Thursday, February 23, 2006

Incredibly annoying album covers...

So, there's this musician Laura Viers who I've never heard, but I've seen some good reviews in all the right magazines. And she sings a sweet duet on the most recent Decemberists album. But, for some reason, her press pictures and album cover bug the fuck out of me. I don't know what it is - the poker-faced, slightly froggish, anti-photo look or just the fact that I keep seeing it over and over again. It's been everywhere, this damn picture. I don't care if this is the best album since London Calling, I really don't want to hear it.

I haven't felt this strongly about hating someone's music for no good reason since the heady days of Andrew WK. I hated that cover so much, I would immediately turn the page or close the web browser whenever I saw it. And I still have never heard him.

Marketing 0, Pete Best 2.