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 (four months ago) link

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

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

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

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

Tame Impala - Slow Rush

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

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

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

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

Oval - Scis

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

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

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

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

agreed, horrible cover

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

Сталкер in the desert

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arca - @@@@@

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

eww

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

exactly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pedro Vian Ibillorca

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

1995 epilepsy - 1995 epilepsy

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

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

has a very Hipgnosis vibe in my eyes

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:45 (two 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 (one month 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

it's Basquiat isn't it?

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

helena hauff - kern vol. 5

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

davey, Sunday, 5 July 2020 00:16 (six days ago) link

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

davey, Sunday, 5 July 2020 00:17 (six days ago) link


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