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2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by acroamor » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:43 am

Hello

Everyone seems to be in favor of the idea of doing a poll of the top albums covers of all time, and I think I'll be the one to run it.

FOR YOUR LISTS:
Lists can include the cover of any officially released album (studio, live, compilation), EP, or single. This will not include any of the internal artwork, lyrics books, or other inserts. However, if the album's cover is a gatefold (like Bitches Brew for example) you may factor that in. If there are multiple different covers for the album (like Is This It?) please specify as best you can in parentheses.
Lists should have at least ten covers to be included, and the top fifty of each list will be counted. If you choose to include more than fifty, more power to you.
Please format lists according to:
1. Artist Name - Album Name (Any additional information)
and so on.

The deadline to have your lists in will be July 15th, so you'll have a little over a month to prepare a list if you haven't already.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to tell me. I'm excited to see everyone's lists!

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:27 am



1. The Stooges – Fun House
2. The Ohio Players - Honey
3. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (U.S. vinyl cover)
5. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
6. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (initial CD cover, w/trumpet mute)
7. T. Rex – Electric Warrior
8. Radiohead – OK Computer
9. Elvis Presley – The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters
10. Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 2

11. Sonic Youth – Sonic Nurse
12. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
13. The Beatles - Beatles for Sale
14. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album) (specifically, the original LP version)
15. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
16. Soundgarden - Superunknown
17. Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night
18. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
19. Billie Holiday - Lady in Autumn: The Best of the Verve Years
20. Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees

21. Herbie Hancock - Thrust
22. The Residents - Duck Stab
23. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
24. The Beatles – Please Please Me
25. George Harrison - Wonderwall Music
26. The Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel
27. R.E.M. – Murmur
28. Joanna Newsom – Ys
29. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
30. The Beatles - Abbey Road

31. Can – Soon Over Babaluma
32. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
33. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
34. Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads (original cover, w/ ramshackle house)
35. The Doors - The Best of the Doors (1985)
36. U2 – The Joshua Tree
37. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico
38. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
39. Michael Jackson – Thriller
40. The Who – The Who Sell Out

41. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
42. Green Day – Dookie
43. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (U.S. version)
44. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1980)
45. William Ackerman – Passage
46. Little Feat - Sailin’ Shoes
47. Gang of Four - Solid Gold (alternate cover -- see below)
48. Patti Smith – Horses
49. David Bowie - Low
50. Roy Harper – Come Out Fighting Genghis Smith (reissue cover, w/ just-delivered baby)



This Heat - Deceit
Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard
Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
Pearl Jam – Vs.
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Led Zeppelin – Remasters
The Doors – Weird Scenes inside the Gold Mine
The Cars - Candy-O
Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Bee Gees – The Ultimate Bee Gees
Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
Pet Shop Boys - Actually
Tom Waits – Bone Machine
The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
The Slits – Cut
The Cure - Pornography
Joni Mitchell – Blue
The Beatles - Revolver
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

Nirvana – Nevermind
James Taylor - Never Die Young
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
A Flock of Seagulls – Listen
Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet
George Winston – Summer
Neil Young - Trans
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

Oingo Boingo – The Best of Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet
Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours
The Cure – Faith
Queen - A Night at the Opera
The Cure - Disintegration
Love – Forever Changes
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah (The Original Manuscript), Disc 2
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
Metallica – Ride the Lightning
The Allman Brothers Band - Enlightened Rogues

Slayer – Reign in Blood
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
Enya – Shepherd Moons
Peter Criss - Peter Criss
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons
Ace Frehley - Ace Frehley
Paul Stanley - Paul Stanley
Prince - The Black Album

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Nick » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:46 pm

This is my list! It may be subject to change, but I'm pretty confident in it :)

1. Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
2. Panda Bear- Person Pitch
3. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Sigur Rós- Agaetis Byrjun
5. Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
6. The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. Justice- Cross
8. Deafheaven- Sunbather
9. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
10. Primal Scream- Screamadelica
11. The Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers
12. The Beatles- Abbey Road
13. Big Star- #1 Record
14. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
15. Herbie Hancock- Head Hunters
16. Bruce Springsteen- Born in the U.S.A.
17. Swans- The Seer
18. A Tribe Called Quest- The Low End Theory
19. Sly and the Family Stone- There’s a Riot Goin’ On
20. Miles Davis- Bitches Brew
21. The Who- Who’s Next
22. Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma
23. Slint- Spiderland
24. The Clash- London Calling
25. Massive Attack- Mezzanine
26. Pink Floyd- The Dark Side of the Moon
27. Madvillain- Madvillainy
28. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (Family Portrait Cover)
29. King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King
30. J Dilla- Donuts (Smiling Cover)
31. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
32. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
33. Vampire Weekend- Contra
34. Beach House- Bloom
35. Spiritualized- Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
36. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Uncensored Release)
37. Pulp- This Is Hardcore
38. Deerhunter- Monomania
39. The Strokes- Is This It (International Release)
40. My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
41. Radiohead- Kid A
42. Four Tet- There Is Love In You
43. Neutral Milk Hotel- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
44. The XX- XX
45. Death Grips- The Money Store
46. Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
47. Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy
48. The Avalanches- Since I Left You
49. Primal Scream- Give Out But Don’t Give Up
50. Beck- Sea Change
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:37 pm

I just went through my 239 fav albums and picked the ones that caught my eye. Well, Yoko Ono isn't actually among them. Haven't listened to it, I definitely should. I might edit this list still.

Edit: Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band was pretty good.

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Kanye West - Yeezus
3. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
4. Todd Terje - It's Album Time
5. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
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6. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
7. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
8. Yoko Ono - Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
9. Radiohead - Kid A
10. Kanye West - Graduation
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11. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
12. The Beatles - Revolver
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road
14. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
15. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
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16. Kanye West - The College Dropout
17. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
18. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
19. Lou Reed - Transformer
20. M.I.A. - Matangi
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21. Blur - Parklife
22. Swans - The Seer
23. The Beatles - The Beatles ("White Album")
24. J Dilla - Donuts
25. Exuma - Exuma I
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Nick, which cover of MBDTF? The black guy or the ballet dancer? I would guess the black guy, but just wondering because the ballet dancer is almost as common.
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I feel like that

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Nick » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:52 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Nick, which cover of MBDTF? The black guy or the ballet dancer? I would guess the black guy, but just wondering because the ballet dancer is almost as common.
I totally forgot about the ballet dancer cover. I meant the "black man beast thing having sex with a phoenix girl while drinking beer" cover.

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by schaefer.tk » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:24 am

01. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
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02. Aphex Twin - ...I care because you do
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03. Steaua De Mare - Steaua De Mare
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04. Ada - Meine zarten Pfoten
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05. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
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06. Hank Mobley - Workout
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07. Erdmöbel - Krokus
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08. Ohio Players - Honey
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09. Patrick Pulsinger - Porno
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10. Tricky - Blowback
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11. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
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12. Ol Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The dirty Version
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13. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
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14. Rollins Band - Weight
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15. Manfred Hüber & Siegfried Schwaab - Vampiros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party
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16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
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17. J Dilla - Donuts [Smiling Cover]
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18. The Slits - Cut
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19. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
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20. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou shalt always kill [7'']
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21. Pulp - This is hardcore
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22. Peace Orchestra - Peace Orchestra
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23. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
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24. DJ Shadow - Entroducing....
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25. A Tribe called Quest - The Low End Theory
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26. Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
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27. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of Understatement
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28. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
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29. Metallica - St. Anger
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30. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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31. Weezer - Pinkerton
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32. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
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33. Beck - Odelay
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34. Blur - Parklife
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35. Le Mystére Jazz De Tombouctou - Le Mystére Jazz De Tombouctou
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36. Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
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37. Daft Punk - Homework
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38. Kinderzimmer Productions - Im Auftrag ewiger Jugend und Glückseligkeit
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39. Sky Ferreira - Night Time My Time
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40. Kate Tempest - Everybody down
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41. Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube De Esquina
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42. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City [Family Portrait Cover]
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43. Ken Ishii - Jelly Tones
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44. Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
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45. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
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46. 2562 - Fever
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47. Starsailor - Love is here
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48. Anthrax - Stomp 442
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49. Sound Directions - The Funky Side of Life
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50. The Black Keys - Brothers
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Henrik » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:48 pm

Given the time I have, it's too difficult for me to make a list of favourite album covers, but if this poll comes to a second phase where we rank the finalists, I will join in then.
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Honorio » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:05 pm

A list I posted some years ago on the Forum and that I'm going to post again now. If I find the time I could try to expand it to 50.

1. ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM "Wave"
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2. PINK FLOYD "Wish You Were Here"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/f1b8094e0e1 ... 184635.png[/imgsize]
3. THE ROLLING STONES "Sticky Fingers"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/725bd0786f8 ... 748008.jpg[/imgsize]
4. JOY DIVISION "Closer"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/0bb6fc5a790 ... 334740.jpg[/imgsize]
5. BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY "Cheap Thrills"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/707b1f05d29 ... 243617.jpg[/imgsize]
6. MILES DAVIS "Bitches Brew"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/533a65c1fe0 ... 259766.jpg[/imgsize]
7. BOB DYLAN "Bringing It All Back Home"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/aeb588105a7 ... 718810.jpg[/imgsize]
8. THE BEATLES "With The Beatles"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/d8630f05370 ... 243222.jpg[/imgsize]
9. SONNY ROLLINS "Vol. 2"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/d17e893940b ... 446880.jpg[/imgsize]
10. PETER GABRIEL "Peter Gabriel (III)"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/9be10b7718e ... 196392.jpg[/imgsize]
11. LA BUENA VIDA "Soidemersol"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/41c1657d650 ... 531999.jpg[/imgsize]
12. ART BLAKEY "A Night at Birdland"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/f057b9a673e ... 559725.jpg[/imgsize]
13. PASCAL COMELADE "El primitivismo"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/5f2c17ebd5e ... 264911.jpg[/imgsize]
14. BJÖRK "Vespertine"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/bb53fa5aa6e ... 409674.jpg[/imgsize]
15. RADIOHEAD "Kid A"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/f67f3fd904b ... 344341.jpg[/imgsize]
16. PIXIES "Doolittle"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/e27a77ad8db ... 810533.jpg[/imgsize]
17. KING CRIMSON "In the Court of the Crimson King"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/1225bb160a6 ... 309223.jpg[/imgsize]
18. PULP "This Is Hardcore"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/065322b02d4 ... 837383.jpg[/imgsize]
19. DURAN DURAN "Rio"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/3ee2dfb7067 ... 907139.jpg[/imgsize]
20. BRIAN ENO "Another Green World"
[imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/4ab04eb4a7d ... 317304.jpg[/imgsize]


Maybe you could find interesting this link (lots of cover arts sorted by cover designers). By the way, my favourite Spanish cover designer is Javier Aramburu.

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Listyguy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:32 pm

Here's my list:
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1. Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. The Strokes - Is This It (The ass cover, of course)
4. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
5. Love - Forever Changes
6. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
7. The Beatles - Revolver
8. The Clash - London Calling
9. The Beatles - Abbey Road
10. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
11. The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge
12. Nirvana - Nevermind
13. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
14. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
15. Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
16. The Cure - Disintegration
17. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
18. Cream - Disraeli Gears
19. Radiohead - Kid A
20. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
21. Green Day - Dookie
22. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
23. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
24. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
25. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
26. Exuma - Exuma
27. Soundgarden - Superunknown
28. Nirvana - In Utero
29. This Heat - Deceit
30. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
31. King Sunny Ade - Juju Music
32. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
33. Pink Floyd - Animals
34. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
35. REM - Reckoning
36. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
37. Carly Simon - Playing Possum
38. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
39. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
40. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
41. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
42. Radiohead - The Bends
43. U2 - Achtung Baby
44. T Rex - Electric Warrior
45. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
46. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
47. Roxy Music - Avalon
48. Toto - Turn Back
49. Husker Du - Zen Arcade
50. Frank Zappa - Weasels Ripped My Flesh

And a few Honorable mentions:
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Pixies - Doolittle

And for those of you keeping track at home, at least five of the top 20 are psychedelic (without including King Crimson or Pink Moon, which you could argue are), and two covers that are basically asses.

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Dan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:31 am

1 | Sea Wolf | Old World Romance

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2 | Bruce Springsteen | Born in the USA

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3 | Fall Out Boy | Save Rock and Roll

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4 | Pink Floyd | The Division Bell

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5 | Los Lobos | La pistola y el corazón

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6 | The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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7 | Muse | Absolution

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8 | Various Artists | Freedom Fire: The Indestructible Beat of Soweto Vol. 3

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9 | The Mars Volta | Frances the Mute

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10 | Sohn | Tremors

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11 | Pink Floyd | Animals

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12 | The Beatles | Abbey Road

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13 | The Rolling Stones | Beggars Banquet

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14 | U2 | War

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15 | Björk | Homogenic

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16 | Antônio Carlos Jobim | Wave

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17 | The Zombies | Odessey and Oracle

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18 | The Who | Who's Next

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19 | Joni Mitchell | Both Sides Now

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20 | Tinariwen | Tassili

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21 | The Roots | Things Fall Apart

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22 | Buena Vista Social Club | Buena Vista Social Club

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23 | The Chemical Brothers | Surrender

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24 | Björk | Volta

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25 | Harlan T. Bobo | Too Much Love

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26 | Beck | Odelay

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27 | Keane | Under the Iron Sea

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28 | Har Mar Superstar | Dark Touches

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29 | David Bowie | Aladdin Sane

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30 | Kraftwerk | Die Mensch-Maschine

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31 | Of Montreal | Skeletal Lamping

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32 | The Irrepressibles | Nude

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33 | The Streets | Original Pirate Material

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34 | Radiohead | Kid A

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35 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing

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36 | Blur | Parklife

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37 | Juluka | Scatterlings

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38 | Miles Davis | Tutu

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39 | Bob Dylan | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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40 | Prodigy | The Fat of the Land

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41 | Kate Bush | Aerial

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42 | Yazoo | Upstairs at Eric's

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43 | Lou Reed | Transformer

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44 | Tom Waits | Rain Dogs

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45 | Editors | An End Has a Start

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46 | Antony & The Johnsons | The Crying Light

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47 | Röyksopp | Melody A.M.

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48 | Al Green | Greatest Hits

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49 | Element of Crime | Weißes Papier

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50 | Darren Hayman | The Violence

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Post by Maschine_Man » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:22 am

I'm getting pretty excited to make a list. I'm glad people are showing the art! There are some I had forgot about!

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Post by Gillingham » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:53 pm

Henrik wrote:Given the time I have, it's too difficult for me to make a list of favourite album covers, but if this poll comes to a second phase where we rank the finalists, I will join in then.
Probably same here.
Fun poll though.

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Post by DocBrown » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:39 am

First thought; I must not be a very visual person, because I really can't identify my favourite cover art.

Second thought; looking at my top fifty albums, almost all of them have among my favourite cover art. Maybe I rank my albums entirely visually?

Corollary (hypothesis): If I love the album, I will also love the art.

Must give this more thought...

I do want to specifically note the entire discography of Chicago, who reinvented that iconic logo through 30 (?) albums. My favourite was probably the chocolate bar.

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Post by Rob » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:50 am

I am looking forward to making my list, probably sometime next week, but I wonder what to do with covers like the one for Fleet Foxes' debut album or Bob Dylan's Modern Times. Both would rank high, but the main image is taken from a famous work onto itself, so that makes it less special I guess. How do other people feel about ranking such covers?

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:55 pm

DocBrown wrote:First thought; I must not be a very visual person, because I really can't identify my favourite cover art.

Second thought; looking at my top fifty albums, almost all of them have among my favourite cover art. Maybe I rank my albums entirely visually?

Corollary (hypothesis): If I love the album, I will also love the art.

Must give this more thought...

I do want to specifically note the entire discography of Chicago, who reinvented that iconic logo through 30 (?) albums. My favourite was probably the chocolate bar.
Right off the bat, I noticed that if I already liked an album, it was easy to extend that goodwill to the cover art. And that the reverse would usually (not always) take effect for a bad album and its cover art. I haven't even heard a few of the albums on my own list, and actually, I'm not even sure I want to! On another note, I almost want to make a side list of great albums with lame covers...

I didn't know that the Fleet Foxes cover came from somewhere else, but I'd still keep it where I had it on my list. Covers don't necessarily have a lot to do with the musicians at work inside (except if they're featured on the front, or except for them endorsing the album cover selection). I like the Fleet Foxes cover because it fits them so well, regardless of whether it was commissioned or not -- whereas, if that cover was put on a Beatles album or a William Shatner album or a Nirvana album, it would lose a lot of its effect.

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Post by Maschine_Man » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:56 pm

On Album covers like Fleet Foxes, I see no reason why they couldn't be ranked. Odelay and The Fat Of The Land both have images that were sourced from books and are not original photos. I also view them as new artworks as they are framing the work in another light and there are still design considerations when putting text on the image.

1. Bjork - Homogenic

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Dress by Alexander McQueen and photo by Nick Night. It's warrior imagery and icy feel mirror the album contents.

2. The B52s - The B52s

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It's just a fun album cover. Bright, bold and in your face.

3. Gorillaz - Demon Days

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It takes the best elements of the Let It Be cover and give it a fresh update.

4. The White Stripes - Elephant

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The best of all the White Stripes album covers. There are many subtle variations of it around.

5. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

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A haunting image with contrasting bright pink text.

6. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

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While it's a 12" single I count this as one of my favorites. It's playfully creepy.

7. The Pixies - Doolittle
8. The Beatles - Revolver
9. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
10. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico

11. The Beach Boys - All Summer Long
12. Radiohead - In Rainbows
13. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
14. Grace Jones- Nightclubbing
15. David Bowie - Station To Station
16. Child Of Love - Child Of Love
17. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Ballerina Cover, but I don't think it matters)
18. The Grates - Secret Rituals
19. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
20. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

21. David Bowie - Low
22. Sigur Ros - Ágætis byrjun
23. The Smashing Pumpkins - Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
24. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
25. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
26. La Roux - Trouble In Paradise (The newest album on the list, hasn't even been released)
27. Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
28. Radiohead - Amnesiac
29. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
30. The Beatles - Revolver

31. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
32. Beck - OIdelay
33. The Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
34. Bjork - Debut
35. The Kills - Midnight Boom
36. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
37. Todd Terje - It's Album Time
38. The Avalanches - Since I left You
39. Hot Chip- Made In The Dark

40. Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
41. Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
42. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am,
43. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
44. Daft Punk - Human After All
45. The Strokes - This is it
46. Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
47. Danger Mouse and Daniel Luppi - ROME
48. Rolling Stones- Some Girls
49. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
50. Little Dragon - Machine Dreams


This is my starting list. I'm sure there will be changes in the next few weeks.

