Musical Acts Who Supported Great Album Art Nominees – Class of 2013

Nominees for the “Musical Acts Who Supported Great Album Art” category – ACHOF Class of 2013

Of course, without the patronage of musical acts and their record labels, there would be no great album cover art, but there were some acts that “got it” better than others and used their cover imagery to both help set the mood for the music packaged inside and build a deeper bond with their fans and potential fans.At times, a great album cover image could be a powerful enticement to shoppers browsing the racks at their favorite record store, whereas some fans of a band viewed them as “rewards” given to those who’d waited patiently for an act’s next release.

With the strong connection evident between the visual and aural arts, it only seems natural that musicians would find kindred spirits in the men and women tasked to produce the images for their recorded music.

All nominees have their first album cover credits listed some time during the years 1976 – 1990.

Name of Musical Act – link to discography as listed on the Allmusic.com web site

Bjorkhttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/bj%C3%B6rk-mn0000769444/discography

The Clashhttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-clash-mn0000075747/discography

Depeche Modehttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/depeche-mode-mn0000239921/discography

Electric Light Orchestrahttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/electric-light-orchestra-mn0000163229/discography

Nirvanahttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/nirvana-mn0000357406/discography

Pixieshttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/pixies-mn0000895136/discography

The Ramoneshttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/ramones-mn0000490004/discography

R.E.M.http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rem-mn0000325459/discography

The Sex Pistolshttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/sex-pistols-mn0000418740/discography

Talking Headshttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/talking-heads-mn0000131650/discography

To see the complete list of this year’s inductees, please click here.

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