Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. So, for this new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the eighth of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the last two over the next couple of weeks…

Best Coast – Crazy for You
This L.A indie rock band are a blend of classic surf-rock and 1960s girl-groups. Fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Bethany Cosentino, each fuzzy pop song comes in at under three minutes. It’s simple catchy pop, with perfect melodies layered with reverb and distortion. Songs about longing for a boyfriend and wishing her cat could talk make this a perfect lo-fi, lovesick summer album that you can listen to all year round.

Sally-Anne Hickman
@sallyshinystars

Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. So, for this new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the seventh of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the last few over the next couple of weeks…

Lunachicks- Pretty Ugly
This fearsome group of all female punk rockers hail from New York City where they began blasting riffs in the late 1980s. I discovered this album as a teenager and was immediately hooked by the pop culture references, obscenities and choppy punk guitars. It’s another band I wanted to be in, they seemed such a tight knit bunch of musicians that promoted feminism through having fun and being bold, all whilst being in a kick-ass punk rock band covered in glitter.

Sally-Anne Hickman
@sallyshinystars

Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. So, for this new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the sixth of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the rest over the next few weeks…

The Muffs- Hamburger
This compilation album features songs, outtakes and demos recorded between 1991 and 1999. It really captures the punk-pop-rock sounds that this band is renowned for. It’s garage-pop at its finest with most songs coming in at three minutes, each with a tip of the hat to 1960s girl bands. Its choppy, distorted guitars, layered with the sweet vocal harmonies and rasping growl of Kim Shattuck, all add up a bumper album of songs. Complete classic.

 

Sally-Anne Hickman
@sallyshinystars

Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. So, for this new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the fifth of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the rest over the next few weeks…

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
The pioneers of shoegaze, MBV created such an original and unique sound that nothing has come close to replicating it since. Kevin Shields is an innovator of ethereal atmospherics, he introduced a palette of guitar textures that range from noise rock to undersea creatures. This album, a musical masterpiece, blends a blizzard of guitar noise with soft androgynous vocals from Bilinda Butcher and a trance-inducing tremolo to create a sonic carousel of sound.

 

Sally-Anne Hickman
@sallyshinystars