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Title: Great album covers
Post by: saltysnacks on June 06, 2018, 09:54:14 AM
Post album covers you like/love. Head Gardner posting it in the 'What are you listening to?' thread reminded me of how much I love this one.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Scott_3_%28Front_Cover%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on June 06, 2018, 10:16:39 AM
A handful for starters
(http://jazzymas.com/10617-large_default/motian-paul-conception-vessel-ecm-touchstones.jpg)
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/066/MI0003066297.jpg)
(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929a14dc0084474cd0bfda1/1:1/w_320/bcae2763.jpg)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Talk_Talk_-_Spirit_of_Eden_cover.jpg/220px-Talk_Talk_-_Spirit_of_Eden_cover.jpg)
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/040/MI0000040206.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ynqOjEpJL.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: greenman on June 06, 2018, 10:48:42 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/John_Coltrane_-_Ol%C3%A9_Coltrane.png)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71B8bLwtL9L._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: studpuppet on June 06, 2018, 11:52:02 AM
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/494/MI0003494622.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

(https://charlesrthomas.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/zip-zap-rap_album-cover_devastatin-dave-turntable-slave.jpg?w=640)

(http://thefw.com/files/2012/05/46-Back-to-the-S__t-Millie-Jackson.jpg?w=980&q=75)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: saltysnacks on June 06, 2018, 11:53:48 AM
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/494/MI0003494622.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Love this one.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 06, 2018, 01:17:45 PM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0336/8929/products/oh-sees-castlemania_grande.png?v=1390072520)

Thee Oh Sees' "Castlemania" is one of my favourite album covers of all time. It just resonates with me so much.

Also reminds me of another one I love:

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1318494282_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on June 06, 2018, 01:36:59 PM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0336/8761/files/tg364-1_cover_600x600_grande.jpg)

(https://images.eil.com/large_image/ALAN_KLEIN_WELL%2BAT%2BLEAST%2BITS%2BBRITISH-452873.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on June 06, 2018, 01:48:29 PM
(https://img.cdandlp.com/2015/02/imgL/117396873.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 06, 2018, 03:16:15 PM
For reference:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,27213.0.html (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,27213.0.html)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: thraxx on June 06, 2018, 05:59:26 PM

(https://www.popsike.com/pix/20101025/170557359529.jpg)

The twirly thing on the front of this record makes it the best.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: wosl on June 06, 2018, 06:05:17 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ynqOjEpJL.jpg)

Have long loved this cover (I remember dear Serge not being keen on it, though).
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on June 06, 2018, 06:21:57 PM
That Serge was fallible gives hope for us all.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: greenman on June 06, 2018, 06:25:42 PM
I tended to agree with him there, looks too much like 80's newage tack.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on June 06, 2018, 07:22:59 PM
Pfft.

Variations on a theme
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_1PPq5CXPBU/hqdefault.jpg)
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/5/5e/Cluster_%26_Eno_-_After_the_Heat.jpg)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2914412193_2.jpg)
(https://ecmreviews.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/arbour-zena1.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81Af5iJhBqL._SY355_.jpg)
(https://assets.boomkat.com/spree/products/414489/large/Screen_Shot_2017-03-23_at_17.15.44.png)
(http://st.diskunion.net/images/jacket/PGL-9129.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1639/cover_577710112010.jpeg)
(https://images.eil.com/large_image/BRIAN_ENO_OLD%2BLAND%2B-%2BSEALED-367551.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CEFegPJCeFY/SneYlCss8MI/AAAAAAAAAUA/dJVJGcvm9KA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/cover.jpg)
(https://cdn-az.allevents.in/banners/c0df88c2127e5462ebac74e923df4b4f-rimg-w718-h720-gmir.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: wosl on June 06, 2018, 07:51:52 PM
One of ECM's mainstay designs, that - the flat, Rothko-esque bi, tri or multi-sected plane, either done by playing with a photograph of the horizon or graphically/collage constructed.  Simple, but usually handsome and effective:

(https://i.imgur.com/PH2gTKX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oPwWXXb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jsnvJjq.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on June 06, 2018, 08:41:35 PM
One of ECM's mainstay designs, that - the flat, Rothko-esque bi, tri or multi-sected plane, either done by playing with a photograph of the horizon or graphically/collage constructed.  Simple, but usually handsome and effective
Although I'd say in more recent years some of the covers have begun to merge into one a bit - not helped by the reduction of typefaces down to pretty much two - the cover art on ECM never really fails to impress.
Quote
(https://i.imgur.com/PH2gTKX.jpg)
Tremendous album this, too.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 07, 2018, 09:00:41 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/l1xAWTcqKhO6sNTjvR5jcCS-juY=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-918106-1467117257-9214.jpeg.jpg)
(http://blog.beerpub-nonsuch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/15931610.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1229/cover_4713148122016_r.jpg)
(https://img.discogs.com/Ovuhu06mNUiHwsZYULduw4BaCb0=/fit-in/555x555/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3418304-1329736247.jpeg.jpg)
(https://images.genius.com/5de69539d991ecdda70cdefb4f4fd066.600x600x1.jpg)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/Cud-WhenInRome.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Norton Canes on June 07, 2018, 09:24:01 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/8SUy-SIDUgGsiDSkEbgLDuMNIHg=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2495-1277554560.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 07, 2018, 09:40:57 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/8SUy-SIDUgGsiDSkEbgLDuMNIHg=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2495-1277554560.jpeg.jpg)
not loading lad
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Bronzy on June 07, 2018, 09:49:42 AM
(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929c056abf31b7dc7156443/1:1/w_320/1184b1fd.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on June 07, 2018, 09:52:05 AM
(https://e.snmc.io/lk/l/a/f179179871b276978dfac6469482112f/5491828.jpg)

(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/605/MI0001605928.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

(https://img.discogs.com/fIOWwCzU7Hmksnese4Z9E7EbnpM=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-614839-1180955332.jpeg.jpg)

(https://downloads.openimp.com/tid/8edec02a375f1203de06238f34605a72e0165e4c/fniohye/foydedglja/30264836500054.jpeg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 07, 2018, 09:53:46 AM
(https://e.snmc.io/lk/l/a/f179179871b276978dfac6469482112f/5491828.jpg)

(http://randomsongs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/yo-la-tengo-and-then-nothing-turned-itself-inside-out-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Bronzy on June 07, 2018, 09:56:36 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/92/%C3%81g%C3%A6tisByrjunCover.JPG/220px-%C3%81g%C3%A6tisByrjunCover.JPG)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c7/Pure_Comedy.jpg/220px-Pure_Comedy.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Bronzy on June 07, 2018, 09:57:32 AM
(https://res.cloudinary.com/jerrick/image/upload/f_auto,fl_progressive,q_auto,c_fit,w_680/astqb82eyswspccvlesm)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on June 07, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
(https://res.cloudinary.com/jerrick/image/upload/f_auto,fl_progressive,q_auto,c_fit,w_680/astqb82eyswspccvlesm)

(https://www.vinylnet.co.uk/_assets/_user/images/prods/708477084714_1.jpg)

Is that what I think it is?

