Another year of our favorites in Top Album Cover Artwork, and once again, we interview musicians and artists on the often-underappreciated work that goes into creating a product that not only tickles your ears, but speaks to your eyes and hearts. Album artwork, though often...

Upon first listen, it's not surprising to see how John Vanderslice has achieved acclaim in the indie rock world. He has all necessary ingredients -- a soft, sweet voice and well put together instrumentals -- of a non-religious Sufjan Stevens, without the concept albums. Reminiscent...