Look at the covers of all your favorite metal albums. While they'll probably fall into a few different schools of design, you can bet not a single one looks like anything that came out of the 1950s jazz scene. But judging from Brazilian designer Rafael Melandi's redesigns—maybe they should have.
What's hot, sweaty, and filled with sexual innuendo? I'm talking about disco—what did you think I was talking about?—but I'm also talking about the design that was created to sell this era of suddenly decadent lifestyles.
Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love…
Now this is a fun idea. Mondo is making Batman: The Animated Series 7-inch album covers for San Diego Comic-Con. They look so rad.
Everybody's buzzing about the new comedy album 2776, which is chock full of famous comedians and personalities, riffing about the future and science-fictional stuff. Almost everybody you love is on this album — but perhaps surprisingly, the clear standout is NPR's Nina Totenberg's a capella rock opera.
Raise your hand if you've ever gone on a vacation (or even to an event for a day), taken a bunch of photos, sworn you'll put them in an album for your friends and family to see, only to leave them languishing on phone or SD card for many months. I do it pretty much every time. Google+ Stories, a feature that begins…
Former White Stripes frontman Jack White is going all out on his upcoming album. The vinyl version of Lazaretto contains a number of unprecedented features, including two different intros for the same song and the appearance of a holographic angel while it spins.
We all know that science fiction novels can have crappy art on their covers — there are entire websites devoted to chronicling them. But what about album covers? Oh yes. Here are 30 album covers of full of shoddy scifi, bizarre dreamscapes, and just plain bad choices.
Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup enter the world of Flaming Lips when they prepare to take down the pink robots. Courtney Bernard is just one of the artists putting cartoon characters (and Muppets) on classic album covers.
Last week's edition of the always stellar The Line It is Drawn art mashup series at Comics Should Be Good made the Fantastic Four as big as the Beatles. The brilliant fanartists took up the challenge of CSBG readers to place superheroes on album covers, casting the Teen Titans as Gorillaz, the various Robins as the…
Check out this brilliant collection of famous album covers remixed to star all of comics' greatest superheroes. The Teen Titans sit in Bat-Detention, Elektra's a maniac, and you'll never guess who plays Prince.
For this week's Photoshop Contest, I asked you to add technology to classic album covers. I got an absolutely huge and awesome response, over 350 entries, which I whittled down to my favorite 50, including the top three winners.
Yesterday, we took a journey into the unknown, with fantastic images that could have been science-fiction book covers or rock album covers. Today, the unbelievable truth is revealed!
Only the best albums are worth buying more than once. Maybe you lost it, maybe you bought it in different formats—whatever the reason, let us know which albums are worth the investment.
Convicted murderer and future American Idol contestant Charles Manson has used the liberal Creative Commons license to release a new 16-track album from prison. The album, called, ironically, One Mind, is free to download at LimeWire. As an added bonus, the CC license allows listeners to copy the tracks as much as…