(https://img.cdandlp.com/2014/03/imgL/116525819-2.jpg)

OMG, He's shoving his head into it!

(http://assets.rootsvinylguide.com/pictures/the-silent-corner-and-the-empty-stage-peter-hammill_5031494)

Not much double about that entendre Humpf…




Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 07, 2018, 07:42:02 PM
(https://e.snmc.io/lk/l/a/f179179871b276978dfac6469482112f/5491828.jpg)

(http://randomsongs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/yo-la-tengo-and-then-nothing-turned-itself-inside-out-1.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NLd3Q8zWL.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 07, 2018, 07:50:08 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/nGNAiXlXEDh1ug8xuQOVGg69xlg=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-615785-1279126998.jpeg.jpg)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/89X18FWMSI4/maxresdefault.jpg)

(https://www.residentadvisor.net/images/reviews/2014/creme11.jpg)

(http://images.45worlds.com/f/ab/funkadelic-free-your-mind-and-your-ass-will-follow-2-ab.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/Mad_for_sadness.jpg)

(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/430/MI0000430610.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

(https://img.discogs.com/91kjwZvnzQa0enVsel4PBLiBCPk=/fit-in/600x597/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-319698-1397422149-8582.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 07, 2018, 07:55:07 PM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1663242255_16.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/qiS-IFZPAZNX52Qi_1aWkcO1H4o=/fit-in/600x595/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-341152-1478205946-9815.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: chveik on June 07, 2018, 08:25:55 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/ADJ_XyD6zLGQTUzeBEnVyCzYMI4=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-9768491-1486052005-5128.jpeg.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51b90hQJ6qL.jpg)

(https://www.bong-records.com/magento2/media/catalog/product/r/-/r-339487.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71E4Ci9R61L._SX355_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512KH36CWPL.jpg)

(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929bd76c0084474cd0c2ce4/1:1/w_600/68bd3a90.jpg)

(https://sagittariushh.files.wordpress.com/2006/01/roots-things-all-apart.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 07, 2018, 08:28:34 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/RMYctq9Z-c787R6J0xfChmXdz0w=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8388414-1460850383-1145.jpeg.jpg)

Good shout on Reatard. Blood Visions is another favourite of mine. It helps that it's also a scorching 10/10 album, too.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 07, 2018, 08:31:55 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/GXHoNRHBuhXS-tYeu2JUhQSiTo8=/fit-in/600x598/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-706094-1203247720.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/12SAvJh0W9vO_HecZbcaRrNSiag=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-7037704-1432243354-3545.jpeg.jpg)

(https://t2.genius.com/unsafe/300x300/https%3A%2F%2Fimages.genius.com%2F39452d1e9dd57181f462abff0790d82d.1000x1000x1.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/SHgNXiUfZLb0BqjI_c41i_uY5HM=/fit-in/600x603/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-230122-1300387851.jpeg.jpg)

Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on June 08, 2018, 12:48:04 PM
Always love the original UK cover of Can's Tago Mago:

(http://assets.rootsvinylguide.com/pictures/can-tago-mago-uk-ua-original-press-2-lp-set-gimmick-cover-nice-condition_8024419)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 08, 2018, 02:46:56 PM
(https://images.eil.com/large_image/ALAN_KLEIN_WELL%2BAT%2BLEAST%2BITS%2BBRITISH-452873.jpg)
That's a wonderful one even though I can't remember what it sounds like (new vaudeville band with extra snark, proto-early bowie, right?)



Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 08, 2018, 02:50:44 PM
(http://vintagevinylrevival.com/records/glover_crispin-hellion/the-big-problem/cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Dannyhood91 on June 08, 2018, 03:05:06 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/gol6auvdt/flying_l.jpg)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/3lpjr82hd/swordfish.jpg)

(https://s22.postimg.cc/v9295g5pd/brian-eno-here-come-the-warm-jets.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: gilbertharding on June 08, 2018, 03:16:08 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/Tad_8_Way_Santa_Alternate.jpg)
Cool story bro.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_erUjHaZJq4/maxresdefault.jpg)
Not really sure about this one...

(https://e.snmc.io/lk/l/l/f8938d4f1afeb2ad155016787c6c1624/2045871.jpg)
Utterly barking. The coloured oil leaks (but not before it's gone brown), and the sleeve scratches the clear vinyl disc.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 08, 2018, 03:21:43 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/W2VpHWaxI7NYN485_ut3m7IHu64=/fit-in/600x595/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3382654-1439046513-6802.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 08, 2018, 03:22:24 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/IPLmr8RyApJR81QPcdhxz4OdHsQ=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1654459-1416687117-4067.jpeg.jpg)
(https://images.eil.com/large_image/STILL_LIFE_%5B70S%5D_STILL%2BLIFE%2B-%2BCATALOGUE%2BSTICKERED-453701.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: saltysnacks on June 08, 2018, 08:26:27 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/W2VpHWaxI7NYN485_ut3m7IHu64=/fit-in/600x595/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3382654-1439046513-6802.jpeg.jpg)

Love this one.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: jobotic on June 08, 2018, 09:22:39 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/95/ea/5a/95ea5af4b6e029d04db2bb64dd7f1abc--album-covers.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/p17pEaKw3YioorIDP4K1KdcXO5g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1126508-1365343643-8168.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Porter Dimi on June 08, 2018, 09:50:25 PM
(http://www.clashmusic.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_feature/public/field/image/Mild-High-Club-Skiptracing-640x640.jpg?itok=jeTDys6W)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 09, 2018, 01:03:05 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51N29A0VGHL.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 09, 2018, 01:09:37 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/qijHru4i-rzMGc9ENP0vKBHNCeg=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1278548-1378371557-7542.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on June 09, 2018, 01:25:04 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/tS9an0n9ZjT-oz6m9uJd5tKdSs4=/fit-in/598x598/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-309089-1334932019.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 09, 2018, 02:57:13 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MUufbH3QvAA/VQGJo5lmakI/AAAAAAAAN2c/OXWEHbhhI58/s1600/cover_Message73-730889.jpg)
(https://img.discogs.com/KRmCyLQq8TEZk4C0Ga10DRozJW4=/fit-in/600x592/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2583318-1524986548-7758.jpeg.jpg)
(https://img.discogs.com/hfgDHyiHGqMGgjsKyHLROunVvBo=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-431613-1518200377-9831.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 09, 2018, 07:42:07 AM
(http://www.clashmusic.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_feature/public/field/image/Mild-High-Club-Skiptracing-640x640.jpg?itok=jeTDys6W)

And what a wonderful album that is too. Good choice.

