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Best Album Artwork of 2012

We’ve all been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about albums? Imagine walking in to your local record store, pumped to flip through bins and let your eyes scan over the endless possibilities for a new find. How many times has an album jumped out at you, not because of the name of the band, but because of the image plastered on its cover? Covers communicate an album’s first impression upon its viewers, hoping that by catching your eye it will tempt your ears into listening to the artist’s work. This year, there has been a flood of great music entering our station at KZSC, and I can’t help but get excited when I see the freshly printed covers. It was hard to pick a few favorites, and I’d love to hear from you about the albums you find to be the prettiest albums of 2012. Comment away, this list is hardly exhaustive!

Django Django, Self-Titled album Released January 30, 2012

Visions by Grimes, released January 31, 2012

Ugly by Screaming Females, Released April 3, 2012

Blunderbluss by Jack White, released April 23, 2012

Grief Pedigree by KA, Released April 24, 2012

Father John Misty by Fear Fun, Released April 30, 2012

In Our Heads by Hot Chip, released June 11, 2012

Russian Roulette by Alchemist, released July 17, 2012

Slaughterhouse by Ty Segall Band, released June 26, 2012

YOKOKIMTHURSTON by Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, & Thurston Moore. Released September 25, 2012

III by Crystal Castles, released November 7, 2012

Bastards by Bjork, released November 19, 2012

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