|My Favorite Records/Artwork Combos|
Only albums having a great album artwork among my 30 or 40 favorite records (updated - order not defined by preference).
Check out picture disc double LP and CD with translucent booklet versions to understand why I love this. Plus my favorite music ever. "Parabola" music video is a good sum up of Lateralus music and art.
|2||Rage Against The Machine|
Rage Against The Machine
Can't get tired of such a great album. The artwork is a famous photo of a self-immolating monk and it's so greatly appropriate to the ideas involved by the band.
In the Court of the Crimson King
Certainly one of the best paintings to me. It has that jazz/prog/power recalled in "21st Century Schizoid Man".
|4||A Perfect Circle|
Mer de Noms
That logo is definitely genious, plus my favorite APC album for sure, no bad songs in this. Can't get tired of that album.
The Dark Side of the Moon
Not my favorite album but the most iconic album pic among pink floyd discography.
My favorite PF album, plus I love the theme idea of Orwell's "Animal Farm" behind the tracks titles and the flying pig on the cover...
My 2nd favorite Tool album with a really classy artwork : the special holographic CD version and artworks by Cam de Leon are great too.
Oceanic holds one my favorite Isis track : "Weight". Plus the artwork is splendid.
Love that 70's retro cover and music powered up by modern material.
Sailing the Seas of Cheese
The album name, artwork add to that circus/crazy metal/funky coalescence music. I love Les Claypool and Primus work.
That cover is deeply haunting. Check out "Mountain" and "Love" songs to get into their great music.
|12||The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
Axis: Bold as Love
Classic album with great psych artwork.
Second Life Syndrome
Dark and artistic music and cover. The talented singer/bass player of this band is really underrated.
Houses of the Holy
I really love this album (especially "No Quarter" and "The Ocean" tracks), plus that great coloured pic reminds my trip to the wonderful Giant's Causeway on the irish coast.
Wonderful pic of a dead fetus (RIP). Epic songs here.
Around The Fur
A perfect sexy frame for this heavy album.
Conference of the Birds
Discovered Om with "At Giza" and it's still my favorite song. Classy photo artwork.
The artwork with this 3-head beast is splendid and the perfect opening track announce the heaviness of the record.
Great rock music, great clear vocals. A superb lined eagle and logo is a simple but really smart cover.
|20||Year Of No Light|
The darker and intriguing cover I know but I love it, plus it fits their slow/dark/heavy music perfectly. See them live if you have the opportunity, such a great experiment...
Cult album with a great artwork idea.
|22||The Mars Volta|
De-Loused in the Comatorium
Great pic for such a powerful and energic album.
Instant love for the artwork and pretty solid songs to me all along this album.
Most of the songs on Grace are masterpieces and Buckley's pic fits really well.
Led Zeppelin IV
What a frame ! Black dog, Stairway and When the levee will be forever hits imo...
My favorite album (and artwork) by such an excellent band.
Too bad this band didn't go on... Malval is one of the greatest EP. Listen to the drums, wow.
|28||The Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band|
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The tatooed back of the singer (and movie actress) should attract you to one of my favorite O.S.T.