I didn't listen any of these albums, but I will try =)
Lets show the nominees of Best Album Package from Grammy 2010.
Oh No Ono - Eggs
Well, problably you thought: "I could do that!". Yes, you could do that, but you didn't. I always say, design is idea, not only the skill. if you learn Photoshop, or Illustrator, you probably in 2 hour could do this album cover, but we need to consider the idea. The art director of this album package was made by Malene Mathiasson, Malthe Fischer, Kristoffer Rom, Nis Svoldgard and finally, Aske Zidore.
The Black Keys - Brothers
Like I say, old school is cool. Everyone loves to do a retro design. This Font family is very famous. If you don't remember, just take a look in the Pet Sounds (Beach Boys) album cover. This font is Cooper Black. They have history, but some day I'll tell you more. The art director that made this album was Michael Carney. =)
Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
I love constructivism style. But I think this cover could be better, but, I liked a lot. The art director that made this album was Brian Grunert.
Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be
Contemporary design style. I like this style of urban, abstract and symmetric style. The art director that made this album was Devandra Banhart and Jon Beasley.
Chip Taylor - Yorkers NY
I feel like 50's. I like this style. Remember Alex Steinweiss' (the album cover design creator) style. Like I says again, old school is cool. The art director of this album cover was Andrew Taray.
Well, I hope you like this post. I'll try to listen at least one song of each album. But, I prefer Metallll!! See U soon!