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

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

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.

3 The Beatles - Abbey Road

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

ICONIC - failross


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

4 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

Haha this is just a fkin banana

It's a... Banana

5 Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden have the best album covers. - Userguy44

It's Eddie. Enough said.

Eddie will destroy the other album covers

Almost every Iron Maiden cover is awesome. - Metalfan2112

6 Dio - Holy Diver

Awesome. - Userguy44

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

7 Evanescence - Fallen

Let's take a moment of silence for the fan-boys who voted for their favorite album rather their favorite ALBUM COVER like this one. Apparently putting a close-up image of yourself as your album cover makes up for a good one - Joeljohns249

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

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

Fallen cover is definitely number 1.

8 Revolver - The Beatles

Underrated cover - OmegaRankersClone

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

9 Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
10 Cream - Disraeli Gears

The best

The Newcomers

? Some Great Reward - Depeche Mode

The Contenders

11 Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Looks awesome - Userguy44

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

Nightmare has a fantastic album cover

12 Heart - Little Queen

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

13 Metallica - Ride the Lightning
14 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.

15 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.

16 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

17 Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition
18 Heart - Dreamboat Annie

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

19 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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20 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bring this to #1. Please. - MaxPap


21 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

22 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!

23 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

24 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Yes - 12cc

25 Metallica - Master of Puppets

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

26 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.

27 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.

28 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

29 Regine Velasquez - R2K

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

30 Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
31 Live - Blind Guardian Live - Blind Guardian
32 Queen - Queen II

It's my favorite from them! I actually have a shirt of this! - Misfire

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.

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33 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

34 Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
35 Gorillaz - Demon Days

Demon Days is bae.

36 In Rock - Deep Purple

My favorite, so cool. - JoLeKosovo

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

37 David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

The most famous image of Bowie!

38 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...

39 Britney Spears - In The Zone
40 Led Zeppelin - Mothership
41 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

42 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

43 Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal

Their best album and best album cover! Really beautiful design with the flower of life being the main focus. - 10Jackson

This album cover is stunning. I was really impressed with it when I first saw it. The name of the album is great as well. And this is my favourite album right now and definitely their best one. The combination between the songs, the artwork, the cover and the album name... It's not for everyone though.

44 Fall Out Boy - Mania

The album cover is one of the only good things about mania (in my opinion...if you like mania, I won’t judge)

45 Cream - Wheels of Fire
46 Trial by Fire - Journey
47 Little Feat. - Sailin’ Shoes
48 Sarah Brightman - Fly
49 Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
50 Candy-O - The Cars

This cover sums up what The Cars were all about. - PetSounds

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Top Remixes (36)

1. A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd
2. Revolver - The Beatles
3. Muse - The Resistance
1. Nirvana - Nevermind
2. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. The Beatles - Abbey Road
1. Evanescence - Fallen
2. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
3. Evanescence - Evanescence

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