Noteworthy album covers of 2018

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Tiny Moving Parts - Swell

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

ouch

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Hanna Benn's 'Divide' EP

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2018/01/2018-EP-cover-1516141451-640x640.png

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.xxlmag.com/files/2018/02/Shirt-Pure-Beauty.jpg

SHIRT - Pure Beauty

(lol)

ArchCarrier, Monday, 12 February 2018 08:42 (one year ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2361037514_16.jpg

alpine static, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:30 (one year ago) Permalink

So... "bad" is the aesthetic this year.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 23:56 (one year ago) Permalink

noteworthy ≠ good

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Andrew W.K. - You Are Not Alone

https://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/andrew-wk-youre-not-alone-album-artwork-701x701.jpg

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I like the No Age cover.

Simon H., Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:42 (one year ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWCKWihVMAA9U7V.jpg

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:35 (one year ago) Permalink

sry

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWCKWihVMAA9U7V.jpg

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Thought the name of that band was 'A CEO of Tomorrow' which seemed quite dark.

Frederik B, Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Man that is giving me

https://i.imgur.com/iGSNLvs.jpg

vibes

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) Permalink

well if we're going down that road...

https://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Victorius-Dinosaur-Warfare-01-500x500.jpg

Dinsdale, Friday, 16 February 2018 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

ADT - Insecurities:

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1320331733_10.jpg

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Datarock - Face the Brutality

https://images.bwwstatic.com/columnpic10/6808C4455F7-0B48-C3DD-85076B8C3C2FD0EA.jpg

frogbs, Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

That Tyga cover is pretty noteworthy. Was a little surprised to see posters of it hanging on a city street.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 23 March 2018 13:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

http://matablog.matadorrecords.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ole-1328_SM_Sparkle_Hard.jpg

(The "SMJ" + Matador catalog number added to boat's hull is nice touch...)

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

would be better uncensored tbh!

marcos, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

Ceephax - Camelot Arcade

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZYyE4FXUAAChGo.jpg

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

One day I'll figure out why twimg links never load for me. But I like that Manic Street Preachers cover.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

http://puregrainaudio.com/images/blogimages/29882.jpg

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

wait, sorry, that came out last year. disregard that album cover. i forget what year it is on the internet.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

That's timeless my man

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 6 April 2018 07:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Don't know how noteworthy this one is, but it's kind of intriguing and made me want to hear the album:

http://northerntransmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Hinds-Review-Owen-Maxwell-330x330.jpg

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 6 April 2018 22:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

(It's good, btw)

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 6 April 2018 22:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

Paco Sala - It's Been a Long Time Since I Cared & It Feels Good
https://i.imgur.com/vVeAi1v.jpg

Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
https://static.spin.com/files/2018/03/sonscover-1522436988-compressed.jpg

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

OK so possibly the most !! thing about this is that the record inside this sleeve exists, however I am digging the 70s budget album vibe of the cover.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1213/3060/products/Cover_Art_-_Shopify_and_Constant_Contact.jpg?v=1512242684

Jeff W, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

By contrast, this one just screams "I licensed my back catalogue to a budget label that sells its wares only in motorway service stations". Poor show, Kylie.

http://directlyrics.com/img/upload/kylie-minogue-golden.jpg

Jeff W, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

Cover connections: feels like the dude that did that ADT album has been gifted some Michael DeForge back issues since he last updated his own website

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1320331733_10.jpg

http://koyamapress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Cover152.jpg
http://koyamapress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Cover162.jpg

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

(previously: https://www.edriv.net/#/353628916383/ )

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Worst album cover I’ve seen this year is the 30 seconds to mars one

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 19:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

http://www.xxlmag.com/files/2018/02/Peewee-Longway-Spaghetti-Factory.jpg?w=1080&h=1080&q=75

Peewee Longway, Spaghetti Factory

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Friday, 27 April 2018 13:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

http://regenmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Shriekback_WhyAnythingWhyThis.jpg

Shriekback, 'Why Anything? Why This?'

maybe the artwork/title are meta-commentary idk

Pardew to Megson: "you've stolen my New Orleans bounce" (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 08:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's definite "is this intentional?" territory

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 4 May 2018 06:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

This I like:
Stimulator Jones - Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures
https://d1wtzzt4oxg683.cloudfront.net/images/covers/large/140/170390.jpg

Cover of new Arctic Monkeys is also great.

Jeff W, Sunday, 6 May 2018 12:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

holy shit! i didn't realize stimulator jones actually took off. i heard he was talking to stones throw awhile back but could never confirm. that album cover looks like it was done by daniel cundiff who does the eternal summers and young sinclairs album art

dynamicinterface, Sunday, 6 May 2018 13:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

Stimulator Jones album is as dope as its cover btw

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2018 13:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Christ! That Shriekback cover is terrible.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2018 13:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

I have pretty low expectations for the music too tbh

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 7 May 2018 05:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://exclaim.ca//images/NekoHellOn.jpg

Neko Case - Hell On

wtf is going on here? they are going for epic but getting goofy in return.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 22:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://exclaim.ca//images/ohsees_4.jpg

Oh Sees Smote Reverser

Simon H., Tuesday, 5 June 2018 22:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfHmTTYVMAAXKCo?format=jpg&name=large

