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  1. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    20 May '09 14:33
    100 Obscure and Remarkable CD Covers
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/13/100-obscure-and-remarkable-cd-covers/

    Just for funsies...
  2. 20 May '09 16:35
    Nice. I never get bored of album art.

    In keeping with the criteria of that article, one of my favourites in recent memories is Le Shok's We Are Electrocution

    http://www.clyric.com/upload/061937/_193G34B8.jpg
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 May '09 16:43 / 1 edit
    Most of the covers are great because of the music within. All they need is a small iconic potential and...presto! A decent drawing becomes great art.
  4. 20 May '09 17:17
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Most of the covers are great because of the music within. All they need is a small iconic potential and...presto! A decent drawing becomes great art.
    Very true!
  5. 20 May '09 17:58
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Most of the covers are great because of the music within. All they need is a small iconic potential and...presto! A decent drawing becomes great art.
    The white album (beatles) had no album art and yet its music was great.
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 May '09 17:58
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    The white album (beatles) had no album art and yet its music was great.
    And?
  7. 20 May '09 17:59
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Most of the covers are great because of the music within. All they need is a small iconic potential and...presto! A decent drawing becomes great art.
    Yep. In the Court of the Crimson King is a great example.
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 May '09 18:14
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yep. In the Court of the Crimson King is a great example.
    Ha! That was the first one that came to my mind. 🙂
  9. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    20 May '09 20:47
    In the days of vinyl, rolling spliffs on an album cover while listening to the music could often make the artwork seem special, just as the spliff could make the music seem special.
  10. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    20 May '09 20:58
    Originally posted by FMF
    In the days of vinyl, rolling spliffs on an album cover while listening to the music could often make the artwork seem special, just as the spliff could make the music seem special.
    Indeed. Then came CDs, which just wasn't the same.

    And I have yet to successfully roll a spliff on an MP3...
  11. Standard member StTito
    The Mullverine
    20 May '09 21:26
    Originally posted by FMF
    In the days of vinyl, rolling spliffs on an album cover while listening to the music could often make the artwork seem special, just as the spliff could make the music seem special.
    Can it get better than rolling one on the inside jacket to 'Eat a Peach'?
    Woooah dude.... seriously, Wooah....
  12. 21 May '09 01:38 / 1 edit
    King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson king cover with the Schizoid man.

    Noted above, I see.
  13. Donation buckky
    Filthy sinner
    21 May '09 02:25
    Check out "artbytom.com" this guy is amazing.
  14. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    21 May '09 02:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by DrKF
    Then came CDs, which just wasn't the same. And I have yet to successfully roll a spliff on an MP3...
    Smoke pipes, then. Better for you. And even better for the music.

    CDs offer their own pleasures. The weight, the size, the booklet, the shiny disc, the digital contents. Different from 12" cardboard album covers. But a fondleable artefact that one can peer at while listening to music all the same, with a charm of their own.
  15. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    21 May '09 02:30
    Originally posted by StTito
    Can it get better than rolling one on the inside jacket to 'Eat a Peach'?
    Perhaps you're right.

    But then there is 'In The Land of Grey And Pink" by Caravan. A case can also be made.