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Muse's Resistance is best record cover of 2009

Muse, Resistance

Story by Jack Foley

THE album sleeve for Muse’s latest album, The Resistance, has been named the best record cover of 2009.

The artwork for the album scooped the prize for Best Art Vinyl prize via an online poll with Manic Street Preachers’ Journal For Plague Lovers coming second and Fever Ray’s self-titled album third.

Massive Attack and Green Day rounded out the top five.

In total, a mixture of 50 obscure and well-known vinyl record sleeves from 2009 were shortlisted for the prize, which is now in its fifth year.

Art enthusiasts and record sleeve connoisseurs can now view the winning sleeves at an exhibition at the Art Vinyl gallery in Selfridges department store in central London, or at three other locations in Birmingham, Folkestone and east London.

Andrew Heeps, director of Art Vinyl, described the award as “a great way to celebrate the unsung heroes behind the art and design of some of our favourite bands and artists”.

US band Fleet Foxes won last year’s top prize with their eponymous debut album.