Friday, March 18, 2005

Album Covers As An Art Form

CD Covers as an art form may be a trite way of looking for art when there is so much fine art available, yet many CD (and earlier LP) covers were designed specifically with an artistic bent, and must be acknowledged as such.

Here are a few nice ones:

Aoxomoxoa - Grateful Dead

Shaman - Santana

SRarities (Sarah Mclachan)

Rough Guide To Bhangra

Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin

Movement - New Order

Diamond Dogs - David Bowie

Best Of Bollywood

In The Wake Of Poseidon - King Crimson

Between Heaven And Earth

Country Life - Roxy Music
(there's your hands over breasts;))

Weasels Ripped My Flesh - Mothers Of Invention

Chinese Erhu

Armed Forces - Elvis Costello

Peel Slowly And See - Velvet Underground

Worthy of note: The exhibition The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were

Also, the essay The Golden Age of Jazz Covers

and, A gallery of Indian film soundtrack album art

The demise of CDs/LPs as a form of music distribution would also mean the demise of album art. Reason enough to supplant your collection with a few nice ones - preferably DRM-free

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