Via NPR on Facebook. The one for Biffy Clyro: Only Revolutions caught my eye.
by Robin Hilton
In the 10 years Bob and I have been producing All Songs Considered, one thing we’ve both noticed is how easy it is to judge an album by its cover art. We get several hundred CDs in the mail each week, and as we quickly sort through them, we can often eyeball which ones we’re going to like. Rarely do we love the cover of an album and hate the music, or vice versa, though there are exceptions (I almost always love The New Pornographers’ songs way more than the band’s sometimes baffling cover art.)
Anyway, in no particular order, here are 10 of the most memorable album covers of 2009. (The music is worth checking out, too.)