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The Greatest Album Covers

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Besides the music, some of the most iconic bands are known for their creative artwork. Often times this extends to their album covers. The most memorable album covers add an element of coolness to the music that can turn a great album into a transcendent one. Some of the greatest album covers are the most basic. When Andy Warhol designed the Velvet Underground & Nico, no one outside of the artist himself would have associated a banana with that band. Now they do.

Same goes for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which has turned the prism into an iconic image due to the album cover. The same goes for Nirvana's Nevermind album cover. The kid whose photo was used is never going to live down being the focal point of the most important album of the '90s. These are some of the most recognizable albums in music history and the creativity that went into writing and recording the album went into making the album cover as great as the music. Looking at the records on this list, that was no easy task.

Vote for the album you think has the greatest album artwork. There are plenty of good options here so it's impossible to go wrong.
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    Artist: Pink Floyd
    Release Date: 1973
    Producer: Pink Floyd
    Tracks: Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Money, Speak to Me / Breathe, Time + 4 more
    Length (mins): 00:42:57
    Genre(s): Hard rock, Progressive rock, Electronic music, Experimental rock, Psychedelic rock + 3 more
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    Artist: The Beatles
    Release Date: 1969
    Producer: George Martin
    Tracks: Octopus’s Garden, Oh! Darling, Because, Polythene Pam, The End + 12 more
    Length (mins): 00:47:27
    Genre(s): Rock music, Hard rock, Progressive rock, Blues-rock, Art rock
    Abbey Road : see more

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    Artist: The Beatles
    Release Date: 1967
    Producer: George Martin
    Tracks: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Lovely Rita, Getting Better, When I’m Sixty‐Four, Within You Without You + 8 more
    Length (mins): 00:39:52
    Genre(s): Rock music, Progressive rock, Pop music, Psychedelic rock, Concept album
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band : see more

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    Artist: Pink Floyd
    Release Date: 1975
    Genre(s): Progressive rock, Concept album
    Wish You Were Here : see more

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    Artist: Led Zeppelin
    Release Date: 1969
    Producer: Jimmy Page
    Tracks: Dazed And Confused, Good Times, Bad Times, How Many More Times, Your Time Is Gonna Come, You Shook Me + 4 more
    Length (mins): 00:44:52
    Label: Atlantic
    Genre(s): Hard rock, Heavy metal, Folk rock, Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock
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