|My Top 20 Favorite Album Covers In My Library|
Just what it says on the tin, ladies and gentlemen.
Can you say "trollface"? Anyone who's heard this album knows exactly what I'm talking about.
Whodunnit? I don't care, I'd rather observe the aesthetics of the crime scene.
Are you getting the vibe that I'm getting? Yeah, THAT vibe. Introduces the music perfectly.
Lo-fi covers have their place, too. There seems to be some subtle paranoia in this record shop.
Bringing It All Back Home
You can really see the smokerings of Dylan's mind here. Love the magazines, too.
Remain in Light
Despite its MS Paint leanings, I still get a kick out of this funky color scheme and "African mask" theme.
One of the best accidental creations (the famous tilt) ever to happen in rock. The groovy font was ahead of its time just a bit, too.
In the Court of the Crimson King
You can see every lyric of every song in his face. A striking masterpiece.
Thick as a Brick
I selected this one mainly for the fact that anyone even dared put so much detail into an album cover. Then came CDs and it was all for nothing.
|11||The Velvet Underground|
The Velvet Underground & Nico
It's a banana, but it's one fucking awesome art school graduate banana.
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
HELL yeah! This is exactly the kind of album cover in your collection your parents would have had an aneurysm over in 1973. Evil, evil, evil.
For 1997, in the days of dial-up and VCRs, I must say, this is an impressive postmodern collage, courtesy of fifth wheel Stanley Donwood.
|8||The Velvet Underground|
White Light/White Heat
This, my friends, is punk. Something raw and bare to admire while listening to something as crazy as "Sister Ray".
Aside from being perfect for t-shirts, this is a wonderfully minimalist cover that showcases the spartan post-punk despair within the album.
Highway 61 Revisited
I chose this simply for its beauty. I want an outfit like the anonymous figure on the left has.
Bela Lugosi's Dead
Striking use of light and shadow here. Foreboding, antique, stylish - completely apropos for the first Gothic Rock single.
Gorgeous monochrome psychedelia scrapbooking. Am I the only one who notices the pentagram?
Close to the Edge
I chose this album as an example but it's basically ANYTHING Roger Dean did for Yes
"I stole my sister's boyfriend. It was all whirlwind, heat and flash. Within a week we killed my parents and hit the road." How much more badass of a quote can you get?!
The Dark Side of the Moon
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