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The best artwork of 2015

Grand designs

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 18 December 2015

Music isn't just sounds, it's about the full aesthetic.

Release artwork is often used to express as much about a producer as their tunes, playing an important part in the overall identity of the artist.

From SOPHIE's innovative 'Product' to JME's individualistic 'Integrity' cover, 2015 has seen some brilliant record designs that have captured the essence of the tracks within.

We compiled some of our favourites into a gallery which you can check out above. (NSFW trigger warning on the particularly outrageous Alex Smoke effort!)

See the full list of artwork featured below.

Air Max '97 'Core Work' (DECISIONS)
Alex Smoke 'Love Over Will' (R&S)
Björk 'Vulnicura' (One Little Indian)
Arca 'Mutant' (Mute)
Bok Bok & Sweyn Jupiter 'Papaya Lipgloss' (Night Slugs)
Butch 'Watergate 18' (Watergate Records)
Hidden Spheres 'Waiting' (Distant Hawaii)
J. G. Biberkopf 'Ecologies' (Knives)
Jeff Mills 'Woman In The Moon' (Axis)
JETS 'The Chants' (Ultramajic)
Jlin 'Dark Energy' (Planet Mu)
JME 'Integrity' (Boy Better Know)
Kamixlo 'Demonico' (Codes)
Kelela 'Hallucinogen' (Warp Records)
Knxwledge 'Hud Dreems' (Stones Throw Records)
Kornél Kovács 'Radio Koko' (Numbers)
Kowton 'On Repeat' (Livity Sound)
Logan Sama 'Fabriclive 83' (Fabric Records)
Logic 'Agitations' (Janus)
Lotic 'Heterocetera' (Tri Angle)
Moon Pool & Dead Band 'MEQ' (Midwich Productions)
Murlo 'Odyssey' (Mixpak)
Nozinja 'Nozinja Lodge' (Warp Records)
Omar S 'I Wanna Know' (FXHE)
Rezzett 'Goodness' (The Trilogy Tapes)
Rizzla 'Iron Cages' (Fade To Mind)
Rustie 'EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE' (Warp Records)
Seven Davis Jr. 'Universes' (Ninja Tune)
SOPHIE 'Product' (Numbers)
Various 'I Have A Question' (трип)
Zora Jones '100 Ladies' (Fractal Fantasy)

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