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Poll Question: Which recent album cover is your favorite?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
2 [2.70%]
13 [17.57%]
15 [20.27%]
1 [1.35%]
10 [13.51%]
13 [17.57%]
5 [6.76%]
15 [20.27%]
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    Posted: May 28 2013 at 03:19









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Originally posted by Svetonio



Originally posted by infocat


Originally posted by jude111

<span style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">I don't think any album cover from the past year garnered more attention than this one, and for good reason:</span>
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God is that one lame.  I still can't believe its not just a joke!

As I said in an another thread, Mr Bowie was / is always a fashionable artist. This time he used to setlle that Concept art piece for his new album cover.
TBH, I  hate Concept art with a passion LOL



Awww Bowie can do no wrong, he is my ultimate favourite artist, a true musical chameleon, all round musician and ultimate entertainer. Vocals are not most important to me as I focus mostly on instrumentals, to be honest many vocals don't impress me much. I do think David Byron and Freddie's vocals were outstanding and instrumental, recent artist's that I like is Daniel Gildenlow, his vocals are so good plus can sing up to 4 octaves. All this said, many can sound like them, but to date no one sounds like Bowie he is unique.

This album cover might not be the most artistic but it's brilliant ha! The cover makes a statement and peaks one's interest, it's Bowie people plus for me the hottest man alive.   
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From the others:
Nektar Time Machine album cover
or
 
Focus X album cover
 
Roger Dean never disappoints!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2013 at 01:10
The most beautiful cover art from these is certainly The Pineapple Thief's, the ugliest is Galahad's one. Wilson's cover art looks like some pupil's painting.
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Originally posted by Kati

I do not know what the criteria is for one to consider the best album cover. For me the utmost best by far, in terms of artistic originality and creativity is DeeExpus, true painted artwork. I am in love with this cover. The use of colours are extraordinaire, plus I can keep looking at it while discovering new things meanwhile being mesmerized by it too. To me it makes no sense that they are not named above with the other bands as they have certainly in my view the best and most outstanding artwork of all.

I agree, this is a nice oil pastels work. But, the letters are badly selected; that type of the letters are not visualy corresponding with the painting at all and the whole image is ruined.


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Originally posted by Kati

I could vote Echolyn in terms of one of the ultimate best albums, band everything, but artwork this I can't, I cannot even describe it as simplistic art, to be honest I do not know how to classify it but it is certainly not artistic enough for me to be one of the best 2012 album covers tho' Stern Smile
That Echolyn's album cover is in style of '80s Transavantgarde art movement developed by art historian Achille Bonitto Oliva. The movement was a really fresh air in Art on the end of 20th century and it's ok that the bands get some of that for their album jackets.
For example, the style of The Last Curlews (solo album by Brett Kull from Echolyn) album ilustration by Tara Jane O'Neil reminds me on the works on paper by Francesco Clemente who was / is the very best painter of Transavantgarde:




...also, Tara's artworks for her book Who Takes A Feather  shows that influence so evidently:






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A perfect "retro" design for that 70's style Prog album by John Potter: Cellestial Adventures 


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Originally posted by infocat


Originally posted by jude111

<span style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">I don't think any album cover from the past year garnered more attention than this one, and for good reason:</span>
<span style=": rgb248, 248, 252;"></span>
<span style=": rgb248, 248, 252;"></span>
God is that one lame.  I still can't believe its not just a joke!

As I said in an another thread, Mr Bowie was / is always a fashionable artist. This time he used to settle that Concept art piece for his new album cover.
TBH, I  hate Concept art with a passion LOL



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Those are my two favs of recent  album jackets; those beautiful surealistic paintings.... 




Whole that The Didact package is majesticaly designed: a booklet with one fantastic image per each song, also a nice T-shirt.














...and Atlas Volt's debut.





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From the list, I voted Flower Kings.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kati Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2013 at 22:51
Originally posted by MFP

The Pineapple Thief - All The Wars



MFP, my comments above are not in reply to your comment here.
I unfortunately have not seen The Pineapple Thief album artwork, thus cannot comment.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

Do you prefer their previous one?
 

 


Nogbad_The_Bad, you know what, I actually do like this one more.
Those cartoon smiles are so infectious, magnetic that even I am grinning and smiling looking at it lolol love those face expressions   
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Do you prefer their previous one?
 
 
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

Or maybe this one
 

 


I really want to like this one, it's pro, yet it feels wrong, the cartoons and background, I don't know, something not quite right, inc the name placement. My favourite is unbeatable
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

This one
 



hahahaha!!!! Nogbad_The_Bad

It is certainly quirky and fun but nope I stand by my choice

the send me a postcard makes it so funny most funny yes

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Or maybe this one
 
 


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This one
 
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Originally posted by Gerinski


That's a great work, congratulations! (sorry that I was a bit more critical with the music)

Hello Gerinski
Thank you very much for your wonderful compliment, I am not a pro nor ever will try or claim to be one I just am happy to draw and love to do so in my free time
I read your review, it's unfortunate that you don't like it as much as me, however I must be fair/honest, your review was well written plus you do have a great articulate gift :) Even I although I might disagree I cannot dislike you at all, you have great insight and skills, the thoughts you manage so well to put in writing :)
It's ok, maybe next album, you will like hopefully

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Second best for me are TFK with Banks of Eden and the Tea Club, although The Tea Club win first place in my opinion for the best album title: Quickly, Quickly, Quickly that's prog
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I do not know what the criteria is for one to consider the best album cover. For me the utmost best by far, in terms of artistic originality and creativity is DeeExpus, true painted artwork. I am in love with this cover. The use of colours are extraordinaire, plus I can keep looking at it while discovering new things meanwhile being mesmerized by it too. To me it makes no sense that they are not named above with the other bands as they have certainly in my view the best and most outstanding artwork of all.

Edited by Kati - May 22 2013 at 21:29
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