Frágil - Various - Now! 12 Top Hits (Vinyl, LP)

A nod to the Afrofuturism of artists like Sun Ra, the artwork for Fear of a Black Planet was conceived by Chuck D, who imagined the titular black planet eclipsing earth. Johnson to draw the final design. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz in front of a derelict wax museum in Coney Island, Lauper strikes a willfully weird pose wearing a second-hand prom dress, fishnets and a mish-mash of clashing jewelry.

Tellingly, her heels are kicked off to the side. More so than any album cover from a female pop queen, this remains the ultimate rallying cry to stay strange and love yourself for it. One of the most recognizable album covers of all time features an underwater naked baby reaching for a dollar bill on a string. It's a sad statement about the values our society passes on to our youth -- and oh, btw, that baby is a twenty-something man now.

This simple art says so much. The light going through a prism and coming Frágil - Various - Now! 12 Top Hits (Vinyl as a rainbow was meant to convey the band's stage lighting and the album's lyrics. And, as evidenced by the number of t-shirts bearing this image today, the prism has become synonymous with Floyd itself. Somehow the image of a burning airship erupting into flames just moments before plummeting to the ground and claiming dozens of lives is the perfect visual introduction to Led Zeppelin's debut masterpiece.

Whether you see it as an indication of the explosive music within the sleeve, or a heartless shock tactic capitalizing on a real-life tragedy, this black-and-white rendering of the Hinderburg disaster has become of the most indelible images in hard rock.

The innocence of a baby-sized Biggie on the cover of his classic debut LP) to Die vastly contradicted the content contained inside. But that was the point: the album traced his life from beginning to a mournful, foreshadowing end, using the innocence of a child to illustrate how a Frágil - Various - Now! 12 Top Hits (Vinyl world imprints on unmolded minds.

Aside from the critical acclaim for Smith's beat poetry-infused lyrics mixed with punk rock, Horses' cover is a visual masterpiece. Photographed by close friend and fellow artist Robert Mapplethorpe, the photo of Smith was considered by critic Camille Paglia as one of the greatest photographs ever taken of a woman. With Smith describing her look as Sinatra-like, all elements combined to create one of the greatest album covers and rock photographs ever.

Does any other album cover on this list stop traffic? It's a testament to the lasting impression of this street-crossing photo that hundreds of fans re-create it every day outside Abbey Road Studios. There's even a webcam live feed of the attraction.

Another notable fact: It's the first Beatles cover that doesn't feature the band's name or album title. This iconic Andy Warhol banana picture with "peel slowly and see" instructions is a great cover on its own, but the original version actually included a peel-off sticker revealing a flesh-colored banana beneath. A perfect combination of art, music and humor. Search term. Billboard Pro Subscribe Sign In.

Top Artists. Top Charts. We Have Heaven. Jon Anderson. South Side of the Sky. Five Per Cent for Nothing. Bill Bruford. Long Distance Runaround. Fish Schindleria Praematurus. Chris Squire. Mood for a Day. La del Brazo Cuanto Hay Como un Loco Pilon Huarmi The only mistake I find is that they didn't included two of their best tracks, "Lizzy" a beautiful flute song that reminds of Jethro Tull but with a more nostalgic atmosphere and Caiman, an excellent track with politic lyrics that's one of the most beloved songs from their repertoire.

Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. From its incisive initial keyboard, it travels vertiginously through excellent instrumental and vocal development, to vanish among the police sirens in the dawn after a long and eventful weekend night.

Simply extraordinary. Probably the fact of being an album in Spanish made it less possible to access the English-speaking market extensively, but Av. Review by kev rowland Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer. I have been racking my brains and can't think of any other South American prog bands that I have heard, the closest I can get to is Cast LP) Mexico, but I do know that when prog bands tour over there they get a rave reception. This is one of those annoying live albums that does fade in and out a bit I know that it is rarely an actual concert, but I like to imagine that it is yet the music does manage to make up for it.

This is not exciting or ground breaking prog, but rather music that takes lots of influences at one time the guitar sounded LP) the same as Gary Chandler's such as Camel, Tull, Genesis and mixes it with a Spanish feel and local sounds to make music that is enjoyable and listenable without being hard work. The orchestra are used mostly as an extra keyboard player although it can take on a more driving edge when the brass is more to the fore.

Overall while not essential it is a very pleasant album. Review by debrewguy Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. First, let me fully admit that Fragil do have a Pop element to their music.

Not the vapid top 40 pablum fed by Corporate Radio, but in the sense of having an excellent melodic sense, i.

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