Just out of curiosity. I know it's designed by Stanley Donwood. It looks like Futura with the M reaching slightly below the baseline.

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If you are speaking about the cover attached below (for other's reference), yes, this is Futura.

The middle angle of M always slightly falls under the baseline in any version of Futura. Here, this effect is emphasized with addition of double outer stroke which falls under the baseline even further.

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    Also note that in most typefaces, many of the characters extend slightly below or above the baseline. It's a subtle thing to optically adjust the characters to they 'look' equal in height (even if they are technically not).
    – DA01
    Mar 1, 2013 at 19:56

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