Album Art (The Best of 2011)

As MMXI comes to a close, we're counting the days to MMXII and checking out all the albums on Pitchfork's Top Albums of 2011 annual list. Design inspiration comes from so many places and that definitely includes our favorite jams. So today's post is in honor of some of the most inspiring album art we found on the list.

Numbered in no particular order (and then shown in random order) above...
1. Cults Cults because we want to shop where they shop
2. Panda Bear Tomboy because screenprints, band Ts and feathered bangs ARE COOL
3. Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne because wherever this is is where we want to be
4. Clams Casino Instrumentals because it's pretty
5. Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo because it's pretty and the blinds look like a SKU
6. St. Vincent Strange Mercy because it's provocative
7. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues because it's whimsical
8. Julianna Barwick The Magic Place because it looks warm and earthy
9. Wild Flag Wild Flag because it's a splash of color

And by the way, Happy New Year! Looking forward to new projects and new inspirations in 2012.