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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.
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The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd - 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 ...more

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

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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
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles - 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 ...more

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

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London Calling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
London Calling The Clash - London Calling is the third studio album by English punk rock band the Clash. It was released in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 ...more

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Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material the group composed while performing across Europe, ...more

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Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Nevermind Nirvana - Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind was the group's first release on DGC Records. Frontman ...more

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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Who's Next The Who - Who's Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released on 14 August 1971. Its origins lie in an abortive multi-media rock opera written by chief songwriter Pete Townshend ...more

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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Revolver The Beatles - Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 5 August 1966 in the United Kingdom and three days later in the United States. The album marked a ...more

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Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by British rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. It is their first album composed of entirely original material, and ...more

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The Velvet Underground & Nico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The Velvet Underground & Nico Nico, The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Recorded ...more

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Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti is a 1975 studio album by Led Zeppelin.

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In the Court of the Crimson Ki... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King is the debut studio album by the British rock group King Crimson, released on 10 October 1969. The album reached number five on the British charts, and is ...more

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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The Wall Pink Floyd - The Wall is the eleventh studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It is the last studio album released with the classic lineup of Gilmour, Waters, Wright and Mason before ...more

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Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Aladdin Sane David Bowie - Aladdin Sane is the sixth album by David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1973. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first ...more

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Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and 11th American studio album by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in April 1971. It is the band's first album of the 1970s and its first ...more

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Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Candy-O The Cars - Candy-O is the second studio album by the American rock band The Cars. It was released in 1979 on Elektra Records. Featuring the Top 20 hit "Let's Go" and the minor hit "It's All ...more

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Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Aqualung Jethro Tull - Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull. Released in 1971, Aqualung, despite the band's disapproval, is regarded as a concept album featuring a central theme of ...more

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath. Released on 13 February 1970 in the United Kingdom and on 1 June 1970 in the United States, the album ...more

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Animals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Animals Pink Floyd - Animals is the tenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in January 1977. A concept album, it provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of ...more

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Queen II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Queen II Queen - Queen II is the second studio album by British rock group Queen, released on 8 March 1974. It was recorded at Trident Studios, London in August 1973 with co-producers Roy Thomas Baker and Robin ...more

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Breakfast in America is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Breakfast in America Supertramp - "Breakfast in America" is a 1979 single by Supertramp.

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Boston Boston - Boston is the debut studio album by Boston-based American rock band Boston. Produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan, the album was released on August 25, 1976 in the United States by Epic ...more

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Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Master of Puppets Metallica - Master of Puppets is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on March 3, 1986 by Elektra Records. Recorded at the Sweet Silence Studios with producer Flemming ...more

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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Back in Black AC/DC - Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, the album was released on 25 July 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic ...more

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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell is the second album and major-label debut by American rock musician Meat Loaf, as well as being his first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman, released in October 1977 on ...more

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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin - The untitled fourth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 on Atlantic Records. Produced by guitarist Jimmy ...more

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The Division Bell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The Division Bell Pink Floyd - The Division Bell is the fourteenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK by EMI Records on 28 March 1994, and the US by Columbia Records on 4 ...more

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Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Destroyer Kiss - Destroyer is the fourth studio album by American rock band Kiss, released on March 15, 1976 in the US. It was the third successive Kiss album to reach the top 40 in the US, as well as the first ...more

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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Sta... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie, which is loosely based on a story of a fictional rock star named Ziggy ...more

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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Hotel California Eagles - Hotel California is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released on Asylum in late 1976. It is the first Eagles album without the appearance of their founding member Bernie ...more

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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Rumours Fleetwood Mac - Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and ...more

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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Ramones Ramones - Ramones is the debut studio album by the American punk rock band Ramones, released on February 4, 1976 by Sire Records. After Hit Parader editor Lisa Robinson saw the band at a gig in New York ...more

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Blood Sugar Sex Magik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Rick Rubin, it was the band's first record released on ...more

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1984 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
1984 Van Halen - 1984 is the sixth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. It remains Van Halen's most successful album in terms of sales, with 10 million copies shipped in the United States, and U.S. ...more

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ZZ Top - Eliminator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
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Whipped Cream & Other Delights is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Whipped Cream & Other Delights Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights is a 1965 album by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, called "Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass" for this album, released on A&M Records. It is the ...more

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Unknown Pleasures is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Unknown Pleasures Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures is the debut studio album by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport in April 1979, with Martin Hannett as producer, and was ...more

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Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, released on July 21, 1987 on Geffen Records. It was well received by critics and topped the Billboard ...more

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Some Girls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Some Girls The Rolling Stones - Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records, catalogue COC 39108. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, and ...more

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Born in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on June 4, 1984. A critical and commercial success, it found Springsteen marking a ...more

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Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Highway to Hell AC/DC - Highway to Hell is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band's fifth internationally released studio album and the sixth to be released in Australia. It was the last album ...more

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In Utero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
In Utero Nirvana - In Utero is the third and final studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, by DGC Records. Nirvana intended the record to diverge significantly from the polished ...more

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News of the World is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
News of the World Queen - News of the World is the sixth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in 1977. Containing the hit songs "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and ...more

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Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Rubber Soul The Beatles - Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by English rock group the Beatles. It was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market, and was released on December 3, 1965. It was ...more

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band - Born to Run is the third studio album by the American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released on August 25, 1975 through Columbia Records. Representing Springsteen's effort to break ...more

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Are You Experienced is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by the rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded ...more

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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The White Album The Beatles - The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album by English rock group the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or ...more

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War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
War U2 - War is the third studio album by Irish rock band U2, released on 28 February 1983. The album has come to be regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like ...more

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Licensed to Ill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill is the debut studio album by the Beastie Boys. The album was released on November 15, 1986. It was the first rap LP to top the Billboard album chart. It was also one of Columbia ...more