Not one Moody Blues album cover? Looking for more? even better than cream’s disraeli gears which is almost an eyesore is their wheels of fire cover, same artist, but way less of a dogs breakfast, cleaner and classy and silver, a refined version without the cliche dayglow. I would suggest Vangelis – Heaven and Hell , Manfred Mann – Angle Station , and Alan Parsons Project – I Robot. The answer was obvious: recreate record covers only using items lying around the house. The Jam – All Mod Cons and Sound Affects, The Style Council – Our Favourite Shop, Paul Weller Stanley Road, The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus should all be on the list, but all far too ‘English’ for this list, Santana’s first album, Deja Vu, Blue Oyster Cult such as Extraterrestrial or Agents of Fortune, Primal Scream – Screamadelica 2 great Hipgnosis-designed covers. How can you have missed Bebop Deluxe Axe Victim. and Finally , the Mona Lisa of Rock and Roll… Pavlov’s Dog-Pampered Menial. L.A. suburbia meets Rene Magritte. Bandolier belongs on this list. The Gimmick- Covers of the 60s and 70s, and Storm Thorgerson’s “Hipgnosis”- Designs ranks very near the top, I’d say! Kansas’s “Leftoverture”. or beach boys smiley smile, or beach boys live in concert double lp from ’73, never mentioned as one of the cheekiest, or even rudest covers ever! Jethro Tull you got Aqualung but left out Thick as a Brick, the newspaper, really that wasn’t inventive and awesome to work the song into little Gerald Bostock? Everybody since has been influenced by their music and creative style. When you walked into a record store, you could see this album clear across the room. Pink Floyd – Ummagumma It would have been rated higher if the thing wasn’t so tough to store. Many good picks here and I was happy to see perhaps my favorite album ever,The new riders “the adventures of Panama red, although I,m not sure if it deserved it. Who made this list? Eno – Here come the warm jets. yessongs, blind faith, bustin` out. Led Zeppelin III. Wings’ “Band On The Run” is missing.Really, it IS! Sticky Fingers and Banana covers are among the most recognizable. Community Member. Deep Purple in Rock. I’m talking about the image chosen for Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell album. One has to consider “The Prodigy – Fat of the land” surely? PiL’s follow-up to their famous Metal Box cover was even more effective, showing non-performing bandmember Jeanette Lee with a rose in her teeth, a weapon in her hand, and a murderous look in her eyes. Some real turkeys crept in there so I’ll correct you on a few you blatantly missed , The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms? And, Guitars that destroyed the world. Although some google images have both "Brand New" and "Deja Entendu" on them, they're photoshopped in. What the heck are the Beatles covers doing in this list? Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Blvd Agree! Beth Orton – Trailer Park Play Album Cover quizzes on Sporcle, the world's largest quiz community. Well, the list is almost purely anglo-american. Peter Blake’s pop-art assemblage on Sgt. Designed by artist Joe Belt, who made his name capturing the characters of the Wild West, Belt trained his aim on another dark chapter of American history, depicting fallen soldiers, addicts, and an imprisoned populace. Roger Dean’s fantasy paintings became as much a part of prog-rock iconography as the music. Why never name the covers artists? While everyone of these are worthy, there are so many that could be included that a top 100 best covers list seems woefully inadequate. There are some truly great album covers here, but one hell of a lot of these are great albums with OK covers. These type of lists are irrelevant. by Dan Dalton. Thin Lizzy Night life, Mike Oldfield Tubular bells, moody blues on a threshold of a dream.and jeff beck becola. Pepper’s changed album covers forever, and kept many of us occupied for weeks trying to identify everybody at the ceremony. No mention by anyone of Family! Lists like this are always subjective! Ultra-cool Elvis (in his shiny gold Nudie suit) gets multiplied in one of the most enduring early 60s images and greatest album covers. All the Mastodon covers are missing FAR better than many of those 100 original covers. Served its purpose no doubt in keeping a hungover intern busy for an afternoon copying and pasting images and not otherwise effing up an important (sic) project. The designer also wrote one of the album’s most vivid lyrics on “Tales of Brave Ulysses.”