Remember the days when you’d go to HMV and stroll through the aisles looking at CDs? Or to the record store shuffling through some LPs? Sometimes you’d come across an album cover that was so beautiful, so arresting, that you had to stop and check it out. Album covers are to the listening experience as concert posters are to the live experience. Experiencing music is also partly visual, and album art can help us conceptualize the music in a more physical, concrete sense. Think of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon, The Clash’s London Calling, or Radiohead’s OK Computer. What is the first thing that comes to mind? The album cover.
Before checking out our gallery of Ottawa’s best album covers of 2015, have a look at Kalle Mattson‘s video for “Avalanche” where he recreates some of the most iconic album covers of all time. Enjoy!
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