If anyone is interested at looking at the artworks for these, I'm ranking them in a Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/maschinedesign/90wP79/


EDIT: I have updated my lists.
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Post by DocBrown » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:38 am

I particularly liked your list, Dan!
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Post by Dan » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:48 pm

DocBrown wrote:I particularly liked your list, Dan!
Thanks. I suppose it’s a personal list that’s about more than finding the artwork aesthetically pleasing (although I do seem to like beautiful images of the sea and sky quite a lot). :) Whether it was a conscious decision or not, some of the covers I chose seem to reflect not only events in my life that have helped to shape me (like growing up in South Africa during apartheid) but also reflect a few good ole left-wing principles that are important to me: that prejudice can be reduced if people just put themselves in the shoes of the target of their prejudice; that violence (although I sometimes find it amusing or entertaining in film or music) is pointless and destructive in real life; that a society which is tolerant and diverse is a more healthy society; and that love is love, no matter who you fall in love with. But maybe I’m over-analysing it. All of those covers made my list because I like the way they look!

I really like your list too – captivating images. Nice lists all round, in fact.
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Post by Rob » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:28 pm

Making this list was great, if only to make me realize once again how many great album covers there are. It's also frustrating for the same reason, because a list of 50 barely scratches the surface of all the covers I love. But it does give a clear view of the types that usually get to me. For example, strange or unsettling images usually make a huge impact, straight pictures of the the artist(s) don't, unless the artist(s) persona gets captured in a unique way. Great atmosphere or originality is appreciated.

I should also add that there is no correlation between my appreciation for the cover and the music on the album. In fact, there are a lot of selections I made where I didn't ever hear the album, just as that many brilliant albums have boring or ugly covers. Sometimes a cover scores bonus points for really capturing the music in an image, though.

I did accept covers that used pre-existing images, unless with movie soundtracks that usually just copy the poster. It seems a bit much to give Blade Runner a spot because the movies poster was so awesome.

Here are my 50 picks, from bottom to top:

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Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden have this thing going on with cheesy horror covers that perhaps looked scary at the time, but now look dated and ridiculous. But I can't resist them. This one is a place-holder for the complete works. I chose the creepy tree devil.

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The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Probably the only album cover that is more known than the music on it. It's just a banana, but sometimes the simplest images are the ones that stay with you the most.

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The Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Music from the Penguin Cafe
You got to respect a band that not only call themselves The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, but also promote their album with an image of a rich looking penguin relaxing on a penguin terrace. It doesn't give a clue about the musical contents, but it makes me want to give it a listen anyway.

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Johnny Cash - American Recordings
Now this is how you use the portrait of an artist too make a great album cover. At the same time a simple black and white photo of Cash in the outdoors with some dogs, but somehow it has almost a mythic quality. This is The Man in Black!

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John Martyn - Solid Air
This is a case in which I find it hard to explain why I love it. There is something mystical about it that usually isn't achieved with such simplicity.

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Stooges - Raw Power
It took me a few looks before I actually noticed that there is a big head on its side all across the cover. I thought it was some sort of fire. It works amazingly, complimenting the feverish look of the whole thing.

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Pink Floyd - Wish You Where Here
You meet a guy on fire. What do you do? Shake is hand of course! Only on album covers.

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U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky
Or: Under a Hot Red Sky, as this cover suggests. U2 performing in the utmost heat, achieved with a simple lighting effect. It fits this larger-than-life band.

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R.E.M. - Murmur
R.E.M. prefers vague images on their covers, usually with great success. The first was the best. Nature shots make great covers. Strange nature shots even better ones.

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Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
I like how it suggests older times than the album came out, fitting for a compilation of a the time near-forgotten music from another era.

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Pink Floyd - Obscured by the Clouds
Easily Pink Floyds most simple cover, but that makes it all the more remarkable. It has a quiet beauty that I don't necessarily relate to Floyd.

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Muse - Absolution
Who hasn't felt like the guy there, looking up in the sky? This cover captures the longing and feeling of displacement that's so typical of Muse actually better than their songs. Or is that blasphemy?

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Swans - The Seer
Dangerous dogs always do it for me, especially in quiet images like this. It doesn't look ferocious, but I don't trust things that come out of the dark like that. They should have put a swan in that picture. However, that would have cost the cover it's inclusion here no doubt.

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Sepultura - Arise
More nasty creatures. Where Iron Maiden's creations look funny now, this one is still very creepy. I don't want to see it Arise.

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Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
Gladly, after two beasts out to kill me again something beautiful, like a modern take on a Van Gogh painting. One of two album covers I included that I learned to know in this topic. Thanks for that! The title is great too.

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Lorde - The Love Club
Back to nasty animals. No not Lorde herself (although she has a slightly mischievous look on her face), but I don't trust the rat in her hands. Just like Cash before her Lorde succeeds in crafting a somewhat mythological image of herself here. It doesn't necessarily fits her very modern sounding music, but it does in some way fit her image. Sadly, after this EP she gave her debut album the most boring cover imaginable.

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Parliament - Mothership Connection
This is one of the silliest things I've ever seen. That's why I love it.

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Uriah Heep - Sea of Light
Prog rock is probably the most reliable genre to find great album covers. Most prominent are these fantasy landscapes that seem vaguely inspired by Salvador Dali. Yes had a lot of them, but the greatest of them they seemed to keep for the inner sleeves, so I didn't know how to vote for them. Uriah Heep has the best front cover and my choice as the place holder for it's particular type of cover, of which I'm quite fond.

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String Driven Thing - The Machine That Cried
The cover of this obscure album might or might not have inspired the Metroid games. Whatever, it's great.

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Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
An even better example than the Cash album of how to capture an artist's personality in one image. The blurred photograph of a defiant, moody looking Dylan makes immediately clear that he is a somewhat hard to grasp and that he is best when singing angry or confused songs (a side that was actually never better presented in songs than on Blonde on Blonde). Wasn't this originally meant to be upside down? That's even a better fit.

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Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Another cover whose appeal is hard to explain. The off-kilter photograph above a partying (?) group of people, with a slight over-exposed look somehow makes the chandelier seems to come alive. A vampire weekend indeed. Interestingly, all the Vampire Weekend covers have been great up till now. The modern masters of cover art?

29.
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Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Weird, mystic, ecstatic and... vaguely Asian? Why not? It's Kate Bush after all.

28.
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Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Album covers of George Clinton-lead groups are rarely boring, but even for them this is some weird stuff. Unsettling in the right way, a perfect visualization of the feeling of their title track.

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The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
And the prize for the most creative use of a pre-existing image goes to The Pogues. Funnily enough, if there is one band that I would expect to find on the Raft of the Medusa it is these guys.

26.
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Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
Melancholic and outright sad, but still cool, as only Frank Sinatra can be.

25.
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The Zombies - Oracle and Odyssey
Psychedelic albums are as easily recognizable for their art style as jazz and prog albums, but for some reason they don't always work for me. Besides this one the cover for Cream's Disreali Gears is perhaps the most famous example of the style, but that one shows its usual problem: it's a too much of a mess. Oracle and Odyssey gets it right, however. It's truly beautiful.

24.
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Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia
Another case of hard to explain greatness. Just a very interesting photograph, well used.

23.
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The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Probably the most famous album cover ever (except perhaps Abbey Road, which just missed my list) and it's easy to see why. It's just one of those images you can stare at for ages just taking in the details, but it also works as total whole.

22.
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King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Ah prog rock, how I love your album covers. An extreme close-up of a screaming, cartoonish guy. Unforgettable.

21.
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U2 - War
The most defiant, angry looking cover ever. A wonderful image for an album famous for it's protest songs. The use of a kid is especially effective. If it would have been one of the band members looking at us like that this cover would probably not have come close to the list.

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Nirvana - Nevermind
In my more cynical days I think this is actually true: you can learn a baby how to swim this way. A deserving famous cover, it doesn't really visualize the grunge sound, but it captures the world view that Nirvana seems to put in their songs.

19.
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The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Disgusting, but sometimes that's what's needed to create great art. I'm glad not every album cover is like this, but I will never forget it.

18.
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Ride - Nowhere
After that disurbing cover by The National it's time for something more calming. However, there is a ripple moving along the water. Looks like trouble will find me again.

17.
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Foals - Holy Fire
This one manages something that's almost a paradox: epic, but quiet. "Gorgeous" is the word invented for these kind of images.

16.
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Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
This album cover plays directly to my love of for Edward Hopper paintings. It makes sense that Mitchell would probably be at the Nighthawks diner.

