Monday, September 6, 2010

Answers Covered

The album cover quiz has been solved by Alexandros Konstantinakis - Karmis of Greece with a perfect score of 20. Thanks to everyone who submitted answers.

1.
Boden Sea, 1993, Hiroshi Sugimoto

U2 / No Line On the Horizon (original cover, 2009)


2.
Crowd At Coney Island, 1940, Weegee

George Michael / Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1, (1990)


3.
Still frame from the film Flesh, 1968, Andy Warhol

The Smiths (Self-Titled, 1984)


4.
Sumner, Mississippi, c. 1970, William Eggleston

Spoon / Transference (2010)


5.
Los Angeles, 1964, Bruce Davidson

Beastie Boys / Ill Communication (1994)


6.
San Francisco, 1979, Judith Calson

Dead Kennedys / Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)


7.
Saigon, Vietnam, 1963, Malcolm Browne

Rage Against The Machine (Self-Titled, 1992)


8.
Photo by Faulkner Short

Shelley Short / Captain Wild Horse Rides the Heart of Tomorrow (2009)


9.
Lakehurst, NJ, 1937, Sam Shere

Led Zeppelin I (1969)


10.
Photo by David Michael Kennedy, 1975

Bruce Springsteen / Nebraska (1982)


Just for kicks, here are the albums ranked in order of musical quality, according to my completely subjective judgment:

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
2. The Smiths (Self-Titled)
3. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
4. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
5. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
6. Shelley Short - Captain Wild Horse Rides the Heart of Tomorrow
7. Spoon - Transference
8. Rage Against the Machine (Self-Titled)
9. U2 - No Line on the Horizon
10. George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1

5 comments:

John said...

Well done Alexandros.

Out of curiosity, how fast was the correct answer submitted?

No offense Blake, but I think you misspoke, probably just an oversight. You put RATM's self titled album at number eight, when it clearly ranks as one of the better albums, if not the best.

Sojournposse said...

Wow fantastic research on album cover. Well done! Sojournposse agrees Led Zep should be no.1 spot. Look forward to more cool posts from you.

Blake Andrews said...

The correct answers were submitted last Friday.

As for the subjective rankings, to each his own.

WORKROOMFILMS said...

No way The Smiths NÂș2!!!
Move them to the top

They used to pick frames from movies for their sleeves.
In the queen is dead is Alain Delon (L'Insoumis) or in the This charming man ep´s there´s a frame from Cocteau´s Orphee.
Just to name a couple.

The picture choose by rage against should keep uncrop. It would be much stronger i think.

I just find your blog via David Salomon flickr´s.

WORKROOMFILMS said...

...an adittion to the list
http://www.aperture.org/exposures/?tag=bruce-davidson