Saturday, January 6, 2007

Album Covers:A Lost Art

We get it. The Beatles didn’t suck. Neither did Pink Floyd or the Rolling Stones and so on and so forth. But, after reading a recent UK poll that named Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’s iconic cover the best album image of all time (with Dark Side of the Moon and Sticky Fingers coming in closely behind) we had to stand up for OUR generation. Are there really NO albums released in the last say, ten or twenty years that can compete with the same classic album covers that win the same awards every year since our mom and dads got their drivers licenses…and herpes? We know that CD packaging, followed by digital music sales have really rendered the making of cool covers kind of a lost art, but we know there are SOME out there worth mentioning from the post-punk generation. So, which album covers from the last 20 years would you rank at top of your visual hit list?