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!Continue reading
Welcome back, y’all! This week’s post is kind of interesting in that most of the albums we’ll be featuring ended up coalescing around a particular theme: COLORS. There are lots of colors in these album covers, and most of them actually — gasp — work pretty well together! We’ll also be featuring a band who did not hop on the color bandwagon, but whose name is literal binary code, so…kinda had to include them. Anyway, let’s get started!
We’ve got a lighter week for ridiculous album art this week. And that, honestly, is a good thing for now; I’m simultaneously working on a new Retrocution post and struggling to find the right words for it. Dumb jokes about album covers come surprisingly easy — the bands have done most of the leg work for you! Writing an actual review? Woof. Tread lightly, kids. Anyway, we’ll still have some fun with this stuff, so let’s jump in!
So, this is fun. You’re actually reading Draft No. 2 of this post, because thanks to a faulty plug connection, my laptop just turned off on me about 80% through my first draft — a draft that WordPress had, for whatever reason, failed to auto-save at any point. So, said entire draft got wiped. Technology is just wonderful, isn’t it. Anyway, here are our album art highlights for this week:
I’m starting to wonder if this segment might be better with a monthly frequency. Like, there’s usually a decent selection of solid pieces of album artwork from week to week, and this week is no exception. But, the truly ridiculous pieces — the ones this segment was, ostensibly, created to highlight — seem to be fewer and farther between all the time. Although, to be fair, I never expected my post frequency to be as consistent as it has been, so maybe I just need to start being a bad blogger again? I don’t know. These are the things you think about when you write about bad album art, kids. Don’t jump into this field lightly. Anyway, here are this week’s highlights:Continue reading