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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    Eat a Peach - the Allman Brothers

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    Artist: Pearl Jam
    Release Date: 1993
    Tracks: Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Daughter, Animal, Dissident, Glorified G + 7 more
    Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Funk rock, Grunge
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    The Smiths
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    Artist: Beck Hansen
    Release Date: 1996
    Tracks: Jack‐Ass, Minus, Derelict, Readymade, Lord Only Knows + 8 more
    Genres (Music): Noise rock, Alternative rock, Alternative hip hop, Crossover, Rap rock + 2 more
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    Artist: Toto
    Release Date: 1981
    Producer: Toto
    Tracks: Live for Today, I Think I Could Stand You Forever, Gift With a Golden Gun, Turn Back, A Million Miles Away + 3 more
    Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Soft rock, Arena rock, Yacht Rock
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    Artist: Carla Bruni
    Release Date: 2002
    Tracks: La noyée, Quelqu'un m'a dit, L'amour, Raphaël, Le Toi du moi + 7 more
    Length (mins): 00:37:32
    Genres (Music): Folk music
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