. John Cale – Walking on Locusts The ubiquitous Hipgnosis team outdid itself with this ultra-clever 10cc sleeve, which is not only inspired by one of the songs (the phone sex-themed “Don’t Hang Up”) but is full of hidden gags, with the same people turning up in each of the four main photos. Some good covers. VH 4-LIFE!! and the famous 1st US edition of Faces 1st LP, named by mistake Small Faces on the cover .. What about Steppenwolf “Monsters”? This album cover was more of a multimedia assemblage, incorporating the die-cut edges and the marble-swirled disc into the overall design and giving an instant visual image to the top-hatted Dave Mason. – Pretty much anything created by Hipgnosis, including 10cc Deceptive Bends Put the notorious bathroom cover together with the engraved invitation on the US replacement, and you’ve got the yin and the yang of The Rolling Stones at the time. You should know better to dare put together a list like this and call it Greatest….no one is ever happy or appreciates the work put into it. Just about anything from Mark Wilkinson [Iron Maiden, Marillion, Fish, etc.] Not one Moody Blues album cover….unfrickinbelievable!!! Grateful Dead’s “Blues for Allah” is one of my favorites!! Who is the nitwit in the middle? A lot of good covers here from good albums. One of the many imaginative trips from the late 60s, this assemblage – by the band’s drummer – represents various personal dreams of the band members. But not top 100. Sabbath’s Paranoid and Rage Against the Machine’s self title could’ve easily made the list. Most fucking annoying. in the 1970’s. nearly 1/2 of these covers don’t deserve to be on this list…a lot of much better covers aren’t even represented here, from bands represented here and from lesser known bands. Jackson Browne – Running On Empty, Agree….. or any Maiden cover all great Whatever. Dire Straits – Love Over Gold Number 21 or 22. Meanwhile, his debut allowed him to look like the crazed hillbilly everyone’s parents feared he was. The mysterious image on 1989’s cover was an easy one for her fans to copy, and they did. Nazareth,,,any of them but especially No Mean City ! Kiss Alive 1 captured the raw live energy deffo should have been there. The baby in question, Spencer Elden, even recreated the photo 25 years later. No they are not. Have a 100 people pick out a favorite car and there will be 100 different cars! The Smiths – The Smiths, That’s not the original Ramones cover… -_-, Brothers In Arms Dire Straits best cover Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha. Wendy Waldman – Strange Company just because of his name, the rarity, and therefore their collectibility… – Highway to Hell by AC/DC. Not a bad list, however I found it hard to believe neither Lil Boat 2 or Nuthin’ 2 Prove by Lil Yachty made the cut…. There are a couple of Yes albums too that I can think of also. Gotta have ‘Dr Feelgood – Stupidity’ in there, an iconic image of their live show/album. Recorded live during Santana’s performances in Osaka, Japan, the full sleeve art is an amalgamation of Buddhist and Christian imagery, along with Yokoo’s signature pop art style. no nektar. From Beatlejuice to Nightcrawler, how many can you get right? Bob Dylan’s ‘Self Portrait’ is among the 100 best covers of all time? Here here! ), JJ Cale Shades and so many others…. Most of the classic Blue Note covers were full of bright graphics and exuberant photos (and lots of exclamation marks!). The album cover that started it all the most iconic Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass the one with the naked girl covered in whipped cream , WTF how could this not be included really, That was my first thought too. You guys must have never seen TLC’S FANMAIL CD COVER IN 3D! - Submitted by: Weily Coyote. Some of my favorite album covers are not mainstream. The sublime strangeness of this David Bowie photo tells you everything you need to know about the creative madness of his Berlin period. It’s striking, captures the psychedelic spirit of the times, is an iconic image always associated with Hendrix and it’s the cover most people are familiar with. It sort of makes me ” Stone Cold Sober “, So good to hear of Crawler again. And so, the #DoubleJAlbumChallenge was born. And what about Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea? My favorite album cover though is Klaatu’s “Hope”. It is difficult because it might be 101 on the list, but it should be up there, and arguably better than some in the top 100 I would say (1/7.4 billion isn’t much of an opinion I know) sorry the rest of you geezers…, I forgot to mention, Def Leppard, High and dry, this ought to be on this list, And come to think of it, Def Leppard. The list is too P.C. Jeff Bridges’ got nothing on the original “The Dude,” the effortlessly cool and quixotic character that appears on Quincy Jones’ genre-blending solo debut. And Neil Young – On the Beach! Gravy Train – A Ballad of a peaceful Man ? Disturbed has some rather good album covers (e.g. I think Supertramp’s “Crime of the Century” belongs here, more than “Breakfast in America”. Freewheel By Bob Dylan While some of Finster’s work had a darker streak, for this album he appropriately chose sunshine and wonderment. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors. Allan Brother’s – Eat A Peach Vlad Sepetov, who also worked on Kendrick’s striking ‘DAMN.’ sleeve in 2007. This pack is easy at first, with well-known albums such as Born in the USA and Rainbow. Black & White The Stranglers Bandleader Cyril Jordan’s terrific comic art has turned up on numerous The Flamin’ Groovies covers and posters over the decades. Alice Cooper: From The Inside ELO – Time Yes: Yessongs Pretty iconic. Many Americans wondered what Lucille Ball was doing there but it was actually French actress Delphine Seyrig. I agree with many of these, I certainly agree with the recommendation of Carole King’s Tapestry. Diamanda Galás – The Divine Punishment How about some love for the greatest live album ever recorded? Iconic is a great word to describe that album cover. Jethro Tull – Stand Up – Golden Earring – Moontan, and one of an early Klaus Doldinger “Passport” Cover! Steppenwolf: 7 Children Of the Future (Steve Miller Band), Blues For Allah (The Grateful Dead), In Search Of the Lost Chord (The Moody Blues), Just For Love (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Outside Inside (Blue Cheer), Escape (Journey), Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield), Firefall (S/T), The Royal Scam (Steely Dan), Pink Moon (Nick Drake), Dire Straits (S/T), In Rock (Deep Purple), Mellow Yellow (Donovan), Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd), Misfits (The Kinks), Santana (S/T) and there’s so many more that I could list too. But also the more “Adult” Art-Photo and Graphics Covers of the ECM- Label had som great Covers in the 70s and 80s. Thanks to Chrysostome for this suggestion. What is it wit all the Beatles albums???? Gotta go with just about any of the 30 or so covers Warhol designed, and “Don’t Crust that Dwarf, Hand me the Pliers”? must’ve missed the Van Halen 1984 album cover. . Modern death metal bands got nothing on country duo The Louvin Brothers, who went to the inferno in 1959 and looked great in white suits while doing it. The perfect cover for a sensual and futuristic concept album, this captures Janelle Monáe’s depth and mystery and is a beautiful piece of art in its own right. The cover for The Miracles’ 1961 debut encapsulates the old-school showbiz that Motown would soon lead the world away from. “Sweet Moments With The Blue Velvet Band” for the Eric Von Schmidt designed board game on the INSIDE of the fold out cover. Black Rose – Thin Lizzy I thought the first Bad Company had a very iconic look to it…the large logo against the stark black background. Brian Eno – Another Green World You could also see Yeezus as the last celebration of the physical CD before it disappeared. Also with no picture. Well, I’ll just put my personal fav into the mix. The Beatles Rubber Soul,Sgt Pepper… Led Zeppelin 3, In Through the Outdoor Deep Purple in Rock, Stormbringer Jethro Tull Stand Up, Thick As A Brick Peter Gabriel 2, Joy Division Closer, Cocteau Twins Treasure, Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Therapy? Who cares??? (He spotted the eponymous “Dude” statue at an art gallery and took it home for inspiration.). The album cover for Hüsker Dü’s final studio album is one of those cases where a cover is exactly like the album: vivid, colorful and jarring in a welcoming way. Neil Young on the beach. It may be a more glamorous cover after her first two, but this photo of PJ Harvey – in which she could easily be mistaken for Shakespeare’s Ophelia – implied that a newer, softer image comes at a cost. Joe Walsh- “But Seriously Folks” is a definite must for this list .. No Iron Maiden or KISS at all???!!! Where can I buy or print some of these album covers?, 45 rpm singles also (7 inch). Bob Dylan-Blonde on Blonde. Taking a second look at the list, I discovered “Eat a Peach” is included. The more commonly known US cover is nice enough but makes it look like a conventional singer-songwriter album and Kate Bush is anything but. Iron Butterfly: In-A-Gadda-da-Vida (and Live) Blue Oyster Cults’s 1st LP Model Barbara Cheeseborough’s screaming visage on the cover captured the swirling chaos of the 70s and searing funk-rock of Maggot Brain. Rolling Stones’ original “Beggars Banquet” Cover is Missing. Yardbirds – “Roger The Engineer” how about moby grape’s wow! But how could they leave off the album of one of the most iconic and longest playing bands of the late 20th century with perhaps their most identifiable icon on it,s cover,The Grateful Dead,s “Steal your face”? Cat Power – You Are Free. The Pre New: Music For People Who Hate Themselves. 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