42 Great Album Covers


The art of the album cover isn’t completely dead but it also isn’t what it used to be.  It might have something to do with the fact that for a long time, people stopped buying and selling albums.  But now that vinyl is back we’re hoping cover art makes a resurgeance.   In the meantime, here’s 42 Great Album Covers to remind you how great cover art once was.

170 comments
JWedbetter
JWedbetter

Any album cover w/ art by Pushead blows all of these away. Don't know him?....Google him. Works alot w/ Metallica, Suicidal, Misfits, & more.

Dinerboy
Dinerboy

Never realized until today that Homeless Fez posed for the Aqualung cover.

Maddog72
Maddog72

Molly Hatchet had cool covers

BucPetty
BucPetty

Kiss "Dressed to Kill is a great album cover

frankw99
frankw99

Big Audio Dynamite-This is Big Audio Dynamite   is missing  WHY,GOD DAMNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!

CardiffGiant11
CardiffGiant11

Seem of Peter Gabriel's solo albums have great covers specifically "car", "melt", and security. It gets confuse since his first 3 albums are just called Peter Gabriel and the fourth was called security in the us but not abroad, either way cool covers

Sweet D
Sweet D

No Iron Maiden or Grateful Dead??

 

Owen A
Owen A

where's Gloria Alred? Isn't she going to get into this album cover controversy????

Farmer Matt in Canada
Farmer Matt in Canada

The studio-rejected original cover for "Smell The Glove" by Spinal Tap. It was really sexy.

jhoff
jhoff

Kiss destroyer

TyWanon
TyWanon

Tubes...White Punks On Dope

Pmtick
Pmtick

Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

 

Turbo_Squirbo
Turbo_Squirbo

Hey, let's all post an "I missed the point" list of albums we like.

boardmix
boardmix

Big Black - Songs About Fucking

Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

BigDash77
BigDash77

What about Tribe called Quest? they had a few great album covers...

pokerface1947
pokerface1947

Some favorites...

R. Crumb's cover for Big Brother & The Holding Company's CHEAP THRILLS

Moody Blues - QUESTION OF BALANCE

CSNY - DEJA VU

The Who - TOMMY

McCartney - RAM

Lennon - WALLS & BRIDGES

Harrison - ALL THINGS MUST PASS

Starr - GOOD NIGHT VIENNA

Beatles - REVOLVER

 

 

Ringo1472
Ringo1472

Spinal Tap - Smell the Glove

mmusser
mmusser

Styx - Paradise Theater

mmusser
mmusser

Stewart Davis/ Music for Mortals

mmusser
mmusser

Rush/Moving Pictures

mmusser
mmusser

Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath

Iron Maiden/Power Slave ... or any iron maiden album cover

MiskyDude
MiskyDude

rage against the machine's burning monk was pretty cool

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

That obscure band with the obscure album cover didn't make the list. WTF?

HitGirl
HitGirl

what about Elton John Captain Fantastic ?

thiazzi
thiazzi

Anything by Baroness.

Speak2Planets
Speak2Planets

Frank Zappa's "We're Only in It for the Money" parody of Sgt. Pepper's

Vickroy
Vickroy

Listened to Bat Out Of Hell all the time in college. Reminds me of beer and girls.

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

I like the Megadeth theme of Vic Rattlehead.

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

It would be so weird to have your boss sitting right next to you for an hour where you're not doing your job.

Vickroy
Vickroy

@Farmer Matt in Canada Well what's wrong with being sexist?

pepperjackb
pepperjackb

the best part was there was etching on the vinyl around the label.  I was fascinated with that cover as well.

pepperjackb
pepperjackb

I like the Reuben and the Jets cover for some strange reason.

Speak2Planets
Speak2Planets

 @pepperjackb

 With the dog noses and instructions on how to put yer hair in a 'jellyroll'.  Good call