Muse's 'The Resistance' Named Best Album Cover Of 2009

5 January 2010, 20:33

The elaborate artwork for Muse's 'The Resistance' has been named the best sleeve of 2009. The Best Art Vinyl prize for 2009 was given to the rock trio's latest album, beating Manic Street Preachers into second place.

'The Resistance', designed by company La Boca, came tops in an online poll, while the controversial Jenny Saville painting for 'Journal Of Plague Lovers' was made runner-up. Number three was Fever Ray's self-titled album, while Massive Attack's 'Splitting The Atom' came fourth.

Also in the Top 20 were Orlando Weeks of The Maccabees and his work on Florence And The Machine's 'Lungs' and Damien Hirst's painting for The Hours' 'See The Light'.

Last year's winner was Fleet Foxes' use of a classic Pieter Brueghel painting. The 50 best album sleeves of 2009 will go on display at Selfridges in London.