Tuesday, April 3

Jango Album Cover Contest Winners


We're happy to present the Jango album cover contest winners, the response to our contest was huge with thousands of bands joining. The 10 winners managed to blend great visual appeal with creativity and design into their cover art. As a thanks for all for your support and to promote your music even further we will put the best 40 covers in a slideshow on the Jango Airplay blog, so stay tuned for our slideshow update and find out if your picture is one of the top 40 album covers on Jango Airplay. We congratulate the winners of the Jango Airplay promotional package and 1000 Play Credits each, you can view their awesome covers here in alphabetical order:


Barnes Bar-B-Q cover
Barnes BAR-B-Q 
















Color Theory
















Dan Hyland cover
Dan Hyland
















Love in the Circus cover
Love In The Circus
















OH Condor cover
OH Condor
















Permanent Ability cover
permanent aBiLity
















Select Start cover
Select Start
















Steven Rockwell cover
Steven Rockwell
















STRASSE Album cover
STRASSE















The LEFT cover art
THE LEFT


















Thank you all for joining the contest and for being part of Jango Airplay.

37 comments:

Jessica Marie Kain said...

wtf...I have seen some album covers but the one submitted by the band A Fallen Mind with the brilliant art work of Chuck Hodi is far superior to these. His work sells easily for hundreds of dollars. These are IN MY OPINION of much less caliber.

Trixal said...

I agree with the comment above. But I am also sad to say that sometimes it is good to have a simple album cover, alll of these are pretty simple. Wasn't there anything else with a little more complexity?

Anonymous said...

The banality of these record album covers says a lot. There's nothing dark, there's nothing in depth, there's nothing edgy here. There's barely any thought put into these album covers. I've seen better covers coming from Justin Beiber and I hate Justin Beiber.

Szandora LaVey said...

Hipster crap...

Backdoorgasms.com said...

BORING!!!

Anonymous said...

WE DEMAND A RE-COUNT!!! THE HUMAN ERROR ALBUM COVER IS BETTER THAN THIS CRAP!

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Brian Hazard said...

An interesting day for sure. My album cover won! But tempering my enthusiasm, I learned it was actually simple boring hipster crap. Who knew? ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry dude... If you have it pictured here... I am wondering if a 9 year old did it in their 5th grade art class?

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Misanthropic Muse said...

There is no originality to the images above. It's pretty ironic that anyone can simply Google those images.

I find a donkey show hosted by a midget is much more entertaining than the lack of luster covers depicted here, oh I'm sorry, I meant to say Google.

Anonymous said...

If these Album Art Covers are the best...? You guys drop'd the ball.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the posts about The Human Error. Chuck Hodi's artwork is great. In my opinion the best of the bunch! Not slamming anyone else's work, but something is off. Anyone can photoshop.

The Naddiks said...

I like and agree with some of them, however, a few remind me of covers I have seen on funny emails where they post the worst covers....once again, it all comes down to the judging....or lack thereof

Janie said...

What awful comments. It's a shame that people feel they have to spew this kind of cruel nonsense. You only reveal your own limitations, guys! Congratulations to the winners!

jjustinpearce said...

Congrads to the winners, and to the loosers, suck it up and get over it especially if your interested in becoming a pro... pro's don't throw hissy fits and diss other album covers cuz they won... i feel like sending a tampon to everyone who cried cuz they didn't win! haha laugh it off, i know i did!

Fox Van Cleef said...

You folks should seriously calm down. Our album wasn't chosen but I sure as hell am not going to take it out on those that did. Nice work everyone!

Anonymous said...

If you want dark hipster crap... try http://www.OneHundredPercentIntoxicated.com

Remember.. don't "Rock & Drive"

a Public Service Announcement from:
One Hundred Percent Intoxicated

Anonymous said...

SOME GOOD STUFF, HERE. WE DIG THE BIG "S" OVER GIRLS FACE. CHEERS! The Dead Hipsters

Anonymous said...

The banality ... that's right. Banality in music, banality in covers. this is the time we are living in. Unfortunately no art here only photoshop.

Anonymous said...

Here's my album cover that lost...you decide, is it worse than all the above?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B007IJGDVQ/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=163856011&s=dmusic

Anonymous said...

Brian, your's was better than these posted up above.

Anonymous said...

I think my cover was much better, some of those covers suck, don't really know who was the judge, but this sucks!

Beanball said...

Gotta say, these are about what I expected; nothing too edgy or creative. The heart-gun thing I like pretty good, but the rest are just plain and generic. None of these album covers scream "listen to me!", and isn't that sort of the point?

my album cover said...