Nicki Minaj – Queen

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 8 June 2018 03:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Please tell me Muse have gone vaporwave

Jeff W, Saturday, 1 September 2018 12:22 (five months ago) Permalink

Ready Player Muse

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 1 September 2018 12:44 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1372747449_10.jpg

(I swear this album cover was on this thread, unless we've got multiple noteworthy album cover threads running. Chris Crofton, 'Hello it's me')

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 September 2018 20:23 (five months ago) Permalink

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2018/08/Liars_TWTWF_CoverArt_hires-1535545390-640x640.jpg
Liars - Titles With the Word Fountain

ArchCarrier, Friday, 21 September 2018 12:08 (four months ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3829842247_16.jpg

Lonnie Holley - MITH

alpine static, Friday, 21 September 2018 23:21 (four months ago) Permalink

one i like : https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2717866482_10.jpg
one i hate : https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0564989486_10.jpg

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:28 (four months ago) Permalink

Chris Crofton is almost a contemporary take on both those Julie's 16 Birthday old hat lol covers and Horrible 70s album titles like I've Got My Own Album To Do

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:34 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes to the latter!

It's a surprisingly ok album. Crofton's not as good as he aspires to be, but his flawed, one dimensional Randy Newman schtick and Wayne Coyne falsetto actually work!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:38 (four months ago) Permalink

those Julie's 16 Birthday old hat lol covers <-- what are examples of this?

growing up in publix (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:40 (four months ago) Permalink

look forward to that kikagaku moyo!

niels, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:46 (four months ago) Permalink

holy cow that kikagaku moyo cover is amazing

nxd, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 08:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Sly & Robbie meet Nils petter Molvaer feat Eivind Aarset and Vladislav Delay - Nordub

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61cSvAXHuTL._PJautoripBadge,BottomRight,4,-40_OU11__.jpg

I have fallen in love with that cover.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:23 (four months ago) Permalink

Great album, too

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 28 September 2018 01:18 (four months ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1852033240_10.jpg

Restorations - LP5000

Dinsdale, Friday, 28 September 2018 19:35 (four months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/ex1alDk.jpg

niels, Saturday, 29 September 2018 07:54 (four months ago) Permalink

http://www.borguez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Dwarfs-of-East-Agouza-Rats-Dont-Eat-Synthesizers-300x300.jpg
The Dwarfs of East Agouza - Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers

willem, Saturday, 29 September 2018 08:02 (four months ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0642158095_16.jpg

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 29 September 2018 18:22 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.residentadvisor.net/images/reviews/2018/septic06-shackleton.jpg
Shackleton's Furnace of Guts EP

davey, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:27 (four months ago) Permalink

this one:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/images/reviews/2018/septic06-shackleton.jpg

davey, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:28 (four months ago) Permalink

indeed, this is not the thread for great album covers

niels, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:17 (four months ago) Permalink

quavo - quavo huncho

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DotbeemU4AA10Sp.jpg

devvvine, Friday, 5 October 2018 09:49 (four months ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4082269697_10.jpg

steve hauschildt, dissolvi

marcos, Friday, 5 October 2018 13:28 (four months ago) Permalink

quavo cover is so weird, really cool, bot what you'd expect

niels, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:34 (four months ago) Permalink

not*

niels, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:34 (four months ago) Permalink

This new cover art is pretty sick:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpRBYhJV4AAgHeL?format=jpg&name=large

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Friday, 12 October 2018 04:33 (four months ago) Permalink

people are always going back to American Gothic

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 12 October 2018 08:02 (four months ago) Permalink

What was the one with the dog sat at a piano and a picture of a mushroom cloud behind it that kept showing up on Bandcamp 'featured' a few weeks ago. That one.

Walter Wegmüller Fruit Corner (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:09 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

any info on who shot those?

niels, Sunday, 4 November 2018 12:02 (three months ago) Permalink

The Amerie covers? They’re credited to “Mr Nicholson/Feenix Rising Ent.” (here’s another from the same session: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8480485/amerie-surprise-double-album-exclusive-interview).

That’s the name of her label/management (her husband is Lenny Nicholson, a former record exec)... so, in short, no info on the actual photographer.

too busy or too stoned (morrisp), Sunday, 4 November 2018 15:57 (three months ago) Permalink

(I would also like to add, as I’ve mentioned in Rolling R&B, that these two EPs are terrifically great!!)

too busy or too stoned (morrisp), Sunday, 4 November 2018 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

cool, thanks

will check them out!

niels, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 08:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Who is that?

too busy or too stoned (morrisp), Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

cupcakKe

niels, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

the livity sound label's art direction has been outstanding esp. this year

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2607596384_16.jpg

davey, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 02:17 (three months ago) Permalink

<3 this thread

davey, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 02:18 (three months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsI61LnXoAQUV1o.jpg

niels, Saturday, 1 December 2018 10:49 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/Scm0quh.png

niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:09 (two months ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3685422938_16.jpg

Ill Considered: An Ill Considered Christmas

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:12 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzHNy9wX0AAqiTQ.jpg:large

Lisa Frank returns.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:31 (one week ago) Permalink

wow that's awesome

we do have a 2019 thread for this though, you should post it there

Noteworthy album covers of 2019

frogbs, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:33 (one week ago) Permalink


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