Best Album Covers

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The Top Ten

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
This album cover is so simple, but after listening to the album, it will stick with you for the rest of your life. The spectrum that emerges from the prism is representative of different topics in life, each covered by a different song on the album. Truly a god among men when it comes to album covers.


This is the only album cover on here that is good, sorry but its true. The only good ones is this and the one on the items list. Sorry, but why do I always find heart or sarah brightman on every single music list? , anyway, not trying to hate on this list but its just I always see heart on a music list.


Most recognizable album cover. The light coming in represents the unity, the prism represents society and the spectrum represents disbanded unity. Just shows how a picture can speak 1000 words. And the music is even better
[Newest]All it is a triangle and a rainbow, that is not cool at all! Relapse by Eminem is by far the coolest!

2Nirvana - Nevermind
This album cover is awesome Kurt made an inspiration to this album cover :))
This picture is awesome. A A baby swimming under water lolz. Nirvana forever.
What?! The only cool/artistic items on this list are Dark Side Of The Moon and Nevermind. The rest are just pictures of famous people in weird poses. Toptens seems to attract all the fanboys...

3Sarah Brightman - Fly

4Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip

5Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

6Heart - Little Queen
The girls are just to fine. This is not art its the real thing . Ann and Nancy looking great.

7Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

8Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today

9Michael Jackson - Thriller
This one is have tobe on top of the list. This album is the best of all. Greetings from Lithuania!

10Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park's best album for me


This is the worst Linkin Park album,


The Contenders

11Heart - Dreamboat Annie
If you don't like this album cover then your Heart is not beating. The too best looking girls in ROCK.........

12Regine Velasquez - R2K
just love her "fierce" look in here!


13Evanescence - Fallen

14The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Instantly recognizable and the most expensive album cover they made, all the actors, the fancy uniforms, just so classic.


Trully, just epic. if you say it sucks and you have not listen to it then why do you say it sucks


As far as the Beatle's music goes this albums amazing but not their best release. But as far as their album covers go this is truly a work of art.

15Triumph - Thunder Seven

16Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

17Natalia Oreiro - Tu Veneno

18Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

19George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

20Kelly Clarkson - My December
beatiful, kind of like a symbolic painting


21The Beatles - Abbey Road
This is what made The Beatles so iconic.
This is the best album cover ever
Not even in the top

22L'Arc~en~Ciel - Real
The statue and the city in the background made this cover beautiful.


23Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition

24Cher - It's A Man's World
what more would you want than cher with a snake and an apple!


25Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

26Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
I'm voting for the original of course.
The newer one is ok, but the banned cover is an awesome piece of art.

27The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

28Immersion - Pendulum

29Slash - Slash

3030 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
I vote for the 2 skull version. A beautiful cover.


31Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2

32Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

33Skillet - Awake

34Linkin Park - Meteora

35Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

36Skillet - Comatose

37Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

38Jackie Evancho - Awakening
Jackie Evancho has a classic voice. One of the best Classical Crossover artists of all time. This 14 year old young women has a sense of music far beyond her years. Can't wait for Awakening to be released.
That is 14 years old? ! Hope her Dad keeps his 12 gauge nice and clean.
Classical beauty and laser beam eyes
[Newest]Google for a sample. Stunning!

39The Clash - London Calling
Image as rock. Anger. Lashing out at the very thing that supports you. It's this one or The Who's "Who's Next" with the group urinating on a monolith. Talk about being pissed off...


Come on people! What could be cooler than Paul Simenon smashing a bass guitar in black and white!?!

40Evanescence - Evanescence

41Songs for Japan

42David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

43G√ľnther - Pleasureman

44Green Day - Dookie
I think this cover represents animals tired of taking crap from humans so they decide to fight back using their own crap. Literally!
i find it funny. monkeys throwing poop everywhere and stuff. awesome album too


There's so much going on in the album cover! This is my favorite with the resistance by muse close behind.

45Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
THE ALL TIME COOLEST LOOKING ALBUM COVER EVER. It matches the music on the album, and LED ZEPPELIN IS INDISPUTABLY THE BEST MUSIC ARTIST OF ALL TIME. Yes, that includes THE Beatles. Led Zep's name is carved in stone at the top of the building, symbolizing their harder side. A sad little guy is mourning on the stairs, symbolizing their softer side. THE LETTERS THAT SPELL OUT "PHYSICAL GRAFFITI" ON THE WINDOWS ARE JUST THERE FOR AWESOMENESS. The best part? The building they used is still there! You can GO AND GET A PICTURE TAKEN NEXT TO PHYSICAL GRAFFITI! (Actually, the best part is the music. Not a bad song on it! It's my second favorite album, #1 being LZ IV. But this list isn't about the actual music, it's about the cover, and in that sense, PG takes the cake. ) I don't know how people could think that Pink Floyd's DSOTM is better than this. WHAT'S SO SYMBOLISTIC ABOUT A PRISM REFLECTING LIGHT? In my book, it should be swapped with PG.

46Cheap Trick - In Color
What you have is two great-looking rock god hunks on motorcycles on the front cover in color and then on the back cover you have two nerds on bicycles in black and white. And to top it off, the album was one of the greatest of the 70s.
Take a look at it and you'll understand and agree.


47Relapse - Eminem
It looks so cool, and is a amazing album by Eminem!


I love the way it looks! Relapse refill too!


Should be the best


48Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

49Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

50Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

51Queen - Queen II
Quite creepy looking album cover, confusing how its from the music video bohemian rhapsody yet it was made before it.


52Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

53Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

54Deftones - Deftones

55Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel

56Eminem - Recovery

57Eminem - Relapse: Refill

58A Day to Remember - Homesick

59The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

60Santana - Amigos

61Metallica - Metallica

62Beyonce - B'Day

63Muse - The Resistance
This album cover is instantly recognisable, it's always used on iPod touch displays in adverts because it looks so good!

64Duane Allman - An Anthology

65D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

66Queen - The Miracle
I attempted drawing Freddie's face because I have a book that has it in black and white and the picture is really close up... Well, you know, I epically failed.
But let's stay on topic. I agree that the cover was cool; wish I saw it higher up this list. ^_^

67Green Day - American Idiot

68Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

69Diana Krall - The Look of Love

70Linkin Park - Living Things

71Eminem - Encore

72Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

73Lil Wayne - The Carter IV

74Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

75Tool - 10,000 Days

76Iron Maiden - Killers
Eddie is definably the most iconic figure in music. It's Iron Maiden, what's not to love?


There needs to be more Maiden on this list

77My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

78Kiss - Love Gun

79Britney Spears - Britney
I love that cover
I love his cover

80Michael Jackson - Dangerous
How the hell is this only in 80th place? It's hands down the most detailed album artwork ever attempted. Years could be spent just trying to comprehend what the hell is going on in it.

81Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

82Neil Young - Decade

83Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion
its so bright and colourful...much like Mika himself...and it truly reflects the album itself, unlike so many covers.

84Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi

85Eric Clapton - Backless

86The Eagles - Hotel California

87Alice Cooper - From the Inside
This cover was designed by Ernie Cefalu and his company Pacific Eye & Ear that makes it ICONIC! If you don't agree just check out Top 10 Album Cover Designers and Top 10 Album Cover Design Firms.
Alice Cooper Rules... As Does His Album Designer "Ernie Cefalu!

88Ice T - Power

89Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

90Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Very great album cover. Very surprised that no Roger Dean work was on the list.

91King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

92Muse - Absolution

93Pearl Jam - Vs
That sheep looks like a monster


94The Who - Tommy

95Backstreet Boys - Millennium

96The Who - Quadrophenia

97Muse - Origin of Symmetry

98Talking Heads - Remain in Light

99Nas - Illmatic

100Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

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