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The 25 Best Album Covers of 2012

7. Tame Impala, Lonerism

Label: Modular
Art Director: Leif Podhajsky

Tame Impala's connection with acclaimed artist Leif Podhajsky runs deep. He did the psychedelic cover for their previous album, Innerspeaker, along with all of its singles. But for Lonerism, he decided to step away from the trippier elements for something more interpretive.

The photo, which was taken by the band's producer Kevin Parker, embraces the album's feelings of isolation. At first glance, however, you might just notice the folks on the other side of the fence at Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, France and think, "Hey, these people are having a great time." It's when you realize that you are only looking in, and therefore not interacting, that it hits you.

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