Sunday, 17 May 2009

Classic album covers (Part VII)

This is the final, but not least, of the Classic album covers series and it is dedicated to the pop music scene. Honestly, I had no idea that most pop albums have such a boring artwork and it took me a few days in order to decide on what to include. The majority of covers are not very original, but have gained fame thanks to the cult status of the albums themselves.

Actually this is the first series based more on the impact the album had on the charts and the listeners than of the appeal the cover has. Although I found plenty of intriguing sleeves they were not included as they are far from the idea of classic, thus the rather blunt list. As you will see the majority of covers contain facial image of the band/singer, which I have never thought to be interesting, but, oh well, we are talking about pop music, aren't we? Most of the albums that made it in the list are from the last 30 years, although a few older examples of artwork can be seen.

I personally didn't enjoy making this list up, but do hope you will approve of the entries...and if you don't I dare you to try to come up with at least 10 original pop album covers from the past two decades. Feel warned, muhahaha!

Madonna - Ray Of Light

Michael Jackson - Dangerous

Britney Spears - Britney

Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess

Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly!

Christina Aguilera - Stripped

Texas - White On Blonde

'N Sync - No Strings Attached

Ace of Base - The Sign

Cher - Believe

Mylene Farmer - Innamoramento

Spice Girls - Spiceworld

Mariah Carey - Music Box

Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love

Army Of Lovers - Massive Luxury Overdose

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814

Roxette - Look Sharp

George Michael - Faith

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Boney M. - Nightflight To Venus

Simply Red - Stars

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Carpenters - Close To You

ABBA - Super Troupers

Barbra Straisand - Je m'apelle Barbra

BeeGees - Spirits Having Flown

The Mamas & The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears