As we approach the end of what has been 2013, the time for a torrent of ‘best of’ lists and ‘year’s greatest’ articles is at hand yet again. Before we kick things off in full, what better way to ease into a reflection of the last 12 months of music than to look at the best album artwork of the year. Whether you have a soft-spot for typography, a secret photo fetish, or even if its illustration that makes you weak at the knees, this year’s list has it all. Minimal is in. Photoshop is also trending (again). All in all, these are the sleeves that captured the eye and represented their contests in a memorable, meaningful fashion.
Ladies and gentlemen, the best album artwork of 2013.