There are, at times, things that are just as important as the music itself. In the case of the album, it is the artwork. You may not be able, morally, to judge a book by its cover, but it's very wise to judge an album by its artwork.
So here are 16 examples of artwork that is easily going to be very hard to top by any albums coming out later this year. From Johnny bloody Borrell and the Zazou, right through to Suede and Mystery Jets