Best Album Covers

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon

This is so ugly

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

Both simple and meaningful, love it. - Metarock

It’s meant to be simple people. It perfectly fits the album and it’s iconic. - Userguy44

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2 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A bunch of people? - Userguy44

I saw Marilyn Monroe

Instantly recognizable and the most expensive album cover they made, all the actors, the fancy uniforms, just so classic. - beatles

Easily the best... It sums up the whole revolution that not only The Beatles themselves influenced, but all those that came before them at the time. A perfect cover for a perfect album.

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3 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

I like bananas - LightningStrike

Yes, its only a banana, but, its designed by andy warhol, and he knows his stuff. - RecklessGreed

BANANA YAS - PanagosBoi17

Haha this is just a fkin banana

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4 Jackie Evancho - Awakening

That is 14 years old? ! Hope her Dad keeps his 12 gauge nice and clean.

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

Damn, this one dropped heavily.

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5 Sarah Brightman - Fly
6 Evanescence - Fallen

Best cover ever. Amy is really pretty on this cover. - 05yusuf09

Um why this is like just a face whyis it 6. - PanagosBoi17

Fallen cover is definitely number 1.

She is so cute and beautiful.
Amy is the best singer.

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7 Dio - Holy Diver

Awesome. - Userguy44

Never judge a book by its cover... - InsertCleverName

8 Revolver - The Beatles

Underrated cover - OmegaRankersClone

The first thing you see in the best album of all time.

9 Michael Jackson - Thriller

Gold writing
White suit
What can go wrong - CygnusX99

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

"So what if we did it for that reason? " So basically you admitted it. - DaisyandRosalina

10 Cream - Disraeli Gears

The best

The Contenders

11 Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

Oh YASSS. Monster Eddie for the win - CharismaticKat

Iron Maiden have the best album covers. - Userguy44

It's Eddie. Enough said.

Eddie will destroy the other album covers

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12 Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Looks awesome - Userguy44

In my opinion City of Evil has a much better album cover

Nightmare has a fantastic album cover

13 Heart - Little Queen

The girls are just to fine. This is not art its the real thing . Ann and Nancy looking great.

14 The Beatles - Abbey Road

ICONIC - failross

14. This is the most iconic not even album cover but picture of all time. - OmegaRankersClone


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

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15 Sandra - Paintings In Yellow
16 Nirvana - Nevermind

Naked baby for the win

Overrated, it’s just a baby. - Userguy44

Very deep meaning (greed is brainwashed into us by the media from a very young age) - Lord28

This album cover is awesome Kurt made an inspiration to this album cover :))

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17 Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today
18 Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip
19 The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

I love the original Rolling Stones cover "Sticky Fingers" but I also love "Too Fast For Love" the motley crue tribute to the stones.. I'm a big motley crue and stones fan.

20 A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd

They spent so much money on making this. Thousands of beds that we're loaded on trucks is the major part if this masterpiece. - LightningStrike

21 Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition
22 Heart - Dreamboat Annie

If you don't like this album cover then your Heart is not beating. The too best looking girls in ROCK.........

23 Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

The cover shows what is the music like and I think that's what cover is supposed to do

God this album introduced me to rock music and will always carry a special place in my heart. The vocals, the rawness in the lyrics and music itself. One of the best albums of modern days still. It sucks that Chester had to leave this world, guess all that anger and despair came from somewhere, we all fight our battles, and in the end I doesn't always matter. Rip, music legend.

Linkin Park's best album for me - foxmcloud21

Hybrid Theory has a very creative cover...

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24 Green 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!

There's so much going on in the album cover! This is my favorite with the resistance by muse close behind.

i find it funny. monkeys throwing poop everywhere and stuff. awesome album too - pauler94

This is probably Green Day's best album cover ever. It really relates to other peope. Dookie is really a cool album cover.

25 Madonna - Remixed And Revisited
26 The 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!?!

Pretty fking cool photo

27 Muse - The Resistance

The album isn't even that great, but the art is beautiful and makes for a great poster

Why is muse so low. They make the best cover art in my opinion along with Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Coldplay. - SammySpore

Great album art for a subpar album

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

28 Metallica - Master of Puppets

Depressing but its a really good one, clever too. - PotBellyPup


29 Def Leppard - Hysteria

I saw this in the 80's and was instantly taken by it. Awesome music and an instant fan is what followed.

30 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bring this to #1. Please. - MaxPap


31 Relapse - Eminem

It may not be the God Lil Pump but this album cover is really, REALLY awesome. - LilPumpTheGod


Oh, I never realized those were pills. Pretty resembling of what the album is about.

It looks so cool, and is a amazing album by Eminem! - reallyevilman

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32 Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
33 Regine Velasquez - R2K

just love her "fierce" look in here! - reigne27

34 Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
35 Metallica - Ride the Lightning
36 Live - Blind Guardian Live - Blind Guardian

Looks a bit creepy and cool at the same time. - CharismaticKat

37 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Yes - 12cc

38 Green Day - American Idiot

So iconic. Why is this so low?

When I see this I think “My heart is beating from me” from homecoming.

39 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

40 Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
41 Gorillaz - Demon Days

Demon Days is bae.

42 David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

The most famous image of Bowie!

43 King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

Great cover, classic, but you really need to look at both the front and back covers, at the same time of course. The front and back covers are a single painting, a single thought.

looks dope

44 Even In the Quietest Moments... - Supertramp

When you hear the beautiful songs in this album you can feel yourself being in this cover. Playing piano by the snowy mountains. - MaxPap

I love too see this underrated album on this list. I do love this cover. The piano covered with snow and the amazing landscape behind...

45 Britney Spears - In The Zone
46 In Rock - Deep Purple

This has to be it. Yes Blackmore sounds better but still.

I loved what the guy before me wrote - "Mount Deepmore". I would add "Mount Blackmore" - Metal_Treasure

Mount Deepmore

47 Led Zeppelin - Mothership
48 Guns 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?

That's what creative about it the skulls with the band member's hair styles. - OliveBranch222

49 Queen - Queen II

Is this the real life
Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality - LightningStrike

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

Iconic photo of them.

It actually inspired the music video!

50 Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time

One of the most intricately detailed covers of all time (if not THE most) - Metal_Treasure

Great cover, and great album overall. - Metarock

This cover is the best on the list

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Top Remixes (32)

1. A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd
2. Revolver - The Beatles
3. Muse - The Resistance
1. Evanescence - Fallen
2. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
3. Evanescence - Evanescence
1. Evanescence - Fallen
2. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
3. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

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