The Album Cover Meme

Twitter can expand your horizons or just make wasting time a pleasure; here’s a good example thanks to @SianySianySiany – the Album Cover meme.

Album Cover Art?

It’s devastingly simple. Here’s how it works:

First you need a name for your band or group. Fire up Wikipedia, click on “Random article” or on this link: The title of the random article is your band name.

Next you’ll need a name for your band’s breakthrough album. Go to, click on “Random Quotes” or on this link: The last four or five words of the last quote on the page are your album’s title.

Two down, one to go; you need some album art. Go to Flickr, click on “Explore” and then on “Last 7 Days Interesting” or on this link: The third picture is your album artwork.

Now use a graphics package to put them all together. If you’re a Flickr member you can use Picnik or you can use something like Photoshop or if you’re on a Mac you can use Pixelmator.

And here, in all its glory is the album cover for the groundbreaking and seminal Would Have Confused Einstein by Securities Industry Automation Corporation. I don’t know about you but it looks vaguely Kraftwerk-ian, Vangelis-ish or Tangerine Dream-y to me.

Credits to uniB for Questionable, which is the most amazing photo of Chamonix and to for “a stitch in time would have confused Einstein“.

Written by Gary

Husband, Father, geotechnologist, map geek, coffee addict, Sci-fi fan, UNIX and Mac user.