Top Ten Best Album Covers of 2018

The music landscape of 2018 is not only interesting because the songs, albums and EPs that dropped, but also because of the cool cover artworks that were released along the way. With the current crossover of genres, aesthetics and target groups, there is probably more creative freedom with the choice of what to depict on the cover, not needing it to indicate the record's sound anymore.

What counts are the covers of albums (studio and compilation), mixtapes and EPs, whether available physically or digitally.

It does not matter if the artwork accurately reflects the music, or if the album is any good. It's purely about the looks.

The Top Ten Best Album Covers of 2018

1 Planet Megatron - RIN
2 Queen of Time - Amorphis
3 Simulation Theory - Muse

Woah! Trippy neon - LightningStrike

5 Algorythm - Beyond Creation
6 The Arrow of Satan is Drawn - Bloodbath
7 The Aftermath - Midnattsol
8 Sign of the Dragonhead - Leaves' Eyes
9 Amr - Ihsahn
10 Here Come The Aliens - Kim Wilde

The Contenders

11 Ephorize - Cupcakke
12 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
13 Firepower - Judas Priest

Having it being called "Firepower" really does give us a little clue about what that thing really is. - LightningStrike

That album cover is super awesome. I added this by the way. - PhoenixAura81

It’s a flame warrior knight thing, super awesome and dope!

14 Mania - Fallout Boy
15 Ember - Breaking Benjamin
16 Love /// Disconnect - Gojii
17 Ømni - Angra
18 Verde - Marsimoto
19 Amerikkkant - Ministry
20 Diluvium - Obscura
21 Egypt Station - Paul McCartney
22 Recalibrate - Rchetype
23 Beloved Antichrist - Therion
24 Endstufe - Summer Cem

Nice car - LightningStrike

25 Kin - Mogwai
26 Disobey - Bad Wolves
27 Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe
28 Pray for the Wicked - Panic! at the Disco
29 Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
30 Sweetener - Ariana Grande

The album cover shows great picture of Ariana with very good songs as well.

31 #whatislife - Die Lochis
32 Mythos - Bushido

This is NOT the cover I meant. What you see here is the box the bundle ("Mythos" album + instrumentals, his 20 year olf demo tape, the Samra EP "Rohdiamant" and the - Martin_Canine

This is NOT the cover I meant. What you see here is the box of a bundle consisting of his 2018 "Mythos" album + instrumentals, his 20 year old demo tape (that's why the box reads "20th Anniversary Edition"), the Samra EP "Rohdiamant", the Capital Bra EP "F--kt euch alle" and a book with background information. The actual cover artwork the main album comes with is "Sin City" stye, feauring Bushido in black and white with the skyline in the background, a light green font reading "Mythos" and a white font reading "Bushido" along with Japanese letters. - Martin_Canine

33 DXXM - Scarlxrd

Scarlxrd is awesome. - DarkBoi-X

34 Drip Harder - Lil Baby & Gunna

The album was not that good but that album cover is really well designed - LilliamPumpernickel

35 Grimmest Hits - Black Label Society
36 Trident Wolf Eclipse - Watain
37 Fifty~fifty - Megumi Hayashibara
38 Shutdaf**up - Juicy J
39 Dardy Luther King (Pt. II) - Dardan
40 Queen - Nicki Minaj

More like queen of being fake - LightningStrike

41 Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B
42 Expectations - Bebe Rexha
43 Camila - Camila Cabello
44 The Legacy of Shi - Rise of the Northstar
45 I Know a Ghost - Crowder
46 Wind Up Bird - Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes
47 Dummy Boy - 6ix9ine
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