10 Best Album Covers 2010
The 10 best album covers of 2010 portray the artist’s individuality and style by means of visual concepts. It is not to say that the best album covers host the best musical content, but they do what they are supposed to do. Entice the buyer with a single glance.
- “Loud” Rihanna. It offers a visually, almost disturbing closeness with the artist. With downcast eyes and a full red mouth, slightly opened, this cover promises more than a thousand words could say. Beautifully photographed with a red filter, the luster and richness of color is sultry and quite befitting the title.
- “Promises” Bruce Springsteen. This album cover depicts the artist’s style of writing. Clean, simple and powerful. Steeped in reflection and promises of change, this cover reflects all the possibilities which may lie along the open road, leading to wherever you can imagine it leading. Beautifully composed and a powerful black and white image with stark contrasts, this cover will make you pause and reflect.
- “Black Rain” Soundgarden. The image of power and grace depicted epically by an eagle, the cosmic background and electrifying color adds to the drama of the portrayal.
- “Soldier of Love” Sade. Showcasing an artful and graceful dramatic scenery, the colors and textures of the dress and surroundings of this cover reflects stark and very masculine visual concepts. This is beautifully contrasted by the slender and soft curves of a woman’s naked back and two pink roses on her hair. This cover’s visual appeal complements the album’s name.
- “Everything Under The Sun” Jukebox The Ghost. This album cover plays on recreating the feeling one has as a child that everything under the sun is reachable. Playfully adorned with a huge ball which plays on the sun and arms outstretched, this cover communicates pure joy and fun.
- “Contra” Vampire Weekend. Displaying a very simple, yet striking photograph of a very innocent blonde woman, this cover leaves to the imagination the intent of what would happen to the woman over a vampire weekend. It stirs the imagination and lands itself on the ten best album covers of 2010 list.
- “LP4” Ratatat. Hauntingly simple, stark contrast between the black background and white bodies of the bird, you cannot help but look at each bird individually, although they are obviously one and the same. The name of the album is clearly emblazoned on the cover and as one of the best album covers of 2010.
- “Doo Wops and Hooligans” Bruno Mars. This album cover highlights an uncluttered and simple portrayal of what could be interpreted as the artist’s rise to stardom and fame. Very effective and eye catching, this cover complements the chart topping music it contains.
- “False Priest” Of Montreal. This highly arresting cover entertains on its own. Bright color, strange doodles and interesting composition places it firmly as one of the best album covers of 2010. A mish mash of everything and nothing with protruding armory, as if this encapsulated little world is gearing up for a major battle.
- “Nothing” N*E*R*D. It has a very interesting play between the angel tattoo on the artist’s neck and the feathers in his headgear. Shielding the eyes, this could be just about anyone in the world striking a dejected yet defiant pose. The styling reminds you of police station mug shots. Effective and very noticeable, this cover sneaks in as one of the best album covers of 2010.
Personal taste and biased favoritism towards your most revered artists might have you disagree with these choices for the ten best album covers of 2010. However, beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder and none of these album covers are actually set in stone.