Noteworthy album covers of 2018

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Tiny Moving Parts - Swell

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

ouch

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:06 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

SHIRT - Pure Beauty

(lol)

ArchCarrier, Monday, 12 February 2018 08:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

alpine static, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:30 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

noteworthy ≠ good

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:15 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like the No Age cover.

Simon H., Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

sry

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

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:38 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

ADT - Insecurities:

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

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

would be better uncensored tbh!

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

Ceephax - Camelot Arcade

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

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

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

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

That's timeless my man

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

(It's good, btw)

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

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

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

Stimulator Jones album is as dope as its cover btw

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

Christ! That Shriekback cover is terrible.

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

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

Oh Sees Smote Reverser

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

the one I posted is Shed Blood by Rook. you can check it out here:

https://rooksfeather.bandcamp.com/album/shed-blood

fffv, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 14:22 (three months ago) Permalink

It's nice, but in some ways I think it would have been better if it was just the image

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:08 (three months ago) Permalink

thx fffy

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 5 July 2018 05:29 (three months ago) Permalink

he he

niels, Friday, 13 July 2018 16:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Tajak - Ciclos
https://i.imgur.com/Rs2OQVo.jpg

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:10 (three months ago) Permalink

wooooo that is pretty

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Monday, 16 July 2018 08:06 (three months ago) Permalink

kinda scary too

niels, Monday, 16 July 2018 11:26 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i love it but it squicks me a little bit

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 July 2018 19:48 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1770304495_10.jpg
mewithoutYou - [Untitled]

ArchCarrier, Monday, 20 August 2018 15:54 (two months ago) Permalink

https://assets.boomkat.com/spree/products/518780/large/5055869544924_T7_Image.jpg
Bardo Todol, M.M. Peres and Ugju Sectas: Adzer

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 24 August 2018 00:39 (one month ago) Permalink

sup

niels, Monday, 27 August 2018 13:21 (one month ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl3V92UXoAAwWLz.jpg

PaulTMA, Friday, 31 August 2018 12:29 (one month ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl3V92UXoAAwWLz.jpg

PaulTMA, Friday, 31 August 2018 12:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Please tell me Muse have gone vaporwave

Jeff W, Saturday, 1 September 2018 12:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Ready Player Muse

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 1 September 2018 12:44 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Lonnie Holley - MITH

alpine static, Friday, 21 September 2018 23:21 (one month 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago) Permalink

look forward to that kikagaku moyo!

niels, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

holy cow that kikagaku moyo cover is amazing

nxd, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 08:55 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Great album, too

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

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

Restorations - LP5000

Dinsdale, Friday, 28 September 2018 19:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

niels, Saturday, 29 September 2018 07:54 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 29 September 2018 18:22 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

davey, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

indeed, this is not the thread for great album covers

niels, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

quavo - quavo huncho

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

devvvine, Friday, 5 October 2018 09:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

steve hauschildt, dissolvi

marcos, Friday, 5 October 2018 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

niels, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not*

niels, Friday, 5 October 2018 15:34 (two weeks 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 (one week ago) Permalink

people are always going back to American Gothic

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 12 October 2018 08:02 (one week 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 (six days ago) Permalink


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