Best Album Covers

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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
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2Sarah Brightman - Fly

3Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip

4Nirvana - 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...
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5Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

6Relapse - 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


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7Heart - Little Queen
The girls are just to fine. This is not art its the real thing . Ann and Nancy looking great.

8Eminem - Relapse: Refill

9Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today

10Michael Jackson - Thriller
This one is have tobe on top of the list. This album is the best of all. Greetings from Lithuania!
That's ridiculous you guys probably only voted for this because you like the album

The Contenders

11Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

12Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
That's ridiculous you guys probably only voted for this because you like the album

13Eminem - Recovery

14Eminem - Encore

15Heart - Dreamboat Annie
If you don't like this album cover then your Heart is not beating. The too best looking girls in ROCK.........

16Regine Velasquez - R2K

just love her "fierce" look in here!


17Triumph - Thunder Seven

18Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

19Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel

20Evanescence - Fallen

21Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

22Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

23Natalia Oreiro - Tu Veneno

24Kelly Clarkson - My December

beatiful, kind of like a symbolic painting


25Green Day - Uno!

26L'Arc~en~Ciel - Real

The statue and the city in the background made this cover beautiful.


27George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

28Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition

29Cher - It's A Man's World

what more would you want than cher with a snake and an apple!


30Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

31Guns 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.

3230 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie

33Green Day - Awesome As F***

34The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Trully, just epic. if you say it sucks and you have not listen to it then why do you say it sucks


Instantly recognizable and the most expensive album cover they made, all the actors, the fancy uniforms, just so classic.


35Immersion - Pendulum

36Slash - Slash

37Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2

38Green Day - American Idiot

39Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

40Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

41Skillet - Awake

42A Day to Remember - Homesick

43Linkin Park - Meteora

44Skillet - Comatose

45G√ľnther - Pleasureman

46Green 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.
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47Led 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.

48Cheap Trick - In Color

Take a look at it and you'll understand and agree.


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.

49The 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!?!

50Evanescence - Evanescence

51Songs for Japan

52Eminem - Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

53Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

54Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

55Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

56The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

57Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

58Awakening - Jackie Evancho
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
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59Eminem - 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

60Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

61Deftones - Deftones

62Lil Wayne - The Carter IV

63Green Day - Tre!

64Santana - Amigos

65Beyonce - B'Day

66Muse - The Resistance
This album cover is instantly recognisable, it's always used on iPod touch displays in adverts because it looks so good!

67Duane Allman - An Anthology

68D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

69Queen - 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. ^_^

70Metallica - Metallica

71Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

72Diana Krall - The Look of Love

73Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

74Tool - 10,000 Days

75Iron Maiden - Killers

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


76My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

77Kiss - Love Gun

78Britney Spears - Britney
I love that cover
I love his cover

79Michael Jackson - Dangerous

80Linkin Park - Living Things

81Eminem - Curtain Call

82Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

83Neil Young - Decade

84Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion

its so bright and colourful...much like Mika himself...and it truly reflects the album itself, unlike so many covers.

85Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi

86The Beatles - Abbey Road
This is what made The Beatles so iconic.
This is the best album cover ever
Not even in the top

87Eric Clapton - Backless

88The Eagles - Hotel California

89Alice 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.

90Ice T - Power

91Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

92Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Very great album cover. Very surprised that no Roger Dean work was on the list.

93King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

94Muse - Absolution

95The Who - Tommy

96Backstreet Boys - Millennium

97The Who - Quadrophenia

98Muse - Origin of Symmetry

99Pearl Jam - Vs

100Talking Heads - Remain in Light

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