Best album artwork 2018


#1

couldnt find one for this year but just seen this in piccadilly records weekly mailout

wayang by suba

they called it

so i might buy it just based on those things


#2

that’s nice that is.

So is this


#3


#4

513


#5


#6

image

Already looks like a classic album.


#7

Don’t know anything about this band (Gengahr) but what a lovely cover:


#8

Really love the retro feel of this one

image


#9


#10

looks like one of those album covers made by doing the random wiki search thing. cover’s nice but that name, man


#11

Reminds me of this (which is not a bad thing)


#12

It’s colourful but a bit formulaic.

@WizardLizard I was actually pretty disappointed by that Ought cover.

I’ll stop being negative and post some favourites:

Lucy Dacus - Historian

Shopping - The Official Body

We Out Here - s/t


#13

the shopping and we out here ones are gorgeous :heart_eyes:


#14

Keep meaning to actually listen to We Out Here (jazz project curated by Shabaka Hutchings of Comet is Coming fame) but, as with all jazz, I need to sit down properly for it.

Shopping is one of my surprise favourites from the year


#15

ooh i liked the comet is coming album so i might have to pick this up


#16

Speaking of which…he’s got a good track record in album art. Still remember this beauty:


#17

that reminds me, i bought this in fopp the other day mainly for the cover and because the idea sounded interesting and coz it was on erased tapes so i knew it wouldnt be shit

turns out its brilliant, glitchy ambient with bits of modern classical


Impulse record buying
#18

the new sons of kemet art is good too (small image, couldn’t find a big’un)


#19

Ah how come (in regards to the Ought cover)? I’m quite a fan of thick brush strokes on a canvas though…

Of the three you’ve posted, I quite like the Lucy Dacus one! Not heard (or seen the artwork for) the We Out Here album. And as much as I love the Shopping record, I thought the artwork was pants, like an A-Level photography project or something…


#20

Ought one is great, like I’ll see it in a shop or online once or twice a week and I see something different in it every time, even if it’s just a glance. I’d buy a print of it and stick it on my wall if I could.

Not totally into the album but i should give it more time