Although people are drawn to it, good cover art doesn't necessarily indicate a good song. It just means the recording artist could afford a good graphic designer.

We don't believe independent musicians need any more barriers (financial or otherwise) to getting heard.

Also, we've devised a number of innovative ways to improve visitors' chances of quickly discovering music they'll like—and distracting people with pictures tends to reduce the effectiveness of these techniques.

We know that without any pictures, though, a web page would look dull and unappealing. So we use a carefully-selected set of images that convey some of the excitement and appeal of musical performances in general, without giving any particular song an advantage over any other.