Every year, we interview a number of musicians and artists about the intimate details and philosophical underpinnings of their album cover artwork. It's an ever-massive undertaking, but we make sure to include every genre, from doom metal to disco, minimal electronic to mainstream pop, with the intention of highlighting the best visual art, regardless of why or who created it. You can see entries from previous years here, and browse 2013's entries by either scrolling down or selecting a category below. > Narrative & Mythological Album Covers > Photographic Album Covers > Illustrative Album Covers > Mixed Media & Collage-Based Album Covers

Other Electricities is from Miami, FL. Initially, we launched in Portland, OR in 2006 and before we knew it, we'd traveled around the world in a sense -- releasing sounds from international artists. Since we never stuck to one genre over another, our artists not only span the globe but span sonic styles and approaches. Thanks to Vivian Hua and Redefine Magazine for doing what they do and supporting us from the very beginning. We hope there's a little something for everyone in this mixtape. Many thanks to Tom & Tiffany Dorsey, Jet, Aaron Powers, the Sweat Records crew, Carl Saff, Jeff Brunetto, Patrick Ethridge, Jules, Kristin Bradshaw, Sabrina Heath, Matt Phillips, Laura Becker and everyone else who's been a part of O.E. in some way. Curated by Emile Milgrim, Owner and Co-Founder of Other Electricities

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