35 Beautiful Music Album Covers

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Album cover art is often considered to be one of the “extincted” fields in modern graphics design. In times when digital copies are cheaper and quicker to get, album covers have somehow lost their importance as less and less customers actually buy CDs and LPs in the stores. That’s a pity because album covers can be extremely expressive and convey the message of the album in a number of creative ways. This post attempts to prove exactly that.

Music and art go hand in hand. And the best way to get a potential buyers’ attention is with an eye catching album cover. We all know you can’t just judge a book by it’s cover but it doesn’t hurt to give a CD a spin based off a sexy piece of art.

Below we present 35 excellent examples of beautiful, creative and impressive album covers that will certainly inspire you to head down to the local record shop and start browsing through records and labels. We have tried to address various cover designs and present both CD covers and LP covers from 60s to 2000s, however some excellent album covers are definitely missing. Please let us know about them in the comments to the post!

This post was updated. Thank you for the comments!

Album Covers

The Mars Volta “Frances the Mute”1

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers2

Danger Doom – The Mouse and the Mask3

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers4

Michael Jackson: Dangerous by Mark Ryden5

Michael Jackson: Dangerous by Mark Ryden

Devil’s Gun – Raising The Beast6

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Devil's Gun - Raising The Beast7

Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist by Shepard Fairey8

Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist by Shepard Fairey9

Keane: Under The Iron Sea by Sanna Annukka10

Keane: Under The Iron Sea by Sanna Annukka11

Kisschasy: United Paper People by Debaser12

Kisschasy: United Paper People by Debaser13

Editors: The End Has a Start by Idris Khan14

Editors: The End Has a Start by Idris Khan15

Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue16

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Soul Wax - Nite Versions17

Ground Components: An Eye for a Brow, A Tooth for a Pick by Jonathan Zawada18

Ground Components: An Eye for a Brow, A Tooth for a Pick by Jonathan Zawada19

Arcade Fire: Funeral

Arcade Fire: Funeral

Kool and the Gang – Still Cool20

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Kool and the Gang - Still Cool21

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon 197322

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon 197323

Gallows: In The Belly of a Shark by Dan Mumford

Gallows: In The Belly of a Shark by Dan Mumford24

Muse – Origin of Symmetry25 (thanks, Paul)

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Muse - Origin of Symmetry26

Linkin Park – Reanimation27

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Soul Wax - Nite Versions28

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons by Airside29

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons by Airside

Tool: 10,000 Days

Tool: 10,000 Days30

Circa Survive: On Letting Go

Circa Survive - On Letting Go31

The Last Goodnight – Poison Kiss32

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The Last Goodnight - Poison Kiss33

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell34

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Pink Floyd - The Division Bell35

Thom Yorke: The Eraser by Stanley Donwood36

Thom Yorke: The Eraser by Stanley Donwood37

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven38 (thanks, yaara)

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Muse - Origin of Symmetry39

Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This by Will Sweeney40

Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This by Will Sweeney

The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button by Tappin Gofton41

The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button by Tappin Gofton

Rolling Stones – Forty Licks42

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution43

Rafale: Rock It, Don’t Stop It by Akroe44

Rafale: Rock It, Don't Stop It by Akroe45

Dream Theater – Scenes from the memory46 (thanks, OverZero.it)

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Muse - Origin of Symmetry47

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction48

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction49

Relayer: Yes50

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Relayer: Yes51

Coldplay – Viva La Vida52

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Viva La Vida53

New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies54
Designed by one of today’s most influential designers Peter Saville (thanks, Shaun)

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies55

Soulwax – Nite Versions56

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Soul Wax - Nite Versions57

Pixies – Doolittle58

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Pixies - Doolittle59

Deerhunter – Cryptograms60

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Deerhunter - Cryptograms61

Hot Chip – The Warning62

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Hot Chip - The Warning63

Muse – Absolution64

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution65

The Police – Ghost In The Machine66

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution67

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti68

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti69

DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…70

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers71

Wow – Moby Grape72

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Wow - Moby Grape73

Genji Siraisi: Censorsh!t by Razauno74

Genji Siraisi: Censorsh!t by Razauno75

Radiohead – Hail to the Thief76

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Radiohead - Hail to the Thief77

