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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    Barney Miller

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    Artist: Lauryn Hill
    Release Date: 1998
    Producer: Lauryn Hill, Vada Nobles
    Tracks: Nothing Even Matters, Superstar, I Used to Love Him, Tell Him, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill + 11 more
    Length (mins): 01:17:47
    Genre(s): Rhythm and blues, Hip hop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Gospel music + 3 more
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    Artist: Iron Maiden
    Release Date: 1983
    Tracks: Still Life, Where Eagles Dare, To Tame a Land, Sun and Steel, The Trooper + 4 more
    Label: Capitol Records
    Genre(s): Heavy metal
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    Artist: Evanescence
    Release Date: 2006
    Tracks: Call Me When You’re Sober (acoustic version), Call Me When You’re Sober, Weight of the World, Lithium, Like You + 9 more
    Genre(s): Alternative rock, Gothic rock, Alternative metal, Nu metal, Post-grunge + 1 more
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