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Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

February 5, 2012

Born To Die is Lana Del Rey’s first full-length studio album. It was released on January 31, 2012 and was preceded by the singles “Video Games”, “Blue Jeans”, “Born To Die”, and the promotional single “Off To The Races”.

This cover truly represents the character of Lana Del Rey in her entirety. You see her standing smack-dab in middle-American suburbia; with her done-up hair and neat white blouse, she looks like the epitome of class, but then you see the red bra peeking through. Initially, her songs–much like the cover–seem classy, if sad with all the strings and complex production, but then Lana brings in hip-hop beats and off-kilter lyrics about sex, love, and Americana. I really don’t think she could have taken a better photo for her cover, because it does more than represent her music: she just looks absolutely stunning on it. Her lips have deflated somewhat from where they were on the Video Games/Blue Jeans cover and her hair looks amazing. Two thumbs up for you, Lana.

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Koda Kumi – JAPONESQUE

January 22, 2012

JAPONESQUE is Koda Kumi’s tenth full-length studio album. It will be released on January 25, 2012 (wooo, leaks) and is preceded by singles 4 TIMES, Ai wo Tomenaide, and Love Me Back. It is also her last release before going on a short hiatus to have her baby.

Except for the CD+DVD cover, all the covers for JAPONESQUE are absolute fire. Kuu went for a sort of oiran/courtesan thing here, and it absolutely paid off. The Photobook and CD+2DVD editions have her in an open kimono with only a bra and panties on and holding a parasol. The kimono is absolutely beautiful, and her makeup looks spot on. As for the CD-Only cover, that’s what I have posted above. She just looks so fierce with that cigarette holder, and the hair in all the covers is completely on point. I seriously cannot take this; this is the sexiest she’s ever looked in her covers.

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Lana Del Rey – Video Games / Blue Jeans

December 23, 2011

Video Games / Blue Jeans is the debut single by singer Lana Del Rey. It was released on October 11, 2011 and achieved chart positions in the top ten all across Europe.

I rather like the simplicity of this cover, and she’s rather pretty, but DEAR GAWD THOSE LIPS. Bitch got those pumped to hell. They’ve really deflated since then, and I don’t think she’ll do it again, but still. It’s like, you’ve got pretty flowers, pretty hair, pretty eyes, pretty nose, DUCK LIPS. Gurl’s got a serious trout pout. But yeah, she looks pretty overall, so I give this cover a thumbs up. JUST DON’T PUMP YOUR LIPS AGAIN, SWEETIE. IT LOOKS WEIRD.

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Ke$ha – Cannibal

December 19, 2011

Cannibal is Ke$ha’s first EP. It was released on November 19, 2010 and was preceded by lead single We R Who We R and promo singles Sleazy, Cannibal, and Blow.

I really like this cover. It’s similar to the one for Animal, as shown by the cover for the dual-release, but it has a bit more of a gritty feel due to the pose and the expression on her face. She really is quite pretty when she wants to be, and then you got the whole glitter deal. I love the glitter, Ke$ha. Keep it up.

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Wynter Gordon – With The Music I Die

December 18, 2011

With The Music I Die is the first full-length album by Wynter Gordon. It was released on June 17, 2011 in Australia only, and was preceded by the singles Dirty Talk and Til Death.

I really like the concept of this cover, and the black and white photo with the color splashes are good, but it’s mostly her that I have a problem with. The pose she’s in is just not all that flattering, I don’t like that leotard thing, the boots just looks awkward, and the afro. DEAR LAWD THE AFRO. It just looks so awkward, and her straight hair was so pretty. Oh well, it’s still a nice cover, I guess.

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Crystal Kay – Superman

December 16, 2011

Superman is Crystal Kay’s 27th single, and her first under Universal Music Japan! It was released on December 14, 2011 and the a-side was used as the insert song of the drama Boku to Star no 99 Nichi.

I have to say that I’m loving her smile and happiness on this cover, and her face, hair, and body are all looking great. The weird sweater-poncho thing, though? Yeah, gotta go. I’m also quoting one of my favorite bloggers when I say that she’s sporting a serious “pork katsu vagina” on the cover. It’s just bulging out there. It’s a little distracting.

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Aira Mitsuki × Saori@destiny – ×~PARK OF THE SAFARI

December 16, 2011

×~PARK OF THE SAFARI is Aira Mitsuki’s and Saori@destiny’s first collaboration album. It was released on December 7, 2011… and once again, that’s the only information I can find about this album.

I dunno about this cover. I think it really fits the music and the collage thing is pretty cool. I still would’ve loved to see them on the cover, though. Those promo photos were great.

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