VHS Orbeta – Bring On The Comets78

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- VHS Orbeta - Bring On The Comets79

Van Halen – 198480

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution81

Fort-Minor – The Rising Tied Front82

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Fort-Minor - The Rising Tied Front83

The Roots – Game Theory84

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The Roots - Things Fall Apart85

Led Zeppelin – Mothership86

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day87

Nick Drake – Pink Moon88

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution89

The Cribs – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The Cribs - Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

Elton John – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy90

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution91

XTC – Drums and Wires92

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- XTC - Drums and Wires93

Queens Of The Stone Age: Era Vulgaris by Morning Breath Inc94

Queens Of The Stone Age: Era Vulgaris by Morning Breath Inc95

Beck: The Information by Big Active96 and you97
“The album was issued with a blank sleeve and booklet and one of four different sheets of stickers for fans to make their own album art. Beck explained to Wired magazine he wanted no two copies of the CD cover to be the same: “The artwork is going to be customizable. The idea is to provide something that calls for interactivity.” However, because the unique album art concept was seen as a gimmick to bolster retail sales, The Information was deemed ineligible to enter the UK Albums Chart.”

Beck: The Information by Big Active and you

Merzbow – Frog: Remixed and Revisited98

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers99

Last Click

The World’s First Album Cover100
Alex Steinwess, a then 23 years old designer, convinced Columbia’s suits to create the first true album cover. Until then, 78s were sold in generic sleeves. Please notice that there is the word “smash” on the cover.

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The World's First Album Cover101

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The World's First Album Cover102

