Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Oct 9, 2018.
New exhibition selects the 70 best album sleeves of all-time - Uncut
That's an interesting list. I'm not sure I'd agree with all of it, of those I know anyway. I'd include Dark Side of the Moon as a "best," but not, eg, Parallel Lines or Felt Mountain.
I realise that a lot of those more recent ones were released on LP as well as digitally and on CD but I'm having trouble seeing anything which is mostly consumed in the latter two ways, after the demise of the LP as the main one, in the same light. Album art has to be big.
I am old.
It's not the 70 best of all time, is it? It's the best album cover of the year for the last 70 years
The White Album for 1968
The height of the psychedelia era. Amazing, eye-popping album designs all over the place. And they chose a plain white sleeve.
I get the thinking behind it - brave decision from the biggest band in the world; let the music speak for itself. But, at the end of the day, it's a plain white cover, like a generic sleeve for a promo.
Just about every other album released in 68 has a better cover than that.
It wasn't completely plain, it was embossed with "The Beatles".
They got quite a few wrong. I mean Brian Eno instead of Pink Floyd in '75?
2005 must've been a grim year for album art.
Even Coldplay's cover was better than the one in this list for 2005.
I don't know if 'wrong' is the right word, as any choice about 'best' album cover will be highly subjective. But looking at the list I get the impression that they either didn't look very hard for great album art, or they just went with the records they liked best, and the list reflects their taste in music more than album design.
And an issue number.
It's achingly 'hip' for the most part. An opinion based on the extent to which I have any idea what 'hip' is, or what is 'hip'.
Spinal Taps 'black 'album
1985 should have been low life really shouldnt it
Much as I like the Beastie Boys, this LP cover always sticks in my mind. The album itself is so so but the artwork still makes me laugh.
Almost none of that list is achingly hip fwiw
I remember in some 80s pop mag, Weller was raging about his contemporaries. He said something along the lines of "I wouldn't want anyone to have one of my records next to a Frankie Goes to Hollywood record".
Always make sure, ever since then when occasionally sorting albums, that Welcome to the Pleasuredome is right beside Snap!
I think a fair definition of hip would have to include 'nothing that I do think is hip'!
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