Album art is well, an art. If you have a dope cover, you album will jump out at people. In this sea of music, being able to separate yourself from the pack is crucial and album art is one of the best ways to do that. On the internet, people will always look before they listen. I can't tell you how many albums I have checked out solely because the artwork caught my eye.
We all have our favorite albums, but sometimes the art gets lost in the music. Who cares about what's on the cover when it's what's inside that counts? Rap nerds, that's who! So this week, we are testing your knowledge of the art.
Below you will find 10 pictures of a section of art from some classic (and new) projects. Your job is to figure out what album cover the section comes from. Good fucking luck. This shit is hard.
So, how'd you do? Honestly, I really wish I could take this quiz. I consider myself an album art connoisseur and I'm not sure how well I would do, so I'm curious how the rest of the population does. Also, random question, but what album has your favorite artwork? I'm going My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or maybe Illmatic. Oh and Green Day...that Dookie cover is what dreams are made up. Shit changed my life when I was eight. A monkey was holding poop! Modern day Starry Night right there. Anyhow, check back next week for another artsy fartsy quiz.
[Lucas Garrison is a writer for DJBooth.net. His favorite album is “College Dropout,” but you can also tweet him your favorite Migos songs at @LucasDJBooth.]