Cover Story by Waxpoetics

Wax Poetics’ take on the importance of the record cover. Book set to be released for xmas. I like the artwork-to-pages ratio.

Cover Story: Album Cover Art vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well an aural capacity for storytelling. The record cover–eye candy for the music lover–speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. And, more intimately, a record can create a profound sense of analogy with its owner, and it’s this relationship that we share. 288 pages, with 254 album covers handpicked by 12 Wax Poetics contributors. Introduction by Dave Tompkins. On sale in December in time for Christmas.