Faded colors. Simple compositions. Sans-serif fonts. No, we're not spec'ing out the latest American Apparel ad. We're voicing dissatisfaction with the same-fest that is the 2010 cover art aesthetic. It arguably sprouted last summer with chillwave, when the laid-back visuals seemed to echo the vibes of the music. Now the style is seeping out of hipster microgenres and into the pop music world at large. See?
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