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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 and famous 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. Here's your chance to vote for the best album covers of all time.

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, is another album that achieved greater fame thanks to it's cover. It turned the prism into an iconic image and is one of the best rock album covers. 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, and one of the top album covers in music. Looking at the records on this list, that was no easy task.

Vote for the album you think has the greatest album artwork and qualifies as one of the coolest album covers of all time. There are plenty of good options here, so it's impossible to go wrong.
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
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The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. It built on ideas explored in the band's earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the ...more

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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, + more

Length (mins): 00:42:57

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Experimental rock, Art rock, + more

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#8 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Albums of All Time

#1 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

#9 on Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
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Abbey Road


Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom and on 1 October 1969 in the United States. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although Let It Be was the final ...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, + more

Length (mins): 00:47:27

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Pop music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, + more

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#25 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#3 on The Greatest Albums of All Time

#3 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

#1 on The Best Beatles Albums

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on 1 June 1967, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at number one in the United States. ...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, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Friends, + more

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Pop music, Art rock, + more

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#43 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Albums of All Time

#4 on The Best Beatles Albums

#2 on The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
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Led Zeppelin


Led Zeppelin is the debut studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded in October 1968 at Olympic Studios in London and released on Atlantic Records on 12 January 1969 in the United States and 31 March in the United Kingdom. Featuring integral contributions from each of the ...more

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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, + more

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Folk rock

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#5 on The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Albums of All Time

#83 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

#19 on Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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