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- Posted on Jan 5th 2010 4:42AM by Matt Glazebrook
The groovy, retro-futurist cover for 'The Resistance' was created by La Boca, a London based company that specializes in groovy, retro-futurist graphics and typography, and turns Muse's standard aliens and spaceships obsessions into something rather more stylish. It's certainly a major improvement on the sub-Pink Floyd sleeve art that encased the trio's 2006 effort, 'Black Holes and Revelations.'
Other album covers acclaimed in the Art Vinyl shortlist included artist Jenny Saville's haunting portrait of a young boy, commissioned by long-time fans Manic Street Preachers for their 'Journal for Plague Lovers' release, and Swedish graphic designer Martin Ander's creepy, comic book-inspired cover for Fever Ray's self-titled debut.
The highest placed self-created sleeve on Art Vinyl's list was Massive Attack's 'Splitting the Atom EP,' which features an artwork by band member, and general renaissance man, Robert '3D' Del Naja, while the top five was rounded out by Green Day's Banksy-ripping, graffiti-ed sleeve for '21st Century Breakdown' (an effort that also featured on Pitchfork's list of the worst covers of the year).