The 20 best album covers of 2016

2016 saw a wealth of releases from musicians with a conscious effort in giving their work the artistic platform it deserved. From Bauhaus-inspired efforts and subtle illustration work to age-old photography and artwork that offers more than meets the eye, take a look at some of the best album covers from the past 12 months.

01. Bon Iver – 22, A Million

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.