Top 10 Album Covers that Perfectly Capture the Album's Sound
The Top Ten
The band members are "In Rock" - depicted in a rock sculpture inspired by Mount Rushmore. So, this album must be solid/hard/heavy rock music. Which it is. - Metal_Treasure
Oh, yes. A bunch of gangsters threatening you. Are you going to die? Maybe. One thing is for sure, they're coming STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. - JoLeKosovo
Political, and the jamaican colors that are reminiscent of the reggae sound. So you perfectly know what you're getting into. - JoLeKosovo
This cover screams Punk. Political. - Metal_Treasure
I like it but didn't put it very high because perhaps only metal fans can identify it's a power metal album, with fantasy based lyrics. Non-metal fans may conclude it's a Disney album. - Metal_Treasure
I am not a metal fan but I can tell this is not a Disney album.
You can clearly see from the cover designs which direction the band went on the respective album. "Enter", "Mother Earth", "The Silent Force" and "The Heart of Everything" look fantasy inspired, and tries (akd succeeds) to look beautiful and mystical. The music on these albums is tender, graceful and pure, with folk elements. "The Unforgiving" and "Resist" look action packed, cool and much like comic book / video game artworks - the music is more modern, anthemicand, while still epic, also very tough. "Hydra" is neither of the two. Like its title, the cover represents a mythological creature, and it indeed feels like an ancient Greek epic. Its sound is strong and massive, like Hercules himself, but still orchestral, much more than "Unforgiving" and "Resist". - Martin_Canine
No color suits Enya's music better than blue. The branches and green elements (overshadowed by dark blue) make it furthermore appear like she's in the woods at night, wearing fancy elegant clothes in a natural surrounding, which simply is what her music makes you imagine. - Martin_Canine
Berlin. At night. All is dark but a few neon lights. A tough looking guy you don't want to mess with suddenly sees you, steps closer and looks you in the eye, threateningly. One wrong move and he'll punch you in the guts.
And that's how the greatest German hip hop album of all time feels like. - Martin_Canine
How all these elements work together is amazing: the planets from the deep space we all long to be, the sensation of flowing and sparkling water we can almost feel and hear, the blue shade of the night sky coloring everything, the elegance of the female body peacefully floating (I can almost see her hair dance in the water as she floats closer, slowly but steadily and will ultimately open her eyes), the texture of the reptile eye reflecting the Earth, the enchanting image of the owl holding a scroll, the reeds in the background adding nature to the magic all around... I know this list isn't about the best album covers, but the most fitting ones, but holy, is this amazing. Not unlikely my favorite one ever. Yet it's also a perfect representation of the magic of the album itself: sound and lyrics are both full of this composition mastercraft. I don't know if you get my idea, but this is their only album whose music actually feels as dark blue as the night, maybe because it's also ...more - Martin_Canine