Coolest Album Artwork

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Coolest Album Artwork

Eclipse_31
Roadie

Have you ever happened upon an album with a cool picture on it? It doesn't matter if it's one of your favorite albums of all time or something that you've never heard of or even disliked . . . please be free to post any album covers with some of the coolest art that you've ever seen!

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MadmanOnWheels
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This is my favorite Iron Maiden album.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/2O3sMtk9Zy2RxocOURUFhr?si=9DULF8bHRIalT96JqIDE1g

 

I just realized that it would be hard to see, posting the album. Here's the front and back, laid out as one.

 

The front is on the right half.

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This is in the inside.

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Derek Riggs was their artist, at the time.

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This is how he identifies. Ha, ha.

Maybe someone will get that.

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tynon_1221
Roadie

I haven't heard most of these but this list is solely for "fractal-type" album covers

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6RkjbP0mSEdCIE6vt370wK?si=j2kZkttUQk-GG_YrItsyEw

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hwlas
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Ivan
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Hey folks, 

 

Here are some of my favorites. I'll post a single track from each album so that the album cover artwork displays. 

 

spotify:track:5L18d6jJ94EYTu1FG1peY0 

 

Björk's 1995 album Post has a colorful portrait of the singer for album cover with slight resemblances to the actual post service. Björk wears a shirt that looks like a letter envelope. 

 

spotify:track:5B1Xw7XBjPgdxCfSGKjRcc 

 

Biosphere's Compilation 1991​-​2004, including an image that looks like fields photographed from an airplane. 

 

spotify:track:2BHR1GO8t7pCcqcYocvpwD 

 

The image used by Hooverphonic for their 1998 album Blue Wonder Power Milk is actually the interior of the Atomium in Brussels. 

 

Hope you like those 🖌 🎭 🎨 

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MuddyHonky
Music Fan

This is the next one I'm going to use.

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StompingLlama
Composer

One of my favorite playlist art. 

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TreyAnastasio
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My current favorite album artwork might be for the self-titled debut album by the Austrian heavy psych band Ryte. In this artwork, a woolly mammoth gazes menacingly towards the listener amidst billowing smoke, while a pyramid appears to arise from the bubbling swamp below:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0FVLOHRw2tD5kT0rdQfW3C?si=WvSmZl3YTbyRCdDD-2cx0A

 

Cheers!

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Surferguy98
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I like animated versions of the artist like this one 

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5g6kibVPgXkAjp7YRJGeUd?si=wlqMYoDRTPuCuRdcz7L_xw

 

 

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Omnituens
Music Fan

Cover art by The art of Alex CF - illustrator, author of natural mythology and main vocalist and lyricist of the band Morrow.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4sr5CBXN0RTdxwpnUbLpug

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/2nrh1Dsp1MUJUU0cZQFlWe

 

 

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Peter
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Cool thread @Eclipse_31!

 

I love the visual concepts of albums, especially how artwork from singles building up to a full-length release interact with each other.

 

One example that comes to mind is Sasha Sloan's 2020 release, Only Child.

 

Here are the singles in chronological order of release:

1. Lie

https://open.spotify.com/track/04NMWz4ctkuILV6mUR2iWp

 

2. House With No Mirrors

https://open.spotify.com/track/55vsJO4tLZQ37qzD5QUOmh

 

3. Is It Just Me?

https://open.spotify.com/track/0Ea93OZ0O50zKius7W3lU7


4. Hypochondriac

https://open.spotify.com/track/3GXQOlfK0oPdsW6Y5ptII6

 

Compare the above with the unexpected, contrasting colours of the final album art:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1InPL1Qm8qJC3FIIvFruNt

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A couple more Playlist Creations I did

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