The 30 Best Album Covers of 2018

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The 30 Best Album Covers of 2018

Album covers range from the stoic self-portrait or minimalist sketch to the grand, styled photograph or abstract, psychedelic motif. There’s no right or wrong formula to create a compelling album cover, but the ones that are the most striking tend to be the ones that compliment the music in a way that’s satisfying. Album artwork acts as a lens through which we can further understand the music and its aesthetic points of reference. From the Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute of Boygenius to the blatant literalism of Ty Segall and the cosmic high art of Kamasi Washington, we take a look at the 30 new album covers that gripped us in 2018.