Best Album Covers

The Top Ten

1 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. - 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

Both simple and meaningful, love it. - Metarock

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2 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. - 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.

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

A bunch of people? - Userguy44

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3 Sarah Brightman - Fly
4 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

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

BANANA YAS - PanagosBoi17

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5 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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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.

Amy Lee :D - Userguy44

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7 Dio - Holy Diver

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

8 Cream - Disraeli Gears

The best

9 Nirvana - Nevermind

Naked baby for the win

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 :))

Overrated. - Userguy44

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10 Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

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

Nightmare has a fantastic album cover

Looks awesome - Userguy44

The Newcomers

? A Perfect Circle - The Thirteenth Step
? Freeze Frame - The J Geils Band

The Contenders

11 Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

Eddie will destroy the other album covers

How is this underneath Evanescence and Jackie Evancho?

Almost every Iron Maiden cover is awesome. - Metalfan2112

Iron Maiden have the best album covers. - Userguy44

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12 Heart - Little Queen

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

13 Michael Jackson - Thriller

This one is have tobe on top of the list. This album is the best of all. Greetings from Lithuania!

Gold writing
White suit
What can go wrong - CygnusX99

That's ridiculous you guys probably only voted for this because you like the album

14 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. - BKAllmighty

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

This is what made The Beatles so iconic.

The cover itself is iconic but the Beatles were the BIGGEST band of the decade, so this itself was not much.

Who doesn't know this one. Black and white silhouette on a cheap T and you know what it is. The Best.

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15 Sandra - Paintings In Yellow
16 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.

17 Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today
18 Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition
19 Sophie Ellis Bextor - Shoot From The Hip
20 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.

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 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.

23 Heart - Dreamboat Annie

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

24 Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
25 Metallica - Ride the Lightning
26 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bring this to #1. Please. - MaxPap


27 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. - LilPumpTheGod

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


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28 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.

Linkin Park's best album for me - foxmcloud21

Hybrid Theory has a very creative cover...


29 Madonna - Remixed And Revisited
30 Live - Blind Guardian Live - Blind Guardian
31 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Yes - 12cc

32 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

Not big on RATM but this album cover is awesome!

33 Regine Velasquez - R2K

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

34 Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
35 David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

The most famous image of Bowie!

36 Gorillaz - Demon Days

Demon Days is bae.

37 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

38 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. - MaxPap

39 Britney Spears - In The Zone
40 Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
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 In Rock - Deep Purple

Mount Deepmore

43 Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time

Great cover, and great album overall. - Metarock

This cover is the best on the list

44 Beyonce - Dangerously in love

No! Worst! don't make the music industry into porn!

45 Queen - Queen II

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

It actually inspired the music video!

Iconic photo of them.

46 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.

47 Cream - Wheels of Fire
48 Trial by Fire - Journey
49 Little Feat. - Sailin’ Shoes
50 Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
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