20 Intriguing Album Art of 2018 (So Far)

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By Jenna Dreisenstock

An album’s artwork is what makes the first impression of a new release, even though it’s definitely unfair to ‘judge a book by its cover’. We can’t assume what the tracks of the album sound like just by it’s album art, however the artwork is the most eye-catching part of the release. The artwork doesn’t determine the quality of the album – the visual art of the music world plays an integral part of catching a listener’s eye though: and can often lead to new discoveries for those who have a keen eye for different art styles.

We have collected just a few of our favourite album artworks from this year; showing the 20 eye-catching pieces we personally find intriguing. If we are unable to find an artists credit, please let us know if you recognise the work and can give us the artist’s name.

Daedelus – ‘Taut

Artwork Credit: Debbie Cho

Iglooghost – ‘Steel Mogu

Artwork CreditSeamus Malliagh

Chrome Sparks – ‘What’s It Gonna Take‘ single

Artwork Credit: Tonje Thilesen

Cruel Diagonals – ‘Disambiguation

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

Ground Tactics – ‘Imaterial Breath

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

Masayoshi Fujita – ‘Book of Life

Artwork Credit: Photography by Karl Blossfeldt.

Design by Bernd Kuchenbeisern. Portrait by Patricia Haas.

Son Lux – ‘Brighter Wounds

Artwork Credit: The Made Shop

Laurel Halo – ‘Raw Silk Uncut Wood

Artwork Credit: Jill Mulleady

Deadly Avenger – ‘The Girl With The White Orchid

Artwork Credit: Unkown Artist

Lotic – ‘Power

Artwork Credit: Matt Lambert

Kimbra – ‘Primal Heart

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

 

Peggy Gou – ‘Once

Artwork CreditJee-ook Choi

Lykke Li – ‘so sad so sexy

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

VHS Dreams – ‘Lost World

Artwork Credit: George Dervenagas

SOPHIE – ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

OKZharp and Mathe Ribane – ‘Closer / Apart

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘I’m All Ears

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

CECILIA – ‘Descente Ferme

Artwork Credit: Stefan Schwartzman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syclops – ‘Pink Eye

Artwork Credit: Karo Brandi

Simian Mobile Disco – Murmurations

Artwork Credit: Unknown Artist

It was more of a struggle than expected to find the names of the artists responsible for these amazing album covers – if anyone has knowledge of any of the artists we’ve missed please let us know! I hope you enjoyed our list.