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.


This is so simple, but it just gets the job done. And not only that: it is truly mystical. Also recognizable. Everyone knows about DSotM cover. Everyone.
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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...
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3Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip

4Sarah Brightman - Fly

5Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

6Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

7Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

8Heart - Little Queen

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

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!

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.........

12Evanescence - Fallen

13Natalia Oreiro - Tu Veneno

14Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

15Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

16Triumph - Thunder Seven

17Regine Velasquez - R2K

just love her "fierce" look in here!


18George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

19Kelly Clarkson - My December

beatiful, kind of like a symbolic painting


20Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition

21L'Arc~en~Ciel - Real

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


22Cher - It's A Man's World

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


23Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

24Guns 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.

25Immersion - Pendulum

26Slash - Slash

27Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2

2830 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie

29Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

30Skillet - Awake

31Linkin Park - Meteora

32Skillet - Comatose

33The 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.


34Evanescence - Evanescence

35Songs for Japan

36G√ľnther - Pleasureman

37Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

38Led 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.

39Green Day - Dookie
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.
This is probably Green Day's best album cover ever. It really relates to other peope. Dookie is really a cool album cover.

40Cheap 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.

41The Clash - London Calling

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

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...


42Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

43Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

44Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

45Deftones - Deftones

46Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

47The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

48Metallica - Metallica

49Santana - Amigos

50Beyonce - B'Day

51Muse - The Resistance
This album cover is instantly recognisable, it's always used on iPod touch displays in adverts because it looks so good!

52Duane Allman - An Anthology

53D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

54Queen - 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. ^_^

55Linkin Park - Living Things

56Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

57Diana Krall - The Look of Love

58Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

59Tool - 10,000 Days

60Iron Maiden - Killers

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


61My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

62Kiss - Love Gun

63Britney Spears - Britney
I love that cover
I love his cover

64Michael Jackson - Dangerous

65Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

66Neil Young - Decade

67Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion

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

68Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi

69The Beatles - Abbey Road
This is the best album cover ever

70Eric Clapton - Backless

71The Eagles - Hotel California

72Alice 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.

73Ice T - Power

74Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

75Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Very great album cover. Very surprised that no Roger Dean work was on the list.

76Muse - Absolution

77The Who - Tommy

78Backstreet Boys - Millennium

79The Who - Quadrophenia

80King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

81Talking Heads - Remain in Light

82Nas - Illmatic

83Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

84Carly Simon - Playing Possum

85Sweet Angel - Merry Christmas My Baby

Sweet Angel looks like an angel. Warm, sexy, beautiful....definitely tops...

86Grand Funk Railroad - E Pluribus Funk

Even though he didn't get the credit his is a great cover designed by the number one album designer in the world... Ernie Cefalu

87GZA - Liquid Swords

88Appeal to Reason - Rise Against

89George Michael - Faith

90Cranberries - Stars: The Best Of 1992-2002

91Whitney Houston - Whitney: The Greatest Whitney: The Greatest Hits

92Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again

So sweet, maybe she might only have a bra on, but it should be number 1! Anyway I LOVE Britney and I have this album! out of 10 its 10!

93Anggun - Luminescence

94Madonna - Like A Virgin

95Paula Abdul - Spellbound

96Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Album cover represents the album and sets a message.

97Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce

98Muse - Origin of Symmetry

99Pearl Jam - Vs

100Death - Scream Bloody Gore

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