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Thread started 08/27/14 9:07am

PhantomOfSolac
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Art Official Age album cover....

Tis HAS TO BE the WORST album cover in his entire career (and we all know, there have been quite a few bad album covers). I actually thought the album cover was a joke when I first seen it.

It looks like P learned basic photoshop and decided to have a go at it.

Not trying to take a shit on the album itself, or anything. I want the album to be good. I just can't believe he and/or Warner APPROVED this! Really?!

what do u guys think of the new cover?

The PLUM cover looks better, IMO.

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Reply #1 posted 08/27/14 9:18am

Lockwood88

PhantomOfSolace said:

Tis HAS TO BE the WORST album cover in his entire career (and we all know, there have been quite a few bad album covers). I actually thought the album cover was a joke when I first seen it.

It looks like P learned basic photoshop and decided to have a go at it.

Not trying to take a shit on the album itself, or anything. I want the album to be good. I just can't believe he and/or Warner APPROVED this! Really?!

what do u guys think of the new cover?

The PLUM cover looks better, IMO.

I agree i dont't like the cover for ART omg

[Edited 8/27/14 9:18am]

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Reply #2 posted 08/27/14 9:22am

Elle85n09

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PhantomOfSolace said:

Tis HAS TO BE the WORST album cover in his entire career (and we all know, there have been quite a few bad album covers). I actually thought the album cover was a joke when I first seen it.

It looks like P learned basic photoshop and decided to have a go at it.

Not trying to take a shit on the album itself, or anything. I want the album to be good. I just can't believe he and/or Warner APPROVED this! Really?!

what do u guys think of the new cover?

The PLUM cover looks better, IMO.

Tbh, after the cover of 20ten, this looks like a slice of heaven to me. The alternate cover on http://preorder.artofficialage.com/ would be the one I'd select if given a preference.

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Reply #3 posted 08/27/14 9:22am

3NineteeN04

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I agree, he could have done a much better job. 4-5 years and this is what he comes up with. Wow. I just think we deserve more than two discs this year.

Don't u want to come , 3121. It's gonna be so much fun, 3121. That's where the party be, 3121. Y'all can come if u want to, but u can never leave!
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Reply #4 posted 08/27/14 9:26am

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The only thing I like is the blue sky on the cover, but Prince himself look bad with all that terrible photoshopping
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Reply #5 posted 08/27/14 9:38am

warning2all

This is the kind of Album Cover that once cool/over the hill artists do when they're old- just like "Universal James";

1980's Prince would NEVER do a cover like that.
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Reply #6 posted 08/27/14 10:00am

morningsong

It doesn't creep me out (even with the 3rd eye) as some of his more recent photoshopped pictures do, that's the first thing I noticed. I actually looked at it. Would be nice if it was more of a photograph, than a painting-ish type of things. I think that's what I'm wondering is this a painting or something?

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Reply #7 posted 08/27/14 10:01am

steakfinger

I have no problem with it. I actually like it.

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Reply #8 posted 08/27/14 10:06am

Se7en

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Does anyone else think that he looks overly artificial on purpose? In keeping with the "Art Official Age" (artificial age) concept?

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The shape of the 4 albums and his afro are clearly meant to invoke the universal icon for "The Cloud" (as in wireless online storage). It's especially noticeable when the artwork isn't cropped, like here on WBs artist page:

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http://store.artofficiala...reorder_cd

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Reply #9 posted 08/27/14 10:12am

iZsaZsa

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Se7en said:

Does anyone else think that he looks overly artificial on purpose? In keeping with the "Art Official Age" (artificial age) concept?


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The shape of the 4 albums and his afro are clearly meant to invoke the universal icon for "The Cloud" (as in wireless online storage). It's especially noticeable when the artwork isn't cropped, like here on WBs artist page:


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http://store.artofficiala...reorder_cd


I do.
What?
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Reply #10 posted 08/27/14 10:46am

glamstar01

I like it

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Reply #11 posted 08/27/14 11:08am

chookalana

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I like it. I also like the fact he has the Purple Rain LPs in the background. Weird that he included them as he always says he never looks backwards.

I think people just love to hate everything nowadays.

[Edited 8/27/14 11:09am]

"So strange that no one stayed at the end of the Parade..." - Wendy & Lisa's "Song About" on their 1987 self-titled album.
uzi RIAA
mac 'nuff said.
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Reply #12 posted 08/27/14 11:28am

tobydavies

It's is a horrible album cover, but that's nothing new in Prince land.

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Reply #13 posted 08/27/14 11:28am

jillybean

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I think D&P, Crystal Ball, C&D, NPS, Musicology, and 20Ten have much worse cover art than this one.
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Reply #14 posted 08/27/14 11:38am

tobydavies

Se7en said:

The shape of the 4 albums and his afro are clearly meant to invoke the universal icon for "The Cloud" (as in wireless online storage).



