It never hurts when music has a pretty face. In the days when we all shopped in physical stores and saw the shelves of albums stacked like books, covers got a lot more attention. Now, they’re just the pretty thing that changes at the bottom of the Spotify or Itunes screen. I used to take a lot more notice, but somehow my attention faded as my listening library got bigger and my time spent on each individual album got shorter.
So, this is my ‘stop and smell the roses’ moment. I’ve compiled 10 of the prettiest album covers of the past nine months. I will not attest to the quality of the music behind the covers (still not jumping on that Kimbra bandwagon, sorry!), but that doesn’t stop my admiring.