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Thread: Great album covers
May 28th, 2009 #1
Great album covers
List album covers you genuinely love.
The Mars Volta: Octahedron
Bedlam in Goliath
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain
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May 28th, 2009 #2
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May 28th, 2009 #3
Very weird and cool.
Evocative and both sinister and touching.
I love whoever is doing the graphic design for his soundtracks.
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Oh man. No wonder that album art drew my eye.
May 28th, 2009 #6
a couple of my fave old struzan covers.
hes been doing them for a while..
ninjacat11: thats funny you mention mars volta, i used to kick it with those guys way back in highschool...so crazy how big they made it. im glad though, they have impeccable taste.
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Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
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I really don't like Dragonforce at all, but the work Andrew Jones did for this cover is the best thing I can attribute to them.
Also, Wolfmother is a terrible band, but at least they have good artistic taste. The fact that they used Frank Frazetta paintings for some of their covers is both badass and really disappointing.
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May 28th, 2009 #17
Was going to suggest "A Matter of Life and Death" but I was beaten to it.
So here are my other two then,
Alice Cooper, Raise Your Fist and Yell. It makes me laugh every time I see it
and Pink Floyd's The Wall
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May 28th, 2009 #18
Well Michael Whelan is actually my favorite artist of all time...but since someone already posted him....
Anything by Par Olofsson:
Anything by Raymond Swanland:
Anything by Dan Seagrave:
Anything by Vincent Locke:
May 28th, 2009 #19
These are a bit different, but I think the covers of the albums from world music label Putumayo are really charming. They're all done by artist Nicola Heindl. And of course, the music they contain is absolutely fantastic
Here are a few examples, all of which I own:
And one of my all time favourites is Absolution by Muse:
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Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Model Dolores Erickson, I don't know the Photographer.
I like all the Aidan Hughes ones I see. Here is a typical example:
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The dragon, by Welshman Terry Oakes
Fly by night, by Eraldo Carugat
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I could post like a milion of those... for now I'll only throw in those three.
Dave Mckean - amazing covers for metal bands like Fear Factory, Machine Head also great comic artist/cover artist - for example Sandman covers.
Don't know who made the one from Poison the Well - but it's one of my favs.
And last - classic from Storm Thorgerson, this one made for Pink Floyd's classic Wish You Were Here album. He's famous for loads of amazing covers for artists like PF, Dream Theatre, Peter Gabriel.
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Anything by John Dyer Baizley Incidentally he's also a guitarist and singer for Baroness....and rocks a mighty beard
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May 28th, 2009 #28
all the tool album art is killer.
but i've always loved this particular photo:
there's also a photo of a cow licking its own butthole that i love, but i cant find that online.
on the album einma i can only find the front cover that wasn't that intersting to me, but it has interchangeable covers that are awesome. had that lintuclar effect
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May 28th, 2009 #29
From at the drive-in to The Mars volta to Omar Rodriguez Lopez to fuckin El grupo Nuevo
i idolize omar rodriguez lopez
check this shit out
1. De loused in the comatorium - TMV
2. the apocalypse inside an organge - ORL
3. Mega Ritual - ORL
4. Amputechture - TMV
May 28th, 2009 #30
One of my favorites at the moment:
A girl A gun A ghost - Through the Eyes of Ahab
All Shall Perish - Awaken the Dreamers
Halifax -The Inevitability Of A Strange World
The Human Abstract - Nocturne
The Human Abstract - Midheaven
NOFX has some epic coverart imo
Wolves in Wolves' clothing
Punk In Drublic
I Heard They Suck Live
They've actually gotten worse live
Opeth - Watershed
Opeth - Blackwaterpark
Opeth - The Roundhouse tapes
Salt the Wound - Carnal Reprecussions
Soulfly - Conquer (I prefer this one over dragonforce's once)
Trivium - The Crusade
One of my favorites:
War from a Harlots mouth - Transmetropolitan
Whitechapel - This is Exile
Zebrahead - Phoenix
Zebrahead - Broadcast to the world
More will be added some time. If the thread doesn't die.
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