Re-Covered: Sally Anne’s Favourite Illustrated 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 last of Sally-Anne’s choices below!

PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey is a storyteller. This album is a macabre mix of chilling tales told over an unnerving organ and bluesy guitar. Harvey uses biblical imagery in her lyrics, she sings of the dry earth and hell, managing to somehow show a vulnerability in her strong raw vocals. The album is a display of her song writing mastery, PJ Harvey unleashes musical theatrics and melodrama and proves that quiet is just as powerful and disturbing as loud.

 

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 penultimate of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the grand finale next week! 

Tori Amos – Boys for Pele
A child prodigy, an adult goddess. The profound female power of Amos seeps out in every bang and thrust on to her keys. Amos creates a dark magic with the punching sounds of the harpsichord and banshee-like wailing about devils and bleeding. Pele is a Hawaiian fire goddess who likes to eat men but it’s not just the patriarchy that gets smashed in this album. In her personal lyrics, Amos criticises almost all world religions, making this an album of spiritual rock and roll.

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 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