Fleet Foxes win Best Art Vinyl Award

fleetfoxesSure there are plenty of year end lists that offer up people's take on the best albums and songs of the most recent calendar year, but how many album art cover awards have you seen. In a recent public poll organized by artvinyl.com, Seattle's breakthrough indie rockers Fleet Foxes have just taken home the gold in regard to the very best in album covers for 2008. Their self-titled debut released through Sub Pop features an obscure painting by Pieter Bruegel titled Netherlandish Proverbs. Using a classic painting to adorn your newest musical release is apparently the hip thing to do as Coldplay's Viva la Vida finished third featuring the Eugene Delacroix painting Liberty Leading the People.

The winners, which you can check out below, will be featured in art galleries in London, Birmingham, Northhampton and Norwich (or Bestbuy or Target if you live Stateside). The most strikingly original art work of the winners chosen may be the UK's very own Roots Manuva who's album Slime and Reason features a classic bust of the artist with a green slime substance within its head. Take a gander at all ten below.

1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

2. Roots Manuva - Slime and Reason

3. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Viva la Vida

4. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

5. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid


6. Metallica - Death Magnetic

7. Bloc Party - Intimacy

8. Low Motion Disco - Keep It Slow

9. Santogold -  Santogold

10. Zombie Zombie - Dog Walker

Tyler Barlass • Editor

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