Fleet Foxes win album artwork prize

Roots Manuva and Coldplay beaten to the Best Art Vinyl award

Fleet Foxes have claimed the Best Art Vinyl Award 2008 for the front cover of their self-titled album.

The album cover, which features a segment of Pieter Bruegel‘s painting ‘Netherlandish Proverbs’, was voted the winner of the annual award, organised by the Artvinyl.com who manufacture frames to display old records in.

Roots Manuva‘s ‘Slime And Reason’ came second, while Coldplay‘s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ came third in the poll.

The album covers that came in the upper echelons of the chart after the public had voted will be on display at the London Rough Trade East store in London throughout January.

The Top Ten album covers in the Best Art Vinyl rundown were:

1. Fleet Foxes – ‘Fleet Foxes’

2. Roots Manuva – ‘Slime And Reason’

3. Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’

4. Goldfrapp – ‘Seventh Tree’

5. Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’

6. Metallica – ‘Death Magnetic’

7. Bloc Party – ‘Intimacy’

8. Low Motion Disco – ‘Keep It Slow’

9. Santogold – ‘Santogold’

10. Zombie Zombie – ‘Dog Walker’