Album art is a fading... well art, in today's society of mp3s and digital downloads. But to me, a band is only good as it's name and it's album art. While perusing random albums, whether online or at an actual music store, what the album looks like often denotes how much time I'm going to hesitate at an unknown artist. And in today's thousands-of-bands world, a hesitation is what you want. And so for this I will give credence to whomever is out there designing art-work, beginning with Giant Squid's latest release The Ichthyologist.