Thursday, August 30, 2012

"50 Coolest Album Covers"

The has a post up about the top 50 album covers. Check it out.

From my perspective, there are some sound choices on the list, namely Van Halen's 1984, John Coltrane's Blue Train, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, Rage Against the Machine's debut, and Nirvana's Nevermind.

I know Abbey Road is a classic album cover, and it's on the list, but what about Sgt. Pepper's? That seems like a monumental oversight.

If I were I were to offer other albums and more recent album covers that should be in this conversation, I'm nominating the ones below:

Amanda Shires, Carrying Lightning

American Gun, Therapy

Backyard Tire Fire, Bar Room Semantics

The Bad Plus, Give

Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill

Blind Melon

Death Cab for Cutie, Codes and Keys

Drive-By Truckers, The Dirty South

Faith No More, The Real Thing

Glossary, Long Live All of Us

Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Way We Move

Metallica, ...And Justice for All

Police, Ghost in the Machine

R.E.M., Life's Rich Pageant

The Replacements, Pleased to Meet Me

Rollins Band, The End of Silence

Son Volt, Trace

Trampled by Turtles, Duluth

Wynton Marsalis, From the Plantation to the Penitentiary


Fozzie said...

Rush -- Moving Pictures

People are crying as portraits are being moved out of a museum while a film crew is capturing it the scene.

Three unique "moving pictures."

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

That is a good one, Foz.