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Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced

Vinyl don't just sound better, as the Art Vinyl prize attests, they also look better.

Now in its 9th year, the Best Art Vinyl award looks to celebrate the best music artwork of the past 12 months - regardless of how good the music pressed on the record actually is. This year's shortlist includes Daft Punk's silhouetted Get Lucky and Paul McCartney's minimal New.

A total of 50 nominees for this year's prize will be displayed in the Art Vinyl Gallery in London's Broadway Market, before travelling around the UK in Malmaison hotels. Visitors will be able to vote for the eventual winner.

We don't even own a record deck, but we might buy a few of these just to enhance the look of the office. Here are ten of the very best:

(Via: BBC)

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 9

    Paul McCartney - New

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 10

    Daft Punk - Get Lucky

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 11

    Thr!!!ler

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 12

    Sweet Baboo - Ships

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 13

    Elton John - The Diving Board

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 14

    Tunng - Turbines

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 15

    Atoms for Peace - Judge Jury and Executioner

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 16

    Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 17

    Goldfrapp - Tales of us

  • Art Vinyl prize shortlist announced 18

    Edwyn Collins - Understated