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  • 49-17
The Temper Trap
Strangeland
The 2nd Law
The Temper Trap
Artist

The Temper Trap

Title

The Temper Trap

Label

Infectious

Design

Photography & Artwork by Alberto Seveso. Design & Art Direction by Boat Studios.

Strangeland
Artist

Keane

Title

Strangeland

Label

Island

Design

Photography by Alex Lake. Design and Art Direction by Tourist.

The 2nd Law
Artist

Muse

Title

The 2nd Law

Label

Helium 3

Design

Neuro Images supplied courtesy of the Human Connectome Project, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA. Band Photography by Travis Shinn.

Blues Funeral
Artist

Mark Lanegan Band

Title

Blues Funeral

Label

Infectious

Design

Image The Design Library. Design Alison Fielding

Sorry
Artist

White Lung

Title

Sorry

Label

Deranged

Design

Design by Justin Gradin

A Flash Flood of Colour
Artist

Enter Shikari

Title

A Flash Flood of Colour

Label

Ambush Reality

Design

Concept and Art Direction by Ian Johnsen and Enter Shikari. Photography by Paul Blundell. Layout by Dave Thomas

Words and Music
Artist

Saint Etienne

Title

Words and Music

Label

Heavenly

Design

Map by Dorothy. Design by Paul Kelly

Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Artist

Richard Hawley

Title

Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Label

Parlophone

Design

Design by Nick Phillips Ink. Photography by Richard Tailby

Blunderbuss
Artist

Jack White

Title

Blunderbuss

Label

XL

Design

Packaging Design and Layout by The Third Man and Rob Jones at Animal Rummy. Photography by Jo McCaughey. Additional Photography by Andrea Westmoreland.

Lex Hives
Artist

The Hives

Title

Lex Hives

Label

Disques Hives

Design

Design by Henrik Walse

Bloom
Artist

Beach House

Title

Bloom

Label

Bella Union

Design

Design by Brian Roettinger

Delicious EP
Artist

Peace

Title

Delicious EP

Label

Columbia

Design

Design by Sam Coldy Studio

Melt
Artist

Young Magic

Title

Melt

Label

Carpark Records

Design

Design by Leif Podhajsky

From the Horizon
Artist

dEbruit

Title

From the Horizon

Label

Civil Music

Design

Art and Design by The Rainbowmonkey

Beams
Artist

Matthew Dear

Title

Beams

Label

Ghostly International

Design

Painting by Michael Cina

Elysium
Artist

Pet Shop Boys

Title

Elysium

Label

Parlophone

Design

Design and Art Direction by Farrow and Pet Shop Boys. Photography by Anna Summa

Reign of Terror
Artist

Sleigh Bells

Title

Reign of Terror

Label

Mom + Pop

Design

Design by Steven Attardo

Votive Life
Artist

Cave Painting

Title

Votive Life

Label

Third Rock Recordings

Design

Art Direction & Design by Scott Jones at The Creative Corporation

Until The Quiet Comes
Artist

Flying Lotus

Title

Until The Quiet Comes

Label

Warp

Design

Art Direction by Stephen Serrato with B+. Photography by B+ with Dan Kitchens. Graphic Design by Stephen Serrato

In Our Heads
Artist

Hot Chip

Title

In Our Heads

Label

Domino

Design

Design Nick Relph. Layout by Matthew Cooper

Shields
Artist

Grizzly Bear

Title

Shields

Label

Warp

Design

Artwork by Richard Diebenkorn, Design and Art Direction by Ben Tousley

The Plot Against Common Sense
Artist

Future of the Left

Title

The Plot Against Common Sense

Label

Xtra Mile Recordings

Design

Design by Paul O'Connell

Visions
Artist

Grimes

Title

Visions

Label

4AD

Design

Design by Mark Khair

Mumps etc.
Artist

Why?

Title

Mumps etc.

