Does My Album Look Big In This?

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The votes are in.

Last week, with €20 voucher redeemable at any Currys PC World branch on offer, I asked you to name your favourite album cover.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner

Third Place:

The Strokes – Is This It

Col writes:

“I was 16 when “Is This It” by the Stokes came out and I loved it. The cover was a leather gloved hand on a woman’s posterior – a spontaneous picture by the photographer of his girlfriend.”

Runner-up:

The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & The Lash.

Niall writes:

“I love The Pogues take on Gericault’s ‘The Raft of the Medusa‘.

“It’s a striking cover: Shane in sunglasses surrounded corpses and his band mates. Not only that but the album itself really hits you with tracks like Dirty Old Town, The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn and A Pair of Brown Eyes.”

Winner:

Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

Otis Blue writes:

“The photograph chosen for the cover was taken in Cranbrooks Gardens in the Ardoyne, Belfast following the introduction of internment by the British government in 1971. Amid a group of Catholics fleeing, stands 13 year old Andrew O’Shaughnessy, staring fixedly at the photographer, suitcase under his arm.

“And if that’s not reason enough to love it, the album’s best track, Dance Stance, namechecks Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Eugene O’Neill, Edna O’Brien and Laurence Sterne.”

Nick says: thanks all.

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