Take a look at the 50 best pieces of album artwork this year
Alexandra Pollard

14:44 8th December 2014

They say don't judge a vinyl by its cover... but sometimes, when the cover is as beautiful as these, it's hard not to.  

The nominees for Best Art Vinyl 2014 have been announced, and the 50 albums included are veritable works of art. From the clean-cut science-fiction tinged modernism of FKA Twigs and SBTRKT to the abstract oil painting of White Fence, to a massive close-up of Ryan Adams' face, it's been an eye-catching year for music. 

Our personal favourites? Kate Tempest's Circles and Hudson Mohawke's Chimes. 

  • Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean

  • Bombay Bicycle Club - So long, see you tomorrow

  • Tame Impala - Live Versions

  • Single - Rea

  • Various Artists - Late night tales presents Automatic Soul

  • Temples - Sun Structures

  • Fever The Ghost - Crab In Honey

  • Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

  • The Bug - Exit

  • Kate Tempest - Circles

  • Jack White - Lazaretto

  • White Fence - For The Recently Found Innocent

  • The John Steel Singers - Everything's A Thread

  • Nostalgia 77 & The Monsters - Measures

  • Acrobat - EP

  • Albumin - Celebration

  • Superfood - Don't Say That

  • 2 Bears - The Night Is Young

  • Bob Moses - First To Cry

  • Caribou - Our Love

  • Cherry Ghost - Herd Runners

  • Colourmusic - May You Marry Rich

  • Coves - Soft Friday

  • Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again

  • DZ Deathrays - Black Rat

  • Electric Youth - Innerworld

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks - Unravelling

  • First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

  • Future Islands - Singles

  • Death - Death III

  • Hudson Mohawke - Chimes

  • Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge

  • Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions

  • Laetitia Sadier - Something Shines

  • Eno Hyde - High Life

  • La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

  • Patten - Estoile Naient

  • Royal Blood - Royal Blood

  • The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads

  • Rustie - Green Language

  • Deadfader - Scorched

  • Dead Fader - Scorched

  • SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Live

  • Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter

  • Smoke Fairies - Smoke Fairies

  • SOHN - Tremors

  • Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

  • The Phantom Band - Strange Friends

  • Twigs - EP1

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