Saturday, January 29, 2022

Music Album Covers with Lips on Them - Part 3

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A composite image of 16 album covers featuring lips.
A composite image of 16 album covers featuring lips.

This is the third in the series of lips-on-album-covers series. The first two posts are lips1 and lips2.

Once we created the first two posts, we started seeing lips everywhere. There is a name for the phenomenon when something you note starts popping up everywhere. It's called the frequency illusion or the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, or frequency bias. I guess we have "lips on the brain".

Our favorite new discoveries in these 16 albums with lips on the covers are the American composer Nico Muhly's "Mothertongue" (2008) and the Icelandic artist Gyða Valtýsdóttir's "Ox" (2021).

Albums with lips on them:

1974 Capability Brown – "Voice"
1980 Jack McDuff – "Kisses"
1988 Pretty Boy Floyd – "Bullets & Lipstik"
1997 The Flashcubes – "Bright Lights"
2002 Cherry Lips – "Breaking Up is Hard to Do"
2003 Gob – "Foot in Mouth Disease"
2004 Kelli Ali – "Hot Lips"
2008 Nico Muhly – "Mothertongue"
2012 Sare Havilcek – "Bipolar Duality EP"
2013 Dank – "Blow Me (The Remixes)"
2013 Spain – "The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session"
2015 Holychild – "The Shape of Brat Pop to Come"
2016 Islands – "Taste"
2017 N.E.R.D. – "No_One Ever Really Dies"
2017 Iadee, Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital – "D&G"
2021 Gyða Valtýsdóttir – "Ox"


1974 Capability Brown - Voice
1980 Jack McDuff - Kisses
1988 Pretty Boy Floyd - Bullets & Lipstik
1997 The Flashcubes - Bright Lights
2002 Cherry Lips - Breaking Up is Hard to Do
2002 Gob - Foot in Mouth Disease
2004 Kelli Ali - Hot Lips
2008 Nico Muhly - Mothertongue
2012 Sare Havilcek - Bipolar Duality  EP
2013 Dank - Blow Me (The Remixes)
2013 Spain - The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session
2015 Holychild - The Shape of Brat Pop to Come
2016 Islands - Taste
2017 ladee, Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital - D&G
2017 N.E.R.D. - No_One Ever Really Dies
2021 Gyða Valtýsdóttir - Ox

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