Are these quizzes still bringing on the heartbreak, or is this the time you show that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re for real? Or did I just give you a clue to one of this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s covers? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for me to know and for you to find out. Homer Simpson once said it takes two to lie: one to lie, and one to listen. In 16 years, I never understood what he meant by that.
Below are magnified fragments of 25 album covers. Most of them are well-known albums, but there are a few obscure covers (or lesser-known albums from well-known artists) mixed in to keep you honest. You must guess both the artist and album cover. In order to keep things simple, live albums, soundtracks and singles compilations will not be used, and with all apologies to our European and Japanese friends, we are going with the covers that appeared in the US record storesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦back when we had record stores. Sigh.
The rules are the same as Name That Tune. Each player can make three guesses between updates (Ã¢â‚¬Å“UpdateÃ¢â‚¬Â is defined as Ã¢â‚¬Å“The time when I post a comment listing all of the covers that have been guessed correctlyÃ¢â‚¬Â), so everyone will have a chance to contribute. And, just to spice things up, we have a puzzle cover this week, yay! Oh, and just for kicks, I flipped one of the covers around (it’ll make sense when you see it). One guess per player of the puzzle between updates, please. Ready, Freddys and Bettys? Time to rock steady.
UPDATE: Expanded looks at the final two covers contained at the bottom.
Lastly, the Puzzle Cover
Remember, there is a maximum of three guess per player per update. Thanks, have fun, and watch out for the penguins.
UPDATE: Here are blown-up shots of the final two covers.