22 Dec 2015

Twenty fifteen's best cover art

This year has been swell for albums, and nicely enough it's been bloody good for album artwork. Great artwork quite often can be the reason I buy a physical vinyl copy of an album rather than settle for the digital version, so I thought that along with our albums of the year I'd put up my favourite album artworks in a little gallery, which you can scroll through. There are illustrated covers (probably my favourite), artsy photography, and everything in between, all of which enhances the experience of listening to the music... Starting with Grimes' incredible anime-inspired cover, working through to the ethereal Mercury Rev fairytale album art, and the dark conceptual photography of Drenge's album sleeve, have a look at the album artworks we've been digging at Vapour Trail...

(words by calum cashin)