JP Patino Izquierdo

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Album Art Gallery Part 8: 1976

I've always loved album artworks. I see them as its own art form, separate (though sometimes related) to the music contained within them. So even if many album cover lists exist already in Sputnik, I wanted to start my own series showcasing the ones that caught my attention, wether it is because I think they are beautiful as works of art, interesting in concept or simply because I think they look "cool" regardless of a deeper value. This is part 8 and, as always, recs are welcomed
1Sun Ra
2La Maquina de Hacer Pajaros
La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros

The concept of this one is excellent. A comic in which the characters discuss about the fact that they will be on the cover of an album for the latin american legend Charly Garcia
3Blue Oyster Cult
Agents of Fortune
4McCoy Tyner
Focal Point

Feels like an exacerbated modern take on pointillism which I adore
5McCoy Tyner
Fly with the Wind
6Rainbow Theatre
Fantasy of Horses
7Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains the Same
8Led Zeppelin

Probably a weird pick for your favorite Led Zeppelin artwork but here I am. This one is better appreciated when also looking at the rest of the pictures in the package. All of them pictures of different daily life situations but with one factor in common: A small black abstract sculpture. Sometimes ignored and sometimes in the center of attention of the characters in picture but never with a given meaning. Couldn't think of a better way to represent the album's title. A subtle but ominous presence
9Tangerine Dream
10Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record
11Henry Cow

I really dig the amount of detail on this and how the font gets "blown away"
12Marvin Gaye
I Want You
13Al Stewart
Year of the Cat

Love detailed artworks and the cat theme in all of the elements on this one
14Corte Dei Miracoli
Corte Dei Miracoli
15Wishbone Ash
New England
The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein

Afrofuturism is a thing for those of you who didn't know. While the cool UFO artwork of the classic Mothership Connection fell a little bit short with the addition of its afrofuturistic character that felt out of place for me, in here they and their quirky fashion fit perfectly well imo
No Heavy Petting

Really dig the twisted sci-fi imagery of this one
Jump on It

The brush on canvas effect is great
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Probably the only AC/DC artwork I really like but damn it is a good one
Üdü Ẁüdü
22Secret Oyster
Straight To The Krankenhaus
Wings Over America

One of my favorites ever. This one is instantly iconic and honestly I can't think of a better artwork to represent Rainbow's sound. This one might have set the precedent for all power/neo-classical metal album covers to come but while 90% of them are overly cheesy or made with terrible 00's CGI, this one on the other hand might be one of the coolest metal covers to have on a shirt
Look Into the Future
27Brand X
Unorthodox Behaviour

Master class in composition. I love how effective it is despite its simplicity
28Steely Dan
The Royal Scam
29Neil Ardley
Kaleidoscope of Rainbows
30Ryo Kawasaki

The typical japanese label present on the image sputnik has of this one sadly cuts away a good portion of an artwork that really is top tier for me. A simple fruit that holds a technological entanglement inside of it is a perfect example of the surreal element that I enjoy so much in album covers
31Ragnarok (SWE)
32Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny

The detail and pose give it an almost renaissance drama like vibe
Albedo 0.39
Go Live From Paris

I did not know about this band before making this list but holy hell, Steve Winwood, Al Di Meola, Klaus Schulze and Michael Shrieve is one of the best lineups I've seen on a supergroup ever. Artwork's really cool btw
35Robin Trower
Long Misty Days
36Golden Earring
To the Hit

The disinterested expression upon various life endangering situations is great
37The Upsetters
Super Ape
38Picchio dal Pozzo
Picchio dal Pozzo
39Jean-Michel Jarre

One of the most iconic artworks in electronic music, this one is simply great and memorable
40Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
It's Your World
41Black Sabbath
Technical Ecstasy

There's a sci-fi mystery atmosphere to this one and its great composition. The fact that it is just supposed to represent two robots having sex is funny since there really wasn't a need for such an abstract effort to it, but the result is truly classic
43Steve Reid

Simple but eye catching
44Van der Graaf Generator
Still Life

Lichtenberg figures are really cool
45Point Blank (US)
Point Blank
46Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

Great painting but I also simply like the design of that armor. I love that style of helmet
47Fela Kuti
Ikoyi Blindness
How Dare You!

Purposely cheesy with its soap-opera like setting, I love how it manages to tell a story when you also add its back cover. The inner sleeve, with dozens of phones in it is another great example of Hipgnosis making the whole package interesting
49Eberhard Weber
Yellow Fields
50Leon Ware
Musical Massage

Slightly tacky but timeless and creative nevertheless
52Ry Cooder
Chicken Skin Music
53Experience Unlimited
Free Yourself
54Manfred Mann's Earth Band
The Roaring Silence

While I really like the artwork on its own, probably what I most like about it is the font, with its impressed effect
55The Hollies
Russian Roulette
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