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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