Rattle That Lock is one of 50 nominated album sleeves up for this year’s Best Art Vinyl Award. Just in case you wanted to vote, that is – hint, hint.
Created by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the directorship of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, the photograph itself is by Rupert Truman of StormStudios.
Last year’s winner was Royal Blood’s eponymous debut (by Dan Hillier), which pipped FKA Twigs’ LP1 (by Jesse Kanda) and Singles by Future Islands (by Kymia Nawabi) to the top spot.
The year before, White Lies’ Big TV (by Michael Kagan) was the favourite, beating Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip’s Repent Replenish Repeat (by Paul Jackson) and Bonobo’s North Borders (by Leif Podhajsky).
You can vote for three album covers in all, so I have to ask: which are your other two favourites? I think I’ll go for Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s Wisdom, Laughter and Lines, which features a beautiful painting by David Storey, as well as Heirs’ extremely mellow, thought-provoking And So I Watch You From Afar, by Sonny Kay.
Hands up who has also just added some of those very cool LP frames to their Christmas Presents List…