According to our AlbumArtExchange Blog poll, the best album cover for the week of April 24, 2012 is This Machine by The Dandy Warhols. The cover received 32% of the votes cast by our readers. Peter Gabriel's New Blood Live in London was a very close second with 29%. Jack White's Blunderbuss and Torche's Harmonicraft tied for third with 15% each.
The painting for the winning cover is by fine artist Hickory Mertsching. I believe this is Mersching's first album cover. I was not able to find additional credits. There are two versions of the cover. One is the full painting (right). The other is a detail (below). I like both versions. The painting is of such great quality that both work quite well. I hope that we see other album covers by this artist.