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 Post subject: Favorite Album Covers Thread
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:26 am 


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OK, we got two album covers threads happenin' here.

How about we have one for your favorite album covers. Good albums, bad albums...whatever. What do you think are some awesome covers? I shall start with some of mine:

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Album Covers Thread
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That Bowie cover is one of my favourite covers ever.

I also love the Bauhaus cover from the previous post - great album too.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Album Covers Thread
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:34 am 


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That Quicksilver one is pretty interesting.

And yeah, In The Flat Field is a good album. I like the one with the extra cuts like Dark Entries, Telegram Sam, and Crowds.

The use of color on Low's cover is pretty stunning.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:11 pm 


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Dark Entries, Telegram Sam, and Crowds.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Album Covers Thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:40 am 


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Colour is tricky to recreate in print as the artists intended and many covers are failure because of that. "Electric Ladyland" cover (not safe for work), for instance, was originally meant to have a gentle pink tint.
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I've been creating a few album covers and can confirm that especially red'ish colors are definitely difficult to get right on print, yup!


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LP cover is pretty cool too but I think it's best like this
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:lol:

That's in my worst covers for great albums thread.
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I could list basically every Roger Dean thing ever, but I'll just leave it at one simple (but beautiful) and one complex, magnificent cover.


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best thread in a while. thanks guys this stuff is awesome
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That Violent Femmes cover is quite beautiful.

I almost posted Closer in my original post.

You know, it always peeved me that Walk Among Us doesn't take up the full space. Why is it, like a stamp?

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This is a single, but I think it looks pretty cool:

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For the record I love the Magical Mystery Tour album cover.
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Totally forgot about the Black Sabbath cover. It's awesome.

And I have never heard of "Fleet Foxes", but they have some pretty good covers.
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viva hate by morrissery is a bullshit cover.
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viva hate by morrissery is a bullshit cover.



:lol:

Well I like it! It's pushing an image as much as that T. Rex cover. But sometimes I like that. Trying to go iconic.
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I apologize beforehand if this post makes me come off as really gloomy, but these types of bands just happen to have the best covers
Also, a few of these are definitely NSFW.

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That Prometheus Burning cover is something else.
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evil_ash_xero wrote:
That Violent Femmes cover is quite beautiful.

I almost posted Closer in my original post.

You know, it always peeved me that Walk Among Us doesn't take up the full space. Why is it, like a stamp?


The "Walk Among Us" LP is the full picture. I never understood wtf was going on with the CD either.
As far as I'm concerned, it's one of the greatest Punk album ever. It all sounds the same and that's exactly how it's suppose to be.
Glenn is a full fledged entrepreneur. Created his t-shirts, pressed his EP's, ran the fiend club out of a fucking basement.
He traded the name "Blank Records" (I think) for studio time to record "Walk Among Us" on the now dead "Ruby" label.

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rapoon wrote:
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How about choosing the original?
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Most of these picks are BAD.
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uh oh spaghettios!
How about choosing the original?



Same reason I posted "London Calling" instead of Presley's ST album. This isn't a "that band is shit" thread; read the title. I own a 1st pressing copy of 7 on a 12, post the original next time. :lol:

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That Prometheus Burning cover is something else.

I bought the vinyl release for the cover alone. The music is nice (if you dig noise), but the cover is worth at least half the price (which was cheap anyway).


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(Funny how Albino didn't want to be pals with them anymore after Down and guess what? Shot turned out to be pretty much their best album to date.)
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^ Jesus Lizard album is awesome.

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Mentioned in another thread: Maiden has some of the most kick ass album covers.
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