I was listening to XBXRX's Sixth in Sixes yesterday and was reminded what a great album cover that has:

(https://e.snmc.io/lk/l/l/14c6c220e11df84c45c16fba8a568bd3/1715526.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: DrGreggles on June 09, 2018, 11:25:30 AM
(https://cdn2.thelineofbestfit.com/images/remote/https_cdn2.thelineofbestfit.com/media/2014/Super_Furry_Animals_-_Fuzzy_Logic.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Norton Canes on September 21, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
A very agreeable effort for the new Villagers album:


(https://cdn2.thelineofbestfit.com/images/made/images/remote/https_cdn2.thelineofbestfit.com/media/2014/Villagers-The-Art-Of-Pretending-To-Swim_600_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Hound Of The Basketballs on September 21, 2018, 11:59:17 AM
(http://randomsongs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/yo-la-tengo-and-then-nothing-turned-itself-inside-out-1.jpg)

The picture inside the gatefold is truly beautiful.

Another one for the ECM trail of blue. Realising this was a photograph was quite a revelation.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.sitezoogle.com/u/164173/5ce2b3e7912596ef74b211f5e6085522c3d1a7d0/original/earth-2-special-low-frequency-version-5209ffdf5bc70-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on September 21, 2018, 12:53:31 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.sitezoogle.com/u/164173/5ce2b3e7912596ef74b211f5e6085522c3d1a7d0/original/earth-2-special-low-frequency-version-5209ffdf5bc70-1.jpg)

That's amazing :-O
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Avril Lavigne on September 21, 2018, 02:56:34 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/B1Mrwf2.png)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on December 21, 2018, 10:05:40 AM
(http://arpfrique.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/album-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: thenoise on December 21, 2018, 06:36:54 PM
(https://londonjazzcollector.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/monk-underground-cover-1920-ljc-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on December 21, 2018, 07:46:47 PM
Pfft.

Variations on a theme
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_1PPq5CXPBU/hqdefault.jpg)
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/5/5e/Cluster_%26_Eno_-_After_the_Heat.jpg)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2914412193_2.jpg)
(https://ecmreviews.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/arbour-zena1.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81Af5iJhBqL._SY355_.jpg)
(https://assets.boomkat.com/spree/products/414489/large/Screen_Shot_2017-03-23_at_17.15.44.png)
(http://st.diskunion.net/images/jacket/PGL-9129.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1639/cover_577710112010.jpeg)
(https://images.eil.com/large_image/BRIAN_ENO_OLD%2BLAND%2B-%2BSEALED-367551.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CEFegPJCeFY/SneYlCss8MI/AAAAAAAAAUA/dJVJGcvm9KA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/cover.jpg)
(https://cdn-az.allevents.in/banners/c0df88c2127e5462ebac74e923df4b4f-rimg-w718-h720-gmir.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y9R7_4I-yLk/SwLWpLgzHCI/AAAAAAAAAOc/989b9uAaQYk/s1600/TFC+have+lost+it007.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on December 21, 2018, 10:15:33 PM
(https://images.eil.com/large_image/STILL_LIFE_%5B70S%5D_STILL%2BLIFE%2B-%2BCATALOGUE%2BSTICKERED-453701.jpg)


(https://img.discogs.com/I2iyfQ1EOpzdJbw-at1n7d8blJg=/fit-in/442x800/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-6030786-1409261920-6243.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: non capisco on December 21, 2018, 11:33:16 PM
The irony is not lost on me that I can't find my copy of 'Teenage Fanclub Have Lost It'.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on December 21, 2018, 11:47:14 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/sogKJrvRe9zp7gjpyzvIeLq874g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-435726-1410863813-2369.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Lordofthefiles on December 22, 2018, 08:05:59 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/vqE0hPI-E3_7etB8Bys0swYwKOU=/fit-in/600x573/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4393136-1459115193-8619.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Spiteface on December 23, 2018, 11:21:37 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41chFHuykXL.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Phil Colons on December 23, 2018, 11:39:56 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56066cf9e4b0ffbc0fe62db1/t/5bf24638c2241b40fb02719d/1542604350757/tropical+fuck+storm+cover.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 23, 2018, 06:45:36 PM
(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7269/56XpcI.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Avril Lavigne on December 24, 2018, 10:27:06 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41chFHuykXL.jpg)

All the stuff inside that album is even better if I remember rightly :)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: imitationleather on January 15, 2019, 07:26:52 PM
Apparently the album is unlistenable shite, but I am rather taken with this:
(https://images.complex.com/complex/images/c_limit,w_680/fl_lossy,pg_1,q_auto/xxbwtp5r5atfx8r355vx/6ix9ine)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 23, 2019, 11:11:23 AM
Regis FTW.

(https://img.discogs.com/z8D2XS8yQ_oW0G9NrGulU52rkwM=/fit-in/497x497/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3059387-1394355514-2755.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/_qyiyHoqSvoyzHEdj__uPm5TADM=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3378739-1336537033-1339.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/luzfJvDamvbFLZEgK1-_KFmXyKo=/fit-in/600x584/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3844026-1410562606-1661.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/7c-62KKYJNsy9T1b8E8HcUS8wh0=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-10989066-1507753352-8206.jpeg.jpg)

Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on February 10, 2019, 10:34:31 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/S3fSQB6FLhTG3ctO_01i7AVcFiw=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-416708-1169312937.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Gradual Decline on February 10, 2019, 12:23:28 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/S3fSQB6FLhTG3ctO_01i7AVcFiw=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-416708-1169312937.jpeg.jpg)

Cancelled.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: riotinlagos on February 12, 2019, 06:20:43 PM
The new Weyes Blood

(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/files/2019/02/weyes-blood-titanic-rising.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on February 16, 2019, 08:50:51 PM
Cancelled.

And they seemed such nice boys.



(https://img.discogs.com/Ko0OriK2GvnRwp_R3g-pTZFwqwI=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-936521-1469734385-4242.jpeg.jpg)

Or is that bad? I can't even tell these days.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: buzby on February 17, 2019, 11:19:38 PM
And they seemed such nice boys.



(https://img.discogs.com/Ko0OriK2GvnRwp_R3g-pTZFwqwI=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-936521-1469734385-4242.jpeg.jpg)

Or is that bad? I can't even tell these days.
a yawning lamprey innit? It regularly crops up in 'controversial album covers' lists along with stuff from Carcass, the HR Giger poster from The Dead Kennedys' Frankenchrist, and The Beatles 'Yesterday And today 'meat' sleeve.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: jobotic on February 18, 2019, 08:15:36 PM
I've got that. Time to Melt is great.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 12, 2019, 02:57:20 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/gaqJkP-Y0-uX17oGnRGQV6EW998=/fit-in/600x777/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-12200181-1530340813-6626.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/R3LnKgFVU0P8qUPA4nNxSP_EcMQ=/fit-in/600x928/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-12200181-1530340823-9757.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 12, 2019, 02:59:26 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/JkWHPgpy1elMc-ktzyv-c-RFTDQ=/fit-in/600x371/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-12193111-1530182218-9887.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on September 26, 2019, 01:52:31 PM
Just been having a dig through the old archives and came across this:

(https://johnlithium.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/r-345084-1204494475.jpeg)

It's got a very haunting quality.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Menyatta Zondatta on September 28, 2019, 11:26:20 PM
I'll go with this one then.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a2/Oingo_Boingo-Only_a_Lad.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: NJ Uncut on October 05, 2019, 11:40:31 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/SLA4Ejn.png)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: NJ Uncut on October 05, 2019, 11:42:40 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/27N8r69.png)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: NJ Uncut on October 05, 2019, 06:07:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/RZuJGgT.png)

