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Cover Love

When was the last time you really paid attention to an album cover?  In this digital day and age, album cover artwork gets sort of lost in the shuffle of streaming and digital music, and a lot of times we’re not even aware of the album cover looks like when we’re downloading random individual songs here and there.  But back in the day (like the days of actual physical albums and CDs you could hold in your hand), it was the album cover that caught your eye first.

If you Google “Best Album Covers of All-Time” you’ll get lists of mostly classic rock albums from the 60s and 70s that have sort of become canon.  You’re not going to see that list here.  I have my own set of album covers that I absolutely love and wish I could put on my wall.  In fact, if I ever find the vinyl versions of any of these at a thrift store or library sale (seriously the best places to find them), I may buy them just so I can frame them.  Because they’re awesome.  And pretty.

Under the Iron Sea – Keane (2006)

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Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley (1956)

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Blue Light, Red Light – Harry Connick, Jr (1991)

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Life in Cartoon Motion – Mika (2007)

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Sweetheart of the Sun – The Bangles (2011)

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The Midsummer Station – Owl City (2012)

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Language. Sex. Violence. Other? – Stereophonics (2005)

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Take Me Home – One Direction (2012)

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Italia – Nicola Benedetti – 2011

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Shadow of the Moon – Blackmore’s Night (1997)

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Theatre Is Evil – Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (2012)

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Waves and the Both of Us – Charlotte Sometimes (2008)

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Taller Children – Elizabeth & the Catapult (2009)

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My December – Kelly Clarkson (2007)

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Lenka – Lenka (2008)

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Elephant – The White Stripes (2003)

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So obviously there are a lot of albums not included in this list – besides ones that I could think of I also left off Christmas albums and soundtracks.  Christmas albums deserve a whole post of their own (at a different time of year), and soundtracks are basically movie posters, which is also different topic.  What are some album covers you’ve always loved or have caught your attention recently?

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I have way too much information floating around in my head, which is why I write things down. I find that books, movies, music, and television are much more interesting than my local news.

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