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_the_Mute
  2. 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_the_Mute
  3. 3 http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/dangerdoom/mouseandthemask
  4. 4 http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/dangerdoom/mouseandthemask
  5. 5 http://www.markryden.com/
  6. 6 http://sleevage.com/devils-gun-raising-the-beast
  7. 7 http://sleevage.com/devils-gun-raising-the-beast
  8. 8 http://obeygiant.com/
  9. 9 http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/smashingpumpkins/zeitgeist
  10. 10 http://www.sanna-annukka.com
  11. 11 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Iron_Sea
  12. 12 http://www.debaser.com.au/
  13. 13 http://sleevage.com/kisschasy-united-paper-people/
  14. 14 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idris_Khan
  15. 15 http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/15055055/review/15085380/an_end_has_a_start
  16. 16 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Blue_(Electric_Light_Orchestra_album)
  17. 17 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Blue_(Electric_Light_Orchestra_album)
  18. 18 http://www.zawada.com.au/
  19. 19 http://sleevage.com/ground-components-an-eye-for-a-brow-a-tooth-for-a-pick/
  20. 20 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_(album)
  21. 21 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool_and_the_Gang
  22. 22 http://flickr.com/photos/oddsock/101131639/
  23. 23 http://flickr.com/photos/oddsock/101131639/
  24. 24 http://sleevage.com/gallows-belly-of-the-shark/
  25. 25 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_Symmetry
  26. 26 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_Symmetry
  27. 27 http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=WCbKB6P3ZTJ&aid=dl8Ji5uGeNL&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result
  28. 28 http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=WCbKB6P3ZTJ&aid=dl8Ji5uGeNL&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result
  29. 29 http://www.airside.co.uk
  30. 30 http://sleevage.com/tool-10000-days/
  31. 31 http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=240519
  32. 32 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Goodnight
  33. 33 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Goodnight
  34. 34 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Division_Bell
  35. 35 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Division_Bell
  36. 36 http://www.slowlydownward.com/
  37. 37 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eraser
  38. 38 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_Your_Skinny_Fists_Like_Antennas_to_Heaven
  39. 39 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_Your_Skinny_Fists_Like_Antennas_to_Heaven
  40. 40 http://alakazamlabel.com/index.html
  41. 41 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tappin_Gofton
  42. 42 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Licks
  43. 43 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Licks
  44. 44 http://www.akroe.net
  45. 45 http://sleevage.com/rafale-rock-it-dont-stop-it/
  46. 46 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_Pt._2:_Scenes_from_a_Memory
  47. 47 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_Pt._2:_Scenes_from_a_Memory
  48. 48 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appetite_for_Destruction
  49. 49 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appetite_for_Destruction
  50. 50 http://rockrevivaltripleh.blogspot.com/2008/05/rock-revivals-top-25-progressive-rock.html
  51. 51 http://rockrevivaltripleh.blogspot.com/2008/05/rock-revivals-top-25-progressive-rock.html
  52. 52 http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Vida-Coldplay/dp/B000RPTQ1C
  53. 53 http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Vida-Coldplay/dp/B000RPTQ1C
  54. 54 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power,_Corruption_&_Lies
  55. 55 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power,_Corruption_&_Lies
  56. 56 http://sleevage.com/soulwax-nite-versions-any-minute-now/
  57. 57 http://sleevage.com/soulwax-nite-versions-any-minute-now/
  58. 58 http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=V1ZrbpEE9IP&aid=qe-FXrQD4RF&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result
  59. 59 http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=V1ZrbpEE9IP&aid=qe-FXrQD4RF&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result
  60. 60 http://graveyardshiftshane.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/the-best-album-covers-of-2007/
  61. 61 http://graveyardshiftshane.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/the-best-album-covers-of-2007/
  62. 62 http://flickr.com/photos/typolicious/2407512767/in/pool-covercollection
  63. 63 http://flickr.com/photos/typolicious/2407512767/in/pool-covercollection
  64. 64 http://flickr.com/photos/typolicious/2407367137/in/pool-covercollection
  65. 65 http://flickr.com/photos/typolicious/2407367137/in/pool-covercollection
  66. 66 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_machine
  67. 67 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_machine
  68. 68 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Graffiti
  69. 69 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Graffiti
  70. 70 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endtroducing
  71. 71 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endtroducing
  72. 72 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Grape
  73. 73 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Grape
  74. 74 http://www.razauno.com/
  75. 75 http://www.expansionteamrecords.com/blog/?page_id=10
  76. 76 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_to_the_Thief
  77. 77 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_to_the_Thief
  78. 78 http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/61wslhhndyl_ss500_.jpg
  79. 79 http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/61wslhhndyl_ss500_.jpg
  80. 80 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_(Van_Halen_album)
  81. 81 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_(Van_Halen_album)
  82. 82 http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6985558/a/Rising+Tied.htm
  83. 83 http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6985558/a/Rising+Tied.htm
  84. 84 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Theory_(album)
  85. 85 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Theory_(album)
  86. 86 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_(album)
  87. 87 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_(album)
  88. 88 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Moon
  89. 89 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Moon
  90. 90 http://www.eltonography.com/albums/captain_fantastic_and_the_brown_dirt_cowboy0.html
  91. 91 http://www.eltonography.com/albums/captain_fantastic_and_the_brown_dirt_cowboy0.html
  92. 92 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drums_and_Wires
  93. 93 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drums_and_Wires
  94. 94 http://www.morningbreathinc.com/
  95. 95 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era_Vulgaris_(album)
  96. 96 http://www.bigactive.com/
  97. 97 http://www.flickr.com/groups/theinformation/pool/
  98. 98 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_Remixed_and_Revisited
  99. 99 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_Remixed_and_Revisited
  100. 100 http://www.undependent.com/blog/2008/01/13/the-worlds-first-album-cover-alex-steinweiss-greatest-hit/
  101. 101 http://www.undependent.com/blog/2008/01/13/the-worlds-first-album-cover-alex-steinweiss-greatest-hit/
  102. 102 http://www.undependent.com/blog/2008/01/13/the-worlds-first-album-cover-alex-steinweiss-greatest-hit/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/16/beautiful-brochures-and-booklets/

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Ashley Ringrose is better known as Mr Truffle and editor of Sleevage a music design blog. He occasionally plays with Mr Potatoheads and dresses up in costumes. He is also a founding member of Soap Creative an Australian based digital agency.