Fits the music, find it a bit messy/hacky but the almost-3D effect and casual lettering over a very specific design from an industrial world works for me
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on October 05, 2019, 09:55:14 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/SLA4Ejn.png)

Wow! That's a coincidence. Just watched My Life as a Courgette and this - a song I've never heard before - was on the soundtrack. My wife liked it so much she asked me to get her a copy, so I go on Discogs and see the sleeve you just posted this morning.

https://youtu.be/hUHU2w9wpbk
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Butchers Blind on October 06, 2019, 11:48:04 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/SLA4Ejn.png)

Looking at that cover I fancy a certain type of mint.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 19, 2019, 01:32:30 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/JphXa9-f3mwAUgN9lj1TygB35zQ=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-49235-1485286584-9065.jpeg.jpg)

Sublime. I love this album.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: wosl on October 19, 2019, 02:11:22 PM
Yeah, great album (and The Pleasure Principle is at least every bit as good). And that cover is a very good one overall, although it's always irked me that they chose not to rig the shoot so that Gary was looking towards a real, or more convincingly mocked-up window, showing a better-realised view (although I suppose that might've weakened the 'replica' pun).  The painting behind the window frame gives off a flat-backdrop vibe that works against the stark urban-robo look that Numers is going for.  A more successfully executed cover idea is the Wyndham/Midwich-y one for the Complex single:

(https://i.imgur.com/57uIH8e.jpg)

The typeface used is close to the one used on Replicas (Eurostile), but is more unusual and interesting.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: idunnosomename on October 19, 2019, 11:17:52 PM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1134564439_10.jpg)

Friedrich or something. Anyway good melodic atmos black metal.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on November 04, 2019, 10:51:13 AM
Really like this. No idea what the music sounds like (it's Thirst by the stupidly named SebastiAn).

(http://www.chartsinfrance.net/style/breves/2/photo_1567696631.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: pupshaw on November 04, 2019, 07:33:25 PM
Yeah, great album (and The Pleasure Principle is at least every bit as good). And that cover is a very good one overall, although it's always irked me that they chose not to rig the shoot so that Gary was looking towards a real, or more convincingly mocked-up window, showing a better-realised view (although I suppose that might've weakened the 'replica' pun).  The painting behind the window frame gives off a flat-backdrop vibe that works against the stark urban-robo look that Numers is going for.  A more successfully executed cover idea is the Wyndham/Midwich-y one for the Complex single:

(https://i.imgur.com/57uIH8e.jpg)

The typeface used is close to the one used on Replicas (Eurostile), but is more unusual and interesting.

Not sure if it's deliberate or not (which in itself may be deliberate) but the "reflection" in the window is not a reflection, but someone looking in.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: H-O-W-L on November 05, 2019, 07:43:32 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/S3fSQB6FLhTG3ctO_01i7AVcFiw=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-416708-1169312937.jpeg.jpg)

I believe that's actually Cherry Poptart, a character that appeared in a lot of bawdy (read: basically porn) independent comics starting in the seventies. Yeah. Must be, that's Larry Welz' signature.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on November 05, 2019, 10:12:09 PM
I am very taken with the artwork to Anna Meredith’s new album.

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1717119214_10.jpg)

Fuck knows what it means, I just find it beautifully laid out, with a gorgeous palette. After a couple of spins it sounds bloody amazing too.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Rich Uncle Skeleton on November 05, 2019, 10:18:03 PM
(https://www.nfe-lifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/3-Types-of-Forklifts-Optimal-for-Heavy-Lifting-Tasks.jpg)

Where do you want these Hipgnosis sleeves?
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: H-O-W-L on November 06, 2019, 07:46:22 AM
(https://www.nfe-lifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/3-Types-of-Forklifts-Optimal-for-Heavy-Lifting-Tasks.jpg)

Where do you want these Hipgnosis sleeves?

Bin and/or grave.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: buzby on November 06, 2019, 09:20:10 AM
Really like this. No idea what the music sounds like (it's Thirst by the stupidly named SebastiAn).

(http://www.chartsinfrance.net/style/breves/2/photo_1567696631.jpg)
He's part of the Ed Banger crew (alongside Justice, Mr Oizo and Riton), so think French glitchy electro house.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 06, 2019, 11:03:38 AM
Unsure if his recent stuff is any good but SebastiAn’s Ross Ross Ross EP is a fuckin blinder
Title: Re: Thee ol' boozeroonie
Post by: Gamma Ray on November 06, 2019, 09:50:03 PM
(https://discobole.gr/images/thumbnails/600/600/detailed/124/kyuss_Kyuss_%E2%80%8E%E2%80%93_...And_The_Circus_Leaves_Town.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on November 06, 2019, 10:48:11 PM
I rather like this one from Paul Bley.

(https://img.discogs.com/JADnb_gxTCMvEJCkG7KPj9FXoig=/fit-in/440x440/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1006162-1285626470.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Lordofthefiles on November 06, 2019, 11:40:26 PM
(https://www.laweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/beastie-boys-check-your-head-cover.jpg)



See no evil, hear no evil, speak no bullshit.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: kidney on November 07, 2019, 12:57:42 AM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0533396970_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on November 12, 2019, 10:20:34 PM
Dunno why, but I love this one:

(https://img.discogs.com/UZaWmxTI-3EKuQvbQAN797n81HA=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-167418-1482530117-3679.jpeg.jpg)

Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on November 12, 2019, 11:08:10 PM
That's gorgeous.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: spaghetamine on November 12, 2019, 11:25:20 PM
(https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2017/03/panda-bear-person-pitch-640x640-1490017076-640x640.jpg)

Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: SteveDave on November 14, 2019, 09:23:54 AM
Love this one.

Swamp Dogg's got form

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81KUWUJFLhL._SY355_.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/tRhvfr3mzbwuiDetrsf2DuTnr3w=/fit-in/514x513/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2621630-1293675977.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/PS5iaIY2YUuaxzEnTwmD4WjRbE4=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-6415534-1418653493-9882.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/Mu6sDKrSxilfLzBbalfPocK4h70=/fit-in/550x546/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1816966-1361734457-4335.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: magval on November 14, 2019, 07:36:56 PM
Quick search but couldn't find the great one of the band shot through the fence where each of their heads is in a different pane of the wood, and I think there's a couple stood near the camera. I know it's on here somewhere. What's that one?
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: riotinlagos on November 14, 2019, 07:41:25 PM
Quick search but couldn't find the great one of the band shot through the fence where each of their heads is in a different pane of the wood, and I think there's a couple stood near the camera. I know it's on here somewhere. What's that one?

