A Thousand Suns Album Cover

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  1. Xenogenesis

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    I'm just as equally shocked and baffled as to how people can like the album cover initially... I sorta can see where some people are coming from now that I get over obsessive thoughts in my head telling me this cover is absurd. There's no problem liking or hating it.

    That depends. If the big spherical thing in the middle is the sun; wouldn't it be objectively more correct to have the background black to represent space?

    Of course, that depends if the band wants that or not. Pretty sure its not the case since if it was, it would've been inverted in the first place.
     
  2. Joe

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    Here's a tip. Don't broadcast you were banned previously in an open news thread, LPixelation. We check I.P's, we would have found your duplicate account sooner or later anyway. Good day, sir.

    Exactly, I'm sure they have been debating this for a long time and even if we don't understand it now, I'm confident they have made the right decision.
     
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    I'd just like to point out that both HT and Meteora covers had deeper meaning to them, and they still looked "cool". So it's possible to make something "cool" and meaningful at the same time. This cover, however, seems like it's all about the meaning, if there is any to begin with.
     
  4. Rohit LP

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    yeah..its pretty nice...black and white again..i so love it..
    probably not d best picture on earth..but i like..

    frankly i wont blame ppl who kinda hate it..coz evn i expected some much better..
     
  5. deftonesfan867

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    Wonder if people bitched about Metallica's black album cover art :lol:
     
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    I think it is okey. Would have loved if they done something more distortion style as with the promo pictures, as i really enjoyed them.
     
  7. Joe

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    I'm sure there are but what I'm saying is, if they felt that this summed up their album the best, and represented their intentions the most successfully then who are we to judge their art? Aesthetics should never come before meaning IMO.

    There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing - Mark Rothko
     
  8. Rohit LP

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    its one of the spheres....of which the shels blast of parts by part..and rays of brilliant light coming outta it..

    somethin like...u've got freedom..or somekinda break through..
     
  9. ALivingGrudge

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    [video=youtube;VDW0ZnZxjn4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDW0ZnZxjn4[/video]

    Should've just used this video instead of having to type all that :D
     
  10. deftonesfan867

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    Oh man you're awesome. :D
     
  11. Joe

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    True. :lol:
     
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    I kinda like it.... but thats just me:p
     
  13. Rohit LP

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    yeah...kinda very much...

    does it look like pheonix to any1..or im seein things..??
     
  14. Gitsnik

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    I'm not dissapointed since I wasn't expecting anything but this artwork is really bland.
     
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    I like it because its different. I've grown up with linkin park. Just started High School when HT came out. And so their progession has matched mine perfectly.
    At first I was shocked but then I don't know anything about the album. The lyrics their new directoin their thought process. To us at the moment its just a picture (which I like now) but to them it probably represents a bit.
    LP never just do things for shits and giggles. Everything has a purpose!

    I remember hearing MTM single at first and being worried - but then after a few listens and understanding the song and hearing everything properly it was pure amazing!
    They tend to do 2 things really well - face value and meaning. A lot of their songs/art is nice to look or nice to listen to and if your after something just cool to look at listen to then they do that. But they also do the deep and meaningful too - If you want something with substance thought and emotion they do that too when you listen or look closely. They to me are really the perfect band
     
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    Light coming into a camera lens?

    ...maybe.
     
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    Indeed.

    It definitely has that over-exposed effect, You could also associate it with a pin-hole camera maybe.
     
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    There is no thing is perfect ;)
     
  19. deftonesfan867

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    So LP is watching us?

    :lol:
     
  20. deftonesfan867

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    On a serious note however I love this.

    Almost like their saying "let our music define what we have become, not just our art".
     
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