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

This video, from Brad Laner's album, Natural Selections, takes images of cityscapes and reduces them to obscured, colorful geometric squares and rectangles. The shots are then edited so that the transitions between shots match up with the rhythms. Not terribly complicated, but the finished product is beautiful in a minimal,...