Monday, 2 December 2013

2013: Favourite Album Covers

2013 has unquestionably been a landmark year in music; with comebacks and breakthroughs, debuts and swan songs, Sky Ferreira and Miley Cyrus, it has been more than an eventful 12 months. However, here at //APEX we're a little more easily amused by the little things in life, so welcome to our 30 finest album covers of the year.

P.S. big up to the artists at DONDA that have actually managed to squeeze 2 Chainz onto an end of year list.
Joe Gilbey

Never judge a book by its cover, or so the old adage goes. We're not ones to do that, but instead we'll opt to judge a cover by its cover for our favourite pieces of album artwork from the past 12 months. These picks fall under numerous criteria: conceptual statements, imagery related to the music, or on a more basic level the simple aesthetic value of the art. Here are 30 of our favourite covers, in no particular order, for you to feast your eyes on before the real business of year-end lists commences (ie albums and tracks). Enjoy.
Joe Sherwood

Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)

Katie Gately Katie Gately (Public Information)

M. Geddes Gengras Collected Works Vol. 1: The Moog Years (Umor Rex)

Moin EP (Blackest Ever Black)

Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven (Warp)

Karen Gwyer Needs Continuum (No Pain In Pop)

Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)

Sigur Rós Kveikur (XL)

Donato Dozzy Plays Bee Mask (Spectrum Spools)

Glasser Interiors (True Panther)

Zomby With Love (4AD)

Autre Ne Veut Anxiety (Software)

The Besnard Lakes Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)

Laurel Halo Chance of Rain (Hyperdub)

Czarface Czarface (Brick)

Kevin Devine Bubblegum (Devinyl)

Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time (Polydor)

Headboggle & Vibrating Garbage Headboggle & Vibrating Garbage (Beer on the Rug)

Dawn of Midi Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)

Basic House Caim in Bird Form (Digitalis)

2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME (Def Jam)

Anthony Child The Space Between People and Things (NNA)

Lucrecia Dalt Syzygy (HEM)

Teeth of the Sea Master (Rocket)

Pharmakon Abandon (Sacred Bones)

The Stranger Watching Dead Empires in Decay (Modern Love)

Young Echo Nexus (Ramp)

Nicholas Bullen Component Fixations (Type)

Pete Swanson Punk Authority (Software)

Forest Swords Engravings (Tri Angle)

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