Paste Magazine Selects 25 Best Album Covers Of The Decade (2000–2009)
See, I told you this was only the beginning. The end of the decade is giving birth to overviews and lists galore. Because I now keep track of the newly released album covers on FontShop BeNeLux's Flickr account the last one to catch my eye was Paste magazine's "The 25 Best Album Covers of the Decade (2000–2009)".
From the simple but striking prism gracing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon to the naked, submerged, dollar-bill-chasing baby swimming across the front of Nirvana's Nevermind, a great album cover captures the imagination and sears itself into the brain, forever fusing its iconic imagery with the music it comes to signify. Here are 25 album covers from the last decade that follow in this hallowed pop-music tradition…
Now I don't know about you, but electing the 25 best album covers seems to me like a very tricky endeavour. However this list made me want to revisit my CD collection, and I am going to try and find the best CD-cover or packaging I own from the last decade and post it here. If this sounds like a neat idea and you feel like joining in with the fun, send me over yours so we can discuss them in this post.
For the complete gallery see the Paste magazine website.
Now in its eighth year of publication, Paste magazine claims to have become the most celebrated entertainment magazine in the U.S. with two National Magazine Award nominations for general excellence, dozens of Plug, Folio, and Gamma Awards, and endorsements from folks like USA Today, the NY Daily News and The Wall Street Journal, who calls Paste "the finest among American music titles." In less than a decade, the independent publication has grown to become the third largest rock magazine in the world, thanks to readers hungry for authenticity and creativity. This highly engaged and devoted audience (including more Twitter followers than any other music magazine) goes to Paste magazine and PasteMagazine.com to discover the Best of What's Next in music, film, books, games and television. As Utne says, "Paste brings together the best elements of the mainstream and indie press."
And in case you were wondering, besides Bodoni and the bizarre "E" from the not very successful ITC Dyadis, the Paste logo features the typical "a" from Rodrigo X. Cavazos' remarkable Eidetic Neo.
Favourite Album Covers of The Decade
M. Alec Lomaschooses "Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest" by As Cities Burn
Chris Hamamotochooses "Madvillainy" by Madvillain
Nitzanchooses the DJ-Kicks compilation by Playgroup
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