You guys should award these guys their prize but you should let the jango users pick their top 10 from the top 40

Backdoorgasms.com said...

I completely agree with the post above. Let the JANGO LISTENERS VOTE.

Anonymous said...

How sad. A bunch of unhappy losers (comments). Well, maybe next time they´ll win. THEN, we all get a chance to comment - again.
(Half-Past-)Animal-Lover

Anonymous said...

Select Start is honored to have their CD cover make the Jango Airplay Top 10.

But isn't it really about the music?

Please vote daily (3/28-4/27) for Jango Artist Select Start's "The (Pretty) Good Life", Grand Prize winner in the Session I John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the John Lennon Award in Rock.
(http://jlsc.com/vote.php)

Become a Select Start fan on Jango and receive a FREE MP3 download link to an acoustic version of this song.

Anonymous said...

I think they might have actually listened to the albums...maybe....and that could have had an influence on their decision making process.

And I think this is an okay start and hope to see a deeper spread next time- like maybe Genre categories so an abstract Electronica cover doesn't have to be judged against a folksy painting. Or maybe just general themes like Portraits, band pictures, landscapes etc...symbolism....


So for instance a band picture might be boring as hell, but the winner would be the band that made their picture in a creative way- like maybe holding their instruments under water. THAT would indeed beat every lazy band profile. The second runner up would be something like an incredible shot of a band live in concert that looks poster-worthy.

But five guys standing in a garage...

CowboySlim said...

Well, judging from the attitudes of some of the "artists" on here, they probably deserved to lose. I don't think you'd ever see this much griping at the Grammys or the Oscars, or...well, you get the idea? Suck it up, guys. If you want to win, WIN, and do it with your art, not your whiney mouth.

I'm surprised some of these comments got past the captcha...

I'm NOT anonymous, I'm CowboySlim

Dempster said...

The comments that I'm reading are really disappointing...

As a published and successful Designer.Artist and Musician...the remarks on this blog are also dis-heartening

Hey Art and Music is from the heart...all the designs that I've seen are quite good and should be respected

Look in your heart (disgruntled people)
Creativity Rocks!

(Your words hurt!)

Live to Love

Sky Dolphin
detroitrocksonline.com

Anonymous said...

Weak! Guns!!!! How creative LOL! This is a joke

Hanging Chad said...

My biggest issue is that the Jango email advertising this contest allowed less than 3 days to submit one’s work. I can understand how Jango may want to limit the number of submissions, but people are busy. Not all of us are glued to our email accounts sorting through the inundation of various email newsletters. Obviously, I missed the deadline.

In observation of the comments here, I believe that the complainants are merely commenting that the voting “process” was ambiguous & the results, in their opinion, were lackluster in comparison to more visceral art that we all know exists.

I do not believe that it is a matter of being a “sore loser”, but more so a sense of questionable play. Quite often in this world, it is “people with influence” or “people behind the scenes” who seem to make decisions for the general populace rather than letting the people themselves decide what they truly want. Essentially, it is gatekeepers such as these that also keep indie musicians at bay or give them a leg up if they “appease said gatekeepers”, generally by being less indie & more mainstream. This contest does not disclose the voting panel, which seems to have created a discord w/ certain people. Surely, that can be understandable to most.

I say, let the listeners vote, as long as the voting machines are not tampered with.

Hanging Chad
www.chadtrego.com

For what it’s worth, here’s my album cover. Do I win anything?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B006R6PTQ6/ref=dp_image_text_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music

Bryant Dean Chapman said...

What a bunch of haters. Why don't you let someone else have a time in the spotlite. Geez, What is wrong with our society? This is whats wrong..right here............learn more at www.bryantdeanchapman.com

TOKYO ROSENTHAL said...

Sour grapes aside,these do pretty much suck. Wouldn't write anything until I saw all of these other comments.

Anonymous said...

I think a big mistake with album covers is to not be too obvious in connecting the picture with the title. There needs to be something left to the imagination or it just seems amateurish. Go for the obscure i reckon.
I also think including (unplayed) instruments is silly. I mean, we know it's music (or hope it is) so it doesn't need to state the obvious. Let people make their own connections.
And also, photos usually work better.....my opinion anyway.

Linda said...

Everyone look at the Lazer/Wulf new vinyl cover...It actually has art on the jacket and on the sleeve. There are tarot cards that were hand drawn and painted on teh back.

http://www.atlantamusicguide.com/2012/04/23/cd-review-lazerwulf-there-was-a-hole-ep/