Fairport Convention's 'Unhalfbricking'

(https://img.discogs.com/mnNJOlX2ZzPjbXszZPYMqC9WDSc=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-13763104-1560596371-2112.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: magval on November 14, 2019, 08:54:32 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Lordofthefiles on November 15, 2019, 02:15:20 AM
Fairport Convention's 'Unhalfbricking'

(https://img.discogs.com/mnNJOlX2ZzPjbXszZPYMqC9WDSc=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-13763104-1560596371-2112.jpeg.jpg)

That really is the best album cover ever.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 15, 2019, 06:56:58 AM
Why does the one with that bloody instagram filter on it always get posted here!
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: SteveDave on November 15, 2019, 11:05:56 AM
OK boomer
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: WhoMe on November 16, 2019, 11:50:52 AM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2662581521_16.jpg)

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2256881658_16.jpg)

(https://shop.new-art.nl/assets/image.php?width=800&image=/content/img/new_products_queue/1475074691.jpg)

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4179570091_16.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on November 30, 2019, 11:45:05 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/Y4QVsP7ovHoTanA8rQtIg5hRwNQ=/fit-in/534x533/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-400390-1223187106.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on November 30, 2019, 11:52:02 PM
(https://shop.new-art.nl/assets/image.php?width=500&image=/content/img/new_products_queue/1475074691.jpg)

That’s beautiful.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on December 01, 2019, 12:11:22 PM
If you like that, you'll love my earlier post.
Variations on a theme
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_1PPq5CXPBU/hqdefault.jpg)
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/5/5e/Cluster_%26_Eno_-_After_the_Heat.jpg)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2914412193_2.jpg)
(https://ecmreviews.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/arbour-zena1.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81Af5iJhBqL._SY355_.jpg)
(https://assets.boomkat.com/spree/products/414489/large/Screen_Shot_2017-03-23_at_17.15.44.png)
(http://st.diskunion.net/images/jacket/PGL-9129.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1639/cover_577710112010.jpeg)
(https://images.eil.com/large_image/BRIAN_ENO_OLD%2BLAND%2B-%2BSEALED-367551.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CEFegPJCeFY/SneYlCss8MI/AAAAAAAAAUA/dJVJGcvm9KA/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/cover.jpg)
(https://cdn-az.allevents.in/banners/c0df88c2127e5462ebac74e923df4b4f-rimg-w718-h720-gmir.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: jobotic on December 01, 2019, 07:19:14 PM
I took After The Heat to my local record club the other night, and tbis

(https://resources.tidal.com/images/b9dcb8ed/3424/4788/a0df/ef6d77a80ec2/640x640.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on December 01, 2019, 07:26:06 PM
If you like that, you'll love my earlier post.

Ooh very nice! There’s something about the combination skyline/blocky graphic art I like
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Jerzy Bondov on December 02, 2019, 04:51:13 PM
(https://static.spin.com/files/2019/09/TheFragile-1568993404-640x568.jpg)

(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5952b0fc4e56733c34fa8efc/1:1/w_600/600x600bb-3.jpg)

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/quietus_production/images/articles/19928/tumblr_nrx54lj3Z31ragf8ro1_500_1458775049_crop_550x550.jpg)

I like not knowing who done the album or what it's called
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on December 03, 2019, 10:03:28 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/0jkZV7yctNflO8Gemfkb1PJ61jQ=/fit-in/572x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-972567-1179404609.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on December 03, 2019, 10:04:28 AM
no wonder...

(https://img.discogs.com/ns_BlSJnau4pku6Op5SHJMtr3D8=/fit-in/572x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-972567-1179404620.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on December 14, 2019, 03:27:34 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/0Wgo0mFSXF3tjUfBpVZvPO-Bw7I=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-5292989-1390408719-7783.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on December 14, 2019, 03:43:02 PM
^ Love it Blods.

I've really fallen for Dengue Fever this week after learning that the guitarist plays Dr. San in On Cinema. They're fucking lush, and this album cover is a belter:

(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4042695717_16.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 07, 2020, 07:35:13 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/Ai1CtWzdhX5RE4PpzhAykuEQBGM=/fit-in/600x590/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8272370-1458396960-6316.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on January 07, 2020, 07:52:30 PM
(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5a71d712e5f5d93a627968a1/1:1/w_600/If%20You're%20Into%20It,%20I'm%20Out%20of%20It%20Chistoph%20de%20Babalon.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Glebe on January 07, 2020, 11:43:03 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/Ai1CtWzdhX5RE4PpzhAykuEQBGM=/fit-in/600x590/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8272370-1458396960-6316.jpeg.jpg)

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock: The difficult solo album.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on January 08, 2020, 08:50:17 AM
(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5a71d712e5f5d93a627968a1/1:1/w_600/If%20You're%20Into%20It,%20I'm%20Out%20of%20It%20Chistoph%20de%20Babalon.jpg)

Cracking album, until I got the recent reissue I'd only seen a small thumbnail of this cover, so always thought Mr De Babalon was wearing a mask. Pretty obvious he isn't.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: jobotic on January 08, 2020, 09:05:12 AM
Dial M for Motherfucker is a great title and has a great cover, but I've always liked this parody cover

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ot9vjcxyL.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Danger Man on January 08, 2020, 09:57:37 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/Y4QVsP7ovHoTanA8rQtIg5hRwNQ=/fit-in/534x533/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-400390-1223187106.jpeg.jpg)

A fantastic EP and a rare example of an LP cover that killed a career stone dead.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on January 16, 2020, 05:24:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jThrWja.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on January 16, 2020, 11:35:50 PM
a rare example of an LP cover that killed a career stone dead.

Load of fucking rubbish. You don't know what you're talking about.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on January 17, 2020, 12:56:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/jThrWja.jpg)

Honkingly bad, sorry HG.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: idunnosomename on January 17, 2020, 08:49:22 PM
Prefer this

(https://img.cdandlp.com/2013/06/imgL/115994488.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: purlieu on January 17, 2020, 10:19:43 PM
Honkingly bad, sorry HG.
Yeah, I thought I'd entered the Terrible Album Covers thread by mistake. Looks like someone hand-painted a psydub album cover.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 17, 2020, 11:30:19 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/ekN7s8iVIC3wDH7u21HVph9pEzU=/fit-in/598x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1574578-1229515818.jpeg.jpg) (https://img.discogs.com/rr0lWoS7xWPzHFCsNI-hBjmsK58=/fit-in/599x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1574578-1229515805.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on January 18, 2020, 06:36:41 PM
(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929a223ea9e61561daa4981/1:1/w_320/67d2763e.jpg)

Nice and easy does it.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 18, 2020, 06:42:29 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/TIXPQugDq_ZDN6cPEcFw3Cr5-zg=/fit-in/600x606/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-13136859-1549461640-3489.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 22, 2020, 01:47:55 PM
Corbyn & McDonnell - Their Final Bow

(https://img.discogs.com/5w-YztJch2icQ3aXIsb7mgg9HjU=/fit-in/452x495/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-181247-1305287106.jpeg.jpg)

Sinn Fein - The Disco Years

(https://img.discogs.com/cGxCu2-CA9W6IneMQH4JSAB_E8o=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2677366-1296164142.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Glebe on January 22, 2020, 01:53:46 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/5w-YztJch2icQ3aXIsb7mgg9HjU=/fit-in/452x495/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-181247-1305287106.jpeg.jpg)

