Best Album Covers

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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.
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!

7Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park's best album for me

foxmcloud21

This is the worst Linkin Park album,

bismarck-shinoda


8Sandra - Paintings In Yellow

9Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today

10The 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.

BKAllmighty

This is what made The Beatles so iconic.
This is the best album cover ever

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.........

12Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
In my opinion City of Evil has a much better album cover

13Jackie 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]Exquisite face, voice, heart, mind and soul. Extraordinary young lady.

14Madonna - Remixed And Revisited

15Regine Velasquez - R2K
just love her "fierce" look in here!

reigne27


16Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

17Evanescence - 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!

18Triumph - Thunder Seven

19The 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.

20Relapse - 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


21Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

22Eminem - Relapse: Refill

23Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

24L'Arc~en~Ciel - Real
The statue and the city in the background made this cover beautiful.

ronluna


25Gorillaz - Demon Days

26Chevelle - La Gargola

27Beyonce - Dangerously in love

28Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

29Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition

30Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel

31Eminem - Encore

32Bionic Jive - Armageddon Through Your Speaker

33Candy-O - The Cars

34Beyonce - B'Day

35Guns 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?

36The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

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

bismarck-shinoda


3830 Seconds to Mars - This Is War

39Green Day - Uno!

40The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

41Immersion - Pendulum

42Slash - Slash

43Eminem - Recovery

44Even In the Quietest Moments... - Supertramp

45Robbie Williams - The Greatest Hits
One of the most sexiest covers that's for sure
He was so hot

46Madonna - Bedtime Stories

47Skillet - Awake

48Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

49Linkin Park - Meteora

50The 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!?!

51George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

52Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

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

ilovekelly75


54Michael 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.

55Skillet - Comatose

56Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

57Günther - Pleasureman

58Green 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.

59Cher - It's A Man's World
what more would you want than cher with a snake and an apple!

dananana


60Led 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.

61Cheap 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


62Queen - World of the News

63Evanescence - Evanescence

64Songs for Japan

65David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

66Lonerism - Tame Impala

67Natalia Oreiro - Tu Veneno

68Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce

69Green Day - American Idiot

70Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1

71Eminem - Curtain Call

72Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

73Surf's Up - The Beach Boys

74Shakira - Oral Fixation Vol. 2

75Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

76The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

77Queen - Queen II
Quite creepy looking album cover, confusing how its from the music video bohemian rhapsody yet it was made before it.

PotBellyPup


78Eminem - 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

79Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2

80Santana - Amigos

81Deftones - Deftones

82A Day to Remember - Homesick

83Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

84The Doors - The Doors

85Muse - The Resistance
This album cover is instantly recognisable, it's always used on iPod touch displays in adverts because it looks so good!

86Duane Allman - An Anthology

87D'erlanger - the Price of Being a Rose Is Loneliness

88Queen - 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. ^_^

89Metallica - Metallica

90Beck - Odelay
Just awesome, very surprised that it was actually a dog, I thought it was something like a mop haha.

91Diana Krall - The Look of Love

92Iron 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

93Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight

94Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

95Tool - 10,000 Days

96Jennifer Lopez - Brave

97Korn - The Paradigm Shift

98My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

99Kiss - Love Gun

100Britney Spears - Britney
I love that cover
I love his cover

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Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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