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your favourite album covers

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 23 Nov 2017, 13:10

Would be good if maybe we can avoid the usual - Unknown Pleasures, Dark Side of the Moon, Abbey Road etc. (do you like any of those? do they still have any kind of 'impact'?)

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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 23 Nov 2017, 13:31

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has to be PF's best. It's the colours as much as the cow (similar on Who's Next and The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 23 Nov 2017, 13:34

just one more...

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Postby Moleskin » 23 Nov 2017, 13:38

As I mentioned on the other thread, I like the Pet Shop Boys visual aesthetic generally. Lots of white space, strong colours. Their first is very good, especially on vinyl, undercutting the whole 'portrait of the band' theme.

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Postby Rayge » 23 Nov 2017, 13:39

*fun and open field* wrote:just one more...

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I really don't want to get into another tedious squabble, John, but are you talking aesthetics, design, liking the album generally or semiotics here? I ask because, while I am more than passing fond of Mr Mayfield, and quite like that album, I find the cover image bizarre and off-putting, and not just because I don't like the suit.
So, in an entirely non-confrontational way, can I ask you what it is that made you choose it?
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Postby Moleskin » 23 Nov 2017, 13:41

I'm also very fond of the first 3 Peter Gabriel albums. The uniformity of vision - artist name / title in the same placement/font, and the image a deformed/obscured portrait.

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Rayge wrote:
*fun and open field* wrote:just one more...

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I really don't want to get into another tedious squabble, John, but are you talking aesthetics, design, liking the album generally or semiotics here? I ask because, while I am more than passing fond of Mr Mayfield, and quite like that album, I find the cover image bizarre and off-putting, and not just because I don't like the suit.
So, in an entirely non-confrontational way, can I ask you what it is that made you choose it?


It's not easy to explain visual appeal, Ray. And I'm not even sure I want to try (I think it can 'kill' the appreciation)
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Postby Samoan » 23 Nov 2017, 13:45

Nothing beats Physical Graffiti.
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Postby Moleskin » 23 Nov 2017, 13:45

This one is along the same lines o an extent. The human form redefined.

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I love Eggleston anyway but it's a great, sinister photo anyway. I really like the font too.
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Still on that vague theme, I like this one.

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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 23 Nov 2017, 13:54

Nice!

and on a similar theme:

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Postby Goat Boy » 23 Nov 2017, 13:55

*fun and open field* wrote:
Rayge wrote:
*fun and open field* wrote:just one more...

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I really don't want to get into another tedious squabble, John, but are you talking aesthetics, design, liking the album generally or semiotics here? I ask because, while I am more than passing fond of Mr Mayfield, and quite like that album, I find the cover image bizarre and off-putting, and not just because I don't like the suit.
So, in an entirely non-confrontational way, can I ask you what it is that made you choose it?


It's not easy to explain visual appeal, Ray. And I'm not even sure I want to try (I think it can 'kill' the appreciation)


It's an odd angle. I like it because it makes him look like a giant, which he was so knowingly or not it sorta captures his status. It's a great yellow as well and there's a hint of purple in the background that really works.

It's like he's watching the sun rise too. I think it's pretty evocative myself.
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Postby Moleskin » 23 Nov 2017, 13:56

I think the second Last Shadow Puppets album has a good cover. The music was rubbish but I like the palette and the movement in this one.

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