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Patti Smith - Horses
All hail the queen of album covers. Again I don't know how they managed to make these photographs so iconic and with so much speaking power. All I know is that almost every Patti Smith cover is worthy of inclusion, but this one is rightfully the most famous.

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Alan Hull - Pipedream
Using great paintings for your album covers is cheap, but I'll be damned if I don't love it most of the time.

13.
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PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
We already saw Cash, Lorde and Dylan try to do it before her, but no music artist's spirit was ever captured so brilliantly in one photograph of the artist him- or herself as PJ Harvey here, at least the spirit of this part of her career. It's somewhat uncomfortable to look at, but absolutely right.

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Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
There was another 1975 album called Wish You Where Here, but this one deserves that title. Looks like the most weirdly awesome basement ever.

11.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
The sky in the pool and the water in the sky. A great inversion that makes another striking image.

10.
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Nick Drake - Pink Moon
The question on whether this counts as a psychedelic cover isn't as important as how great it is. It gives all the "real" psychedelic covers a run for its money and then some. Strange, but beautiful, as I like them best.

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Sigur Rós - Valtari
Oh my God, it's a mirage. Of some sorts. Great use of a filter and a truly mystical image. By now, it should be clear that I love stuff like this.

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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Jazz albums sometimes seem to have almost a house style: cool, dark photographs of it's main artist. It's a great style, but its so common that nothing stands out enough to make this list. As far as I know Miles Davis started the trend, but he also broke it better than anyone else, with his hallucinatory cover for Bitches Brew.

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Kensington - Vultures
A Dutch band I don't care much for, but this is one hell of logo they made for themselves on Vultures. No wonder they use it every time they perform now, as part of their stage.

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Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
The other album cover I discovered through this topic. Thanks again! There are many, many covers that use women either naked or half-naked, or otherwhise in sexy poses. I have avoided them mostly here, because it's a bit of a cheap way to draw attention and great to look at for different reasons than the other covers in my list. This is a different matter, however. The angry look and the "wet lense" give it a dark undertone that make it truly remarkable.

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The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
A little girl (Yoshimi) steps towards the weirdest robot ever: album cover heaven. Great art style. It's also the only cover here that makes me want to see what happens next. Somebody make it into an anime, please (yes, there is a musical, but this cover doesn't scream "musical" to me).

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Vampire Weekend - Contra
Just as that I mostly work around album covers that have women in various states of undress I also didn't really wanted to include albums that simply have cute looking girls on them, for the same reason. But this picture of an undeniably cute girl is just too striking. I love the way she seems to have been caught off-guard, in the dark somehow, continuing the album cover theme of slightly dark but ultimately nice pictures with a spontaneous feel to them.

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The Clash - Londong Calling
This album cover doesn't just capture the essence of The Clash, or the punk movement, but of hard rock as a whole. What other album cover can make such a claim?

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Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Another cheap addition to my list. Pieter Brueghel de Oudere (or The Elder, as the English prefer to call him) may well be my favorite painter, so this was an almost to obvious choice. But this is also the only album I ever bought on basis of it's cover alone, without knowing what type of music I would get. More surprisingly, it sounded as the cover suggests. So no further complains from me.

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The Boxer Rebellion - Promises
I've never heard this album. I only know it's lead single, Diamonds, which last year was a minor hit in The Netherlands and apparently nowhere else in the world. It's a very fine song, but doesn't come close to the power of this album cover. It has a lot of things I love: a great composition, a somewhat overwhelming feeling and it seems a say lot even though it's hard to explain what exactly. It makes you feel small and gasp for breath. And it's just an amazing work of beauty.

And that's it. It's pointless to make a list of honorable mentions, because that would include hundreds of albums. I might have forgotten some that deserved a place in the top 50, but since I love everything in here to death it's only a small matter.

On a more critical note: this project made me look at all the album covers of Michael Jackson. If Vampire Weekend and Patti Smith are king and queen of album covers I'll nominatie Michael Jackson for the worst collection of album covers ever. He didn't seem to be able to get even a nice image if his life depended on it. Only Off the Wall isn't hideous, but it isn't great either. Oh well, perhaps MJ and I had different tastes on the visual side of things.

Side-note: while typing this I actually listened to Music from the Penguin Cafe. A mostly fine album with some great, cool violin playing, although also somewhat inconsistent. A pleasant discovery nonetheless.

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Post by DocBrown » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:30 pm

Great list, Rob, love your descriptions and rationales.

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Post by Henrik » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:39 pm

A really good list, Rob! Everybody's lists are great!

I can't resist to post these images from Lionel Richie's "Can't Slow Down" album. Here we get the relaxed Lionel, the serious Lionel and... the funny Lionel!

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Biffy Clyro
Puzzle (2007)

Never listened to the album. Sure it would be a disappointment.
Artwork by Storm Thorgerson. (see also Pink Floyd, Muse, the Mars Volta, etc)

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Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (2006)

All about the composition.

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The Clash
London Calling (1979)

Photographer Pennie Smith took the defining photo of rock and roll.

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The Cars
The Cars (1978)

Candy-O was pretty awesome, too.

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The Killers
Sawdust (2007) [Compilation]

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The Band
The Last Waltz (1978)

This image was also a movie poster of course, but this is textbook graphic arts; minimal elements, each essential.

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Sleigh Bells
Reign of Terror (2012)


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The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)

You have looked at the cover. You no longer need to listen to the title track; the story is completely elucidated. I would still recommend listening to the title track.

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Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam (2006)

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Carly Simon
Boys in the Trees (1978)

I tried to avoid photos of the artist, but all of Carly Simon's covers were brilliant photos.

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Joe Jackson
Look Sharp! (1979)

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Supertramp
Even in the Quietest Moments... (1977)

I looked at four of their covers for inclusion, possibly the best covers career of all time.

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Lisa Loeb
Firecracker (1997)

I'm in love.

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The New Division
Together We Shine (2014)

Newest cover on the list. Yes it's a naked woman, but it is the shining that attracts your eye, not the girl.

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Billy Talent
Billy Talent III (2009)

Great graphic elements. Crappy band.

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Björk
Vespertine (2001)

Really, pick any Björk cover.

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Liz Phair
Exile in Guyville (1993)

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Rage Against the Machine
Renegades (2001)

Simplicity.

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Kate Bush
The Red Shoes (1993)

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Regina Spektor
Far (2009)

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The Who
Quadrophenia (1973)

A few years back I visited a local scooter shop to buy my daughters some transportation. They had a scooter (unfortunately, not a GS) kitted out to look like this, four mirrors and all. No matching cape.

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Los Campesinos!
All's Well That Ends (2010) [EP]

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Elvis Costello
My Aim Is True (1977)

I know it's derivative. That's rather the point.

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Cut Copy
Zonoscope (2011)

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Rickie Lee Jones
Pirates (1981)

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Death Cab for Cutie
Transatlanticism (2003)

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Tom Waits
Rain Dogs (1985)

I can be either character at some point.

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Editors
In This Light and on This Evening (2009)

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Green Day
American Idiot (2004)

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Martha and The Muffins · M+M
Danseparc (1983)

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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

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Stars
Set Yourself on Fire (2004)

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Bette Midler
The Divine Miss M (1972)

This album stood out in 1972, which says something.

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The Oscar Peterson Trio
Night Train (1963)

Oldest cover on the list, although I considered "In the Wee Small Hours". I can't find the source of the cover image, can someone help me out?

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Linda Ronstadt
Simple Dreams (1977).

Third watercolour of the artist on this list. I must like watercolours.

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Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run (1975)

Wish I could open up the gatefold here, because Clarence is equally great.

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Athlete
Black Swan (2009)

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Arlo Guthrie
Alice's Restaurant (1967)

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The Strokes
Is This It (2001)

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Metric
Fantasies (2009)

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Bedouin Soundclash
Light the Horizon (2010)

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Gorillaz
Plastic Beach (2010)

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Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures (1999)

44 Image
Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman (1970)

45 Image
Girls
Broken Dreams Club (2010) [EP]

46 Image
Bears
Greater Lakes (2012)

47 Image
The Velvet Underground
Loaded (1970)

Screams New York. While the Warhol cover gets all the love, this is the one that I most identify with the time and place.

48 Image
The Art of Noise
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! (1984)

British/Spanish vinyl. Huge number of variants on this cover; must be one per each dozen sold.

49 Image
Steely Dan
Aja (1977)

50 Image
Pink Floyd
Animals

Also Artwork by Storm Thorgerson. He was IMO the undisputed genius of cover art, regrettably died April 19, 2013.
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Luke JR68 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:42 pm

I can't say for certain what will be number one on my list, but I will say that this has a spot reserved :mrgreen:
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by DocBrown » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:57 am

I'm going to eliminate my own #24, Cut Copy's Zonoscope, a cover I always liked:

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I probably liked it almost as much thirty five years ago:

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when the Climax Blues Band used it for "Flying the Flag." But then, experienced AM'ers probably knew that already.

Repurposing great art for an album cover is one thing, but repurposing an album cover? Graphically, the Zonoscope cover is an improvement, perhaps.

