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Top 10 Uses Of Food On Album Covers

As a rule, high-end food photography is supposed to make you hungry. Give the food some soft light, frame it carefully and from just the right distance and it'll look even better on film than it does on your plate.

But then there's the strange alternate reality of album covers, where diesel #2 stands in for coffee, meat is decontextualized, and spaghetti is treated with a nauseating close-up. And that's all short of mentioning the worst thing music ever did to a great food: The Bacon Brothers.

With that in mind, here are our picks for the 10 best uses of food in album art:

10. Jason & The Scorchers -- Clear Impetuous Morning
"How's about a high-octane refill, sugar?"


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