Thursday, December 22, 2016

Favorite Album Covers of 2016

A lot of great music came out this year, and a lot of that great music had great cover art.  Here are my 10 favorite album covers of 2016 (in descending order for my wife).

10. Prince Rama - Xtreme Now
Everything about this band is ridiculous, but i love it all anyway.  On a side note, the ladies actually wear the above outfits while performing.

9. Kvelertak - Nattesferd
Just look at that album cover.  It's like someone took a screenshot of the inside of Ralph Bakshi's and Frank Frazetta's brains and made a record out of it.

8. Thee Oh Sees - An Odd Entrances
Being that i was actually awakened in the middle of the night once several years ago with a centipede trying to make its way into my ear, this cover speaks to...and absolutely terrifies me.

7. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
Danny Brown's latest looks like something that would have been released on Wax Trax back in the late 80's.  I love it.

6. Stranger Things OST
Like "Stranger Things" wasn't going to be on this list.

5. The Monster Squad OST
Featuring amazing artwork from Gary Pullin, Mondo's "Monster Squad" LP knocks it out of the park.

4. Thee Oh Sees - Live in San Francisco
Another Thee Oh Sees record.  This shot of John Dwyer with sweat or spit or whatever flinging off of his face is just such a cool moment to catch on film.

3. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
Simple and sparse, but the cover art on The Body's release from earlier this year catches my eye and does not let go.

2. Wojciech Golczewski - Tonight She Comes 7"
If that was a movie poster, i would see it in a second.

1. Laure Briard - Sur La Piste De Danse
Like a combination of some hallucinatory dreamland and an 80's aerobics video, French singer Laure Briard's cover art for "Sur la Piste De Danse" takes the number one spot.

And there you go.  I've got one more list to throw at you once i compile my favorite movies of the year.  The whole having kids thing has kept me from seeing a lot of films this year, but i'm going to attempt to cram a couple in over the Christmas holiday and get that list to you sometime next week.

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