what's your favourite album cover?

  • i'm not sure i've had a favourite album cover until quite recently when i picked up this old blir record from 2000.

    as soon as i had the sleeve in my hand it completely resonated with me. the images on the discogs link below do this release no justice. the sleeve itself is a fairly stark affair a few simple images and text printed in black on a stiff grey card stock.

    It kind of represents everything i look for in art and music as a listener/consumer/viewer - simplicity, minimalism, reduction, abstraction, cold technological beauty.

    the music itself is fairly austere stuff, and looking at the record spinning on the platter allows you to "see" the music's repetitive figures in the grooves as they contract and expand as the music progresses. very much like the way an experienced dj can "see" where different parts of a song can occur by studying a record. on this record you can almost see the overlapping waveforms.

    http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-264419-1251567463.jpeg


    http://www.discogs.com/Snd--Komet-Blir/release/264419

    http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=264419

    so... what's your favourite album cover?

  • nice thread!

    I don't think I have a "favorite" cover, but I like a lot of the ones here: http://www.redefinemag.com/2011/year-end-list-best-album-cover-art/
    really inspiring covers.

  • i have more than one favourite in covers album...but i will choose this:

    http://www.spiritualized.com/images/discography/ladies-gents-blister-620.jpg

  • Marcus Fischer's Monocoastal album.

    I suppose I can try to explain why, but that's like trying to explain an awesome abstract dream you had to someone.

  • mmm. yeah all of the 12k art is really nice. did you see that marcus has an new album coming out?

  • ....collected dust - ordered my copy yesterday - nice review and sound samples at fluid radio: http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2012/01/marcus-fischer-collected-dust/

  • plaid - scintilli / ‘Muda na Mono’ puzzle pack

    http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=3122393

    from the notes:
    "The CD was initially available in a ‘Muda na Mono’ puzzle pack, the name taken from a Japanese phrase meaning ‘pointless object’. It contains two die-cut rings and a CD which can be assembled into a sphere. If correctly aligned, the sphere created allows the track titles to be read. The packaging reflects a desire to give the CD an ornamental function, beyond its one use as a basic storage device for music."

  • collected dust

    thanks for the heads up

  • Good call bite! That album ranks high as one of my favorites of all time. That particular edition is pretty special with twelve 3in. mini cd's encased in their own foil blister pack. If I owned one I'd never open it.

    My own favorite album cover..I don't know if I have one. I used to keep the sleeves to all my cds and then one day I just ditched them all. Always been a fan of Stereolabs covers.

    Oh yeah Mouse on Mars - Vulvaland is a classic

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000006AZF/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music

  • Sterolab - Simple Headphone Mind

    one of my favs

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/easyskywalker/1523468355/

  • some beautiful links here!

    i don't have a favorite one, but for last year it's for sure: kate wax - dust collision
    (great album, just listening to it on vinyl)

  • off head tie between

    keith jarret : staircase / hormigas desnudas / belonging
    flying lotus : reset
    balun : memoria textil
    peter tosh : equal rights

  • +

    gb : provider
    young jazz rebels : slave riot [vinyl watermark edition]

  • Can't name a favorite, but for simplicity of concept and execution (in the pre-digital days) this has always been near the top of my list:

    http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=766943

  • Radiohead Kid A

    The album art and music work so well together.

    1024 x 1002 - 264K
  • Download - III

    http://img.noiset.com/images/album/download-iii-2-cd-cover-54260.jpeg

    just because

  • ^^
    http://bobdylanwrotepropagandasongs.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/worst-album-covers-of-2011/#comment-560

  • Lulz. That milli vanilli one is epic...

  • lmao holy mother

  • boom bip, "seed to sun". only on vinyl, because the artwork is so small on a CD it loses meaning

    http://art2listen2music2see.blogspot.com/2009/03/boom-bip-seed-to-sun.html

    actually had someone yell at me for treating my records so poorly when they saw it!

  • another of mine:

    http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-449375-1186660913.jpeg

    i got this album for my 13th birthday along with 2 little turtles and a horrible pink plastic tank for them that had a horrible plastic palm tree on a little island in the middle.

    the turtles are long gone but i still listen to this album, usually when drunk and nostalgic.

    such a great album.