"Ah, just one more question..."
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 23, 2020, 05:29:45 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/SKFF5ONYaDD0AP-Gv9Bs6gBqgD8=/fit-in/600x592/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-121422-1363479528-7328.jpeg.jpg)

Nurse with Wound's classic Soresucker ep.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops on January 25, 2020, 06:14:04 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPJUnRNXUAE2Bov?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 28, 2020, 06:35:43 PM
Upgrade & Afterlife by Gastr Del Sol, although I've a feeling someone else used it too…

(https://img.discogs.com/a8zdCqfLmY-iOzNbRYJ8REs-MqA=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-151832-1559115284-9163.jpeg.jpg)

Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 30, 2020, 07:59:49 AM
Second Hand's wonderful 'ahead of its time' Death May Be Your Santa Claus, 1971

(https://img.discogs.com/GURtiY3dS2sZMr4ZudDTIMUbdic=/fit-in/400x400/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2295062-1353880712-4782.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 30, 2020, 08:01:21 AM
Another from '71

(https://img.discogs.com/3uBJe2cbROypmkwtdyfXH2p-lhw=/fit-in/480x480/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2360955-1279525355.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 03, 2020, 08:36:28 AM
what a corker

(https://img.discogs.com/qF8DSZImhLhhdmQ2OhcXY14rF64=/fit-in/594x577/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3278069-1323615641.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: imitationleather on March 19, 2020, 07:01:13 PM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0165/3366/products/RYUICHI-SAKAMOTO-front_1024x1024.jpg?v=1575464256)

Sometimes you can just tell an album is going to be your cup of tea from the cover.

(I guess looking at it again the detailed description on the front definitely helps too. But I didn't read that before I listened to it!)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on April 03, 2020, 10:25:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GSgdU3V.jpg)

am pottering about taking pictures down to put in storage, this is my copy of Let It Bleed with it's brilliant sleeve that Delia Smith signed for me,
quite possibly the only signed copy in the world as she said no-one had ever asked her to do it before!
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Utterdrivel on April 04, 2020, 01:01:20 AM
I'm not surprised. Who puts a bike wheel in a cake ffs
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on April 08, 2020, 03:15:34 PM
Was just reading about the sleeve for Tom Ze's Todos os Olhos, where he got one past the crushing Brazilian government censors of '73 by putting a green marble on a woman's anus and passing it off as an eye.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81QhSOdCzUL._SX522_.jpg)

Hats off, sir.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on April 08, 2020, 03:19:08 PM
I already knew Tom Zé was cool as fuck, but I didn't know about that. Incredible work.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on April 15, 2020, 07:22:43 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/G5j4ZmtRdC5RB0nLrc5i5RZxcB4=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3569073-1538212211-8858.jpeg.jpg)

Unsure if this is terrible, or great, great I think.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: lazyhour on April 15, 2020, 08:27:41 AM
The hat makes it great.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: lazyhour on April 15, 2020, 08:43:46 AM
Also, that Tom Ze album not only has a brilliant and subversive cover, it's also a fucking brilliant record!
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on April 15, 2020, 11:03:52 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/G5j4ZmtRdC5RB0nLrc5i5RZxcB4=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3569073-1538212211-8858.jpeg.jpg)

Unsure if this is terrible, or great, great I think.

Great Censored Film Scenes Of Our Time
#36: Mary Poppins.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 15, 2020, 09:12:31 PM
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9229/1TMwYB.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: jobotic on April 15, 2020, 09:18:48 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d3/I%27m_Ready_Muddy_Waters.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Dr Syntax Head on April 19, 2020, 12:58:44 PM
I love all the trail of dead album covers
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 23, 2020, 09:41:45 AM
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1545963691_10.jpg)

(https://assets.boomkat.com/spree/products/523787/large/5050580699076.jpg)

These early Andy Jenkinson covers look exactly like the music sounds. A bit crap and quite amateurish but clearly having loads of fun with it. I hardly ever listen to this old stuff but I have a real soft spot for it because it reminds me of discovering the unbound joys of extremely stoned bedroom music making when I was in my late teens. He has a ridiculous way with words (evident in his song titles as well at that "Exidy Tours" cover) which I find hilarious.

                         sea moustache   ACID SELLECK
HARDCORE SELLECK
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 13, 2020, 09:22:16 PM
Stumbled on this*, and it’s very good but I’ve never heard of the band or the record. Look it up - it’s Aphex Twin which explains why it is good, and a cracking cover to boot!

(https://img.discogs.com/CCgUZnnpcHzhLZyPep0H2yLjU_4=/fit-in/600x597/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-377-1378669071-6384.jpeg.jpg)

*feeding my son eggy toast, which prompted to me to search “eggy toast” on Spotify and play the first result. I find a lot of good food based songs this way
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: imitationleather on June 13, 2020, 09:42:16 PM
Ah that's a superb album.

Not just Aphex Twin. It's Aphex Twin and µ-Ziq. An IDM supergroup!
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: xxxx xxx x xxx on June 17, 2020, 03:38:31 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/10/8/1349709882180/The-Faith-Tones-Jesus-Use-014.jpg?width=700&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=42efb65496b916d5bc7ddcf69421c9a6)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: spaghetamine on June 17, 2020, 03:40:17 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/N2-YTaooBnIu-JJ_Z4lwx3PAcnQ=/fit-in/600x596/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-12369643-1533875921-4390.jpeg.jpg)

has anyone done Ocean Rain yet? Absolute belter

Ah that's a superb album.

apparently recorded in one take whilst drunk and tripping on acid, makes sense
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on June 17, 2020, 03:58:16 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/10/8/1349709882180/The-Faith-Tones-Jesus-Use-014.jpg?width=700&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=42efb65496b916d5bc7ddcf69421c9a6)

Ah, that old classic. Always good to see the reassuring presence of the young Stephen Fry in drag on the right, there.

ETA: the young Jason Sudeikis in drag on the left, or is that pushing it a bit?
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Technique on June 17, 2020, 04:01:05 PM

has anyone done Ocean Rain yet? Absolute belter



I think the album covers of the first 4 bunnymen albums are all things fo great beauty. My personal favourite being Heaven Up Here

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c0/EAB_HeavenUpHere_albumcover.jpg)

4 brilliant albums with brilliant covers. 5th album is a shit cover, and as for the music..... guess what.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on July 15, 2020, 10:10:43 AM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54ad411ce4b01ff9ee6c0a74/54ae759de4b08b1f274886c8/5823552fe3df2860ba2c5871/1483813792913/Catch+A+Fire_0017527+copy.jpg)

Historic reggae album covers (http://www.alexbartsch.com/covers) matched seamlessly to their modern locations in London

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54ad411ce4b01ff9ee6c0a74/54ae759de4b08b1f274886c8/58235534e3df2860ba2c58ab/1483813749495/Police+Officer2.jpg)



Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on July 16, 2020, 03:21:37 PM
(https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2020/07/gecs-remix-album-1593721364-640x637.jpeg)

