Judged by the Cover

Judged by the Cover

The Judged by the Cover Podcast is all about album cover design. I will be discussing the designs of a variety of album covers, how the cover design helps tell the story of the album, and any cool facts and stories I find along the way. I believe that album art can be one of the major factors in someone listening to and buying your music, so come on a journey with me as we discover why having an album cover designer is a key to your musics success.

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February 26, 2024 31 mins
On todays episode of the Judged by the Cover podcast, we are doing a little music discovery. I (Josh) spent some time digging through crates of vinyl at my 3 favorite record stores in town, and picked up some albums based solely on the cover art. We are focusing on one of those albums today by the band The Dangerous Summer, and it's their album from 2022 called Coming Home. This was easily one of the most fun experiences I have had...
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Welcome to the first Judged by the Cover of 2024!! With a new year come big changes, so everyone give a warm welcome to our new co-host Phil Hyland! Phil has been on the show before as a guest, and he brings a totally different music perspective and energy to the show that I'm really excited about. Join us in this episode as we discuss some of our favorites of 2023 in album cover design, physical packaging, music and so much more!!...
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December 22, 2023 22 mins
There is no shortage of interesting Christmas album covers, and in this episode of the Judged by the Cover podcast we take a look at 3 of the most unusual ones! Get ready to learn about some great Christmas albums with questionable album covers, and hopefully learn something about them you didn't know before. A link to the digital content will down below as usual. Have a merry Christmas and thanks for listening!! Digital Content
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November 10, 2023 84 mins
We have finally reached our 10th episode!!! Today is another special interview episode of the Judged by the Cover podcast, and this time it is with a great friend of mine Brent Crowe! Brent is an amazing song writer, musician, producer and owner of the studio Backbeat Sound Design here in Chattanooga TN. The conversation ranges from song writing, to production and recording knowledge, and as always we discuss the importance of bran...
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Do you enjoy stories that have a little controversy to them...? Well then you are in for a treat, todays episode dives into the influential album and cover design of The Clash's album London Calling. We dive into some of the interesting facts behind the album covers inspiration, and learn why the bass player decided to smash his treasured Fender P-bass. We also have a fun cover to discuss in the Near Miss segment of the show, and t...
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Meet Abe Montalvo with Monoliths, and check out his newest Single brave the storm. It doesn't stop there, we are talking song writing, favorite album covers, the importance of branding, synthwave projects and so much more!! Abe also drops some info on a new 2 song EP dropping in October that you don't want to miss. Hear it here first on the Judged by the Cover podcast. Digital content link Judged by the Cover is a proud partner o...
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August 18, 2023 25 mins
Thanks to Brandon with Fleet by SSC for the recommendation for todays episode, Cars on Album Covers!! It's not often that I get to mix two of my passions, cars and album covers, so this was a dream come true!! I instantly knew of one album cover I had to talk about, but there are a few more that we discuss that I either found along the way, or have too big of a story not to talk about. Also we get a special edition of Near Miss whe...
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For real, this album cover did save a t-shirt business.....and so much more!! Check out this one of a kind album cover, learn a lil about Steve Miller Band, and get ready for my Near Miss segment. It's a fun one!! As always, there will be a link below for the digital content to this episode. Show Notes & Digital Content
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Phil Hyland, singer songwriter and a great friend of mine, comes on the Judged by the Cover podcast to talk about his career in the entertainment industry, his band Girlfriend, and his new release Too Good. Hear a snippet of the song, and get some behind the scene info on the song itself. It wouldn't be the Judged by the Cover podcast if we didn't talk album covers, and album cover design. We talk some of Phil's favorite album co...
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One of the my favorite, most formative albums, Meteora turned 20 this year!!! I never knew what made this album cover so special, but now I know the secret, and you need to check it out! Also it wouldn't be the Judged by the Cover podcast if we didn't talk about a Near Miss album cover, and this episodes victim is Aerosmith. Show Notes & Digital Content
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The band Chicago is credited with putting band logos on the map, and between them and their designers, found cleaver ways to work this one logo into almost all of their album covers. We will look at 3 different covers today, and will also be continuing the Near Miss segment, where I get to talk about an unfortunate cover design. I almost feel bad because its for a friends project.....and I actually enjoy the project....but it needs...
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Join me as we look at the album cover for the debut, self titled album Boston. This album has a crazy story behind how it came to be, and the cover has a really cool element that I never noticed until this year...and the album came out in 1976!!! Also stay tuned to the end of the podcast for the new segment, Near Miss. 
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Welcome to the first full episode of the Judged by the Cover Podcast. In this episode I discuss the album cover that started JW Creates. Now its not what you are thinking, its not an album cover that I created, I'm talking about how I realized I wanted to design album covers. Lets check out the cover for the album Minorville, by Derek Minor.
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August 25, 2022 3 mins
Teaser episode of the Judged by the Cover Podcast
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