Top 10 Album Covers of 2010

Alcest - Écailles De Lune

1. Alcest – Écailles De Lune

Since the intent of this blog is to focus on all creative aspects of music, it seemed to make sense to give some props to some of the best album covers from the past year.

I knew as soon as I picked up Écailles De Lune by Alcest that it would be very difficult for anything to nudge it from the top position. To put it simply, everything about this cover is simply stunning. Painted by Fursy Teyssier and laid out by Metastazis the visuals perfectly compliment the blackened post shoegaze sounds of Alcest. And how about the text treatment of the Alcest logo? Put that by itself on the cover and it likely would still be at the top of this list.

Below are nine other covers from the past year that I felt stood out. Have a look and check out the actual recordings while you’re at it. Everything shown here is not only great to look at, but totally worth your listening attention as well. Oh, and did I mention that number two was also painted by Fursy Teyssier?

Lantlôs - .neon

2. Lantlôs – .neon

Howl – Full of Hell

3. Howl – Full of Hell

Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Part II

4. Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II

Danko Jones – Below the Belt

5. Danko Jones – Below the Belt

The Secret - Solve Et Coagula

6. The Secret – Solve Et Coagula

Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit

7. Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit

Tweak Bird – Tweak Bird

8. Tweak Bird – Tweak Bird

Watain – Lawless Darkness

9. Watain – Lawless Darkness

The Sword – Warp Riders

10. The Sword – Warp Riders

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  2. Gskn · September 13, 2011 Reply

    I think the Lantlôs album is called .neon….. Neige de Mars is a track on the album.
    This comment applies to this post as well: http://www.heretodestroy.com/blog/2011/09/12/woods-of-ypres-home-7/

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