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But! [Jan. 14th, 2009|04:56 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
[music |That one that starts with them shouting "1! 2! 3! 4!" for ages. Aagh.]

That reminds me that I also don't like people who whine on about how the rise of CDs ruined the idea of cover art because they're small. There's loads of really gorgeous CD packaging - the second Los Campesinos!1 one is great, and all the Lemon Jelly ones, and the Chris Difford album from last year, and the last Belle & Sebastian album. It's still possible to be arty - it's just a different medium, is all.

1That fvcking exclamation mark doesn't help, either.
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[User Picture]From: exliontamer
2009-01-14 05:38 pm (UTC)
Who whines on about that? I agree that you can be arty with CD design - definitely. However I have heard people (eg Peter Saville) saying, rightly IMO, that CD reissues of vinyl albums inevitably will have the same artwork looking a bit rubbish because of the scale of a 12" compared to that of a CD sleeve.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-01-14 05:42 pm (UTC)
Who whines on about that?

The kind of people who like prog. I agree with what yer man Saville says, but there are people who then leap from that to it meaning that CD covers are rubbish. I just, erm, can't cite any right now.
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[User Picture]From: braisedbywolves
2009-01-14 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's because they can't do triple-gatefold art any more. THIS IS A GOOD THING!
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[User Picture]From: pookalso
2009-01-14 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yoe mentioned in another post about not really finding out about track titles, as they are on the iPod/MP3 player.

I find the same thing, but also the cover artwork. Generally CDs spend ten minutes or so getting ripped, then are hidden away on a shelf. Yes, there is coverflow on iPods, but it is in my pocket, so I don't see it.
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