Your Favourite Album Covers

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Postby Domestique » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:17 am

Hey Ruby, is The Day I Met God on that one? I want, I want, I want!!!! :)
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Postby stanyewest » Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:30 pm

sublime and Cake have grea\t covers, (Cake are a brilliant band as well)
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Postby rubygirl » Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:15 pm

Domestique wrote:Hey Ruby, is The Day I Met God on that one? I want, I want, I want!!!! :)


It is.
Do you want me to send it to you? B)
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Postby Domestique » Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:51 pm

rubygirl wrote:<!--quoteo(post=24245:date=Apr 16 2006, 09:17 AM:name=Domestique)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Domestique @ Apr 16 2006, 09:17 AM) [snapback]24245[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
Hey Ruby, is The Day I Met God on that one? I want, I want, I want!!!! :)


It is.
Do you want me to send it to you? B)
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Yes please! :)
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Postby rubygirl » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:22 pm

Done. :D
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Postby Domestique » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:18 am

Thanks Rubes ;)
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Postby chicken » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:35 pm

stanye west wrote:sublime and Cake have grea\t covers, (Cake are a brilliant band as well)

omg, a fellow Cake fan??!!!


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Postby stanyewest » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:10 pm

<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->omg, a fellow Cake fan??!!!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->-We're a rare breed certainly.

I love their stuff and I thnik their lead singer has a very wierd voice that is brilliant.
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Postby Lazy Dyke » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:47 pm

My personal favourites:

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
The Lemonheads - It's a shame about Ray
Nirvana - Nevermind
Switchfoot - Nothing Is Sound
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:19 pm

My website (not launched yet, it's under construction) will have a page containing my favourite covers + explanations... I will post the URL once the site is online, so that you can read my comments per picture.

Here's some pictures already though:

Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
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Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven up here
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(amazing how good title and picture suit)

Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
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(mysteriouness, darkness and purity collide into one image)

Placebo - Without you I'm nothing
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Marilyn Manson - Mechanical animals
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Indochine - Paradize
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Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
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Burzum - not sure of album name, I think Aske
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and then one in the category "not that special, but pretty girl in sight":

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Keep it flaming your desire, always rising higher - Aim for stars and hit the sky
(Echo & The Bunnymen - Evergreen, 1996)

Capital punishment = murder

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THE PASSION OF LOVERS IS FOR DEATH (Bauhaus, 1983)
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Postby Lazy Dyke » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:52 pm

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This is a single, but I still like it.

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Postby elko » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:59 pm

The cleverest album cover ever?

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<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->This is a RECORD COVER. This writing is the DESIGN upon the
record cover. The DESIGN is to help SELL the record. We hope
to draw your attention to it and encourage you to pick it up.
When you have done that maybe you'll be persuaded to listen to
the music - in this case XTC's Go 2 album. Then we want you
to BUY it. The idea being that the more of you that buy this
record the more money Virgin Records, the manager Ian Reid and
XTC themselves will make. To the aforementioned this is known
as PLEASURE. A good cover DESIGN is one that attracts more
buyers and gives more pleasure. This writing is trying to pull
you in much like an eye-catching picture. It is designed to get
you to READ IT. This is called luring the VICTIM, and you are
the VICTIM. But if you have a free mind you should STOP READING
NOW! because all we are attempting to do is to get you to read
on. Yet this is a DOUBLE BIND because if you indeed stop you'll
be doing what we tell you, and if you read on you'll be doing what
we've wanted all along. And the more you read on the more you're
falling for this simple device of telling you exactly how a good
commercial design works. They're TRICKS and this is the worst
TRICK of all since it's describing the TRICK whilst trying to
TRICK you, and if you've read this far then you're TRICKED but
you wouldn't have known this unless you'd read this far. At
least we're telling you directly instead of seducing you with
a beautiful or haunting visual that may never tell you. We're
letting you know that you ought to buy this record because in
essence it's a PRODUCT and PRODUCTS are to be consumed and you
are a consumer and this is a good PRODUCT. We could have
written the band's name in special lettering so that it stood
out and you'd see it before you'd read any of this writing and
possibly have bought it anyway. What we are really suggesting
is that you are FOOLISH to buy or not buy an album merely as a
consequence of the design on its cover. This is a con because
if you agree then you'll probably like this writing - which is
the cover design - and hence the album inside. But we've just
warned you against that. The con is a con. A good cover design
could be considered as one that gets you to buy the record, but
that never actually happens to YOU because YOU know it's just a
design for the cover. And this is the RECORD COVER.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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Postby Lazy Dyke » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:02 pm

elko wrote:The cleverest album cover ever?

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<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->This is a RECORD COVER. This writing is the DESIGN upon the
record cover. The DESIGN is to help SELL the record. We hope
to draw your attention to it and encourage you to pick it up.
When you have done that maybe you'll be persuaded to listen to
the music - in this case XTC's Go 2 album. Then we want you
to BUY it. The idea being that the more of you that buy this
record the more money Virgin Records, the manager Ian Reid and
XTC themselves will make. To the aforementioned this is known
as PLEASURE. A good cover DESIGN is one that attracts more
buyers and gives more pleasure. This writing is trying to pull
you in much like an eye-catching picture. It is designed to get
you to READ IT. This is called luring the VICTIM, and you are
the VICTIM. But if you have a free mind you should STOP READING
NOW! because all we are attempting to do is to get you to read
on. Yet this is a DOUBLE BIND because if you indeed stop you'll
be doing what we tell you, and if you read on you'll be doing what
we've wanted all along. And the more you read on the more you're
falling for this simple device of telling you exactly how a good
commercial design works. They're TRICKS and this is the worst
TRICK of all since it's describing the TRICK whilst trying to
TRICK you, and if you've read this far then you're TRICKED but
you wouldn't have known this unless you'd read this far. At
least we're telling you directly instead of seducing you with
a beautiful or haunting visual that may never tell you. We're
letting you know that you ought to buy this record because in
essence it's a PRODUCT and PRODUCTS are to be consumed and you
are a consumer and this is a good PRODUCT. We could have
written the band's name in special lettering so that it stood
out and you'd see it before you'd read any of this writing and
possibly have bought it anyway. What we are really suggesting
is that you are FOOLISH to buy or not buy an album merely as a
consequence of the design on its cover. This is a con because
if you agree then you'll probably like this writing - which is
the cover design - and hence the album inside. But we've just
warned you against that. The con is a con. A good cover design
could be considered as one that gets you to buy the record, but
that never actually happens to YOU because YOU know it's just a
design for the cover. And this is the RECORD COVER.

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:lol: Thats great and amazingly clever.. I'd probably stop to read it all aswell. what album is it for?

Here's another funny/clever one.

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and the disc inside..
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Postby elko » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:11 pm

I did actually stop to read it in the shop...but didn't buy it.

It's for Go 2, by XTC. Who are wonderful, by the way.
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Postby rubygirl » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:06 pm

Oh, this XTC cover is a classic! B)

Some more I like:
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