September 1, 2010

Cover Story: Heartbeak on vinyl



The resurgence of vinyl LPs is what I classify as a luxury problem: I find myself wanting to buy albums that I don't need on vinyl just so I can have the cover art and fondle the packaging. The 80's had such iconic cover images. Today's artwork seems driven by the idea that stupid non-music fans will not understand whose album they are looking at without a close-up headshot and the artist's name plastered across the top. And God forbid it doesn't look good on an iPod. Even good acts suffer from this now. Bands used to turn it out with styling, staging, and logos. I am whore for a good font. Here are a few albums and singles to behold in wonderment.









If you want to update your iTunes artwork, check out this Top Singles site. Sleevage is a great blog devoted to album art, and you can also find some gems at Burning The Ground.

5 comments:

billcsistunedon said...

Great feature! Here are some links to some of my favourites or interesting ones:

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http://tinyurl.com/2amsju7
http://tinyurl.com/24ahrtt
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V said...

That C.Club one is a favorite and brings all the memories of when and where and how much I spent on that single at the local Sam Goody. $1.50. sigh.

for album art, I always thought Blondie's Autoamerican had a pretty good cover as well as Debbie Harry's Koo Koo and The Eurythmic's Touch, Marc Almond's Vermin in Ermine.

D'luv said...

Where's Ke$ha?

xolondon said...

Ke$ha is slowly sliding out of your ass after a bad night in Tijuana.

Paul said...

God, you know i'm always up for a bit of Halo James. I forgot how pretty he is. I wonder if time has been kind?!