A lost medium: Paste's 50 Best Album Covers of 2012
by knutesteen (2012-12-10 17:00:34)
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For those of us who long ago (and maybe again) collected 12" LPs, and coffee table books like The Album Cover Album, one reason why I still buy CDs: I like the album art, lyrics and other visual media.

Looking at Paste's list, I found the David Byrne/St. Vincent cover particularly disturbing upon purchase. The XX and Japandroids have followed a successful formula on successive releases. I particularly like Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory cover photo, Father John Misty's Fear Fun fits the music to a tee, Divine Fits is as sweet a confection as the music and Beach House's Bloom (on my office stereo now) is as dreamingly ambiguous as its cover. Is it wrong that I now have more interest in Bat for Lashes?


Aw nuts. I was hoping for some commentary.
by bucket  (2012-12-10 17:37:08)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Half the time I didn't know what I was looking at.


That Japandroid's cover has no business being on this list. *
by Porpoiseboy  (2012-12-10 17:32:36)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Wasn't the original a Mapplethorpe?
by Mr.Natural  (2012-12-10 22:43:42)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I'm talking about Marquee Moon. Although maybe he just did the photo and the graphics are pretty bare-bones. Still, a decent homage...

Sometimes (like whenever I am listening to it), I think Marquee Moon is the greatest album ever made.


No clue. Post the original if the pic in the link is not.
by Porpoiseboy  (2012-12-10 23:25:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I have not seen it. Or are you saying they are parodying a Mapplethorpe?


Neither, actually
by Mr.Natural  (2012-12-11 01:04:27)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I wouldn't say parody - again, probably more like an homage.


Yeah, I'll stick with my original opinion.
by Porpoiseboy  (2012-12-11 11:04:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

That King Tuff cover is great. Try something like that Japandroids!


#1 embraced its inner MaxFischerdom. *
by Revue Party  (2012-12-10 17:04:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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