Poll: would you buy an album with bad artwork?
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View poll results: would you buy an album with bad artwork?
Yes
150 90%
No
16 10%
Voters: 166.
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#1
Do you buy albums with good music if they have really bad artwork? Or those who don't buy albums, would you hypothetically?

I personally don't, unless the music is really something special. Poll coming.

EDIT: I'm talking really bad artwork here.

I see it as a kind of collector's thing. If I just wanted to pay for the music, I'd buyit via iTunes. But I like having the actual CD, case, booklet, artwork etc. along with it. It's part of the artist's vision for the album.
Last edited by michal23 at Nov 23, 2009,
#2
I pretty much don't give a shit about the artwork unless it's awesome.

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#5
No I only buy music to check out the album artwork...
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#7
yeah, but I really appreciate good album art, so it may deter me from actually paying for it.
#8
I'm being serious. I mean I'm not super picky or anything. But I wouldn't want something like this:



#9
I would never let album artwork get in the way of me purchasing an album. That is just stupid.
#12
It will annoy the crap out of me but I really only care about the music which seems to be the main point in most responses.
#13
Quote by SG_dave


what am i talking about, that picture IS FUCKING AMAZING!


I thought you were going to claim the Fortress cover was terrible and I was going to be upset
#16
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Who really gives a **** about the artwork?


"Steve, do you like the Beatles?"

"Hell no dude, their artwork is shit!"


I still like the band, I'd still listen to the music, I'd still go to the gigs, I just wouldn't pay for that one particular album.
#19
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Actually, I vote this as one of the greatest album covers in existence. As well as one of the greatest albums of all time.
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#20
Quote by michal23
I still like the band, I'd still listen to the music, I'd still go to the gigs, I just wouldn't pay for that one particular album.



good artwork can really improve an album, but bad artwork doesn't matter.


I hope you realize you pay musical artists for their music not their artwork.
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#21
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I would never let album artwork get in the way of me purchasing an album. That is just stupid.

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#22
Quote by michal23
Do you buy albums with good music if they have really bad artwork? Or those who don't buy albums, would you hypothetically?

I don't pay money to listen to the album cover, I pay money to listen to the music.
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#24


and of course

Originally posted by arrrgg
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#25
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I hope you realize you pay musical artists for their music not their artwork.

i hope you realize that's what i was saying
#26
Quote by SG_dave


what am i talking about, that picture IS FUCKING AMAZING!

holy fudge i thought you were about to dis fortress. that album is awesome.
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#27
Quote by mikko 9119
I don't pay money to listen to the album cover, I pay money to listen to the music.


I see it as a kind of collector's thing. If I just wanted to pay for the music, I'd buyit via iTunes. But I like having the actual CD, case, booklet, artwork etc. along with it. It's part of the artist's vision for the album.


Maybe I'm just sad.
#28
Quote by michal23
I see it as a kind of collector's thing. If I just wanted to pay for the music, I'd buyit via iTunes. But I like having the actual CD, case, booklet, artwork etc. along with it. It's part of the artist's vision for the album.


Maybe I'm just sad.

that was sort of true, back in the days of vinyl, what with all their big ol' album sleeves, big artwork, awesome liner notes and such.
#29
I buy albums for the music on it, not the cover artwork.
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#30

Not a great album cover, but I love the album.
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#31
if you take Pink Floyds Dark Side of The Moon cover, you can get an idea of what the music will be like, mysterious, simple and bold.

yes yes yes yes I know the cover has no ****ing effect on the music whatsoever, but it is the complete deal of having the music as one type of expression and the art work being another.
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#33
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if you take Pink Floyds Dark Side of The Moon cover, you can get an idea of what the music will be like, mysterious, simple and bold.

yes yes yes yes I know the cover has no ****ing effect on the music whatsoever, but it is the complete deal of having the music as one type of expression and the art work being another.

this

artwork doesn't matter in the grand scheme of the album, but good artwork can make the whole experience better.
#34
Quote by SteveHouse
I pretty much don't give a shit about the artwork unless it's awesome.

same here
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#36
tbh, I couldn't give a shit about artwork. for me its the music that matters. If I like a band and their music, I'll buy the album regardless if there is a huge pile of fossilised radiators on the cover. I don't listen to music while staring at album covers.
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#37
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Not a great album cover, but I love the album.

shit, which album is that. looks awesome. I only have mothers milk and blood sugar sex magik
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#38


Nice album, I just really don't like the album art, at all.

I'd still buy it, though.

Now, and album I WOULDN'T buy due to art is say, that one Cannibal Corpse album with the copses eating each other out, or that Cattle Decapitation album that spoofs Atom Heart Mother, or that Carnivorous Erection artwork somebody posted.

Shock artwork for the sake of shock artwork = I don't want to buy that shit.
Last edited by crazy8rgood at Nov 23, 2009,
#39


good songs, shit cover.
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#40
Quote by genghisgandhi
lol nah. For an album with such diverse sounds, it is a terrible choice......in my opinion
You're kidding, right? The blankness of the cover goes perfectly with the music, at least in my opinion. A blank album cover which simply reads 'The Beatles' reminds me of Revolution 9 instantly.
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