July 12, 2002
Judging CDs By Their Covers?

Is cover art worth a thousand word review? The Valley Advocate takes on current albums by the Breeders, Moby, Wilco, and Elvis Costello (among others) in their piece "Appearances Can Be Deceiving".

Posted by david on July 12, 2002

i frequently judge books by their cover and it often works - hate to sound like a boring old guy - but stooped paying attn to album art when "albums" became "cds"

Posted by: mike on July 12, 2002 09:59 PM

this is the reason i havent released my jazz-improv cd... i continue to tweek with cover art, but knowing full well that people do judge the content by what is set into print on a piece of pulp- it has taken far too long to get my work out... arrrgggg....

Posted by: vikki#2 on July 12, 2002 10:13 PM

I used to judge books by their covers (especially in used book and thrift stores, my favorite haunts), you can find some interesting artwork and the occasional good read. My favorite book conver of late: The hardback of The Adventures Of Kavalier And Klay by Michael Chabon.

Posted by: david on July 12, 2002 10:20 PM

Speaking of jazz, I've been listening to Sun Ra bootlegs, and on a rainy day he and his Arkestra are bringing sunshine into a grey world.

Most people will just enjoy the music, I'm sure, as well as the cover art. From what I've seen, the art has looked great.

Posted by: david on July 12, 2002 10:24 PM

"...all aboard for venus..."

Posted by: mike on July 16, 2002 06:34 AM
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