Have you ever heard of the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover”? How many times have you judged a book by its cover? We’ve all judged a book by its cover, but why do we do this?
Sometimes the very best artistry is on the cover and is a piece of what makes that product great. A good example of this is records. Sitting in a stack covered in dust, or displayed on the wall for all to see, they are all littered with artwork. From the sleeve to the record itself, there are endless features making them aesthetic.
Here are our top 5 aesthetic vinyl records, perfect for adding artwork to your home. They also sound great too!
When it comes to artwork, nothing beats some of the covers of Joe Hisaishi’s work. With his film soundtrack connections to many anime productions, he is highly recommended as a great artist both musically and artistically. This album is a must-have for any music fans, with it not looking out of place next to the likes of U2 or Eminem. It is a timeless classic.
This album is a german classic from the German band Kraftwerk. The album shows ahead of its time abstract and minimalist artwork of an “Autobahn” which translated to English means motorway. The realism in using an animated motorway looks great on any wall, with the 70s font making it a timeless classic. Using the blue disc and cover background also helps to relate motorway back to British culture, with our motorway signs being the same colour.
With a name like Imagine Dragons, a normal basic album wasn’t going to do for the band. Their “Night Visions’ ‘ album broke the music world, cementing Imagine Dragons as a household name. This breakthrough album has easily recognisable artwork, picturing a giant causeway looking mountain of steps, surrounded by a cloud of smoke. This dramatic artwork helps to elevate their songs, adding tension and drama. It is a very aesthetic album, not looking out of place on display.
A popular aesthetic at the moment is an 80s style of overlapping irregular shapes of all different colours. Prints like this appear in bedrooms and offices up and down the country, with Mount Kimbie joining the trend train back in 2014. Their album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is perfect for music lovers wanting to find some new artwork for their music room and has some great songs on too!
The final vinyl we’ve chosen is the album Lost Futures from Marisa Anderson & William Tyler. This album is one of the most aesthetic albums out there. With a blockwork piece of art on the front with a range of colours, contrasting against the black border, it really draws you in. The album looks great wherever it is on show and doesn’t disappoint with artistry in the way it sounds either.
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