Best Album Covers

The Top Ten

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon

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.

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.

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

Even if you are the minority like myself that doesn't like the album, you can admit that the cover is intriguing with the rainbow coming from the pyramid against the black background. It really catches your eye and sticks with you.

The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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

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.

Trully, just epic. if you say it sucks and you have not listen to it then why do you say it sucks

I like to spend a while picking out who's who in the background. Apparently Hitler was originally gonna be in there

The Beatles - Abbey Road

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.

The only cover so great it appeared twice!

It might not be the best, but it's the most famous and iconic. It gets my vote.

Oh look, a duplicate.

Dio - Holy Diver

Never judge a book by its cover...

Awesome.

The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

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

I like bananas

Haha this is just a fkin banana

It's a... Banana

Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

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

Nightmare has a fantastic album cover

Looks awesome

Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

Eddie will destroy the other album covers

Almost every Iron Maiden cover is awesome.

Iron Maiden have the best album covers.

How is this underneath Evanescence and Jackie Evancho?

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

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

Best cover ever. Amy is really pretty on this cover.

Fallen cover is definitely number 1.

Revolver - The Beatles

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

Underrated cover

Cream - Disraeli Gears

The best

The Contenders

Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
Heart - Little Queen

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

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bring this to #1. Please.

Yes

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
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.

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

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

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.

Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition
Heart - Dreamboat Annie

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

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

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...

Come on people! What could be cooler than Paul Simenon smashing a bass guitar in black and white!?!

Pretty fking cool photo

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.

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!

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Yes

Sarah Brightman - Fly
Metallica - Master of Puppets

Depressing but its a really good one, clever too.

Radiohead - Ok Computer

Reminds me of Illmatic

This isn't the best album cover ever, but it certainly could be higher than number 89. :P

I love the cover art, probably the best of the band with Kid A and TKOL... Summarize perfectly the theme of the album and probably the feelings in the late 90s: Very big Technology expansion, Alienation, Fear, Globalisation, high speed, and more. And it's a very nice design

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.

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.

Relapse - Eminem

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

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

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

I love the way it looks! Relapse refill too!

Regine Velasquez - R2K

just love her "fierce" look in here!

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

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

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

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

Iconic photo of them.

Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

In Rock - Deep Purple

Mount Deepmore

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

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

My favorite, so cool.

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Gorillaz - Demon Days

Demon Days is bae.

Animals - Pink Floyd

Not only is it the best album by Pink Floyd but also the one with the best album cover art.

This is a very depressing album. This picture fits it perfectly and anyone could sea how depressing this album is just by looking at the picture.

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

The most famous image of Bowie!

Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
Even In the Quietest Moments... - Supertramp

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...

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

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

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.

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

Linkin Park's best album for me

Hybrid Theory has a very creative cover...

Metallica - ...And Justice For All

Album cover represents the album and sets a message.

Led Zeppelin - Mothership
Britney Spears - In The Zone
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

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time

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

Great cover, and great album overall.

This cover is the best on the list

Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal

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.

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

I'm not big on BMTH but this one looks good.

Radiohead - Kid A

I really love this cover, looks brutal and sometimes a bit peaceful, like this album.

The best album cover of all times.

Beyonce - B'Day
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