Originally Posted by treghet
If artwork didn't matter then bands wouldn't pay artists to come up with something nice for their album. You're right that artwork does not represent whether or not an album is good, but nobody here said it did. And being familiar with Away's art doesn't make this seem any better. Bad art is bad art.
I didn't say it was good or bad. I'm just saying those who are knocking this only because of the artwork are not Voivod fans or are recent fans.
I get the idea behind artwork, I'd be stupid not to, but like you said, the artwork doesn't show whether an album is good or not.
I'm the kind of guy who pays attention to the music first, then the vocals, then the production then the artwork. If the music is good to me 9/10 of the time I will like the band or album.