Best
Art Vinyl 2018

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B.E.D
Artist

Baxter Dury, Delilah Holliday, and Étienne de Crécy

Title

B.E.D

Label

Heavenly

Design

tbc

Cocoa Sugar
Artist

Young Fathers

Title

Cocoa Sugar

Label

Ninja Tune

Design

Design & Art Direction: Hingston Studio
Photography: Julia Noni

A Poem Unlimited
Artist

U.S Girls

Title

A Poem Unlimited

Label

4AD

Design

Cover Photo Colin Medley
Design & Layout Robert Beatty

Astropsychosis
Artist

Two Medicine

Title

Astropsychosis

Label

Bella Union

Design

Artwork Jodi Dallas

Record
Artist

Tracey Thorn

Title

Record

Label

Unmade Road - Caroline International

Design

Artwork John Gilsenan Photography Edward Bishop

Susperia
Artist

Thom Yorke

Title

Susperia

Label

XL

The Worms Heart
Artist

The Shins

Title

The Worms Heart

Label

Columbia

Design

Jacob Escobedo

Disolution
Artist

The Pineapple Thief

Title

Disolution

Label

Kscope

Design

Design/art direction - Stylorouge
Photography - Rob O’Connor
Glitching - James Usill

Go To School
Artist

The Lemon Twigs

Title

Go To School

Label

4AD

Design

Art Direction Evan Laffer
Photography Olivia Bee

All Nerve
Artist

The Breeders

Title

All Nerve

Label

4AD

Design

Photography Martin Anderson

Southern Mind (Remixed)
Artist

Lowtide

Title

Southern Mind (Remixed)

Label

Opposite Number

Design

tbc

Lush
Artist

Snail Mail

Title

Lush

Label

Matador

Design

Photography Michael Lavine
Design Mike Zimmerman

Walk Between Worlds
Artist

Simple Minds

Title

Walk Between Worlds

Label

BMG

Design

Photography Dean Chalkley
Graphics Anthony Dry
Art Direction Stuart Crouch

Once
Artist

Peggy Gou

Title

Once

Label

Ninja Tune

Design

Artwork by Jee-ook Choi

Arcadia (OST)
Artist

Anne Briggs, Adrian Utley and Will Gregory.

Title

Arcadia (OST)

Label

Pias Recordings

Design

Stanley Donwood

Age Of
Artist

Oneohtrix Point Never

Title

Age Of

Label

Warp

Design

Album art and design by David Rudnick & Oneohtrix Point Never
Cover image - Jim Shaw
The Great Whatsit, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Smote Reverser
Artist

Oh Sees

Title

Smote Reverser

Label

Castle Face

Design

Cover Art Matt Stawicki

Joy as an Act of Resistance
Artist

Idles

Title

Joy as an Act of Resistance

Label

Partisan Records

Snares Like a Haircut
Artist

No Age

Title

Snares Like a Haircut

Label

Drag City

Design

Artwork Daphne Fitzpatrick
Design & Typography Brian Roettinger

Cerebral Hemispheres
Artist

Mr Fingers

Title

Cerebral Hemispheres

Label

Alleviated Records

Design

tbc

The Four Worlds
Artist

Mark Pritchard

Title

The Four Worlds

Label

Warp

Design

Design Jonathan Zawada

Kingdoms in Colour
Artist

Marabou State

Title

Kingdoms in Colour

Label

Counter Records

Design

Artwork Alexander Brown

Resistance is Futile
Artist

Manic Street Preachers

Title

Resistance is Futile

Label

Columbia

Design

Artwork Concept Nicky Wire
Design Black Finch Design

Double Negative
Artist

Low

Title

Double Negative

Label

Sub Pop

Design

Artwork & Photography Peter Liversidge
Design and Editing David Kramer

I’m all ears
Artist

Let's Eat Grandma

Title

I’m all ears

Label

Transgressive/Pias

Fire Power
Artist

Judas Priest

Title

Fire Power

Label

Columbia

Design

Claudio Bergamin

Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing
Artist

JP Harris

Title

Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing

Label

Trade Root Music Group

Singularity
Artist

John Hopkins

Title

Singularity

Label

Domino

Design

Design Tim Exile
Artwork Stephen McNally

Love is Magic
Artist

John Grant

Title

Love is Magic

Label

Bella Union

Design

Art Direction and Design Scott King
Design Rhys Atkinson
Photography Jonathan de Villiers

