Filed under: 2013 Albums Of The Year, Uncategorized | Tags: Great Pop Supplement, Handsome Family, Kraak, MGMT, Sleaford Mods, Spacemen 3, Spectrum
New levels of nerdgasm abound as I introduce the inaugural (and very short) Packaging Of The Year Chart
03. Sleaford Mods – Jobseeker (Kraak)
It’s the combination of the cheap photocopied sleeve (with arch knob Gallagher being a knob on the front) and the none-more-crustpunk accompanying cloth patch. I wish I had a studded, painted, filthy leather jacket to sew this onto.
The Jobseeker cover was designed by the chaps from Kraak, I suppose they took on board the attitude we have about Noel. He took the money and he ran and the people hate the bastard. The people that made him rich have been abandoned by him fully and Money has become his music. When the man who wrote Supersonic claims that Kasabian are brilliant you know in your heart he is not to be trusted anymore. Noels dead mate.” – from my Sleaford Mods interview in Narc
02. Spectrum / Spacemen Three / MGMT
(Great Pop Supplement)
GPS releases are always beautiful artefacts but this is extra special. That said, I’ve never managed to put it back together properly since the day I first opened it.
01. The Handsome Family – Wilderness
(Carrot Top Records)
Okay, it wasn’t cheap but sometimes it’s worth spending that bit more. Inside a chunky box there’s the album and lyric sheet, a poster, a set of six postcards and a book of art and essays. All using the words, pictures and lyrics of Rennie Sparks.
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