So some of you might recall me doing a big project on RYM where I went through rock history and reviewed lots of albums year by year.
Well it's still ongoing! And what a journey it's been, with still so much ground to cover. I have for the moment largely completed my first go through on 1967 through 2004. With 20 albums listened to per year and reviewed and ranked.
But anyway, RYM (Rate Your Music) has a feature for when you make lists, as I have for each year roughly between 1967 and 2004 and onward.
One of the features you get to have is picking a picture for the list header, and an option you have for that is to pick one of the album sleeve arts from your list.
When you pick that option RYM takes you to a selection screen where it shows all the cover arts lined up, you click on whichever you want.
But what REALLY is cool about this? Is that you get to get a great collected look at a bunch of the art of each year (for my lists) lined up gallery like.
And in looking at these sexy sites, I couldn't help but notice many interesting patterns and so on! Trends, dominating colors, dominating graphic design concepts etc. It's really cool!
And this is even statistically sound to! I picked the 20 albums I did for each year not on any art basis at all, so it's truly a random sample in that regard. (aside from the lack of Metal of course)
So without further ado!