|Best albums with black and white covers|
There are a lot of albums with black and white covers. Tell me your favourite one and I'll add it to the list.
Haven't heard from this guy since he spun around and threw that dude like Mario throwing Bowser in Super Mario 64. He's not a great rapper or vocalist, but his music is infectiously catchy.
Best Beach House?
Best Beach House?
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Not the best Beach House
I Forget Where We Were
Ben could have kept making the same type of music he made for his debut throughout his whole career and done well for himself. The fact that he took it in a much less commercial and more atmospheric direction is cool.
How do you not like this at least a little bit, come on
When this hits, it's my favourite album ever
Big choruses. Very big choruses
Born to Run
10th album on the list and I haven't even gotten past B yet, kinda concerning
|10||Carly Rae Jepsen|
Dedicated Side B
Obligatory Carly placement
You Won't Get What You Want
Sounds like pure chaos and terror in the form of music. Like walking in on your wife cheating on you with your boss while Godzilla fuckin destroys the city around you
How much commercial success did Deerhunter sacrifice with this album cover? lol
|13||Explosions in the Sky|
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Actually really enjoyable idk if I should say that out loud on here though
Take The Kids Off Broadway
I'll allow that splotch of yellow cause this album is sick and there's nothing quite like it. Has a lot of old school influences but also has a distinctly modern sound.
|15||Gang of Youths|
Go Farther in Lightness
Maybe the most emotionally impactful album I've ever heard
|16||The Gaslight Anthem|
The '59 Sound
Get fucked Pika and Ryus and whoever else
Have You In My Wilderness
Shoutout to PorcupineTheatre for showing me this, has a very unique quality to it, can't pinpoint it. Her voice maybe.
To Pimp a Butterfly
Considered one of the best rap albums ever and always will be, for good reason
|19||Lost In The Trees|
Haven't heard this in forever but Past Life is a near perfect song
The template for how to do a posthumous album correctly
Mac's best album. He was so smooth.
A Black Mile to the Surface
Intensely atmospheric, with powerful arrangements that somehow never come across as corny or overblown.
On the Impossible Past
Pop punk perfection
One of the best indie folk albums ever. Very atmospheric and psychedelic, really gives off that ancient, otherworldly vibe. Night Light is one of my favourite songs ever.
Played this for two of my friends in high school once. One of them grabbed my friend's dumbbell and started ferociously curling it as a joke. Then he set it down on the kitchen counter, and it rolled off and made a massive dent in the hardwood floor my friend's dad had just installed a couple weeks earlier. He was super pissed, but not as pissed as Frank on this album.
|26||The Mountain Goats|
All Eternals Deck
In the running for best Goats, along with Goths and All Hail West Texas
What can I even say about The National that hasn't been said already
Trouble Will Find Me
I will say this cover is atrocious though
The definition of dumb fun
Just look at that artwork. Beautiful.
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
One of the most talented vocalists to break into the mainstream of rap in a long time. Album is definitely not a 2.9, songs like Intro, The Box, High Fashion and Prayers to the Trap God are all excellent.
Things Fall Apart
Rest in peace Malik B
We get it Jonsi you sat alone
Cool band. Their previous album is a lot better though.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
All the Memories, All at Once
Obscure enough that you can maybe get away with liking it on Sputnik even though it's post rock
|38||The Tallest Man on Earth|
The Tallest Man on Earth
The folk goat
|39||The Tallest Man on Earth|
When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground
|40||Tigers on Trains|
Indie folk perfection, has everything you could ask for
It would take someone smarter and better at writing than me to convey why this is so good
|42||Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers|
Tom Petty is one of the best and most prolific songwriters of all time. RIP
The Joshua Tree
Remember when Apple forced that U2 album onto everyone's phones? wtf was that lol
A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Little Blue Bird >>>
With Light And With Love
Perfect spring/summer album
On The Rvn
The rap goat
|49||The Getaway Plan|
House of Balloons
"as far as “house of balloons” goes it’s my favorite album of my favorite year of music ever so maybe that counts for something" - JustJoe.
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
"It's a classic" - SlothcoreSam
"It's a classic" - Slothcore Sam
|54||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
F♯ A♯ ∞
"oy where is f#a#" - Bedex
You Will Never Know Why
"A perfect addition:" - Trifolium
The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
"why did you only add 2 of mine? I don't want people thinking those are the only 2 black & white albums I love" - Avantagamos
|61||Casualties of Cool|
Casualties of Cool
"Think Casualties of Cool is a must add bro. I have it as my wallpaper on my work laptop" - ChoccyPhilly
Ode To Quetzalcoatl
"You've got your work cut out for you." - SandwichBubble
|65||The Velvet Underground|
The Velvet Underground
- tectactoe (idk how I forgot this one)
Lust For Life
|68||Cult of Luna|
All We Love We Leave Behind
"We got this far without someone mentioning The Mantle." - RogueNine
Rabbits on the Run
|74||His Hero Is Gone|
Monuments to Thieves
- Deez and Evilford
El Mundo Frio
- Deez and Evilford
Given to the Rising
- Ryus and ConcubinaryCode
|79||Dir En Grey|
|81||The Black Angels|
|82||Antony and the Johnsons|
I Am A Bird Now
After the Gold Rush
Automatic for the People
"I guess my favourite one that hasn’t been mentioned yet is R.E.M. – Automatic for the People." - icebloom
|89||And Also The Trees|
(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man
"got a nice spooky black and white album cover to go with a nice spooky black and white album" - porcupinetheatre