All right, so maybe it’s quite early to get into the “best of” lists, but there are five album covers we adore so much, we need to share them with those who don’t just haven’t seen them. Bands ranging from Alberta to Glasgow, here are our five favorite albums of 2015 (so far):
5. The Decemerists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Met with critical acclaim, the seventh studio album from indie-scene music veterans, The Decemberists, was revealed via a mural in Williamsburg, New York by frontman Colin Meloy.
4. Purity Ring – Another Eternity
Purity Ring’s second album, the artwork was the brainchild of Edmonton illustrator Tallulah Fontaine and it’s certainly the kind we’d stop to look at while browsing through vinyls at a record shop.
3. Sleater Kinney – No Cities To Love
After a decade long hiatus Sleater Kinney released their first album since 2005’s near-perfect The Woods, which perfectly sums up the new album and its cover art.
2. Belle and Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Belle and Sebastian’s eighth studio album continued their twenty-year trend of including beautiful models, but unlike in their early years, they no longer shy away from interviews and public appearances.
1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Although it’s not technically released until the 30th, Sufjan Stevens’ most intimate album is easily his best. You can listen to it through NPR’s First Listen.