Thursday, 12 December 2013

Connotations of Album Covers

Connotations of Album Covers
In this album cover there are many connotations. For example the writing is in gold which connotes that he is very rich and that he can afford gold items. Also it shows his confidence in winning awards because a grammy is gold and the gold could mean he knows this album will win an award. The name of the album is 20/20 which connotes that this album is not just for listening but it will empower you so the album says you feel the music. Lastly, it says J.T instead of Justin Timberlake. The connotations are that many people will recognise J.T on the album, this connotes that he knows he is well known meaning he doesn't need to say his full name.

In this album you can clearly see what type of genre of music this is in. Rap music. Therefore it is very stereotypical with the gold teeth, gold jewellery and tattoos. The gold jewellery connotes that he has a lot of money meaning he shows it off to show his power to other men and to attract girls. Also the tattoos are clearly distinctive and he wears no shirt which connotes that he wants people to see his tattoos because yet again shows his money and power off which many rapers try and do.

This album is by the 'Hipster' artist Tyler, the Creator who produces rap songs. The connotations for two of him could suggest that he is aspiring to be that person because he is above his head meaning it is a thought. Also it may connote that from being a young 'Nerd' he has changed into a rapper who has completely forgotten who he was, this means he may of turned from a good person to a bad person. The color connotes a very chilled atmosphere because this blue is very icy which suggests relaxing and calm.

This album cover is based in rap music. The tattoos connote his power and wealth. The title is in clear and is the whitest color in the picture which means that they want you to instantly read this, also it is has been in my words ruined because the artist may of had a difficult upbringing or he is very violent. Also it is black and white which connotes it is very simple which means the songs may be very easy to understand and try and say a simple message.

This album cover presents his loneliness and also the title of the song is not all what it may seem. As you can see he is holding a dress to show that his wife or girlfriend has left him. Him being alone connotes that he does not want to be with anyone and he may be heartbroken. Lastly, everything is dark except his dress and his suit which connotes that he wants to stand out.

In this album cover you can see Rhiana naked, however the writing over her body stands out a lot. Also as they cover her body, this connotes that just because she is naked does not mean the audience should look at her. Furthermore, she is looking at the text and she may be thinking about the meaning of the word, a very controversial word 'Love'. She also looks very sad and the title of the song is apologetic which has a positive correlation, this means she is either very sorry or does not want to apologise to someone.

In this album cover Bob Marley is stating himself as a legen which he is, also he is not posing or looking at the camera therefore he is not boasting that he is a legend. He seems very calm in the picture as well and this may be to do with something that caught his attention away from the camera and therefore this may be why it is a good front cover.

In this album cover the cross in the picture stands out a lot because of the broken glass focusing on it and this connotes he is not just a thug. Or the broken glass is where is telling his enemy's to shoot him because he has been shot before, therefore this could be a threat to some people because of the glass and the cross shows that he is proud to be a Christian.

In this album cover Tupac has his fingers in a simple that says he is from the west side and that he is not from any other side. He shows his jewellery which connotes that he was rich and that he likes to know people who are rich. This album is every old and he had to show his enemy's that he was from the west because that is where Tupac lived and there was a lot of crime there which connotes that he had to keep him self protected. Here is Emeli Sande's cover of Our Version of Events.
On the cover Emeli is facing backwards from the camera and looking over her shoulder. This connotes that she is looking back to the past. On her back there a black rose that look dead this connotes that her past death may have occured. There is a dull background, possivle meaning that ahead of her is yet again more sadness. Her hair is grey but her face is still very young this connotes that she is feeling old and deprived. She also has very cheap ear rings which connotes that due to sadness she has lost a lot of money.

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