CURSED IMAGERY: The Month in Album Art (April 2021)

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Hello, friends! It’s that time again. (Well, technically, it’s two-days-past that time again, because the first of the month fell on a Saturday and nobody really wants to read blogs over the weekend.)

In any case, it’s May now! And with April dead and buried, it’s time to look back at its album art lowlights. We’ve got ten fresh picks for you to sink your teeth into… and then promptly spit out because they taste several-weeks-past-their-sell-by-dates. Let’s jump on in, shall we?

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Chaos is Me: February and March 2021

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Welcome back to another edition of Chaos is Me. I am once again behind on getting this column out on time, but life is what life is. We pick ourselves back up and keep trying. The important thing is that this column contains some of my favorite screamo released this year so far, and perhaps even a few gems that might end up on a year-end list. If that sounds of interest to you, then read on below.

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CURSED IMAGERY: The Month in Album Art (March 2021)

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Man, we’re already a quarter of the way through the year? What the hell, man. The time, it flies. I think the highlights of 2021 so far have been: getting vaccinated, reading 10 books and counting (which, I think, is fully half of the quota I committed to on Goodreads — whoops!), and somehow managing not to overspend on LEGO. There’s also been some music, too, I guess.

Anyway! It’s a new month, and that means we’ve got some ridiculous album art to discuss. Let’s jump in!

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CURSED IMAGERY: The Month in Album Art (February 2021)

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Welcome back! It’s a new month, and you know what that means: time to look back at some funnies from the old month. And fellow art criticism aficionados, let me tell you: despite being the shortest month of the year, February 2021 was absolutely stacked for ridiculous album covers. The more-than-1000 albums / singles / EPs released over the last 28 days (per Metal-Archives) yielded a “long list” of 30 albums. And man, it was difficult as shit whittling that list down to the 10 that ultimately made the cut. Do not think for a minute that the following albums are the only ones worth giggling over this month; February was a veritable treasure trove. These just happen to be the best of the best.

Anyway. Let’s take a look at ’em now, shall we?

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Chaos is Me: January 2021

New year, back on the same bullshit. Welcome to Chaos is Me, Nine Circles’ monthly roundup of the best screamo one man can dig up. If you’re joining us for the first time in this new year, welcome, and thanks for checking this out. If you’re a repeat reader, then thanks for coming back for a new season. 2021 is already off to a great start music-wise, with a few releases that might even have the potential to stick around come list season when this year wraps up. I called a lot of shots that I regretted in this respect last year, though, so for now lets just take stock of what are definitely my favorite releases from January.

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