Favorite Album Art
Submitted by sleestak on Sun, 07/25/2004 - 03:03
- Mission of Burma - Vs.: I love simple designs that convey a lot. The juxtaposition of the morning glories on the chain link fence just blows me away.
- Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures: I love all of Peter Saville’s designs, but this early one is my favorite. The radiogram emitted by a dying star on a stark black background.
- The Microphones - The Glow, Part 2.: No explanation, really, it’s just simple, primitive, and beautiful.
- The Clash - London Calling: Awesome Elvis parody sums up the power of punk
- Pulp - This is Hardcore: This album cover is “the sex”.
- This Mortal Coil - It’ll End in Tears: As ethereal and mysterious as the music within. (Wow, that sounds pretentious!)
- XTC - Drums and Wires: Simple, colorful, and very new wave. I used to draw it on all my notebooks in high school.
- Blur - Parklife: Because I love greyhounds and the fawn one on the right is beautiful.
- Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: Like an illustration from an old children’s book done by a dadaist. Get a vinyl copy of this great album just for the artwork.
- R.E.M. - Murmur: The dead kudzu creates a creepy, otherworldly effect that prepares you perfectly for R.E.M.’s debut album.
- Fugazi - The Argument"
I love album art, and these examples in particular. I think the unifying theme is that each is such a perfect partner for the album they adorn.