It’s somewhat disingenuous to describe Nine Inch Nails’ fourth album With Teeth as a comeback album for Trent Reznor since NIN was always critically and commercially successful up to that point. However, Trent Reznor’s personal life was in chaos following the mainstream success he found in 1997 a...(more)
Despite the fact that so much music is about love and heartbreak, there aren’t very many albums with hearts or similar romantic symbols on the cover. Perhaps graphic designers and artists feel it’s too heavy-handed to include such images in their work. Nonetheless, there are a few albums with hearts on the cover art (cover hearts, if you will) that come to mind.
The College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation were chapters in his Graduation trilogy, three albums that used a theme of academic success and failure as a metaphor for personal growth. To reinforce the ideas behind this theme within the music, he used the bear as a visual theme on the cover art for consistency. Once the Graduation trilogy ended, h...(more)