Label

City Slang

Design

Design by Chris Simmons at Possible

Mirage Rock
Artist

Band of Horses

Title

Mirage Rock

Label

Columbia

Design

Photography by Christopher Wilson. Design by Dave Bett

Quarantine
Artist

Laurel Halo

Title

Quarantine

Label

Hyperdub

Design

Design by Optigram. Artwork by Makoto Aida

The Light the Dead See
Artist

Soulsavers

Title

The Light the Dead See

Label

V2

Design

Illustration by Stewart Robson. Layout by Rob Crane

Holograms
Artist

Holograms

Title

Holograms

Label

Captured Tracks

Design

Design and Layout by Ryan McCardle. Photography by F. Holland Day

MDNA
Artist

Madonna

Title

MDNA

Label

Polydor

Design

Photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Art Direction by Giovanni Bianco

Ask the Dust
Artist

Lorn

Title

Ask the Dust

Label

Ninja Tune

Design

Design by Jesse Auersalo

Nocturne
Artist

Wild Nothing

Title

Nocturne

Label

Bella Union

Design

Design by Jack Tatum. Photography by Shawn Brackbill. Layout by Ryan McCardle

Hive Mind
Artist

Ital

Title

Hive Mind

Label

Planet Mu

Design

Design by Sam Chirnside

That’s Why God Made the Radio
Artist

The Beach Boys

Title

That’s Why God Made the Radio

Label

Capitol

Design

Design by Lawrence Azerrad at L.A.D. Design

Passage
Artist

Exitmusic

Title

Passage

Label

Secretly Canadian

Design

Design by Daniel Murphy at Secretly Canadian

Gossamer
Artist

Passion Pit

Title

Gossamer

Label

Columbia

Design

Photography by Mark Borthwick. Art Direction and Design by Anita Marisa Boriboon

Ways to Forget
Artist

Clock Opera

Title

Ways to Forget

Label

Moshi Moshi

Design

Design by Richard Robinson and Clock Opera. Art Direction by Richard Robinson and Mads Perch. Illustration by Richard Robinson. Photography by Mads Perch

Transverse
Artist

Carter Tutti Void

Title

Transverse

Label

Mute

Design

Design by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti

Plumb
Artist

Field Music

Title

Plumb

Label

Memphis Industries

Design

Design by Peter Brewis of Field Music

Advaitic Songs
Artist

Om

Title

Advaitic Songs

Label

Drag City

Design

Design by Dan Osborn of Drag City Inc.

Wild Peace
Artist

Echo Lake

Title

Wild Peace

Label

No Pain in Pop

Design

Design by Natalia Stuyk

Ascent
Artist

Six Organs of Admittance

Title

Ascent

Label

Drag City

Design

Design by Dan Osborn of Drag City Inc. Painting by Becca Mann

Sonik Kicks
Artist

Paul Weller

Title

Sonik Kicks

Label

Island

Design

Design by Paul Weller and Alex Hutchinson at Free Barrabas. Photography by Julian Broad

We’ll Be The Moon
Artist

Fixers

Title

We’ll Be The Moon

Label

Mercury Music Ltd.

Design

Design by Jack Goldstein

Centipede Hz
Artist

Animal Collective

Title

Centipede Hz

Label

Domino

Design

Design by Dave Portner, Abby Portner and Rob Carmichael at Seen. Original Photography by Dave Portner and @atibaphoto

Undersea EP
Artist

The Antlers

Title

Undersea EP

Label

Transgressive

Design

Design by Darby Ciccy

Sexual Harassment
Artist

Turbonegro

Title

Sexual Harassment

Label

Volcom

Design

Neon Sign by Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken. Photography by Akimoto Fakuda. Art Direction by Martin Kvamme at Snohetta Design

By Your Side
Artist

Breakbot

Title

By Your Side

Label

Because Music

Design

Artwork and Graphic Design by Andrew Woodhead, David Fanfani, Francois Morel, Damien Ferrie and Nicolas Lesaffre

Open Your Heart
Artist

The Men

Title

Open Your Heart

Label

Sacred Bones Records

Design

Design by Rich Samis and Sacred Bones Design

Born to Die
Artist

Lana Del Ray

Title

Born to Die

Label

Polydor

Default 12
Artist

Atoms For Peace

Title

Default 12

Label

XL

Design

Design by Stanley Donwood, Doomsday Print and Design

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