May 22, 2008
Cover story v.5.08
Cyndi Lauper's Bring Ya To The Brink. D'luvly noted it first, that this album cover references Cyndi's 25-yr-old megahit She's So Unusual. Awesome. I sure do hate those parental advisories though. Why can't they go on the back?
Ladytron's Velocifero. The whole package is a fantastic swoosh of Edward Gorey meets Klimt. Supercool art for a supercool band on the artistic rise.
Paul Weller's 22 Dreams. What's going on with the perspective in this painting/collage? It's kid of wonky. Reminds me a little bit of Prince's Around The World In A Day.
Eliza Carthy's Dreams Of Breathing Underwater. What a great photo. Eliza is a British folk artist of the old school tradition, but every blue moon she produces a more contemporary CD. I highly recommend her album Angels And Cigarettes, especially the songs Train and Perfect.
The Zutons' You Can Do Anything. They're having a ZZ Top Moment, aren't they? I approve. What a (literally) iconic picture. It rocks!