90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part I

2010 has come and gone, leaving in its wake a magnitude of amazing album artwork. This year, we decided to speak directly with the forces behind the album artwork about creative processes and inspirations. A massive feature with over 90 interviews with musicians and artists.

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Tu Fawning Band Interview

“I seriously think one huge theme that all of us love in music is a quality of something sounding otherworldly. It sent us chasing the past, but almost from a fictitious [or] science fiction approach.” – Joe Haege

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The Strange Boys Band Interview

“I guess you kind of have to follow where life takes you…” – Ryan Sambol

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The Octopus Project Band Interview

“I think we like to keep it tense. I think we like to keep a really healthy balance of, ‘Ohhh, everything could fall apart at any given moment.'” – Josh Lambert

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SUUNS Band Interview: Falling Backwards Into Beauty

“There is a kind of sense of falling backward that I think the songs conjure. Or blindly driving your car into a wall. A sense of sadness in all the amazing things in the world.” – Ben Shemie

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The Fresh & Onlys Band Interview

The Fresh & Onlys’ music is known for being hazy. Taking cues from San Francisco’s historic psychedelic music scene, the band layers an aura of cloudiness on top of what essentially are good ‘ole pop tunes.

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Charitable Musicians: Ben Sollee Travels Via Bike For His Ditch The Van Tour

In 2009, Ben Sollee, with some help from Oxfam America, rode from his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, to Bonnaroo Festival, playing shows in small towns along the way. Later that year, Sollee embarked on a 500-mile, 16-day tour along the East Coast Greenway during the frigid winter months.

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Holy Fuck Band Interview

“Why not?” – Brian Borcherdt

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Menomena Band Interview: Part Talent, Part Chaos

“Nothing holds up a process like an indispensable band member being both a perfectionist and a control freak. Especially when your band features three of these types.” – Danny Seim

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tUnE-yArDs Band Interview: On Giving Back and Being Saved by the Grace of Music

“It’s hard; I want to live my life and have money, but it’s good to… question yourself… like, ‘Am I giving back enough?’ or, ‘Am I doing enough?'” – Merrill Garbus

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Zola Jesus Band Interview

“There are plenty of people doing completely novel, transgressive things, but no one knows because it is too esoteric or inaccessible.”
Nika Roza Danilova

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Red Sparowes Band Interview

“I think the real problem is that people can become so easily fooled by jumping to the wrong conclusions or just oversimplifying things, or trying to find meaning in something that doesn’t exist or is meaningless.” – Dave Clifford

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