From a Samurai to a Human Chair – April 2018 TOP 5 Album Covers

We don't judge albums by their covers but we always have our audio-visual radars on to spot album artwork that deserves a thumbs-up. Below, we share a very subjective list of best album covers that accompany the new releases in April 2018.

Manic Street Preachers, Resistance is Futile

Release date: April 13th, 2018

Manic Street Preachers Resistance Is Futile album artwork

Do you remember how the Borg in Star Trek integrated beings into their collective? You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.’ were the last words the victims would hear. It looks like the band from Wales are trying to assimilate new fans by force with another, very Manic-Street-Preachery album. And they do it with the help of an armoured samurai on the album cover. The three singles released so far sound like a musical déjà vu, but the album artwork by James Isaacs definitely stands out.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food

Release date: April 6th, 2018

Sex and Food Unknown Mortal Orchestra album covers

Are you wondering what the woman in the photo feels? Is it heartburn from food or heartache from love? Unknown Mortal Orchestra give us the answer in one of the singles from their new album - Not in Love We’re Just High. So we guess she simply had a meal as diverse as the music of UMO. If sounds were edible, this album could be served as dinner in a fancy, fusion restaurant. Having heard three singles, we’re looking forward to the main course that will be served on April 6th. Bon appétit!

Wye Oak, The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs

Release date: April 6th, 2018

The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs Wye Oak album covers

Judging by the artwork and the three singles from the new album, the main elements we can expect to find on The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs are uniformity, contrast and surprise. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack from Wye Oak say that each of the 12 tracks on the album ‘addresses a new conflict but the song’s subject and shape are inextricably linked’. April 6th looks like a musical pearl hunting day!;) 

A Place To Bury Strangers, Pinned

Release date: April 13th, 2018

A Place to Bury Strangers Pinned album artwork

After the last two albums of A Place to Bury Strangers were released with artwork that went unnoticed, the band have gone back to using visuals that carry a proper emotional load. The black and white image of a dead-like eye ´looking´ up is not only more thought-provoking than the previous covers. It also seems much more adequate to the music of the band and doesn't confuse the listeners the way the sky blue and bubble-gum pink collage on the cover of Transfixiation did. Pinned is coming out on April 13th.

Confidence Man, Confident Music For Confident People

Release date: April 13th, 2018

Confidence Man Confident Music for Confident People album artwork

We love the coherently tongue-in-cheek character of this debut project of Confident Man. The name of the band itself is a warning that they are tricksters. The album artwork takes us on a trip through time and space (mustard walls from the 70's, an auntie's dress from the 80's, footwear from the 90's, a shiny shirt from the future and black, human chairs from another galaxy). What about the music? If you want to brighten up your day with a song, check the first single from Confident Music For Confident People - Don't You Know I'm In a BandMore fun coming on April 13th!

Have we missed any cool album covers from April 2018? What are your personal picks? Let us know in the comments below!

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