24 Of The Greatest Album Covers Ever Made

Choosing album covers that fit the mold of ‘greatest of all time’ is a highly subjective endeavor that always ends up pissing off more than a few people. With that in mind, this assortment of album covers contains old favorites, new gems and downright bizarre goodies that have one thing in common: they are highly provocative and as such are highly engaging. Here is a list of 23 album covers that are definitely in the ‘greatest of all time’ conversation.

 

1. Pink Floyd – Back Catalogue.

Although not technically a cover for a single album, this artwork for Pink Floyd’s back catalog is still one of the great examples of poster art in music. The idea literally comes from the fact that this is Pink Floyd’s catalog on the back of models.

 

2. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon.

 

3. Big Bear – Doin Thangs.

Although the music is probably awful, the album cover is undeniably captivating.

4. Scorpions – Lovedrive.

 

5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Lady Land.

 

6. Shut Up and Dance – Dance Before the Police Come.

7. Biffy Clyro – Puzzle.

 

8. Nirvana – Nevermind.

 

9. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell.

10. DJ Ted E. Bear – Torn.

 

11. Supertramp – Breakfast in America.

 

12. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes.

13. Foster the People – Torches.

 

14. The Beatles – Abbey Road.

 

15. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin.

16. Green Day – Dookie.

 

17. Wasnatch – Front to Back.

This image was reportedly taken from a 70s German porno, because Germany.

 

18. The Strokes – Is This It.

19. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here.

 

20. The Who – Who’s Next.

 

21. N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton.

22. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine.

 

23. Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

 

24. Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?