Sunday, December 12, 2010

Under The Covers: Best Album Art//2010

Your mother admonished you, "never judge a book by its cover." But when it comes to music, a record's cover can set the general tone and aesthetic like the first welcoming steps into a deeper ocean. With the digitization of everything, album art seems to be going by the wayside, but there will always be the select few that know how important it is to catch an eye in order to catch an ear.

Below are some of the best album covers of the year, not limited to any one genre or theme but picked based on typography, photography, and overall graphic design. If you think of any we missed, let us know in the comments. We're always up for a good look.

Field Music--Measure

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark--History of Modern

*More covers after the jump below:

Goldmund--Famous Places

Tame Impala--Innerspeaker

Arcade Fire--The Suburbs

Candy Claws--Hidden Lands

Wolfgang Voigt--Freiland Klaviermusik

Born Ruffians--Say It

Wolf Parade--Expo 86


Spoon--Bonus Tracks 2008-2009
*Never has a band married its sound with its image as well as Spoon.

OFF!--First Four EPs

Fucked Up--"Lunchbox" Single
*This is a perfect encapsulation of a Fucked Up live show.

Syl Johnson--Complete Mythology

The Black Keys--Brothers

Spur--Spur of the Moments

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