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December 22, 2011

32 Excellent 2011 Album Covers

It's been a full year since I've updated this weblog. This is mostly because I've spent a lot more time on Facebook during 2011; I also tend to post quick images and videos to my Tumblr account. Oh, and also, I've just been too lazy to write, and any energy I've had to do so has been spent on my freelance projects. Maybe I'll post a standard blog entry of sorts soon, just as an update of what happened in my life in 2011. Also very soon, I'll give information about some upcoming nonfiction music-related books that I've been editing, a project I'm really excited about. In the meantime....

Every December or January I make lists of my favorite albums, movies, and books of the past year. I've slowly been trying to do that again, but as usual, I'm realizing just how difficult that can be, and just how many things from the year I have yet to hear, see, or read. In the meantime, though: here's a list of 32 of my favorite covers/sleeves of albums that were released during these past 12 months. As is usually the case, I'm probably forgetting some; however, these were 32 that really rocked my eyeballs. In no particular order:

(1) Implodes, Black Earth

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(2) Rustie, Glass Swords

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(3) GusGus, Arabian Horse

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(4) John Maus, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

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(5) Bibio, Mind Bokeh

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(6) Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact

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(7) Mastodon, The Hunter

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(8) Braids, Native Speaker

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(9) Friendly Fires, Pala

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(10) Jesu, Ascension

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(11) Bright Eyes, The People's Key

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(12) Buke & Gass, Riposte

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(13) Seefeel, Seefeel

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(14) Deaf Center, Owl Splinters

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(15) Craft Spells, Idle Labor

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(16) Book of Black Earth, The Cold Testament

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(17) Battles, Gloss Drop

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(18) Cindytalk, Hold Everything Dear

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(19) SBTRKT, SBTRKT

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(20) J Mascis, Several Shades of Why

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(21) Radiohead, The King of Limbs

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(22) Boris, New Album

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(23) Near the Parenthesis, Japanese For Beginners

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(24) Gazelle Twin, The Entire City

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(25) TV On the Radio, Nine Types of Light

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(26) Blondie, Panic of Girls

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(27) Veronica Falls, Veronica Falls

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(28) Fountains of Wayne, Sky Full of Holes

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(29) Loscil, Coast/Range/Arc

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(30) Dreissk, The Finding

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(31) Walls, Coracle

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(32) The Antlers, Burst Apart

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