The Greatest Album Covers Albums
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The Greatest Album Covers

List Criteria: Vote for the albums based the cover art only

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: Time, Any Colour You Like, Speak to Me / Breathe, Brain Damage, Eclipse + 4 more
    Length (mins): 00:42:57
    Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Experimental rock, Art rock + 2 more
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    Artist: The Beatles
    Release Date: 1969
    Producer: George Martin
    Tracks: Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling, Because, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King + 12 more
    Length (mins): 00:47:27
    Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Pop music, Blues-rock, Hard rock + 1 more
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    Artist: The Beatles
    Release Date: 1967
    Tracks: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Within You Without You, With a Little Help From My Friends, Fixing a Hole + 8 more
    Label: Capitol Records
    Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Pop music, Art rock + 2 more
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    Artist: Pink Floyd
    Release Date: 1975
    Tracks: Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts VI–IX, Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I–V
    Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Concept album
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    Artist: Led Zeppelin
    Release Date: 1969
    Tracks: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Your Time Is Gonna Come, Dazed and Confused + 4 more
    Label: Atlantic Records
    Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Folk rock
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    Artist: The Clash
    Release Date: 1979
    Tracks: Brand New Cadillac, Rudie Can’t Fail, Lost in the Supermarket, The Card Cheat, Clampdown + 14 more
    Label: Epic Records
    Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, New Wave, Jazz, Rock and roll + 8 more
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