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(apologies if this is topic already has it's own thread)

album artwork is something i pay attention to a lot and i think it goes under appreciated a lot of the time.

i'm curious what your favourites are

i'll start i guess heh

DJ Screw - All Screwed Up

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Bibio - Silver Wilkinson

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I think these are greaaaa-waitiseeapattern...

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i've always really really loved that daft punk cover, appeals to my obsession with textures lol
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I have it on canvas in my living room as well.
When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare in the sun

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I have it on canvas in my living room as well.


omg nice, double exposure photography is so pretty i love the colors on this
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sleep wrote:i've always really really loved that daft punk cover, appeals to my obsession with textures lol


Same here. I experience music as textures almost synesthetically and that fabric on velvet works so well with the overal sound of the album.

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As with all of the band's releases, A Storm in Heaven features enigmatic artwork designed by Brian Cannon. The cover photo was shot inside Thor's Cave in Staffordshire, England. The vinyl LP version came in gatefold packaging.

In a reappraisal of the album, Delusions of Adequacy notes that A Storm in Heaven transcended the other albums of its time:

A highly burnished synthesis of the warbling hard rock of the Doors, the infinite rhythmic groove of Can, the space-fried improvisations of Yeti-era Amon Düül II, and the effects-pedal anchor of My Bloody Valentine, A Storm in Heaven may well have been the best neo-psychedelic album released in the 1990s. While often clumped together with the other English bands leading the shoegaze movement during the same time period, the Verve was creating a far different version of the thick atmospherics the genre became known for. Despite some minor cosmetic similarities, Loveless this was not. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that guitarist Nick McCabe gazed shoe-ward with far better results than Kevin Shields ever did. While Loveless remained firmly anchored to the early-90s British scene, A Storm in Heaven flew figure eights somewhere over its head.


Verve were a million times better than MBV, IMO. Until the singer picked up an acoustic guitar and Verve died.... :cry:

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Used to have a massive poster of that Storm In Heaven cover. :D Much as I love Loveless, it's a claustrophobic record. Verve were all sky and space. Still the most consistently mind-blowing live band I saw for a couple of years. A vinyl copy of Storm In Heaven is rapidly becoming my last holy grail record. Agree 100% on the acoustic guitar signalling the band's death.

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IanRedpoint wrote:Used to have a massive poster of that Storm In Heaven cover. :D Much as I love Loveless, it's a claustrophobic record. Verve were all sky and space. Still the most consistently mind-blowing live band I saw for a couple of years. A vinyl copy of Storm In Heaven is rapidly becoming my last holy grail record. Agree 100% on the acoustic guitar signalling the band's death.



Fucking A right on; I fully expected to have to come in here and defend my point of view but I saw both bands back in the 90's and no lie, seeing Verve in a tiny house for FREE in '93 on the ASIH tour was a life changing experience!! They'll always be in my top 3 ATF's. They may repress ASIH soon...

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some of my favs

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I think theses are pretty cool.

Norma Jean "Redeemer"
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Urban Dance Squad "Life and Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover"
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Tame Impalla "Currents"
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Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

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My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

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Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

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Micachu & The Shapes - Never

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Vektroid - Polytravellers

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The Irresistible Force - It's Tomorrow Already

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Godspeed You! Black Emporer - F♯ A♯ ∞

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