WTF?! LeAnn Rimes

“I’m melting! Melting! What a world!” Admit it. That’s what you thought when you saw it, too. Why would anyone turn LeAnn Rimes’ pretty face into an ugly smear? This is one of the strangest album covers I have seen in ages. It looks like a promo for one of those cheap Italian horror movies from the 1970s. She Ate Satan’s Soul! Starring Gina Lola Linguini as The Witch.

Spitfire is Rimes’ 14th studio album. It is scheduled to be released on April 9, 2013.

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Editor’s Choice: February 18, 2013

Below are 10 noteworthy album covers that were posted to the AAX gallery last week. They were selected simply because I found them to be interesting or a valuable addition to the gallery. They are listed in no particular order.

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Wacky Album Cover of the Evening


Mad Curry – S/T (1971)

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55th Annual GRAMMY winners for package design


BEST RECORDING PACKAGE

Biophilia – Björk

Art directors: Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak
Label: One Little Indian / Nonesuch



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BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE

Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection – Woody Guthrie

Art director: Fritz Klaetke
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Album Cover Hall of Fame gives the rundown on GRAMMY Award nominees

The Album Cover Hall of Fame has a nice summary of this year’s GRAMMY Award nominees in the Best Recording Package and Best Boxed 0r Special Limited Edition Package categories. The award show will be broadcast tomorrow on CBS. Check your local listings for the time and channel.

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Déjà Vu: Justin Timberlake vs. Albert Einstein

I guess it may have seemed like an original concept. Justin Timberlake’s forthcoming album is The 20/20 Experience. So why not have Justin pose behind a phoropter, that science fiction-looking eye exam machine with all the lenses and dials? That dreaded déjà vu moment is why not.

Unfortunately, most clever concepts have been done before. The secret to success is to do it better. I am not sure that the photograph of Timberlake by Tom Munro is better than the cover for Canadian progressive rock group Saga’s 2012 album, 20/20. The cover the Saga album features a photograph of Albert Einstein with a stock art phoropter superimposed over his face. The Einstein image works because his face is so highly recognizable. An image of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and many other icons would have the same result. Justin Timberlake? Not so much.

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (2013)

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Editor’s Choice: February 4, 2013

Below are 10 noteworthy album covers that were posted to the AAX gallery last week. They were selected simply because I found them to be interesting or a valuable addition to the gallery. They are listed in no particular order.

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Déjà Vu: Hurts vs. Pet Shop Boys

English electronic music duo Hurts revealed the cover for their forthcoming album, Exile, on their official Facebook page yesterday. The pop music blog Chart Rigger has observed “…looks very Pet Shop Boys by way of Kraftwerk.” I have to agree. The cover gave me a similar déjà vu moment.

It is very similar to the cover for Actually, the second studio album released by Pet Shop Boys in 1987. Hurts has been compared to Pet Shop Boys many times. So, the look of the duo’s sophomore album is probably not a coincidence. I suppose having one of them yawn would have been too obvious.

Hurts – Exile (2013)

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