Top 10 Best Album Covers of All Time

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.

This is the only album cover on here that is good, sorry but it's true. The only good ones are 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 it's just that I always see Heart on a music list.

Even if you are in 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.

2 The Beatles - Abbey Road

There are albums listed higher than this that have artwork 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.

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

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

3 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

Yes, it's only a banana, but it's designed by Andy Warhol, and he knows his stuff.

I like bananas.

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

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.

Honestly, I feel like most of these are ranked high because people love the album itself. However, this one I agree with. It's a great cover, not just a great album.

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

5 Nirvana - Nevermind

What?! The only cool/artistic items on this list are Dark Side Of The Moon and Nevermind. The rest are just pictures of famous people in weird poses. Toptens seems to attract all the fanboys...

This picture is awesome. A baby swimming underwater, lol. Nirvana forever.

Naked baby for the win.

6 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
7 Patti Smith - Horses
8 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
9 Sarah Brightman - Fly
10 Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

How is this underneath Evanescence and Jackie Evancho?

Almost every Iron Maiden cover is awesome.

Iron Maiden has the best album covers.

The Contenders
11 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.

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

12 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bring this to #1. Please.

13 The Beatles - Revolver

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

14 Def Leppard - Hysteria

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

15 Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
16 Heart - Little Queen

The girls are just too fine. This is not art. It's the real thing. Ann and Nancy looking great.

17 Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
18 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 cool photo.

19 Michael Jackson - Thriller

This one has to be on top of the list. This album is the best of all. Greetings from Lithuania!

20 Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
21 The Arcana - Mesmer Theatre
22 Evanescence - Fallen

Let's take a moment of silence for the fanboys who voted for their favorite album rather than 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.

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

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

23 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.

Hybrid Theory has a very creative cover...

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

24 Slash - Slash: Deluxe Edition
25 The Arcana - Pastel Painted People in Candy Coloured Crowds
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