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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Best Album Covers of 2011

Michael's Music Madness

Review of 2011 

Although often overlooked by many, the cover art is an integral part to album. It's what people first see when they pick up the record and it can lead to people buying or it or putting it straight down immediately. Even though bands think it's a good idea to put a picture of them 'looking cool' on the front of the album, their best bet is actually to have something unusual and inspired.
In 2011, there was a fair share of artists trying to look cool:
(and failing to do so) 
And artists opting for the weird and wacky:

So here we go my favourite five album covers of 2011:

5.  Kasabian -  Velociraptor!

The cover art to Kasabian's fourth studio album features guitarist Serge Pizzorno screaming. This image is then repeated another three times. Bonkers!   

4. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne

Two of the biggest rappers around with made a collaboration album - to the excess.
So with a massive sounding record, what image can they use to represent it?
Well, it's a golden; regal and grand picture with an usual design that just works so well.

3. Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You                     
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 This album sleeve sees a fly on top of a pill. Say no more.

2. Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
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It's a picture of a girl riding a crocodile in an old fashioned  newspaper. What's not to love?

 1. The Horrors - Skying
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My favourite album artwork of the year is this magnificent piece of art with epic scenery and colour scheme. It's just beautiful.

So that's my favourite album artwork of the year.
What's yours?
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  1. 'Suck It & See' - Arctic Monkeys :)
    Made even more weird that overseas they covered over the title with the price.
    Looks like the Beatles' 'White Album' cover.

  2. 'Junk of the Heart' - The Kooks
    It reminds me a bit of Beady Eye's album, just a random lass in a car :L

  3. 'A Different Kind Of Fix' - Bombay Bicycle Club
    'Dye It Blonde' - Smith Westerns
    'The Golden Age Of Knowhere' - Funeral Party

    All worth a shout