Very strong early contender here
The Chap's album covers are fantastic. Including that one.
Did the sleeve designer for Neon Trees' new record actual accept money in exchange for essentially flipping Glasvegas' last album cover left-to-right? Come on!
...a Photoshop vampire sucked all the taste out of Joy Division's Closer and left this corpse.
I'm sure lots will disagree, personal taste eh.
http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Every-Time-I-Die-Ex-Lives.jpeg fucking wank
who the chap are but that cover linked at first is brilliant!
it's like a count the country music trope puzzle. good thing he brought along his lever-action BB gun for the ramblin'
I would give it 3 / 10 (the artwork)
Bob Dylan's new one might win on font alone (it had its own thread!)
was seriously disappointed to discover post hummus was the name of the album, not the band
But it's not terrible. Especially not in a year where a new PiL album is out.
The Hot Chip one was thoroughly underwhelming too.
end of thread
It's just bland, and I love the album... When that image was released, I was really hoping it was a placeholder
being read by Gob Bluth
Looks like the Olympics logo pleasuring itself.
Before anyone has the temerity to suggest it
"Right guys, we need to design an album cover for one of the biggest rock bands ever!"
"Oh shit, it's 4:58 on a Friday, nearly time for the pub, oh sod it, this will do"
3.45pm 'A Greatest hits album, but who by?'
4.00pm 'I know, Black Sabbath!'
4.15pm 'But what should we call it?'
4.30pm 'Iron Man! Because it's one of their songs and a movie!'
4.45pm 'Shit, we need a cover, quick Samantha to Microsoft word! Hers a photo, just use some word art & get me some tea dear... we shall be all over the shelves of Asda first thing in the morning, great job team!'
one is good? It burns my eyes when I look at it.
Though I love the use of temerity
Buttocks for not replying properly
I've seen kindergarten artwork like this :)
Can't believe Mr Haines approved that one. Looks like a Garth Brooks cover.
Couldn't find one on Google.
This wins though (2Chainz):
I think it's terrible btw.
It's amazing. I love it. I feel a strong emotional connection to it.
I didn't mind the minimalism of just the 2 chains, but this is just a bit of an eyesore for me.
I like the boring version :D
weird, but suits
the irony in this cover is maxed out
nothing like an incapable DIY spirit
This is either the worst or the best
its lovely and colourful
And I like it for that tongue in cheek kinda thing. But really it's kinda weird to look at.
Then again they're also kinda weird to listen to.
i could go on. They always suit the music and look striking, which is important if you ask me. Better than the half-cocked displays upthread.
out Oct 22nd
then definitely for artist name.
Fiji's a republic. It doesn't even have a king...
two awful covers
DING DING DING
and he replied reminding me that the first was a picture of a cat in a paper crown.
15:45 Un album Greatest Hits, mais par qui?
16:00 Je sais, Black Sabbath!
16:15 Mais que faut-il l'appeler?
16:30 Iron Man! Parce que c'est une de leurs chansons, et un film!
16:45 Merde, nous faut une couverture! Samantha, ouvert Microsoft Word vite! Voici une photo, il suffit d'utiliser une certaine art de mot et obtenir une tasse de thé, ma chérie... nous serons tous sur les plateaux de Asda première chose le matin! Excellent travail, mon équipe!
A lot of people are confusing weird with awful. We're looking for bad hip-hop posing, terrible photoshop jobs and "smell the glove" levels of sexism.
or epically bad
When i ripped it I replaced the cover with this one, which is more Lips-like i guess
Prince Paul - Negroes on Ice
Cee Lo Green's Magic Moment
Rangda - Formerly Extinct
Sun Araw - The Inner Treaty
THE WORST FOR LAST
DJ Baglady - Beloved
the last one.
I thought The Money Store cover was fine.
but not garish neo-hippy bollocks that looks like it was made in MS Paint by a toddler wearing mittens? I don't think I got that memo.
But my favourite bit is the pot plants.
somehow the worst use of a Powerpoint 95 template
as an aside: that's, what, his 15th mixtape this year? mad
I know this vaporwave bullshit is supposed to be hyper-ironic but this is disgusting
i know it's supposed to be a bit shit and tacky, but i's definitely the wrong side of shit and tacky.
a really good cover for a mac demarco record.
I was in Rough Trade last night and looked at their year charts, there's not a single cover there that made me want to pick up an album or made me think 'that looks cool'.
I blame psychedelia, it's shit swirling patterns as far as they eye can see.
it's ugly as sin
Sorry , I posted about this as well without realising that you had already.
it's especially bad/lazy
she's looking more and more like Mugatu from Zoolander
Great album, but awful cover. It reminds me of that pretentious Hard-Fi one, you know, the yellow background with NO COVER ART or something on it. It's like, you have twenty seconds and Microsoft Publisher, GO!
I can see why someone would think it was a bit bland, but it's nowhere near worst-artwork-of-the-year standard.
molded equally from buckets of bland and ugly