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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: Oasis
    Release Date: 1995
    Tracks: Roll With It, Morning Glory, Morning Glory, Some Might Say, She's Electric + 13 more
    Genre(s): Alternative rock, Rock music, Britpop
    (What's the Story) Morning Glory? : see more

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    Artist: Tool
    Release Date: 2006
    Producer: Tool
    Tracks: Intension, 10,000 Days (Wings, Part 2), Rosetta Stoned, Right in Two, Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) + 6 more
    Length (mins): 01:15:52
    Genre(s): Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Alternative metal, Post-metal, Art rock
    10,000 Days : see more

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    Artist: Van Halen
    Release Date: 1984
    Tracks: Jump, House of Pain, Top Jimmy, I'll Wait, Girl Gone Bad + 4 more
    Label: Warner Bros. Records
    Genre(s): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Glam metal, Electronic rock, Arena rock
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    Artist: Foreigner
    Release Date: 1981
    Producer: Robert Lange
    Tracks: Woman in Black, Girl on the Moon, Urgent, Don’t Let Go, Luanne + 5 more
    Length (mins): 00:42:34
    Label: Atlantic Records
    Genre(s): Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, Rock and roll
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    Artist: Eric Clapton
    Release Date: 1974
    Producer: Thomas J. Dowd
    Tracks: Motherless Children, Give Me Strength, I Can’t Hold Out, Please Be With Me, I Shot the Sheriff + 6 more
    Length (mins): 00:43:40
    Genre(s): Rock music, Blues-rock, Soft rock
    461 Ocean Boulevard : see more

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