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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.

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

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    Freeways Added by: AF1972

    Artist: Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Release Date: 1977
    Tracks: Freeways, Freeways, Life Still Goes On (I'm Lonely), My Wheels Won't Turn, Can We All Come Together + 4 more
    Label: Mercury
    Genre(s): Rock music
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    God Shuffled His Feet Added by: ElizabethKistner

    Artist: Crash Test Dummies
    Release Date: 1993
    Producer: Jerry Harrison
    Tracks: How Does a Duck Know?, When I Go Out With Artists, Untitled, Afternoons & Coffeespoons, Two Knights and Maidens + 7 more
    Length (mins): 00:44:52
    Genre(s): Alternative rock
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    Artist: Mariah Carey
    Release Date: 1999
    Producer: Mariah Carey, David Foster, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs + 2 more
    Tracks: Bliss, Do You Know Where You're Going To, X-Girlfriend, Vulnerability (interlude), Heartbreaker (remix) + 10 more
    Length (mins): 00:59:57
    Genre(s): Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop
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    Artist: Marilyn Manson
    Release Date: 1995
    Producer: Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie
    Tracks: Shitty Chicken Gang Bang, Sympathy for the Parents, Fuck Frankie, Dancing With the One-Legged..., May Cause Discoloration of the Urine or Feces + 11 more
    Length (mins): 00:54:55
    Genre(s): Hard rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative metal, Gothic rock + 6 more
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    Artist: The Tubes
    Release Date: 1979
    Producer: Todd Rundgren
    Tracks: Love's a Mystery, Be Mine Tonight, No Way Out, No Mercy, I Want It All Now + 6 more
    Genre(s): Rock music
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