Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I Do Judge a Book By Its Cover

Obviously the music industry has changed over the past decade or so. CDs are becoming less popular, with digital downloads taking their place. While I am partial to the odd bit of downloading (just for the sheer convenience of it), I still love CDs. I love having something tangible to hold, a booklet to flip though and some cover art to gaze at.

While there are some truly horrendous album covers out there, there are also some truly fantastic ones too. Here are a few of my favourites.

Revolver – The Beatles

London Calling – The Clash

Abbey Road – The Beatles

Ramones – Ramones

Not So Tough Now – Frenzal Rhomb

Milo Goes to College – The Descendents

Who’s Next – The Who

The Eraser – Thom Yorke

On The Beach – Neil Young

The Information – Beck

It looks plain, but the album was released with a blank cover and one of four different sheets of stickers for fans to make their own album art. Pretty awesome, right? One of my friends, G, was so excited about the sheet of stickers that he spent the better part of a day designing his album art, only to be extremely disappointed by his efforts at the end of the day and getting the shits with it. Hilarious. 

Arcade Fire – Funeral

Patti Smith - Horses

Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division

Bookends – Simon and Garfunkel

They’re on the pot!

Remain in Light – Talking Heads

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