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 collection. If you put all covers of Pink Floyd, you couldn’t miss though. They’re just smashing.

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  2. 152

    Nice!!! a must-have article… i have a goooood one… i love the cover of “Since i left you”, from The Avalanches. I don´t know the author… nice disc too, btw.

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  3. 303

    Not very inspiring for me…too old….just a few are not boring….(my opinion)

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  4. 454

    My love of music combined with my love of design. Great Article.

    Smashing Magazine, you’re smashing!

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  5. 605

    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band is missing, it has a freaking wikipedia entry and your going to leave it out??

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Pepper%27s_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band#Album_cover

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  7. 907

    *sorry about double post, forgot to close the link. Please delete post 161.

    Completely second Luke Greenaway’s suggestion of any of the Lex records catalog, lots of embossing, foiling and attention to detail.
    Also the lettering by Alex Trochut on the Rolling stones “Rolled Gold Plus” is sexy.
    Did anyone else wonder why the hell a painting commemorating the July Revolution in france is featured on an album called “Viva la Vida”? Maybe it’s some kind of EU intergration directive.

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  8. 1058

    You should’ve also added Green day’s “Dookie” album cover. It’s cool!

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  9. 1209

    Hi, not a bad collection at all!

    How about some Mother Tongue stuff?
    They always have great cover artworks.
    i.e. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61C33IGJ76L._SS500_.jpg
    On the back of the album is a more “alive” version of the painting.

    Greetings from Cologne,
    Olli

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  10. 1360

    You should’ve also added the most important, the cover that was the first of this art: “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

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  11. 1511

    Nice list. It’s a shame that you’ve missed NIRVANA’s “In Utero”, though!

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  12. 1662

    A personal favourite from South Africa: Underbelly – For a cynical Science

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  13. 1813

    nice liste
    but you missed some essentials albums.
    Just one : Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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  14. 1964

    Deftones = White Pony
    Deftones = Deftones

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  15. 2115

    I’m sure there’s a million better album covers out there. I’ve had more inspiration flicking through iTunes. Is this by chance just your entire collection?

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  17. 2417

    any album by the sea and cake would do!

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    Yeah, not a huge fan of this list… some are good, but others… well… yeah… not so much!

    I’ve always been a fan of Keane’s covers though!!

    Don’t forget about Mika, or Kaskade!!!!

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  19. 2719

    I love the Fort Minor´s The Rising Tied Cover, as well as the album, it´s really good. Nice Job!

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    What a shit!

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  21. 3021

    that Soulwax – Nite Versions is so cool. N so is Linkin Park “Reanimation” (my favourite band:) )

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  22. 3172

    Great post. Although, I personally feel that DJ Shadow’s Preemptive Strike album cover design is better than the Endtroducing cover :)

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  23. 3323

    Thats good post, but whats up with The Beatles covers? Or King Crimson? Seems to me that it.. so underrated.

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  24. 3474

    Don’t forget The Cult – Electric

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  25. 3625

    Lateralus shoulda been in there instead of 10000 days. that or undertow.

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  26. 3776

    Here are a few more that are pretty f#$%ing good

    Red Flags by The Provenance – http://muzon.org/uploads/posts/2008-04/1209280869_red-flags.jpg

    A Method to Feel Alive by CrowneVict – http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/505435.jpg

    Drop by Beatropolis – http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C98Z2KJTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

    All of KMFDM album covers – http://images.google.com/images?q=KMFDM%20Album%20Cover

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  27. 3927

    its in there.

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  28. 4078

    Sgt Pepper’s has been mentioned a couple of times, and so has Sticky Fingers. Too bad they won’t work on a CD cover…

    Another one that won’t work on a CD but is IMHO one of the best vynil covers is Bob Marley’s “Light A Fire”.