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Miguel » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:00 am

1. Wes Montgomery – California Dreaming (1966)
[imgsize 120x120]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FmkU_fnIW-U/S ... ing001.jpg[/imgsize]

2. Cowboy Junkies – The Caution Horses (1990)
[imgsize 120x120]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Cm0tyRYML.jpg[/imgsize]

3. Joni Mitchell – Clouds (1969)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... Clouds.jpg[/imgsize]

4. The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www2.udec.cl/~claudiaguajardo/Be ... eatles.jpg[/imgsize]

5. Joni Mitchell – The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)
[imgsize 120x120]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7RRf3J1fZSU/U ... /front.jpg[/imgsize]

6. Belle and Sebastian – If You Are Feeling Sinister (1996)
[imgsize 120x120]http://unpopular.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83 ... 970c-800wi[/imgsize]

7. Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones (1983)
[imgsize 120x120]http://getbehindthemule.files.wordpress ... mbones.jpg[/imgsize]

8. The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up (1971)
[imgsize 120x120]http://theremixkit.com/wp-content/uploa ... rfs-Up.jpg[/imgsize]

9. Talking Heads – More Songs about Buildings and Food (1978)
[imgsize 120x120]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R4qxSJedx2Q/U ... ndfood.jpg[/imgsize]

10. The Blues Brothers – A Briefcase Full of Blues (1978)
[imgsize 120x120]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_40 ... llrovi.com[/imgsize]

11. Sam & Dave – I Thank You (1968)
[imgsize 120x120]http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls604 ... o1_500.jpg[/imgsize]

12. Esclarecidos – Por amor al comercio (1987)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.tiempoyquimera.com/wp-conten ... IDOS_2.jpg[/imgsize]

13. Kraftwerk – Trans-Europa Express (1977)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... German.png[/imgsize]

14. The Beatles – Revolver (1966)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/wp-cont ... olver.jpeg[/imgsize]

15. Joni Mitchell – Hejira (1976)
[imgsize 120x120]http://alibadal.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/hejira.jpg[/imgsize]

16. Johnny Cash – American Recordings (1994)
[imgsize 120x120]http://unionavenue706.files.wordpress.c ... er-art.jpg[/imgsize]

17. Mojave 3 – Out of Tune (1998)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.hifisentralen.no/forumet/att ... une.cd.jpg[/imgsize]

18. Joy Division – Closer (1980)
[imgsize 120x120]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OwwM6skBln4/T ... closer.jpg[/imgsize]

19. Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)
[imgsize 120x120]http://jakobsalbumreviews.files.wordpre ... t-1980.jpg[/imgsize]

20. The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/r ... y_Road.jpg[/imgsize]

21. Javier Bergia – La alegría del coyote (1988)
[imgsize 120x120]http://images.coveralia.com/audio/j/Jav ... al.jpg?686[/imgsize]

22. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit (1206)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.matadorrecords.com/img/527bfda2a8797.jpg[/imgsize]

23. The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965)
[imgsize 120x120]http://lacaraocultadelrock.files.wordpr ... rtada1.jpg[/imgsize]

24. Oscar Peterson – Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook (1959)
[imgsize 120x120]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_O0wk-qJQm6U/TD4Ln ... imgmax=800[/imgsize]

25. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (1968)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... lWeeks.jpg[/imgsize]

26. The Beach Boys – M.I.U. Album (1978)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/t/the_be ... _album.jpg[/imgsize]

27. Os Resentidos – Fracaso Tropical (1988)
[imgsize 120x120]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yWyUb0rodp8/T ... 4527_n.jpg[/imgsize]

28. Ry Cooder – Boomer’s Story (1972)
[imgsize 120x120]http://991.com/newGallery/Ry-Cooder-Boo ... 334397.jpg[/imgsize]

29. Cecilia – Cecilia 2 (1973)
[imgsize 120x120]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1fwKf072L0g/T ... rontal.jpg[/imgsize]

30. Sonny Rollins – Vol. 2 (1958)
[imgsize 120x120]http://ring.cdandlp.com/jazzybird/photo ... 952493.jpg[/imgsize]

31. Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (1980)
[imgsize 120x120]http://vol2.music-bazaar.com/album-imag ... -cover.jpg[/imgsize]

32. Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt (1969)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.dominorecordco.com/images/ar ... nzandt.jpg[/imgsize]

33. Tindersticks – Tindersticks II (1995)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ticks2.jpg[/imgsize]

34. Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.cesarmiguelrondon.com/wp-con ... o1_500.jpg[/imgsize]

35. Talking Heads – Little Creatures (1985)
[imgsize 120x120]http://meccalecca.com/blog/wp-content/u ... atures.jpg[/imgsize]

36. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels (1980)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.otrastardes.com/wp-content/u ... rebels.jpg[/imgsize]

37. Ry Cooder – Chicken Skin Music (1976)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _Music.jpg[/imgsize]

38. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.nouse.co.uk/wp-content/artic ... 1_1280.jpg[/imgsize]

39. Prince – Around the World in a Day (1985)
[imgsize 120x120]http://popblerd.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... -panel.jpg[/imgsize]

40. Television Personalities – …And Don't the Kids Just Love It (1981)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.firerecords.com/site/images/ ... e%20It.jpg[/imgsize]

41. Glen Branca – Ascension (1981)
[imgsize 120x120]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-orgEl4q-nIc/U ... 024_n.jpeg[/imgsize]

42. Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece (1974)
[imgsize 120x120]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-16fu7SyX68A/T ... _Front.jpg[/imgsize]

43. Kings of Convenience – Quiet is the New Loud (2001)
[imgsize 120x120]http://musitecadiscos.com/catalogo/img/ ... w-loud.jpg[/imgsize]

44. Townes Van Zandt – Delta Momma Blues (1971)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.dominorecordco.com/images/ar ... amomma.jpg[/imgsize]

45. Portishead – Portishead (1997)
[imgsize 120x120]http://vol1.music-bazaar.com/album-imag ... -cover.jpg[/imgsize]

46. Love – Forever Changes (1967)
[imgsize 120x120]http://thefaustorocksyeah.files.wordpre ... hanges.jpg[/imgsize]

47. Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' (1958)
[imgsize 120x120]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... llrovi.com[/imgsize]

48. Rickie Lee Jones – Pirates (1981)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _Jones.jpg[/imgsize]

49. Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Song (1998)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.planetaindie.com/img-musica- ... /02/m5.jpg[/imgsize]

50. The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys (1985)
[imgsize 120x120]http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2010 ... h_Boys.jpg[/imgsize]

51. Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - Like Love, Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul (2007)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.entremaqueros.com/bitacoras/ ... heSoul.png[/imgsize]

52. Kraftwerk – The Man Machine (1978)
[imgsize 120x120]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PRtapwrYkUA/U ... achine.jpg[/imgsize]

53. R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ageant.jpg[/imgsize]

54. Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
[imgsize 120x120]http://waste.org/~polaris/graphics/moment-cover.jpg[/imgsize]

55. Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson – Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1956)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... terson.jpg[/imgsize]

56. The Kinks – Sleepwalker (1977)
[imgsize 120x120]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... walker.jpg[/imgsize]

57. Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms (1985)
[imgsize 120x120]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4w8QGoRvz-U/U ... traits.jpg[/imgsize]

58. Sam & Dave – Hold on, I’m Coming (1966)
[imgsize 120x120]http://weirdorecords.com/zen/images/4_9707.jpg[/imgsize]

59. Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco (1960)
[imgsize 120x120]http://www.jazzmessengers.com/images/Bi ... 130598.jpg[/imgsize]

60. Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense (1984)
[imgsize 120x120]http://blogs.20minutos.es/trasdos/files ... -Sense.jpg[/imgsize]
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Michel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:35 pm

Probably in my list :

Pascal Comelade & Bel Canto Orchestra - Live in Lisbon & Barcelona
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/c6c1ef5a468b17 ... 264912.jpg[/imgsize]

Gomez - Bring It On
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/9c56d0b244a74c ... 250271.jpg[/imgsize]

Gomez - Liquid Skin
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/e74aead23fe017 ... 841356.jpg[/imgsize]

Certain General - November's Heat
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/2164f6f73b0692 ... 364430.jpg[/imgsize]

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/1c9c7d2e35e19d ... 277830.jpg[/imgsize]

PiL - Metal Box
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/e9e49e0939fe75 ... 482816.jpg[/imgsize]

Echo and The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/db5f85aeb1befb ... 994646.jpg[/imgsize]

Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague Lovers
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/23057c41464fb5 ... 615862.jpg[/imgsize]

XTC - Go 2
[imgsize 250x250]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/02a61a795a5179 ... 279699.jpg[/imgsize]

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by sonofsamiam » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:52 pm

As usual, I'm WAY too much of a completist with lists. Hope this is still going on and we get enough of these for there to be consensus...

