Thursday, February 26, 2009

Album Cover of the Year 2009!

Move over, Animal Collective. Sorry, Black Lips. You did a great job, Neko Case, but not this great. That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Your new leader in the Album Cover of 2009 race is none other than Soundtrack of Our Lives. The Swedish rockers with the hirsute teddy bear of a frontman named Ebbot Lundberg have been putting out albums for close to 15 years, but this cover in particular, which is for their March 3rd release, Communion, is a real doozy. There's plenty to love about it, too. What are those docile retirees smiling about? Are they endorsing some sort of teeth whitener? Did they just get out of a hot tub? What delicious beverage are they about to imbibe? What does the inexplicable watermark that looks like "oeoc" supposed to represent? WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES THIS ALBUM COVER MEAN/HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING?

Your guess is as good as ours, honestly. Leave it in the comments, would you?

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At 1:22 AM, Blogger veronika of wolves said...

Its creeping me the fuck out. I might be wrong but it looks like a viagra ad I might have seen.

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It is either genius or he finally lost his mind.

I seen them play twice and he always made everyone sit down for one song. No one really wanted to sit down in the Cotton Club.

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Synthejim said...

That's definitely absinthe in the glass. You'd smile, too.

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off... Really? Album cover of the year? It's fucking stock photography shot. How, um, ironic. Nope, just lame (even more lame than the cover of the new U2, but at least that shot was taken with good intentions?).

OEOC means "As above - So Below" or "On earth as in Heaven" as you might have heard it said before. The importance of the small and the superb, the minor and the magnificent. Or simply stated, God.

At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm...seems I broke my rule of "no commenting on blogs before coffee". Sorry about that. You can put me down for the most opinionated jackass of 2009 award, if you'd like.

It's still just a crappy stock photo though;)

At 1:50 PM, Blogger The Security Chicken said...

Ha! Thanks for the feedback, sniper.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

...and if you crop it down to a square of one of the absinthe lattes you'll see next yrs cover of Weezer's mint green record.

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ebbot is my boyfriens unkle


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