favorite album art

A few weeks ago I took the liberty of updating all of the album art for the complete albums that I have. For those who are looking, Amazon has an excellent repository of fairly high-quality album art; their recently-opened MP3 download store has more consistently good quality. Another good tool is albumart.org. But I digress.

There are some really good CD covers out there and there are some really crappy ones. This is often indicative of the quality of the CD, but certainly not always (I’ve always thought you could usually judge a book by its cover). Allow me to show some of my favorite album covers from among my collection of music:

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The cover of Chris Thile’s How to Grow a Woman from the Ground is probably my favorite. It’s just cool.

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…but Deceiver, also by Chris Thile, is pretty good as well. I won’t go into the nuanced reasons for why I like it; suffice to say it simply strikes my eye.

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The same holds for David Gray’s Life in Slow Motion. I think that’s ice…

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I’m not sure that this one from The One AM Radio would be quite as poignant without its title – This Too Will Pass. It makes me chuckle a bit every time I think about it.

Up next time, I’ll be sharing what I think is some of the worst album art from my collection. Feel free to let me know some of your favorites.

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