10 Facts About Album cover


An album cover is the front packaging art of a commercially released studio album or other audio recordings.

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Album cover eventually became an important part of the culture of music.

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Album cover art has been discussed as an important postwar cultural expression.

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Importance of design was such that some Album cover artists specialised or gained fame through their work.

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Album cover art was the subject of a 2013 documentary film, The Cover Story: Album Art, by Eric Christensen, a San Francisco Bay Area record collector.

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Album cover is a component of the overall packaging of an album.

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An album cover normally has the artist's name, sometimes in logo form; and the album title.

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The "forbidden fruit" theory states that when a child sees the parental advisory label on an album cover they will be more likely to listen to it because there is an increased attractiveness to the music.

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Album cover art is still considered a vital part of the listening experience to many.

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For instance, Guns N' Roses's 1987 album Appetite for Destructions cover depicted a robot rapist about to be punished by a metal avenger, and Kanye West's 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy depicted West naked and being straddled by a phoenix with her bare breasts and buttocks showing.

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