100 gecs : 1000 gecs and the tree of clues
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on August 06, 2020, 12:11:13 PM
(https://www.monorailmusic.com/dimage/17848dfc-d7d2-11ea-84ad-1298a0617e72/300/300/I_Want_to_See_the_Bright_Lights_Tonight_(Richard_Thompson_album_-_cover_art).jpg)

Loved this sleeve for years but only just wondered how their isn't more dripping coming from the writing.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on August 07, 2020, 09:18:28 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/v8PLn5H9/1760080.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: buzby on August 07, 2020, 10:31:38 AM
(https://www.monorailmusic.com/dimage/17848dfc-d7d2-11ea-84ad-1298a0617e72/300/300/I_Want_to_See_the_Bright_Lights_Tonight_(Richard_Thompson_album_-_cover_art).jpg)

Loved this sleeve for years but only just wondered how their isn't more dripping coming from the writing.
I'm guessing, but it looks like it was written a lline at a time (possibly using the 'secret message' washing-up liquid method (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avFw_y5ucZI)) with steam being applied between each line - note how the drip trails running down from each line have been overwritten by the letters of line below.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on August 07, 2020, 12:53:09 PM
Yeah, I thought I'd entered the Terrible Album Covers thread by mistake.

I'm thinking that of nearly all the covers on these last two pages, aside from the Trail of Dead one, Ocean Rain, and the wellies. Horses for courses...
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: spaghetamine on August 15, 2020, 04:55:52 PM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0718/3399/products/HDBCD014_Laurel_Halo_-_Quarentine_grande.png?v=1498817386)

Laurel Halo - Quarantine
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 15, 2020, 06:17:44 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/v8PLn5H9/1760080.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/-Cg1-DMN0ZFVCs_DinvoASeEIA0=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-519319-1440061437-9862.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Annie Labuntur on August 15, 2020, 06:41:22 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/-Cg1-DMN0ZFVCs_DinvoASeEIA0=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-519319-1440061437-9862.jpeg.jpg)
 
^   Attack!   

(https://i.imgur.com/OZFBIgE.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 15, 2020, 07:09:34 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/-Cg1-DMN0ZFVCs_DinvoASeEIA0=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-519319-1440061437-9862.jpeg.jpg)
 
^   Attack!   

(https://i.imgur.com/OZFBIgE.jpg)

^ REFLECT!

(https://img.discogs.com/_hkERWkARu8baHZp3uPbxUIXiTE=/fit-in/590x587/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2186788-1329394172.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: turnstyle on August 17, 2020, 01:26:54 PM
Karate - S/T 1995
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xJbFZ_VIrcI/UNLx6wt8ayI/AAAAAAAAAgA/3W4ad7GoZzs/s1600/cover.jpg)

Sebadoh - Bakesale 1994

(https://images.eil.com/large_image/SEBADOH_BAKESALE-410165.jpg)

Silver Jews - American Water 1998

(https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/597b999e764548658cfd2b9d/1:1/w_600/americanwater_silverjews.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: wosl on August 18, 2020, 03:25:08 PM
(https://www.monorailmusic.com/dimage/17848dfc-d7d2-11ea-84ad-1298a0617e72/300/300/I_Want_to_See_the_Bright_Lights_Tonight_(Richard_Thompson_album_-_cover_art).jpg)

Loved this sleeve for years but only just wondered how their isn't more dripping coming from the writing.

On one side of a sheet of glass the letters were maybe written with Vaseline (or inscribed into a thin, even layer of it, covering the whole p(l)ane).  They then fogged up the other side and the trickles were contrived through that.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on August 27, 2020, 08:58:59 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/ffvdlu148jj51.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=afb80d2f38cef6d3e2b97e8751c627765a20dac1)

Atramentus - Stygian

Grim and very good funeral doom metal, released last week.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on August 29, 2020, 10:34:07 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/mfL7cfjaZVVs6Y998prDGvRUNyg=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-14620881-1578335891-1183.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: kilgore on August 29, 2020, 12:13:08 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/ffvdlu148jj51.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=afb80d2f38cef6d3e2b97e8751c627765a20dac1)

Atramentus - Stygian

Grim and very good funeral doom metal, released last week.

Love that, tonight is for wine and this album.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on August 31, 2020, 12:48:48 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/mfL7cfjaZVVs6Y998prDGvRUNyg=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-14620881-1578335891-1183.jpeg.jpg)

What a load of shit.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 31, 2020, 01:15:50 AM
That's a very attractive lady.

Even though she's only a painting of a lady.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: DrGreggles on September 05, 2020, 10:37:12 AM
Probably mentioned before somewhere, but I've only just seen it.

Photographer Spends Years Finding Original Locations of Vintage Vinyl Covers
https://mymodernmet.com/vinyl-album-covers-alex-bartsch/
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: spaghetamine on September 13, 2020, 03:21:38 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Jx%2BIiRjjL._AC_SX466_.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: mobias on September 13, 2020, 05:16:33 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92363089_10156813588776050_3141528054560456704_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=_FH74fotEIMAX_X89Kn&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=24391c4ebe37db594176d6d9c3b418dd&oe=5F8531FE)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: lazyhour on September 13, 2020, 08:58:13 PM
Jazz records where the cover is much better than the music...

(https://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/jonah-jones-i-dig-chicks-album-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on September 14, 2020, 02:25:22 PM
(http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music/v4/02/ff/5d/02ff5dd8-2819-0f34-36ff-b1b8e95a0b9f/source/100000x100000-999.jpg)

For some reason I've neglected this album quite a bit over the years compared to pretty much all their other stuff but I stuck it on this afternoon and it's fucking stunning.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 15, 2020, 03:06:36 PM
(https://www.normanrecords.com/artwork/medium/123/183123-various-spiritual-jazz-vol-12-impulse.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on September 16, 2020, 08:57:06 PM
(http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music113/v4/48/66/7b/48667ba4-02b7-3abe-6d2b-4c1c64769c67/source/100000x100000-999.jpg)

Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis

Fantastic collaboration between two great Finnish bands: psych/prog black metal lads Oranssi Pazuzu and drone/doomers Dark Buddha Rising. Occasional spaced-out reprieves of dark ambient laced through nightmarish maelstroms and hypnotic lashings of blackened noise/metal. Some of the tunes on here sound like amped-up brutal interpretations of vintage synth horror soundtracks (especially the opening and closing songs). It's fucking exceptional.

Wake Up The Possessor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCR-OrN41E0)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 16, 2020, 09:00:02 PM
(http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music113/v4/48/66/7b/48667ba4-02b7-3abe-6d2b-4c1c64769c67/source/100000x100000-999.jpg)

Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis

Fantastic collaboration between two great Finnish bands: psych/prog black metal lads Oranssi Pazuzu and drone/doomers Dark Buddha Rising. Occasional spaced-out reprieves of dark ambient laced through nightmarish maelstroms and hypnotic lashings of blackened noise/metal. Some of the tunes on here sound like amped-up brutal interpretations of vintage synth horror soundtracks (especially the opening and closing songs). It's fucking exceptional.

