Best Album Covers

Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
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.

c0mf0rta61ynum6

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.

AmINumberOneYet

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.
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...

4Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip

5Heart - Little Queen
The girls are just to fine. This is not art its the real thing . Ann and Nancy looking great.

6Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park's best album for me

foxmcloud21

This is the worst Linkin Park album,

bismarck-shinoda


7Michael Jackson - Thriller
This one is have tobe on top of the list. This album is the best of all. Greetings from Lithuania!

8Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

9Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today

10Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

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.........

12Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

13Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

14Regine Velasquez - R2K
just love her "fierce" look in here!

reigne27


15Evanescence - Fallen
Look him, she's a baby face, she is so cute """, love her!
Oh my, really? Best Cover ever. Amy's looks is very beautiful and hypnotic.
Look him, She is so BEAUTIFUL!
She is so cute and beautiful.
Amy is the best singer.

16Relapse - Eminem
It looks so cool, and is a amazing album by Eminem!

reallyevilman

I love the way it looks! Relapse refill too!

eminemgreenday

Should be the best

lazypants

[Newest]Everyone vote for this please!

eminemgreenday


17The 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.

beatles

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

maxwarawa

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.

18Triumph - Thunder Seven

19Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

20Eminem - Relapse: Refill

21Chevelle - La Gargola

22The Beatles - Abbey Road
This is what made The Beatles so iconic.
This is the best album cover ever
Not even in the top
100?

23L'Arc~en~Ciel - Real
The statue and the city in the background made this cover beautiful.

ronluna


24Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

25Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition

26Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel

27Eminem - Encore

28Bionic Jive - Armageddon Through Your Speaker

29Guns 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.

30The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

31Green Day - Uno!

3230 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
I vote for the 2 skull version. A beautiful cover.

bismarck-shinoda


33Immersion - Pendulum

34Slash - Slash

35Eminem - Recovery

36Skillet - Awake

37Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

38Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

39Jackie 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!

40Linkin Park - Meteora

41George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

42Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

43Skillet - Comatose

44Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

45Michael 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.

46The 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...

mgenet

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

47Cher - It's A Man's World
what more would you want than cher with a snake and an apple!

dananana


48Kelly Clarkson - My December
beatiful, kind of like a symbolic painting

ilovekelly75


49Evanescence - Evanescence

50Songs for Japan

51David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

52Günther - Pleasureman

53Green 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

pauler94

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

54Led 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.

55Cheap 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.

FearlessFreep


56Natalia Oreiro - Tu Veneno

57Green Day - American Idiot

58Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

59Eminem - Curtain Call

60Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

61Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2

62Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

63Queen - Queen II
Quite creepy looking album cover, confusing how its from the music video bohemian rhapsody yet it was made before it.

PotBellyPup


64Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

65The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

66Deftones - Deftones

67A Day to Remember - Homesick

68Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

69Santana - Amigos

70Beyonce - B'Day

71Muse - The Resistance
This album cover is instantly recognisable, it's always used on iPod touch displays in adverts because it looks so good!

72Metallica - Metallica

73Duane Allman - An Anthology

74D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

75Queen - 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. ^_^

76Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

77Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

78Diana Krall - The Look of Love

79Iron Maiden - Killers
Eddie is definably the most iconic figure in music. It's Iron Maiden, what's not to love?

gibsonrock53

There needs to be more Maiden on this list
EASILY the best album cover of all time it should be AT LEAST 3rd

80Korn - The Paradigm Shift

81Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

82Tool - 10,000 Days

83Linkin Park - Living Things

84Lil Wayne - The Carter IV

85Green Day - Awesome As F***

86My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

87Kiss - Love Gun

88Britney Spears - Britney
I love that cover
I love his cover

89Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi

90Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

91Neil Young - Decade

92Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion
its so bright and colourful...much like Mika himself...and it truly reflects the album itself, unlike so many covers.

93Eric Clapton - Backless

94The Eagles - Hotel California

95Alice 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!

96Ice T - Power

97Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

98Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Very great album cover. Very surprised that no Roger Dean work was on the list.

99King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

100Muse - Absolution

Comments About This List

Featured Lists
Popular Lists
New Lists

Top Remixes of This List

lukestheman4

Irina2932

Alpha101

UltimateHybridX

alexfinadri

see more...

Posts About This List

List Info

This list was created 7 years, 143 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list contains 275 items, has been remixed 8 times.

Updated Tuesday, January 27, 2015


List Error Reporting

See an item on this list that's misspelled, duplicated, or doesn't belong? Let us know. Click here to report the error.