Metallica and Lou Reed have unveiled the cover for their joint album, Lulu, due worldwide October 31st and in the U.S. November 1st. The Amplifier took a moment to reflect.
Amplifier Kreps: I'll say this: Lou Reed has gone a long, long way from working with Andy Warhol for his cover art. The album cover has been a dying art-form for the past decade thanks to iTunes, but that's no excuse to be blasé about it. Occasionally, I'm confronted by album art that is so terrible, so excruciating to look at, it actually makes me not want to listen to the music within. The cover isn't supposed to conspire against the music like that, and after Reed's 50 years in music, and Metallica's three decades, you'd think they'd know better by now. Metallica are a band whose greatest album features a dark black cover with a coiled snake, and that's Da Vinci compared to this Lulu eyesore. It's like the strange offspring of Yaz's Upstairs With Eric mannequins and the festering doll head found on one-timeRead More »from Thoughts While Looking at Loutallica’s Disappointing ‘Lulu’ Cover