    But to end this discussion of which cover should definitely be or not be in this list, why not post 35 images of “The Beatles” (the White Album) and be done with it? (Well, maybe 34 and finish it of with Spinal Taps’ unpublished “Black Album”)

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    Not much hip hop or country or anything else. I listen to a lot of these bands you have listed, including Muse and Radiohead and Keane. These covers seem to represent a certain type of music. I really liked Kelis’ Kaleidoscope cover. Erykah Badu’s Amerikah just some examples

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    those are some pretty cool designs. I’ve always been a big fan of album art. I designed some of my own you can check out. http://www.evanarussell.com

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  31. 4531

    The beauty not only concerns the senses. Also involve intelligence (concepts as: time, death, life, etc.., are present), and many seem to expect only the satisfaction of their senses (especially the visual one). For example: the cover of New Order – Power, Corruption & Lies (Peter Saville), is so beauty, I am very foolish to explain so I quote the following snippet:

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    “The second New Order album Power Corruption & Lies (1981) simply reproduces a scintillating detail of a Fantin-Latour painting and credits its source : The National Gallery, London. To cue us in on the mode of reproduction employed, the right edge of the cover carries a colour check guide in the form of a printer’s 4-colour registration code. Here Tschichold’s theories of mechanical reproduction (designing for such processes) are collided with Benjamin’s (the delusions involved in such processes) making this a pretty clever cover.”

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  33. 4833

    MIGGS “UNRAVELED” should be up there. Beautiful artwork

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  34. 4984

    Great collection of covers!!! I love the Muse, Chemical Brothers and Mars Volta’s cover.

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  35. 5135

    The Best Album cover are not made for designers

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  36. 5286

    So happy to see my ELO recommendation got up there… Ace :D

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  37. 5437

    Simplemente la mejor compilación de portadas que he visto, crema en diseño!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. 5588

    I didn’t go through all the comments but what about Axis:bold as love or Aoxomoxoa older and specific style but some great work.

    On honestly as far as stones covers and art, what about the Sticky fingers original packaging (no pun intended if you know what the original loked like) but the old first pressing album had a working zipper on the pants. That function and form, relates to this article too

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  39. 5739

    fantástico

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  40. 5890

    Famed sci-fi artist Frank Kelly Freas’ cover for Queens 1977 ‘News of the World’ is also a classic.

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    Hannah von Vino

    August 6, 2008 9:51 pm

    Yay :D love all of these! Some of my favourite bands in there – Muse especially

    I’m surprised My chemical romance’s album ‘3 cheers for sweet revenge’ and the single cover for ‘thank you for the venom’ and even their earlier covers for example, ‘headfirst for halos’. They are all super awesome and drawn by lead singer Gerard way who also makes comics – shame about the new music >_

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    some good, some clearly don’t belong here.

    obvious missing ones would be:

    Anything on Ninja Tune
    Most ambient albums
    Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works II, Polygon Window, Caustic Window, On Ep…
    All of Radioheads Albums, espcially OK Computer (genius!)
    every BlueNote album from 1957 – 1962
    Cream: Disraeli Gears
    Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Love
    Gorillas 1st Album
    etc etc

    the list could be endless!

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  43. 6343

    i’ve seen another cover which more beatifull than this. but i understand its not easy to collecting beatifull music album cover whole the world, and also dificult to make an objective judgement, i like Dream Theater cover because i’m very nuts with this band event another cover looks great (is not objective isnt it?). Over all, you guys did nice work! keep rocking Smashing ;)

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  44. 6494

    wow.

    totally tasteless

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  45. 6645

    there’s a lot more… Baroness, Mastodon …

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  46. 6796

    you could use HISTORY INVADES “In Vision Vanish Invisible” on that list.

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  47. 6947

    For “Circa Survive: On Letting Go,” Esao Andrews did the cover. his link is http://www.esao.com . Amazing stuff!

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  48. 7098

    A fairly average collection. In case anyone was wondering – the YES cover art is by Roger Dean. I love his organic landscapes, he also designed the YES logo.

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  49. 7249

    trust busy house sea apple frog right boat

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  50. 7400

    How uninspiring. Have you, the author taken the time to contact hardcore record collectors, online record sites, I mean records, not trendy modern digital creations. Go take a look at the blue note library, or the website dustygroove.com. Come back with a better researched article, or don’t waste my precious time,

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