Call me shallow if you will, but I judge a book by its cover. If a person doesn’t bother hiring a good designer to design his cover, then I highly doubt that the book will be worth reading. The same goes for almost everything in life including food, electronics, and of course, albums.
Here’s an example below, although there were more hideous and even sadistic album covers that are much too visual for And Far Away… Go on though, browse through the Top 10 and see for yourself.
Update: had to share these, courtsey of Jameed–
*Roll on the floor laughing*