I don't think that's true.

1) I'm not sure why Prince would want to have the "universal" icon for cloud storage on the front of his physical CD/vinyl album in the first place.

2) There isn't really a "universal" icon for cloud storage but most cloud storage icons tend to have four bumps and are less symmetrical e.g. ... this, this and this

I think you're brain has just made a connection that isn't really there ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

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Reply #15 posted 08/27/14 12:23pm

EroticDreamer

The 3rd eye for the glasses is creepy and unneccesary since this is his solo album.

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Reply #16 posted 08/27/14 12:57pm

chriss

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Yeah, I'm kinda wondering

what the "Purple Rain" ish

LP's in backgroud signify myself?

Hummmmm...............

hmmm

I'm gonna just wait for the CD

I'm sure it will all come together

with all the songs and artwork?

Hopefully?

Time will tell.........???

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Reply #17 posted 08/27/14 1:19pm

Alexandernvrmi
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PhantomOfSolace said:

Tis HAS TO BE the WORST album cover in his entire career (and we all know, there have been quite a few bad album covers). I actually thought the album cover was a joke when I first seen it.



It looks like P learned basic photoshop and decided to have a go at it.



Not trying to take a shit on the album itself, or anything. I want the album to be good. I just can't believe he and/or Warner APPROVED this! Really?!



what do u guys think of the new cover?



The PLUM cover looks better, IMO.



For the first time in a while he doesn't look a screaming you know what on the cover and giving head down eyes up pose that he has worn out the last 30 years

Best cover in a while and one that won't turn people off instantly allowing the music to at least be heard. Finally someone got to him!
Dance... Let me see you dance
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Reply #18 posted 08/27/14 1:24pm

SoulAlive

I have to admit,the album cover is atrocious.But if the music is great,all will be forgiven lol

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Reply #19 posted 08/27/14 1:34pm

Javi

I love the blue sky and the vinyls. It's great that he has embraced vinyls, although he was one of the first to release music in the internet. Just one of his many contradictions. He's against the "artificial age" that he himself helped to bring about 15 years ago. I haven't looked Prince much on the cover, but the only disturbing thing to me are the three eyes. Apart from that ridiculous detail, I really like the cover.

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Reply #20 posted 08/27/14 1:35pm

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boxed I sorta like it

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Reply #21 posted 08/27/14 1:58pm

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #22 posted 08/27/14 2:07pm

iZsaZsa

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It's gorgeous.
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Reply #23 posted 08/27/14 2:16pm

ufoclub

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I actually think it's a decent album cover. I think people don't like his current look or his bizarre 3rd eye theme he has going. This cover makes me imagine a vinyl album in hand. This is one of the few album covers in a long time with nice colors and tone to it. And it does have a sense of mystique as opposed to a cover they just threw on from a photo taken one minute before, outside the studio (Musicology).

Someone listed off much worse album covers, and they're right!

This made me remember this:

[img:$uid]http://yuzamurai.up.n.seesaa.net/yuzamurai/image/2.jpg?d=a2[/img:$uid]

But until I have it in hand, printed... I dunno for sure.

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Reply #24 posted 08/27/14 2:19pm

datdude

I LIKE THE ALBUM COVER. ITS BETTER THAN MANY. I think the idea was to LOOK "artofficial" (robot like) thus the photoshopping

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Reply #25 posted 08/27/14 2:28pm

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The album cover is striking, and fantastic. It turns heads, which is the whole point. I saw it plastered on dozens of video screens in London today and it stands out.
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Reply #26 posted 08/27/14 2:39pm

TrevorAyer

it wouldn't bother me but for that stupid ass 3rd sunglass lense .. it just looks awful .. coupled or should eye say tripled with the fact that prince and his music have absolutely nothing to do with the 3rd eye concept ... nor does he seem to have a clue about it whatsoever .. pretty sure the JW's aren't 3 keen on it either .. he put about as much time into this art as he did the 'breakfast can wait' single

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Reply #27 posted 08/27/14 2:43pm

christobole

In any case, the formation of records in the back does resemble the shape of a cloud. And if that's what it is, a cloud, then it's full of purple rain. A forecast of purple rain to come down in the near future? Get out your umbrellas!

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Reply #28 posted 08/27/14 2:56pm

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I haven't liked a Prince cover for ages, but this one really works for me. Seems considered and certainly striking - hopefully reflects the music.

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Reply #29 posted 08/27/14 3:02pm

chriss

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Yes this cover art definitely

has a "Mystique" element to it...

It has the 4 albums, the 3 eyes = 7

It has "Purple Rain" with clouds in Background

it has Prince looking perfect with a perfect Fro

and even has a gold raincoat

reminiscent of his early days.....

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