August 15, 2012
For this edition of my ongoing album art lover series (where I discuss album art trends and stuff), I’m focusing on the album covers using blur, an effect I’ve seen pop up more and more this year, from Cloud Nothings to The Antlers to Chromatics. Probably the most iconic blurry album photo is Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, which was thought to symbolize the dazed and druggy times of the mid-60′s (but was actually because it was freezing cold the day of the photo shoot).
From the 60′ on, blurry and out-of-focus album art continues to be popular aesthetic choice, used to evoke feelings of confusion, intoxication, dizziness or unrest, or it could just be that artists think it looks cool. Whatever the case, below is a mix of 15 albums featuring blurry covers. View the cover art and download an track from each album below, just make sure to take your dramamine first.
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Tags: album art, Avril Lavigne, Black Sabbath, Blur, Bob Dylan, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, James Blake, Moonface, My Morning Jacket, Nada Surf, The Antlers, The Cure, The Gloria Record, The Raveonettes, Tom Waits