Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

So this is actually the cover for the single "Windowlicker" not an actual album.
Let me start by saying I love Aphex Twin, and I love Chris Cunningham even more!
And I GET that the album is supposed to be ugly and twisted and pervese. But it still gives me the creeps every time I look at it! I think it's just the expression on the man's face. *Shudders*.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CSS - Donkey

Is it? What is this? A disco-ball donkey head in the middle of some sort of forest? Did you really want that to be the cover of your follow-up? Are you trying to be funny or ironic? Why "donkey" anyway? Is it because I just don't understand Brazilian humour? Epic fail. Donkey came out July 21, 2008 on Sub-Pop.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Antony and The Johnsons - The Crying Light

So this album cover from Antony & The Johnsons' "The Crying Light". It's a photograph of Kazuo Ohno, a butoh dancer from the 70's. Here's Antony's quote from the press release: ""The Crying Light is dedicated to the great dancer Kazuo Ohno. In performance I watched him cast a circle of light upon the stage, and step into that circle, and reveal the dreams and reveries of his heart. He seemed to dance in the eye of something mysterious and creative; with every gesture he embodied the child and the feminine divine. He's kind of like my art parent."

Anyway, I don't really like Antony's voice, and this photo isn't that great on a number of levels. The album was released on January 19, 2009 via Secretly Canadian.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Amon Tobin - Taxidermia EP

Amon Tobin and I both share a last name. So I've always been a supporter of his. However I do not support this cringe-worthy album cover! This is apparently a soundtrack for the movie "Taxidermia". It's availability is download only. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you why this cover probably makes every male cringe a little bit. And what is with his facial expression? And the location? I don't get it, I don't really want it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MSTRKRFT - Fist Of God

Here's the thing. I've always liked Death From Above 1979. I've never been a big MSTRKRFT fan though. It always sounds to me like they're trying too hard or being lazy or something. Their debut album had some pretty interesting artwork though. Jesse F. Keeler is pretty creative too. So why WHY an album cover consisting of a fist made of legs and butts? It's just lame and really not that funny. I'd like to show their faces my fist of god.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Handsome Furs - Face Control

This is the new album from Montreal's Handsome Furs. I'm not a big fan of their music, but I do love Wolf Parade, and they do have artistic credibility. However, this cover is AWFUL. You'd think two creative musicians/photographers could find a creative graphic designer and create something artisically appealing. But no. This is just bad. The dog and background just do not go. Nothing of this is goes. It hurts me just looking at it. The album won't be out until March 10th, 2009. So maybe this is just a joke?