Then and Now: Natalie Cole


Inseparable (1975)

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En Español (2013)

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Cast your vote for the best album cover for the week of May 28, 2013

Below are six album covers that were preselected from this week’s new music releases. They were chosen based on Amazon.com sales rank and for their noteworthy album cover designs. Please vote for the cover that you think is the best of the bunch. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Alice In Chains – The Devil Put
Dinosaurs Here

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Black Star Riders – All Hell
Breaks Loose

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John Fogerty – Wrote A Song
For Everyone

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Laura Marling – Once I Was
An Eagle

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Skinny Puppy – Weapon

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Tesseract – Altered State

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Trouble Will Find Me by The National voted the best album cover for the week of May 21, 2013

According to our AlbumArtExchange Blog poll, the best album cover for the week of May 21, 2013 is Trouble Will Find Me by The National. The cover received 39% of the votes cast by our readers. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories was second with 26% of the vote. Love Lust Faith + Dreams by 30 Seconds to Mars was third with 17%.

The artwork for the winning cover is by visual artist Bohyun Yoon. You can see additional examples of Yoon’s work at bohyunyoon.com.

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The Spotnicks – Out-A Space The Spotnicks in London (1962)

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At the Movies: Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6, the sixth film in the Fast and the Furious series, was released internationally today. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Chris Bridges, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz.

The soundtrack album for the film was released by Def Jam Recordings on May 21, 2013. It features 12 tracks by various artists and is available on CD and as a digital download from iTunes and Amazon.com. Artists appearing on the album include 2 Chainz, deadmau5, The Crystal Method and Ludacris.

The artwork for the soundtrack is a square version of the movie poster. It features the entire starring cast of the film in threatening poses.

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Cast your vote for the best album cover for the week of May 21, 2013

Below are six album covers that were preselected from this week’s new music releases. They were chosen based on Amazon.com sales rank and for their noteworthy album cover designs. Please vote for the cover that you think is the best of the bunch. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

30 Seconds to Mars – Love Lust
Faith + Dreams

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The Beach Boys – Live: The 50th
Anniversary Tour

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Airbourne – Black Dog Barking

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

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The National – Trouble Will Find Me

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U.D.O. – Steelhammer

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Promises by Boxer Rebellion voted best album cover for the week of May 14, 2013

According to our AlbumArtExchange Blog poll, the best album cover for the week of May 14, 2013 is Promises by Boxer Rebellion. The cover received 50% of the voted cast by our readers. One of Us Is the Killer by The Dillinger Escape Plan was a distant second with 25% of the vote. In third place is Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City, which received 17%.

Design and layout for the winning cover is credited to Glen “Ninja” Alberstine. The cover photograph is by Jegeor. I was not able to find information about the photographer. However, there is a Flickr page under the name with the cover image and several similar examples.

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Editor’s Choice: May 20, 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: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside vs. Abbe May

Here’s a interesting album art déjà vu that features women in underwear wearing cattle skulls on their heads. Thanks to AAX admin Aequi for suggesting this pair.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Untamed Beast (2013)

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Abbe May – Design Desire (2011)

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Stromae – Papaoutai (2013)

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