayed in brackets (Left), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:23 (one month ago) link

*sigh* we've been through this

http://i.imgur.com/PEG9C.jpg

new concept for 2k11 -- you decide whether they are 'good'/'crap' etc

― nax arrrrrgh (nakhchivan), Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:00 PM (nine years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Noteworthy album covers of 2011

brimstead, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:23 (one month ago) link

I mean I'd throw the Jerry Paper cover in the other thread, but yeah I figured "noteworthy" meant just that, and not as a judgement of quality.

octobeard, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:40 (one month ago) link

Fair enough. I tend to parse it as a positive adjective but it doesn't have to be, it's true.

pomentiful (pomenitul), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:41 (one month ago) link

Nubya Garcia - Source

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3209158474_16.jpg

octobeard, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Nice.

pomenitul, Friday, 11 September 2020 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

That's a great cover. Is it the first glimpse of the Large Sad Man without his cowl? (I'm assuming by that name/title combo it's funeral doom?)

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 11 September 2020 18:05 (two weeks ago) link

indie-shoegaze with a tiny sprinkle of doom iirc

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 11 September 2020 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

Ah, ok.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 11 September 2020 18:06 (two weeks ago) link


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