TOP ALBUM COVERS OF 2013
16- WASHED OUT / Paracosm
Was not an outstanding album for me, however the album cover is. Plus, I prefer this cover to Phoenix’s.
15- PHOSPHORESCENT / Muchacho
Alluring album, and I love the feeling of spontaneity that surrounds this shot on the cover.
14- LOCAL NATIVES / Hummingbird
‘Heavy Feet’ was a great single, and weird/awkward positions has always been my thing.
13- GROUPER / The Man Who Died In His Boat
This release makes me cherish ‘Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill’ more, however the cover is so intriguing and full of unrest. I dig it.
12- RHYE / Woman
A very sensual album, as you can tell by its cover. It’s one of those covers that reflect its music 100%.
11- THE NATIONAL / Trouble Will Find Me
I think I did mention my weak spot for the awkward imagery… As for the music, the album grew on me much more than I expected.
10- LADY GAGA / Artpop
I don’t think I am going to give this album a full listen any time soon, but that doesn’t make me not appreciate the cover!..
9- WHITE LIES / Big TV
Yay! for a good old painted album art! & some long-awaited good Brit Rock!
8- UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA / II
These guys made a great use of Janet Farrar’s photo as their cover art. The cover definitely elevates the album.
7- TIM HECKER / Virgins
It’s those eerie moments that take you out of your comfort zone.
6- DAVID BOWIE / The Next Day
This is what I call the magic of the simple.
5- QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE / …Like Clockwork
My second favourite illustrated cover of this year… The album is a must.
4- KURT VILE / Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
I take this opportunity to announce my favourite album of this year «
The cover is outstanding. Check out the making of it on Youtube.
3- MOUNT KIMBIE / Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Me and this cover - love at first sight. A perfect form of abstract art - modernized.
2- CUUSHE / Butterfly Case
Here’s my favourite illustrated album cover of the year. I would gladly live in this world.
1- SUNBATHER / Deafheaven
Not my kind of music, but who could resist the typographic brilliance?!
Phantogram does it big again…
Phantogram - Black Out Days
genre: electropop, trip-hop / download: here
Le Narrateur: Franz thinks of everything and nothing. He wonders if the world is becoming a dream or if the dream is becoming the world.
Inspector Monet: A certain Marcel Marx lives nearby. Tell me about him.
Epicier: With pleasure. One of my best customers. Regular as clockwork. Won't let an unpaid bill wake him up.
Inspector Monet: Wife in the hospital?
Epicier: Yes. Poor woman. I heard there is no hope.
Inspector Monet: How does Marx take it?
Epicier: Crushed. Puts on a brave face.
Inspector Monet: Anyone else with him? Family?
Epicier: No one. Just a dog. Poor beast. Misses her mistress.
Inspector Monet: Thanks for the information.
Epicier: I only did my duty. I love society.... Won't you buy something, inspector?
Inspector Monet: A pineapple.
Epicier: A pineapple it is.
Surprise of the day! Inside the pocket of shorts that I was about to give away, found old Turkish Liras from way back. Today, 1,000,000 Lira = 1 New Turkish Lira
Dave: I wanted to keep in touch with you, I just thought that you didn't want to keep in touch. I just wanted to leave you alone, so...
Kate: It's not that I didn't want to keep in touch, I didn't know where to find you Davie...
Dave: Yeah, I didn't know where to find me. I still don't know where to find me.
My Fashionably Superstitious illustration series on display at #FITMuseum. Check it out until July 6th!
Claude: You know nothing of life.
Muriel: What do you know?
Claude: What do you know of love, physical love?
Muriel: Why physical? There is only one: True love.
Claude: True love is physical
Muriel: You talk too much. A Continental gentleman should realize when his listener is tired.