Looking Backwards: 2010 (Best and Worst album art)

Continuing where I left off last week with a wrap up of 2010. As a big fan of album art, this will be my favorite post in this series, which is what I like to call the best and worst album art of 2010. Now remember this is only about the album art itself distinct from the music within. We will start with some of my favorites:

Overmountain Men - Glorious DayThe Moondoggies - TidelandsMain Street Gospel - Love Will Have Her RevengePeter Case - Wig!

Fucking formatting on this has gone all to fucking shit…dammit. Anyway those are some of my favorites. Here are just a few that I think are horrible for various reasons:

Seriously, worst cover of the year...great album...horrible cover

A close contender for worst cover of the year from The Gourds frontman Kevin Russell

This one just looks like a promo shot for a magazine that was hastily used as the cover

Same as The Sadies cover, just looks like a promo shot lazily used as the cover

  • Liz

    January 22nd, 2011

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    Great choices. A lot of these I haven’t even heard yet. I am so behind with all my books/music/movies its not even funny. But what is funny is your liberal use of the F word, hehe!

    • Truersound

      January 22nd, 2011

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      the fucking thing just wouldn’t fucking format the right fucking way!!!!

    • Mena

      August 1st, 2011

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      I’m quite pleased with the inromfation in this one. TY!

  • Ghost Don't Walk

    January 22nd, 2011

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    Really dig this, thanks. Have you ever bought a record simply for the cover? I have. Not ashamed to say it.

    • Truersound

      January 22nd, 2011

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      I have indeed, I have also NOT bought albums because of the cover art. The first DBT album is a good example (that combined with the name I thought it was going to be a novelty album)

  • Brad

    January 22nd, 2011

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    Dude, gotta disagree with you about Ray Wylie. I think that is great cover art. It gets at the spirit Ray Wylie himself and the music inside. I love it.

    • Truersound

      January 22nd, 2011

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      I got a lot of flack last year too for declaring Neko Case – Middle Cyclone the worst cover

      I’m mentioning that cause I bet you will disagree with me on that one as well! :)

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