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  1. 1

    nice compilation. :)

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  2. 2

    Some very inspiring artwork here; thanks for sharing!

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  3. 3

    Nicely done, but you’re missing 10,000 Days by Tool.

    -2
  4. 4

    that’s very cool covers

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  5. 5

    I thought that was a very average compilation. How on earth did that Bon Jovi cover make it? Seems like you went through your (limited) iTunes collection and picked out some random artwork.

    Disappointing SM – your articles are usually of a much higher quality than this!

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  6. 6

    Cd covers will become album artwork, right? This art won’t have to die will it? It’ll just start being at 72dpi

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  7. 7

    Yeah what the hell is so great about the Bon Jovi cover?

    -1
  8. 8

    What’s up with the image you put up for OK Computer? That is someone’s flickr photoshop compliation.

    -1
  9. 9

    I would also include some of the album art that 23 Envelope/v23 has done for the 4AD label, specifically for releases by This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, the Cocteau Twins, and Lush, to name a few. These are some of the best examples of the artwork perfectly complementing, and even adding to, the music itself.

    You can find a lot of example here.

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  10. 10

    more more

    -1
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  12. 12

    Glad to see the Kool-Aid man made the list. Oh yea!

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  13. 13

    To be honest none of these covers are very inspiring and a lot of them are very well known. For a truly beautiful/interesting piece of cover artwork you might take a look at the obscure independent band from the mid 90’s Neutral Milk Hotel and their album In The Aeroplane Over The Sea: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516DZMQ1MGL._SS500_.jpg

    -1
  14. 14

    No idea where you got that Radiohead cover from: you can see the actual cover–which is also brilliant–pretty much anywhere on the web, including:

    http://thatgirlkate.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/radiohead-ok-computer-87768.jpg

    1
  15. 15

    Yay, Abby Road!

    -3
  16. 16

    My personal favorite across the years has been Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy cover. I remember being drawn into it as a kid, trying to understand what the hell was going through the mind of the person who created it. I still have no idea, but it continues to be a very intriguing cover.

    -1
  17. 17

    Thanks, I appreciate seeing music-inspired design. I noticed the album year on Dark Side of the Moon, it would be interesting to see the dates for all the other designs as well.

    -1
  18. 18

    you must be joking… some are very good indeed, some others… hmm…

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  19. 19

    Rhyming Designer

    August 3, 2008 8:14 pm

    I think in a lot of cases (e.g., Pink Floyd, Beatles) you’re confusing a classic cover with great / inspiring art. Being generous, I thought six deserved to be here. But Bon Jovi? Queens of the Stone Age?? Ack!

    In fact, I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1.

    1
  20. 20

    Agreed, Radiohead cover is whacked, and where are the tool album covers and um, that bon jovi album It’s so beautiful it makes me feel sick in the guts. : /

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  22. 22

    A quick compilation by SM. Average collection I would say! I have seen much better covers in ASIAN MUSIC

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  23. 23

    You forgot about ‘In the court of the Crimson King’ by King Crimson

    1
  24. 24

    Hey! you chose those are the most sick designs i have ever seen!! where do u see the beauty in those covers???

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  25. 25

    The Roots is wrong.

    You typed Things Falll Apart, but the image shown is the album cover to Game Theory. Two completely different albums. However, both album covers are great.

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  26. 26

    Where are the classic jazz album covers? I would think Reid Miles is worth mention in any collection of artistic album covers.

    1
  27. 27

    i almost find it offending you didn’t added sgt pepper cover of the beatles:
    http://stormgod.altervista.org/index_file/Beatles%20-%20Sgt%20Peppers%20Lonely%20heart%20club%20band.jpg

    I once met a graphic designer who was a great fan of the beatles. He told me there are alot of hidden secrets, also the pop-art designer of it made references to the rolling stones.

