Top Ten Best CD/LP Packaging of the Decade
In the age of the digital download CD and LP packaging has been forced to step up its game in order to attract sales. Sometimes a great looking record is just too hard to pass up. We'd like to honor those that are still keeping the tradition of music and art alive with our picks of the best over the last ten years. We're certain we missed a few great ones, especially local releases, what were some of yours?
Sigur Ros really Takk it on when it comes to packaging
10. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
This is one of the LP sets that must cost a fortune to mail but its well worth it. Huge and sprawling each record comes in a gorgeous slipcase.
9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
This isn't the greatest of the Godspeed records but it's pretty difficult to top their inaugural release that featured a crushed penny, silkscreen print and other various goodies. For this decade, Godspeed gives us a couple posters and a silkscreen, coupled with a lovingly designed back cover.
8. Wolf Eyes - Fuck the Old Miami
Say what you will about noise music, those bastards know how to package a record. The B-Side to "Fuck the Old Miami" is the killer track here, literally - they "etched" the record so it can't be played without destroying your needle.
7. Ultra Boys - Get Ultra
Sometimes simplicity is best. Printed on crappy paper with awkward silver ink, this hand silkscreened cover features a fucking eagle. You don't get any more punk than silver eagles.