July 27, 2010
“A dog is very easy to break, but cats make you work for their affection. They don’t sell out the way dogs do.”
I was thinking about how indie band’s obsession with cats (at least 5 indie albums from this year alone have the domestic felines on the cover) and then I thought about the above quote spoken by Robert De Niro in Meet The Parents. Are cats the indie to dogs’ mainstream? They certainly are the less popular, less accessible and arguably quirkier of the two pets. Food for thought.
Anyway, all this kitty albums craze (and being that today is the release date of Best Coast’s cat-loving Crazy For You) now is a perfect opportunity for a new edition in my ongoing album art love feature. Here is a mix of 10 albums featuring cats on the cover. And just in case you’re wondering it has to be an actual cat image and not just the word (sorry Cat Power, Cat Stevens). View the album art and download an MP3 from each below and let me know if there’s any cat covers that I missed!