100 | The Beatles | With The Beatles
99 | The Ramones | Ramones
98 | Blur | Parklife
97 | Anthony Braxton | Creative Orchestra Music 1976
96 | Super Furry Animals | Radiator
95 | A Tribe Called Quest | Midnight Marauders
94 | Sun Ra | The Magic City
93 | Procol Harum | Exotic Birds and Fruit
92 | Kate Bush | Aerial
91 | R.E.M. | Murmur
90 | Willie Bobo | Uno Dos Tres
89 | Battles | Mirrored
88 | Roxy Music | Stranded
87 | Beastie Boys | Paul's Boutique
86 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run
85 | Lucinda Williams | Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
84 | Scott Walker | Scott 3
83 | DJ Shadow | Endtroducing.....
82 | Mastodon | Leviathan
81 | Eric Dolphy | Out to Lunch
80 | C.A. Quintet | Trip Thru Hell
79 | The Streets | Original Pirate Material
78 | Jay-Z | The Blueprint
77 | Lawrence Butch Morris | Dust to Dust
76 | Rush | Permanent Waves
75 | Dave Brubeck Quartet | Time Out
74 | Wire | Chairs Missing
73 | Amon Tobin | Permutation
72 | Jorge Ben | A tábua de esmeralda
71 | Elvis Costello | This Year's Model
70 | Deltron 3030 | Deltron 3030
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... eltron.jpg[/imgsize]
69 | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... 26Lies.jpg[/imgsize]
68 | Herbie Hancock | Sextant
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... extant.jpg[/imgsize]
67 | Red House Painters | Red House Painters [Rollercoaster]
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... oaster.jpg[/imgsize]
66 | The Dukes of Stratosphear | Psonic Psunspot
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... unspot.jpg[/imgsize]
65 | Cluster | Cluster II
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ter_II.jpg[/imgsize]
64 | Sean McCann | The Capital
[imgsize 175x175]http://cdn1.songlyricscom.netdna-cdn.co ... apital.jpg[/imgsize]
63 | Bark Psychosis | Hex
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _-_Hex.jpg[/imgsize]
62 | Lightning Bolt | Wonderful Rainbow
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ainbow.jpg[/imgsize]
61 | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d city
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ckGKMC.jpg[/imgsize]
60 | Betty Davis | They Say I'm Different
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... erent.jpeg[/imgsize]
59 | Poul Ruders | Corpus Cum Figuris; Thus Saw St. John; Manhattan Abstraction (Ensemble InterContemporain; Danish Radio S.O./Eötvös; Knussen; Schonwandt)
[imgsize 175x175]http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ce4acd98b20575 ... 301230.jpg[/imgsize]
58 | Philip Glass | Einstein on the Beach [1993]
[imgsize 175x175]http://images.bluebeat.com/album/4/5/8/ ... _25854.jpg[/imgsize]
57 | Amon Düül II | Yeti
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ulYeti.jpg[/imgsize]
56 | The Red Crayola | The Parable of Arable Land
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... rayola.png[/imgsize]
55 | Bill Evans & Jim Hall | Undercurrent
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... rrent.jpeg[/imgsize]
54 | Michael Pisaro | The Punishment of the Tribe by Its Elders
[imgsize 175x175]http://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fo ... 142728.jpg[/imgsize]
53 | Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... mcover.jpg[/imgsize]
52 | Gang Gang Dance | Eye Contact
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _cover.jpg[/imgsize]
51 | Hüsker Dü | New Day Rising
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... Rising.jpg[/imgsize]
50 | The Zombies | Odessey and Oracle
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... Oracle.jpg[/imgsize]
49 | Sunn O))) | Black One
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... Black1.jpg[/imgsize]
48 | Trees | Sleep Convention
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ention.JPG[/imgsize]
47 | Disco Inferno | D. I. Go Pop
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... IGoPop.jpg[/imgsize]
46 | Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... UsBack.jpg[/imgsize]
45 | The Who | The Who Sell Out
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _front.jpg[/imgsize]
44 | Talk Talk | Spirit of Eden
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _cover.jpg[/imgsize]
43 | Fela Kuti | Confusion
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... a_Kuti.jpg[/imgsize]
42 | Kashiwa Daisuke | Program Music I
[imgsize 175x175]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cxtMb0Q5nEA/R ... ic%2BI.jpg[/imgsize]
41 | Moondog | Moondog [1969]
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... bum%29.jpg[/imgsize]
40 | Alfred Schnittke | Symphony No. 1 (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Leif Segerstam)
[imgsize 175x175]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1i00 ... 903349.jpg[/imgsize]
39 | Lambchop | Nixon
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ver%29.jpg[/imgsize]
38 | Peter Frohmader | Through Time and Mystery - Ending
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... stery.jpeg[/imgsize]
37 | Peter Gabriel | Peter Gabriel [1980]
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... art%29.jpg[/imgsize]
36 | Can | Soon Over Babaluma
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ver%29.jpg[/imgsize]
35 | Marvin Gaye | What's Going On
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... mcover.jpg[/imgsize]
34 | This Heat | Deceit
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... deceit.jpg[/imgsize]
33 | Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... album.jpeg[/imgsize]
32 | The Clash | London Calling
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... mcover.jpg[/imgsize]
31 | Faust | Faust
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _Faust.jpg[/imgsize]
30 | Boards of Canada | Music Has the Right to Children
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ildren.jpg[/imgsize]
29 | John Coltrane | Blue Train
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _Train.jpg[/imgsize]
28 | Boredoms | Vision Creation Newsun
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... newsun.jpg[/imgsize]
27 | Curtis Mayfield | Curtis
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... 1970lp.jpg[/imgsize]
26 | La Manzana Cromática Protoplasmática | El tren de la vía láctea
[imgsize 175x175]http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/615 ... asmtic.jpg[/imgsize]
25 | The Impressions | This Is My Country
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ountry.jpg[/imgsize]
24 | Joy Division | Closer
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... Closer.jpg[/imgsize]
23 | Ornette Coleman | Skies of America
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... merica.jpg[/imgsize]
22 | Lucio Battisti | Anima latina
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... latina.jpg[/imgsize]
21 | Shiina Ringo | Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... o_Hana.jpg[/imgsize]
20 | Tangerine Dream | Zeit
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... art%29.png[/imgsize]
19 | Thelonious Monk | Underground
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ver%29.jpg[/imgsize]
18 | Secos & Molhados | Secos & Molhados [1973]
[imgsize 175x175]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SjvhipULkMU/U ... 364783.png[/imgsize]
17 | Frank Zappa | Weasels Ripped My Flesh
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _Flesh.jpg[/imgsize]
16 | Art Bears | Winter Songs
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... rSongs.jpg[/imgsize]
15 | The Upsetters | Super Ape
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... perApe.jpg[/imgsize]
14 | Yo La Tengo | And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... NTIIO_.jpg[/imgsize]
13 | Andy Stott | Passed Me By
[imgsize 175x175]http://factmag-images.s3.amazonaws.com/ ... 6.2011.jpg[/imgsize]
12 | Swell Maps | A Trip to Marineville
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... eville.jpg[/imgsize]
11 | Gal Costa | Gal
[imgsize 175x175]http://therisingstorm.net/audio/gal69.jpg[/imgsize]
10 | Prefab Sprout | Andromeda Heights
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... eights.jpg[/imgsize]
9 | King Crimson | In the Court of the Crimson King
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ver%29.jpg[/imgsize]
8 | Harmonia | Musik von Harmonia
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... rmonia.jpg[/imgsize]
7 | Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges | Clube da Esquina
[imgsize 175x175]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5 ... SX300_.jpg[/imgsize]
6 | Funkadelic | Maggot Brain
[imgsize 175x175]http://www.soulstrut.com/images/uploads ... 0cover.jpg[/imgsize]
5 | The Roots | Things Fall Apart
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... _41172.jpg[/imgsize]
4 | Glenn Branca | The Ascension
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ension.jpg[/imgsize]
3 | The Beach Boys | Surf's Up
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... pCover.jpg[/imgsize]
2 | Scientist | Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... eWorld.jpg[/imgsize]
1 | Miles Davis | Bitches Brew
[imgsize 175x175]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... s_brew.jpg[/imgsize]

