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worst album art

I don’t know how anyone could approve an album with this kind of imagery. It’s the kind of stuff that makes you want to toss away the case and just stick the CD in a drawer when you’re not using it. Anyway, this is about as disgusting as it gets in my collection, although I’m sure there’s worse out there.

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Ughh…what is that?

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All right, so this is just an EP, but it’s still tremendously tacky.

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Wow, where to begin? That’s probably the gayest picture Ben Lee has ever taken, and he follows it up with some magic donut bubble-blower statues in the background. Overall, probably one of the worst album covers ever.

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And last but not least, this Creed album…it’s breathtaking, really.

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.