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!

2Sarah Brightman - Fly

3Nirvana - 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.
Naked baby for the win

4Heart - Little Queen
The girls are just to fine. This is not art its the real thing . Ann and Nancy looking great.

5Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip

6Michael Jackson - Thriller
This one is have tobe on top of the list. This album is the best of all. Greetings from Lithuania!

7Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

8The 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.

9Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today

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


This is the worst Linkin Park album,


The Contenders

11Jackie Evancho - Awakening
That is 14 years old? ! Hope her Dad keeps his 12 gauge nice and clean.
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.
Classical beauty and laser beam eyes
[Newest]Most overrated album ever. Screw you people!

12Heart - Dreamboat Annie
If you don't like this album cover then your Heart is not beating. The too best looking girls in ROCK.........

13The Beatles - Abbey Road
There are albums listed higher than this that have artwork that I have never seen or simply don't know since there's no picture beside the entry. How is this lower? It should be #1! I'm horrified to see that it didn't even make the top 3.


It might not be the best, but it's the most famous and iconic. It gets my vote.
This is what made The Beatles so iconic.

14Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
In my opinion City of Evil has a much better album cover

15Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

16Regine Velasquez - R2K
just love her "fierce" look in here!


17The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

18Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition

19Triumph - Thunder Seven

20Evanescence - Fallen
Look him, she's a baby face, she is so cute """, love her!
Fallen cover is definitely number 1.
Oh my, really? Best Cover ever. Amy's looks is very beautiful and hypnotic.
Look him, She is so BEAUTIFUL!

21Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

22Green 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.

23Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

24Relapse - 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


[Newest]Everyone vote for this please!


25L'Arc~en~Ciel - Real
The statue and the city in the background made this cover beautiful.


26Eminem - Relapse: Refill

27Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

28Gorillaz - Demon Days

29Chevelle - La Gargola

30Beyonce - Dangerously in love

31Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

32Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel

33Eminem - Encore

34Bionic Jive - Armageddon Through Your Speaker

35Candy-O - The Cars
This cover sums up what The Cars were all about.


36Beyonce - B'Day

3730 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
I vote for the 2 skull version. A beautiful cover.


38Guns 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.
Horrible cover. Seriously five skulls?

39Queen - Queen II
Quite creepy looking album cover, confusing how its from the music video bohemian rhapsody yet it was made before it.


4030 Seconds to Mars - This Is War

41Green Day - Uno!

42The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

43Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

44Slash - Slash

45Immersion - Pendulum

46Eminem - Recovery

47Even In the Quietest Moments... - Supertramp

48Madonna - Bedtime Stories

49Skillet - Awake

50Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

51Led 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.

52The 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!?!

53Kelly Clarkson - My December
beatiful, kind of like a symbolic painting


54Linkin Park - Meteora

55Günther - Pleasureman

56The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
I love the original Rolling Stones cover "Sticky Fingers" but I also love "Too Fast For Love" the motley crue tribute to the stones.. I'm a big motley crue and stones fan.

57George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

58Michael 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.

59Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

60Skillet - Comatose

61Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

62Cheap 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.


63Cher - It's A Man's World
what more would you want than cher with a snake and an apple!


64Blink-182 - Enema of the State

65Queen - World of the News

66Evanescence - Evanescence

67Songs for Japan

68David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

69Lonerism - Tame Impala

70Natalia Oreiro - Tu Veneno

71Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce

72Cream - Disraeli Gears

73Green Day - American Idiot

74Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

75Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

76Eminem - Curtain Call

77Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

78Surf's Up - The Beach Boys

79The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

80Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2

81Eminem - The Eminem Show
The songs sing for the moment, hailies song and cleaning out my closet are all songs from the heart. Them he throws in some hard raps like til I collapse/white america and soldier

82Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

83The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
Not flashy or hip. Just symbolic.

84Santana - Amigos

85Muse - The Resistance
Why is muse so low. They make the best cover art in my opinion along with Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Coldplay.


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

86Deftones - Deftones

87A Day to Remember - Homesick

88Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

89The Doors - The Doors

90Duane Allman - An Anthology

91D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

92Queen - 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. ^_^

93Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

94Diana Krall - The Look of Love

95Iron 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
EASILY the best album cover of all time it should be AT LEAST 3rd

96Metallica - Metallica

97Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

98Tool - 10,000 Days

99Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

100My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

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