Fellow album art indulgers, I write this post to you from computer purgatory. I’ve just returned from taking my laptop in for a battery replacement, which apparently requires it be shipped off to a different service facility from which it may or may not actually return. In the absence of my trusty Dell machine, I’m on my new Mac Mini, which I’m still handling with safety gloves until a couple of different external hard drives arrive and I can partition off various files and apps among them. Apparently, you turn 30 and suddenly start giving a damn about not choking your gadgets to death before their time. Who knew?
Anyway, that’s my situation right now. What’s all this have to do with album art? Exactly nothing. (I told you I’m in a bad way with regard to these intro blurbs!) But, the album art part’s coming up now. So, jump in!
I’ll be honest, I’ve got a bit of writer’s block when it comes to these intros. The album artwork jokes come relatively easily — pretty low-hanging fruit — but, I mean…the intros? What’s there to joke about here? WELP, WE GOT SOME REAL GOOD ALBUM COVERS COMING! HAHA VERY FUNNY, KEEP IT COMING. I dunno. I guess this is what happens when a column about album artwork gets existential. Anyway, to the albums! Continue reading →
End of August already? Good lord. I hardly know where the time’s going anymore. Nevertheless, it’s late at night on Thursday because I put this off a bit, and — of course, and probably due to my tardiness — there’s a tremendous load of album art to dig into this week. We’ve got seven featured here in this post, and it could easily have been twice that amount, but for the lateness of the hour. So, let’s not waste any further time!
Somehow, we’re coming up on three straight months of this column, which just…boggles my mind. This thing already eclipsed by Blog Segment Consistency record, like, two months ago. When the gift is ridiculous album covers, the metal world keeps on giving, I guess. Anyway, we’ve got a packed edition for you this week, so let’s jump in!
I turn 30 tomorrow! And for my birthday, the metal world has gotten me not-a-lot-of-album-art-to-make-fun-of-this-week. Which, honestly, is a good thing, cause I had an oddly busy week at the day job. But, there are still five albums featured in this week’s post — including one particular stalwart act that should surprise nobody for their inclusion here — so let’s not waste any more time. Hit the jump for this week’s cover art highlights!