We need to talk about classical album covers.

I predict that the “Look at these silly album covers people used to think were cool” that will the ten-years-from-now version of Tumblr will be these ridiculous classical albums with conductors and soloist trying to look hip, edgy, and sexy. I don’t mean to pick on these two guys—it is a random album I ran across while looking through new releases this morning, and hardly unique in this regard.

Can we please go back to pastoral paintings or wide-angle shots of orchestras?