Friday, August 23, 2013

An Updated List of the Best NYC Album Artwork

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Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

For a band whose name references vampires, on an album whose title referencing vampires, where lyrics revolve around the passing of time and are riddled with references of NYC (The Times, Henry Hudson, Jewish delis), an old-worldly cityscape with fog rolling in captures the mood pretty perfectly.

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Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Though the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow was eventually turned into a Three Monkeys falafel shop (and then burned down), it still exists in Brooklyn, if only in our minds, forever.

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Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs

Though less famous than Paul's Boutique's Lower East Side cover shot, the decision to feature the Twin Towers so prominently in what appears to be an architectural rendering of Lower Manhattan's skyline carries self-explanatory significance, even more so when it plasters an album amped on criticizing Bush's presidency.

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BELLSā‰„ - Solutions, Silence, or Affirmations

The crammed-in buildings, the hidden geometric patterns, the sweeping drone of everyday life in the city—it's not completely unlike the Jawbox associates' instrumental post rock.

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