To many people, the album cover is non-essential. It's simply another barrier between the music and the listener. For me, however, it's a necessary part of the experience. That's a large reason why I still buy into physical formats. Having art in your hands makes your $15 purchase seem a lot more worth it, than paying $10 for a digital copy of some music and a JPEG. With that in mind, here are 5 album covers that really helped me do my part in saving physical media in 2009.