77:78
Artist

Jellies

Title

77:78

Label

Heavenly

Dirty Computer
Artist

Janelle Monae

Title

Dirty Computer

Label

Atlantic

Design

Art Direction Jenna Marsh
Design Free Marseilies
Photography Juco

Living In Extraordinary Times
Artist

James

Title

Living In Extraordinary Times

Label

Infectious Records

Design

Considered Designers

Jake Shears
Artist

Jake Shears

Title

Jake Shears

Label

Freida Jean Records

Design

tbc

No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub…
Artist

Half Man Half Biscuit

Title

No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub…

Label

Probe Plus

Design

tbc

Babelsberg
Artist

Gruff Rhys

Title

Babelsberg

Label

Rough Trade

Design

Illustrations Uno Moralez

Overload
Artist

Georgia Anne Muldrow

Title

Overload

Label

Brainfeeder

Design

Artwork by Martin Norwood (Nice Dreams Studio).
Layout by Adam Stover.

Pastoral
Artist

Gazelle Twin

Title

Pastoral

Label

Anti Ghost/Moon Ray Records

Design

Artwork by Gazelle Twin and Jonathan Barnbrook
Typography by Barnbrook

Basic Volume
Artist

Gaika

Title

Basic Volume

Label

Warp

Design

Design by Hassan Rahim, GAIKA
Photography by Joshua Gordon

Plunge
Artist

Fever Ray

Title

Plunge

Label

Rabid

Design

Creative direction & design - Martin Falck,
Make - Up - Ignacio Alonso,
Photography - Louise Enhörning,
Stylist - Christopher Insulander

Violence
Artist

Editors

Title

Violence

Label

Pias Recordings

Design

Artwork, Concept, Design and Photography Rahi Rezvari

Semillero
Artist

Dengue Dengue Dengue

Title

Semillero

Label

On the corner records

Design

tbc

Dionysus
Artist

Dead can Dance

Title

Dionysus

Label

Pias

Design

Cover Photo Design Brendan Perry

Elephants On Acid
Artist

Cypress Hill

Title

Elephants On Acid

Label

BMG

Design

Tbc

Love Is Dead
Artist

Chvrches

Title

Love Is Dead

Label

Vertigo-Capital-Universal

Design

Creative Director Warren Fu
Sleeve Photo Lindsey Byrnes
Design Layout Liz Hirsch

Chris
Artist

Christine & The Queens

Title

Chris

Label

Because Music

Design

Artwork Tracy Ma Photography Jamie Morgan

By The Way I Forgive You
Artist

Brandi Carlile

Title

By The Way I Forgive You

Label

Atlantic

Design

Cover Painting Scott Avett Art Direction Matt Meiners

7
Artist

Beach House

Title

7

Label

Bella Union

Design

tbc

Bagpuss
Artist

Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner

Title

Bagpuss

Label

Earth Recordings

Design

Illustrations Hannah Alice. Linocuts Peter Firmin
Design and Art Direction Alex Hornsby / House of Mountains

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Artist

Arctic Monkeys

Title

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

Label

Domino

Design

Artwork - Alex Turner
Design - Matthew Cooper
Photography - Zackery Michael

Collapse EP
Artist

Aphex Twin

Title

Collapse EP

Label

Warp

Design

Art and craft process - Weirdcore
The Designers Republic ™, Richard D. James

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