Runners-up

13th Floor Elevators | The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
4G | Cloud
ABC | The Lexicon of Love
Agalloch | The Mantle
Alain Goraguer | La planète sauvage
Albert Ayler | In Greenwich Village
Alcest | Écailles de lune
Alice Coltrane | Ptah, the El Daoud
AMM | Before Driving to the Chapel We Took Coffee With Rick and Jennifer Reed
Amon Düül II | Phallus Dei
Amon Tobin | Supermodified
Andrew Hill | Compulsion!!!!!
Andy Stott | Luxury Problems
Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion
Anouar Brahem | Le pas du chat noir
Anthony Braxton | Saxophone Improvisations Series F
Antibalas | Security
Antônio Carlos Jobim | Wave
Archie Shepp | Attica Blues
Aretha Franklin | Spirit in the Dark
Art Bears | The World as It Is Today
Art Blakey | The Big Beat
Art Ensemble of Chicago | Fanfare for the Warriors
Art Zoyd | Musique pour l'odyssey
Arvo Pärt | Te Deum (Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste)
Ashra | New Age of Earth
Associates | Sulk
Au Pairs | Playing With a Different Sex
Autechre | Confield
Badly Drawn Boy | The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Baroness | Red Album
Beastie Boys | Licensed to Ill
Beatles | Abbey Road
Beatles | Beatles for Sale
Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Björk | Vespertine
Black Dice | Beaches and Canyons
Black Sabbath | Black Sabbath
Blackalicious | Nia
Blondie | Parallel Lines
Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley
Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan | Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Marley | Catch a Fire
Bobb Trimble | Iron Curtain Innocence
Bobby Hutcherson | Oblique
Bohren & der Club of Gore | Sunset Mission
Boogie Down Productions | Criminal Minded
Bootsy's Rubber Band | Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
Boredoms | Super æ
Boris | Flood
Brand New | The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brian Eno | Ambient 4: On Land
Brian Eno | Another Green World
Brigitte Fontaine | Brigitte Fontaine est…?
Broadcast and The Focus Group | Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Brother Ah | Sound Awareness
Buena Vista Social Club | Buena Vista Social Club
Burial | Untrue
Burning Spear | Marcus Garvey
Caetano Veloso | Caetano Veloso [1971]
Can | Future Days
Can | Monster Movie
Cecil Taylor | Unit Structures
Charles Mingus | Mingus Ah Um
Charlie Parker | Charlie Parker with Strings
Cocteau Twins | Treasure
Coil | Horse Rotorvator
Colosseum | Valentyne Suite
Cortijo & His Time Machine | Cortijo & su maquina del tiempo
Cure | Seventeen Seconds
Curtis Mayfield | There's No Place Like America Today
Danny Brown | Old
David Axelrod | Song of Innocence
David Bowie | Aladdin Sane
David Bowie | Heroes
De La Soul | De La Soul Is Dead
Dead Can Dance | Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Deafheaven | Sunbather
Deerhoof | Reveille
Demon Fuzz | Afreaka!
Derek Bailey | Ballads
Devo | Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Digable Planets | Blowout Comb
Don Cherry | Symphony for Improvisers
Donald Byrd | A New Perspective
Donny Hathaway | Everything Is Everything
Dr. Octagon | Dr. Octagonecologyst
Drexciya | Neptune's Lair
Duke Ellington | Money Jungle
Dungen | Ta det lugnt
Earth | Hex; or Printing in the Infernal Method
Eberhard Weber | The Colours of Chloë
Echo and the Bunnymen | Heaven Up Here
Electric Light Orchestra | Eldorado
Emeralds | Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Brain Salad Surgery
Emmylou Harris | Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Erykah Badu | New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey & Han Bennink | The Topography of the Lungs
Exuma | Exuma
Faith No More | Angel Dust
Fela Kuti | Coffin for Head of State
Flaming Lips | Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus | Los Angeles
France Gall | Baby Pop
Frank Ocean | Channel Orange
Frank Sinatra | Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
Frank Zappa | The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa | We're Only in It for the Money
Free Design | Stars / Time / Bubbles / Love
Fripp & Eno | (No Pussyfooting)
Funkadelic | Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow
Funkadelic | Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
Gang Gang Dance | Saint Dymphna
Gas | Pop
Genesis | Nursery Cryme
Gérard Grisey | Les espaces acoustiques (Asko Ensemble, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)
Ghost | Hypnotic Underworld
Ghostface Killah | Fishscale
Gil Scott-Heron | Pieces of a Man
Gilberto Gil | Gilberto Gil [1968]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor | 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gong | You
Gorillaz | Demon Days
Ground Zero | Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver.1.28
GZA/Genius | Liquid Swords
Harmonia | Deluxe
Henry Cow | Leg End
Herbie Hancock | Crossings
Herbie Hancock | Thrust
Horace Silver | Song for My Father
Howlin' Wolf | Howlin' Wolf
Hüsker Dü | Zen Arcade
Iannis Xenakis | Persepolis
Iggy and The Stooges | Raw Power
Iggy Pop | The Idiot
Impressions | The Young Mods' Forgotten Story
Iron Maiden | Fear of the Dark
Isaac Hayes | Black Moses
Isis | Panopticon
James Brown | In the Jungle Groove
Janelle Monáe | The ArchAndroid
Janet Jackson | Janet
Jeff Wayne | The War of the Worlds
Jeremiah Cymerman | Sky Burial
Jethro Tull | Thick as a Brick
Jimi Hendrix | Axis: Bold as Love
Joanna Newsom | Ys
Joe McPhee | Nation Time
John Coltrane | A Love Supreme
John Coltrane | Coltrane
John Zorn | Naked City
Johnny Cash | American Recordings
Jorge Ben | Jorge Ben
Joy Division | Unknown Pleasures
Judas Priest | Sad Wings of Destiny
Kanye West | Late Registration
Karlheinz Stockhausen | Kontakte [Tudor/Caskel/Stockhausen/Koenig]
Kate Bush | The Kick Inside
Kendrick Lamar | Section.80
Khan | Space Shanty
Klaus Schulze | Timewind
Kraftwerk | Die Mensch-Maschine
Kyuss | Welcome to Sky Valley
Last Exit | Iron Path
Laurel Halo | Quarantine
Laurie Anderson | Big Science
Lawrence Butch Morris | Current Trends in Racism in Modern America
Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin
Lee Morgan | Search for the New Land
Liquid Liquid | Liquid Liquid
Little Richard | Here's Little Richard
Lô Borges | Lô Borges
Los Lobos | Kiko
Louvin Brothers | Satan Is Real
Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho | Paêbirú
Madvillain | Madvillainy
Main Source | Breaking Atoms
Maria McKee | Life is Sweet
Marvin Gaye | I Want You
Massive Attack | Mezzanine
Max Roach | We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
Mercury Rev | Deserter's Songs
Metallica | …And Justice for All
Miles Davis | Filles de Kilimanjaro
My Bloody Valentine | Loveless
N*E*R*D | In Search Of...
Nas | Illmatic
Neil Young | On the Beach
Neutral Milk Hotel | In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nico | The Marble Index
Nirvana | Nevermind
Notorious B.I.G. | Ready to Die
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan | Devotional Songs
Oasis | (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
OOIOO | Feather Float
Opeth | Blackwater Park
Orange Juice | You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark | Organisation
Ornette Coleman | Science Fiction
Os Mutantes | A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
Other People Place | Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe
OutKast | ATLiens
Parliament | Motor Booty Affair
Patti Smith | Horses
Paysage d'Hiver | Paysage d'Hiver
Penguin Cafe Orchestra | Music From the Penguin Café
Pere Ubu | The Modern Dance
Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here
Pixies | Doolittle
PJ Harvey | Rid of Me
Pogues | Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Popol Vuh | In den Gärten Pharaos
Portishead | Dummy
Prince | Purple Rain
Procol Harum | A Salty Dog
Public Enemy | Fear of a Black Planet
Public Image Ltd. | Metal Box
Pyramids | Birth / Speed / Merging
Quasimoto | The Unseen
R.E.M. | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Radiohead | Amnesiac
Radiohead | OK Computer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk | The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color
Raincoats | The Raincoats
Red House Painters | Down Colorful Hill
Replacements | Let It Be
Residents | Meet the Residents
Return to Forever | Light as a Feather
Ricardo Villalobos | Alcachofa
Ride | Nowhere
Rip Rig + Panic | God
Rolling Stones | Beggars Banquet
Rolling Stones | Exile on Main St.
Roots | undun
Roxy Music | For Your Pleasure
Rush | Grace Under Pressure
Sam Cooke | Night Beat
Santana | Abraxas
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia | Call of the Valley
Sigur Rós | Ágætis byrjun
Slapp Happy | Acnalbasac Noom
Slint | Spiderland
Slits | Cut
Sly & the Family Stone | There's a Riot Goin' On
Small Faces | Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
Smiths | Singles
Sonic Youth | Goo
Sonny Clark | Cool Struttin'
Sonny Rollins | Volume 2
Sound | From the Lions Mouth
Spiritualized | Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space
Spring Heel Jack | Amassed
Squarepusher | Music Is Rotted One Note
St. Vincent | St. Vincent
Stan Getz & João Gilberto | Getz/Gilberto [featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim]
Stan Kenton | City of Glass: Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger
Steel Pulse | Handsworth Revolution
Steely Dan | Katy Lied
Steely Dan | Pretzel Logic
Stereolab | Dots and Loops
Stevie Wonder | Innervisions
Stevie Wonder | Talking Book
Stone Roses | The Stone Roses
Stooges | Fun House
Sun Ra | Strange Celestial Road
Sunn O))) | Monoliths & Dimensions
T. Rex | Electric Warrior
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou | The Vodoun Effect: 1972-1975 Funk & Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels
Talk Talk | Laughing Stock
Talking Heads | Remain in Light
Tangerine Dream | Rubycon
Tarentel | Ghetto Beats on the Surface of the Sun
Terry Callier | What Color Is Love
They Might Be Giants | John Henry
Tim Hecker | Virgins
Tinariwen | Imidiwan: Companions
Tito Puente | Dance Mania
Tom Waits | Alice
Tom Waits | Rain Dogs
U2 | War
Univers zéro | Heresie
Unrest | Perfect Teeth
Various Artists | African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s
Various Artists | The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico
Verve | A Storm in Heaven
Vince Guaraldi | A Charlie Brown Christmas
Wayne Shorter | Speak No Evil
Weather Report | Mysterious Traveller
Ween | The Mollusk
White Stripes | Elephant
Who | Quadrophenia
Who | Who's Next
Wilco | Summerteeth
William Basinski | The Disintegration Loops
Willie Nelson | Red Headed Stranger
Wire | Pink Flag
Wolves in the Throne Room | Diadem of 12 Stars
Woody Shaw | Blackstone Legacy
X | Los Angeles
XTC | Go 2
Yellow Swans | Going Places
Yes | Relayer
Yma Sumac | Mambo!
Zé Ramalho | A Peleja do Diabo com o Dono do Céu

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:06 pm

So is the deadline for this still tomorrow? I feel more lists are needed.....is anyone still planning on submitting?

