Top Vinyl Cover Art
Art Vinyl has posted its 50 nominations for the best vinyl cover art of 2008. You can vote online for your favourite (title link). The standard isn't as high as in the good old days of LP sleeve art before the CD came along and demanded poky little pictures, but this photo of Alison Goldfrapp by Serge Leblon for the cover of Goldfrapp's Seventh Tree is a beaut (art direction by Alison Goldfrapp and Mat Maitland). It's an arresting contradiction of romantic soft focus and hard stare, shot in daylight. The winner will be announced on 5 January.