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
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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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3Sarah Brightman - Fly

4Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip

5Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

6Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
This is the worst Linkin Park album (The lyrics are almost all children, and the beats are simple compared to the other Linkin Park's albums), but the cover is awesome. Is not creative to put in a photo album cover (With some exceptions, like Nevermind)


This is the worst album by Linkin Park (Children lyrics and simple beats comparing to the other albums by the band) but the best cover. Put a photo in a album cover isn't creative (exception of Nevermind and few others)


Linkin Park's best album for me


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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.

8Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

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

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

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


17Triumph - Thunder Seven

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
I vote for the 2 skull version. A beautiful cover.


29Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

30Skillet - Awake

31Linkin Park - Meteora

32The 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.


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.

33Skillet - Comatose

34Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

35Evanescence - Evanescence

36Songs for Japan

37Relapse - 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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38G√ľnther - Pleasureman

39Green 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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40Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

41Led 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.

42Cheap 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.


43The 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!?!

44Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

45Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

46Deftones - Deftones

47Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel

48Eminem - Recovery

49Eminem - Relapse: Refill

50A Day to Remember - Homesick

51Jackie 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.
Classical beauty and laser beam eyes
That is 14 years old? ! Hope her Dad keeps his 12 gauge nice and clean.
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52Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

53The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

54Metallica - Metallica

55Santana - Amigos

56Beyonce - B'Day

57Muse - The Resistance
This album cover is instantly recognisable, it's always used on iPod touch displays in adverts because it looks so good!

58Green Day - American Idiot

59Duane Allman - An Anthology

60D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

61Queen - 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. ^_^

62Linkin Park - Living Things

63Eminem - Encore

64Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

65Lil Wayne - The Carter IV

66Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

67Diana Krall - The Look of Love

68Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

69Tool - 10,000 Days

70Iron Maiden - Killers
Eddie is definably the most iconic figure in music. It's Iron Maiden, what's not to love?


71My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

72Kiss - Love Gun

73Britney Spears - Britney
I love that cover
I love his cover

74Michael Jackson - Dangerous

75Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

76Neil Young - Decade

77Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion
its so bright and colourful...much like Mika himself...and it truly reflects the album itself, unlike so many covers.

78Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi

79The Beatles - Abbey Road
This is what made The Beatles so iconic.
This is the best album cover ever
Not even in the top

80Eric Clapton - Backless

81The Eagles - Hotel California

82Alice 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!

83Ice T - Power

84Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

85Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Very great album cover. Very surprised that no Roger Dean work was on the list.

86King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

87Muse - Absolution

88Pearl Jam - Vs
That sheep looks like a monster


89The Who - Tommy

90Backstreet Boys - Millennium

91The Who - Quadrophenia

92Muse - Origin of Symmetry

93Talking Heads - Remain in Light

94Nas - Illmatic

95Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

96Carly Simon - Playing Possum

97Sweet Angel - Merry Christmas My Baby
Sweet Angel looks like an angel. Warm, sexy, beautiful....definitely tops...

98Grand 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

99GZA - Liquid Swords

100Appeal to Reason - Rise Against

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