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by JimmyJazz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:38 pm

I didn't forget about this poll! Sorry it's so late!

1| Lou Reed / Transformer
2| The Beatles / Revolver
3| The Smiths / The Queen is Dead
4| Pixies / Doolittle
5| Bob Dylan / Blonde on Blonde
6| The Rolling Stones / Sticky Fingers
7| The Velvet Underground / The Velvet Underground & Nico
8| Miles Davis / Bitches Brew
9| Radiohead / Kid A
10| Bjork / Homogenic
11| Nirvana / Nevermind
12| The Clash / London Calling
13| Pink Floyd / Dark Side of the Moon
14| Blur / Parklife
15| Joy Division / Closer
16| The Who / Who's Next
17| Bob Dylan / Bringing It All Back Home
18| The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper
19| Miles Davis / Sketches of Spain
20| The Strokes / Is This It
21| Beck / Odelay
22| David Bowie / The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
23| Frank Sinatra / In the Wee Small Hours
24| A Tribe Called Quest / The Low End Theory
25| Bruce Springsteen / Born to Run
26| Elvis Costello / My Aim is True
27| Patti Smith / Horses
28| Sufjan Stevens / Illinois
29| Marvin Gaye / What's Going On
30| Joni Mitchell / Blue
31|Public Enemy / It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
32| The Beatles / Abbey Road
33| Pixies / Surfer Rosa
34| Stevie Wonder / Innervisions
35| Joni Mitchell / Court and Spark
36| David Bowie / Low
37| Radiohead / Ok Computer
38| Bjork / Vespertine
39| Brian Eno / Another Green World
40| Kendrick Lamar / Good Kid, MAAD City
41| Nirvana / In Utero
42| Jimi Hendrix / Axis Bold as Love
43| Pink Floyd / Wish You Were Here
44| King Crimson / In the Court of the Crimson King
45| David Bowie / Heroes
46| John Coltrane / A Love Supreme
47| James Brown / Live at the Apollo
48| Jimi Hendrix / Electric Ladyland (original cover; like many other users, I tried really hard to avoid picking covers just because they had beautiful naked women on them, but here is one exception to this rule that I, sadly, can't help :mrgreen:
49| Led Zeppelin / IV
50| Bob Dylan / Blood on the Tracks

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by acroamor » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:59 pm

sonofsamiam wrote:So is the deadline for this still tomorrow? I feel more lists are needed.....is anyone still planning on submitting?
I agree - partially because I'd like some more lists to get a better spread and partially because I haven't completely organized my own list. :mrgreen:

The new deadline will be a week later, on July 22nd. Sorry for the delay! And thank you all for your lists. I can tell that people have put an enormous amount of thought into these and I've particularly enjoyed reading people's rationales for why they enjoy specific covers so much.

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Henrik » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:49 pm

Don't forget this one!

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Poliuks » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:01 pm

1. Joy Division - Closer
2. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
4. Patti Smith - Horses
5. Scott Walker - Scott 3
6. Neil Young - On The Beach
7. Ween - The Mollusk
8. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
9. Public Image Ltd. - The Flowers of Romance
10. Faust - Faust
11. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
12. Kate Bush - Aerial
13. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
14. PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
15. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
16. Tangerine Dream - Zeit
17. Todd Terje - It's Album Time
18. The Who - The Who Sell Out
19. The Boxer Rebellion - Promises
20. Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
21. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
22. Laurel Halo - Quarantine
23. Led Zeppelin - I
24. Pulp - Sisters EP
25. Björk - Vespertine
26. Tricky - Blowback
27. Patti Smith - Wave
28. Animal Collective - Spirit They Are Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
29. U2 - War
30. Tim Hecker - Virgins
31. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
32. Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Maschine
33. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
34. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show
35. Anthony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
36. Slint - Spiderland
37. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
38. Andy Stott - Passed Me By
39. Patti Smith - Radio Etiophia
40. Pink Floyd - Meddle
41. Thelonious Monk - Underground
42. The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
43. Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind
44. X - Los Angeles
45. The Strokes - Is This It
46. Kate Bush - The Sensual World
47. Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
48. FKA Twigs - LP1
49. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
50. Gentle Giant - Acquiring the Taste

EDIT: The Basement Tapes was represented twice, corrected.
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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Michel » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:51 pm

1. Joy Division - Closer
2. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
3. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
4. Gomez - Bring It On
5. Gomez - Liquid Skin
6. Pascal Comelade & Bel Canto Orchestra - Live in Lisbon & Barcelona
7. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
8. Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
9. Certain General - November's Heat
10. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
11. Radiohead - OK Computer
12. PiL - Metal Box
13. Deep Purple - In Rock
14. Antônio Carlos Jobim - Wave
15. The Who - Who's Next
16. The Who - Sell Out
17. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
18. Echo and The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
19. Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague Lovers
20. XTC - Go 2
21. Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube da Esquina
22. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
23. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
24. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal
25. Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook
26. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
27. The Clash - London Calling
28. R.E.M. - Murmur
29. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
30. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (III)
31. Tindersticks - Waiting for the Moon
32. Tindersticks - Tindersticks II
33. Tindersticks - The Something Rain
34. The Doors - People Are Strange
35. Pink Floyd - Animals
36. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
37. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
38. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
39. Tom Waits - Mule variations
40. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (II)
41. Henryk Mikołaj Górecki - Symphony No. 3 (London Sinfonietta/David Zinman; Dawn Upshaw)
42. Lemonbabies - Porno
43. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
44. Pink Floyd - Obscured by the Clouds
45. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
46. T.I. - Paper Trail
47. Rage Against the Machine - Renegades
48. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Acme
49. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
50. The Beatles - The Beatles [The White Album]

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Toni » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:42 am

60. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me

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59. The Cars - The Cars

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58. The Beatles - Abbey Road

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57. Kanye West - The College Dropout

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56. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

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55. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight

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54. R.E.M. - Murmur

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53. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

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52. Sufjan Steven - Come On! Feel the Illinoise

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51. Daft Punk - Discovery

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50. Smashing Pumpkings - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

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49. Bjork - Post

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48. Yo La Tengo - And then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

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47. David Bowie - Low

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46. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

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45. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

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44. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

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43. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

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42. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

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41. Dream Theater - Octavarium

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40. Smashing Pumpkings - Siamese Dream

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39. Slint - Spiderland

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38. Gorillaz - Demon Days

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37. Massive Atack - Blue Lines

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36. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up

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35. U2 - Achtung Baby

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34. Cults - Cults

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33. Real Estate - Days

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32. Bjork - Homogenic

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31. Blur - Parklife

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30. Prodigy - The Fat of the Land

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29. Swans - The Seer

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28. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

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27. Primal Scream - Screamadelica

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26. Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

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25. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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24. White Lies - Big TV

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23. Beck - Sea Change

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22. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

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21. The Beatles - Revolver

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20. Weezer - Pinkerton

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19. R.E.M - Automatic for the People

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18. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

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17. Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana

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16. Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Clube da Esquina

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15. David Bowie - Heroes

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14. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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13. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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12. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

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11. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

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10. Pixies - Doolittle

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9. Nas - Illmatic

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8. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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7. Radiohead - Kid A

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6. Beck - Odelay

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5. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

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4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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3. Arcade Fire - Funeral

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2. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

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1. Radiohead - In Rainbows

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by Poliuks » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:39 am

When should we expect the results? Is the poll still going?

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by acroamor » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:21 pm

Sorry about not responding quicker! My brother graduated from college yesterday and I've had extended family in town for the past week, so my free time to work on this poll has been limited. I'll be able to start rolling out results by this Saturday.

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Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll

Post by acroamor » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:13 pm

Sorry about all the delays! I'll be able to start rolling out results tomorrow morning, and I'll probably make a new thread for them. In the mean time, here's my own list of favorite album covers:

1. Weezer - Pinkerton
2. Joni Mitchell - Blue
3. Patti Smith - Horses
4. The Beatles - Revolver
5. Love - Forever Changes
6. The Who - Who's Next
7. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
8. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
9. The Band - Music From Bi Pink
10. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
11. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
12. Led Zeppelin - IV
13. Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
14. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
15. Deafheaven - Sunbather
16. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
17. Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
18. Pink Floyd - Meddle
19. Sigur Ros - Valtari
20. Van Morrison - Moondance
21. Chromatics - Kill for Love
22. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
23. Explosions in the Sky - Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
24. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
25. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
26. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
27. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
28. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
29. The Clash - London Calling
30. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
31. Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
32. Death Grips - The Money Store
33. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
34. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
35. Blink-182 - Enema of the State
36. Nico - Chelsea Girl
37. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
38. The Beatles - Yesterday and Today (original butcher cover)
39. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
40. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
41. Royksopp - Melody A.M.
42. The Strokes - Is This It?
43. Justice - (cross)
44. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
45. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
46. Nas - Illmatic
47. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
48. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
49. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
50. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

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