Thursday, 7 January 2010

Musical Stamps

The Royal Mail has produced a collection of 'classic' album cover stamps.

The 10 album covers to make the stamps:
  • Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
  • Parklife - Blur
  • The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
  • Screamadelica - Primal Scream
  • Power Corruption & Lies - New Order
  • A Rush of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
  • London Calling - The Clash
  • Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
  • Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
Definitely not my choices and it's already been said that Dark Side Of The Moon is a more iconic album cover than The Division Bell. Coldplay is a controversial choice but it is the band's best album and most interesting cover which isn't saying much. The album is hardly a 'classic'. And is this about artwork or music. Many classic albums have very boring covers. The New Order album is good but the cover isn't. Likewise Led Zeppelin.

Here is the Telegraph gallery.

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