Top 10 Albums With a Blue Cover

This list was harder to put together than you might think! Colours are more suggestive things, so I decided to only count albums with
Also I count all shades of blue!

The Top Ten

1 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
2 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Hallowed Be Thy Name alone can win a spot in the Top 10, but some other great songs are also on this album: Run to the Hills, 22 Acacia Avenue, The Number of the Beast. - Metal_Treasure

Hallowed Be Thy Name along with The Number of the Beast, 22 Acacia Avenue, Run to the Hills and The Prisoner makes this album one of the best I've ever heard.

Fun Fact: The blue is actually supposed to be Gray but a printing error caused it to be blue on remastered versions they fixed the blue background - christangrant

3 Rust In Peace - Megadeth

Me, being an advanced guitarist myself, I can say the holy wars riff is much more impressive than the tornado of souls solo. - gemcloben

4 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

This album is so epic man. No bad songs on it but my favorites are: Sacred Worlds, Ride Into Obsession, Wheel Of Time, Tanelorn (Into The Void), A Voice In The Dark. And the album cover is fantastic, too (by the way, I think the image sample here is kinda blackened). - Metal_Treasure

5 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian

An essential power metal album, also one of the best concept albums out there. Hansi Kürsch is an incredible singer. Songs - Nightfall, Into The Storm, Thorn, Mirror Mirror, Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill), The Curse Of Feanor. The cover represents Lúthien dancing in front of Morgoth - so beautiful and dark at the same time. - Metal_Treasure

6 Nevermind - Nirvana
7 Fallen - Evanescence
8 Horror Show - Iced Earth

An album with one of the best singers on this list, very well written songs, cool riffs, etc. I agree with IronSabbathPriest - my favorite songs are also Damien and Dracula. Guys, you have to hear this powerful voice, I really mean powerful. - Metal_Treasure

Often regarded as the best IE album. Every song is about some horror story or person. Song examples include Dracula, The Phantom Opera Ghost, Damien (from The Omen) etc. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Octavarium - Dream Theater

A critically acclaimed album with a very beautiful album cover, too. - Metal_Treasure

10 Machine Head - Deep Purple

Timeless classic, the best Deep Purple album with hits like Highway Star and Smoke On the Water, and amazing songs like Pictures Of Home and Lazy. A very diverse album with excellent songs for every mood and preferences - speed metal, hard rock, blues rock.Pictures Of Home isn't a well known song but it's awesome, too - it has 2 guitar solos, one bass solo, one keyboard solo and a cool drum intro. All these things are organically connected and don't sound like patches. Besides, the song has a great riff, rhythm, melody and vox. - Metal_Treasure

I find this album cover to be more Purple than Blue - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
12 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden

My favourite on this list! Absolutely no bad songs. Love the cover very much. It fits the albums concept. Which is also one of the best of all time. - IronSabbathPriest

13 Ok Computer - Radiohead
14 With Teeth - Nine Inch Nails
15 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
16 Slaves and Masters - Deep Purple
17 Blue - Gemini
18 18 - Moby
19 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin
20 Never, Neverland - Annihilator

One of the greatest metal riffs and solos I've ever heard - Phantasmagoria, Sixes and Sevens, Imperiled Eyes, The Fun Palace. - Metal_Treasure

21 Innocents - Moby
22 For Lack of a Better Name - Deadmau5
23 Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
24 Overgrown - James Blake
25 Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers
26 Dreaming Out Loud - OneRepublic
27 The New Daylight - Dash Berlin
28 The Blue Album - Weezer
29 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian

The Bard's Song, Time What is Time, Journey Through The Dark - Metal_Treasure

30 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
31 Second-Hand Smoke - Sublime
32 See You on the Other Side - Korn
33 Follow the Reaper - Children of Bodom
34 Oxygene - Jean Michel Jarre

I guess Pos added this but I love it, too! - Metal_Treasure

35 Foiled - Blue October
36 Release the Panic - Red
37 Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
38 Electriclarryland - Butthole Surfers
39 Blue and Lonesome - The Rolling Stones
40 The Metal Opera Part II - Avantasia

An epic concept album with a very beautiful album cover. - Metal_Treasure

41 Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
42 Bad for You Baby - Gary Moore

Awesome blues and blues rock, Gary Moore was a great Irish guitarist (R.I.P.). Try 'Trouble Ain't Far Behind', 'Did You Ever Feel Lonely? ', 'Walkin' Thru The Park'. - Metal_Treasure

43 X&Y - Coldplay
44 Flametal - Flametal

How is this blue?

This is a wrong image - it's a cover of another album by the same band. - Metal_Treasure

45 Masterpiece Theater - Director's Cut (Special Edition) - Marianas Trench
46 Falling Into Infinity - Dream Theater
47 In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
48 Oceanborn - Nightwish
49 Gorillaz - Demon Days
50 Bullhead - Melvins
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