Wake Up The Possessor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCR-OrN41E0)

That’s a great cover
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on September 16, 2020, 09:02:24 PM
Spiralling off in my kitchen listening to the 12 minute closing track right now. My god, I've been discovering some amazing metal this week but this thing takes the piss.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: jobotic on September 17, 2020, 08:54:44 AM
(http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music113/v4/48/66/7b/48667ba4-02b7-3abe-6d2b-4c1c64769c67/source/100000x100000-999.jpg)

Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis

Fantastic collaboration between two great Finnish bands: psych/prog black metal lads Oranssi Pazuzu and drone/doomers Dark Buddha Rising. Occasional spaced-out reprieves of dark ambient laced through nightmarish maelstroms and hypnotic lashings of blackened noise/metal. Some of the tunes on here sound like amped-up brutal interpretations of vintage synth horror soundtracks (especially the opening and closing songs). It's fucking exceptional.

Wake Up The Possessor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCR-OrN41E0)

Needs a rerack. ha ha ha


Sounds ace.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 31, 2021, 10:11:30 AM
Ridiculous cover for 1975

(https://img.discogs.com/4DE1U9j7Oe0EyuqJWseNYXd3nT8=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4995856-1597461251-2280.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: earl_sleek on January 31, 2021, 10:21:30 AM
I love that album's cover and music. It's title is very apt.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Jockice on January 31, 2021, 10:25:57 AM
Are we still doing this? It's still 20 Jazz Funk Greats. That'll never ever be topped.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 31, 2021, 10:47:32 AM
Are we still doing this? It's still 20 Jazz Funk Greats. That'll never ever be topped.

Title of thread is not Greatest, dumbkopf.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 31, 2021, 10:57:35 AM
I love that album's cover and music. It's title is very apt.

you are not wrong, just stuck it on now for the first time. Obviously Hancock influenced, but the thought of this getting put down in some smoky Japanese basement in the mid-70s elevates it.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Jockice on January 31, 2021, 11:12:31 AM
Title of thread is not Greatest, dumbkopf.

i'm an absolutist when it comes to these things.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: pupshaw on February 01, 2021, 09:03:17 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/SGfRFTT.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on February 01, 2021, 11:31:31 AM
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Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: thugler on February 01, 2021, 07:06:57 PM
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Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis

Fantastic collaboration between two great Finnish bands: psych/prog black metal lads Oranssi Pazuzu and drone/doomers Dark Buddha Rising. Occasional spaced-out reprieves of dark ambient laced through nightmarish maelstroms and hypnotic lashings of blackened noise/metal. Some of the tunes on here sound like amped-up brutal interpretations of vintage synth horror soundtracks (especially the opening and closing songs). It's fucking exceptional.

Wake Up The Possessor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCR-OrN41E0)

Absolute state of both this record and the latest oranssi album. Completely blown away by both and am investigating the rest of their catalogue and Dark Buddha and all. Best and most inventive metal stuff I've heard for ages. When the shit ends will definitely try and see them live
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 03, 2021, 11:22:37 AM
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Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 03, 2021, 11:24:53 AM
what the hell?

(https://img.discogs.com/mmtvDnolYQL2B-XW3y-YGWmQxh0=/fit-in/580x571/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2064469-1261873608.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: kngen on February 03, 2021, 08:45:04 PM
Funnily enough, the bassist in that band appears on another flexi that I bought on the strength of the cover, too (albeit for very different reasons - look at that hair!). Best 100 yen I spent on that trip!

(https://img.discogs.com/_sc4_Hj2mA_KhAmk1JglDFFSqaQ=/fit-in/554x550/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4798770-1375872363-9825.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 04, 2021, 04:00:10 PM
Absolute state of both this record and the latest oranssi album. Completely blown away by both and am investigating the rest of their catalogue and Dark Buddha and all. Best and most inventive metal stuff I've heard for ages. When the shit ends will definitely try and see them live
What thugler said. This is a fucking belter.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on February 04, 2021, 06:42:56 PM
Fuck yeah boys \m/
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on February 06, 2021, 10:43:09 AM
Got that new Pazuzu album on again currently. For some reason I cannot get enough of skin-flaying apocalyptic metal on a Saturday morning when I’ve only had 5 hours sleep. Last track on this record is a fucking maelstrom, absolutely superb.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on February 19, 2021, 11:25:01 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/j60pThul.jpg)

Your Old Droog & Tha God Fahim - Tha YOD Fahim
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: wosl on March 01, 2021, 05:46:35 PM
Can't find the 'Great single covers' thread I'm sure we had, so:

(https://i.imgur.com/gvgapmh.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Seedsy on March 01, 2021, 10:44:31 PM
I love the cover to "nowhere" by Ride.
Looks brilliant. Quite hypnotic
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: 303 on March 20, 2021, 01:47:43 PM
Bird's eye view of a CaB meeting there.


(https://i.imgur.com/SGfRFTT.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on March 20, 2021, 01:52:33 PM
I love the cover to "nowhere" by Ride.
Looks brilliant. Quite hypnotic

It is great! For me though, nowt beats "Going Blank Again":

(https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music124/v4/7d/2d/a6/7d2da6ee-bb10-9b74-3099-a7079c768ca7/source/600x600bb.jpg)

And I almost literally do mean nowt, since it's one of my favourite album covers ever.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: 303 on March 20, 2021, 01:53:05 PM
(https://tesco-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CH-334.jpg)
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on March 20, 2021, 01:54:31 PM
^ Gotta love Robert Beatty. Dude's had more commissions in the last few years than I've had hot dinners. His portfolio is stunning.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Mr Banlon on March 20, 2021, 02:02:52 PM
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Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: 303 on March 20, 2021, 02:54:36 PM
👆 That's a great piece of graffiti.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 20, 2021, 03:02:53 PM
Bird's eye view of a CaB meeting there.

I was thinking Larry David lookalike convention.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: badaids on March 20, 2021, 03:05:16 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/xgPF15eDYip-q4eY39utOuEQ15I=/fit-in/550x550/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-70628-1130142880.jpeg.jpg)

It’s very similar to the Herbaliser album Remedies.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: lazyhour on May 04, 2021, 09:22:16 PM
(https://images.recordsale.de/570/570/james-last-capn-james.jpg)

Great image for a pile of crap James Last album. Proof that a good album cover doesn't mean it's a good album, and vice versa.

Here's a challenge: post a cover you think is great even though you think the music is mediocre at absolute best.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: The Mollusk on May 04, 2021, 11:10:00 PM
Here's a challenge: post a cover you think is great even though you think the music is mediocre at absolute best.

This one’s easy. The Flaming Lips, one of the most tawdry overrated bands of all time, have some absolutely belting album covers in their stupidly extensive back catalogue.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on May 05, 2021, 12:09:48 AM
Brain Salad Surgery by ELO. Parping shit beloved by Jim Davidson, but the sleeve is fantastic.
Title: Re: Great album covers
Post by: Neomod on June 04, 2021, 09:49:58 AM
I'll just leave this here...

(https://www.musiconvinyl.com/fotos/5597_foto1_product_xl.jpg)