August 27, 2008
I’m surprised by the amount of discussion on yesterday’s open thread, but apparently bad album artwork gets people talking. The criticism of the Lee Ann Womack cover got me thinking about her well-received album artwork last time out, for her masterpiece There’s More Where That Came From. It was praised for its retro style:
It was popular, but I always preferred the retro approach taken by The Mavericks, on their 1996 album Music For All Occasions. I like the humor present in it:
Patty Loveless is taking the retro approach with her new album art, though with some modern style mixed in for good measure:
Of course, nothing tops actual retro album artwork from back in the day. Here are two of my favorites, from Loretta Lynn and Porter Wagoner, in that order:
Mention your favorite album artwork in the comments with an explanation why, and I’ll post a thread featuring reader picks later tonight!