    1
  28. 28

    What about radiohead’s Kid A?

    1
  29. 29

    Looks like the Coldplay Viva La Vida cover is on there twice — you meant to put the picture for the New Order cover in the second instance!

    I’d argue their floppy disk art for “Blue Monday” is even more smashing, altho that’s for a single.

    And don’t forget Orbital’s In Sides… beautiful and colorful! SO MUCH GOING ON.

    BTW, where’d you get this album art? It must’ve been big enough for you to resize it uniformly, too! Awesome.

    1
  30. 30

    Even in the world of digital, you do still get good artwork – check out the latest EP from Idiot3 for a really nice bit of “album art” – The Monster and the Grey Goose artwork

    It really does add something to the release – and I don’t think album art is dead yet – and it won’t be as long as there are computer interfaces such as coverflow, which display the artwork (albeit smaller than a 12-inch vinyl) as part of the library search / while the music is playing.

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  31. 31

    It’s nice.. but.. still… i feel something is missing here, and its not the best list.

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  32. 32

    I don’t know, a German blog with no reference to the great Krautrock LP covers?

    Faust (typographically correct, too!): Faust IV

    Can: Ege Bamyasi

    Neu: Neu!

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  33. 33

    Good collection, but lots of great cover designs missing…
    hint: TOOL

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  34. 34

    wow Gr8 album covers …
    http://www.netbulls.co.cc

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  35. 35

    Damn, really bad choices.

    0
  36. 36

    The cover of “Weekend in the city, Bloc Party” isn’t the original. http://images.google.com/images?q=weekend+int+the+city No ?

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  37. 37

    I think would be nice to have some Dream Theater’s cover listed here (Scenes from a memory, Falling into infinity, …).

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  38. 38

    Ok I worked on this article and I’ll say that it was originally a complication of “illustrated album covers” so that’s why the list is missing so many good ones. SM added 15 more and made it a wider article.

    And yes TOOL is missing. I’m a huge TOOL fan too. Silly me. We have covered almost all their albums here http://sleevage.com/?s=Tool&key=Musical+Artist

    Anyway no list is perfect. It’s meant to be a “Monday Inspiration” piece not the final chosen list of albums to be sent in the next space shuttle:)

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  39. 39

    It seems it would be a good idea to list the actual covers and not the first hit you get when you google for them. C´mon, the OK Computer is well-known! Hope you´re blushing now guys.

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  40. 40

    Radiohead – man, that’s so way off. C’mon get it right…

    Anybody remember Roger Dean and his fantastic album covers?

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  41. 41

    radiohead – ok compter is wrong although the proper album cover is in that image. nice collection though

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  42. 42

    Not bad,

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  43. 43

    Wow ‘Gallows – In the Belly of the Shark’ is amazing. I’m tempted to seek out a poster.
    I’d have liked to see Lemon Jelly’s Lost Horizons on there but you can’t have everything, can you. :)

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  44. 44

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (here)
    The whole sleeve design, not just its cover – it is made of cardboard instead of plastic and inside there is special art too.

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  45. 45

    Good list, but one amazing cover is missing…

    Muse – Origin of Symmetry

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  46. 46

    yeah !!
    “in rainbows” radiohead ?

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  47. 47

    this post really dated you guys.

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  48. 48

    as mentioned by some readers, some of the covers are truly great pieces of art, but some are not even worth a second look.

    MJ – Dangerous and The Roots – Game Theory on the same list?

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  49. 49

    Yeah man, some of these covers are amazing, but classic and beautiful are definitely not the same (although many times they walk hand in hand). I got inspired though, I’ll choose my favourite album art and post them on my blog and start a discussion with my friends.

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  50. 50

    In fact, to be fair, the cover for Bloc Party isn’t even the artists original work — the album shown above uses a photograph by a popular photographer on DeviantArt. The site where the cover art was lifted for this article even acknowledges the wrong art is shown.

    I think Muse’s Absolution album should be listed as well. It has a fantastically designed cover.

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