Gentle Giant – In A Glass House, Great album covers but would have to add A list like this NOT including Hawkwind’s Space Ritual cover does NOT deserve to be taken serious…! The Who – Quadrophenia It would have been rated higher if the thing wasn’t so tough to store. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes, Any early Genesis cover should be there, especially “Trick Of The Tail” or “Selling England By The Pound”. Yardbirds – “Roger The Engineer” Also, try to get images from original LP and not the CD. 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. Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited belongs – Self Portrait doesn’t. Deep Purple’s “In Rock” Mount Rushmore- Cover’s Truly Is a Unique Record Cover and on of Rock and Roll’s most Famous ones. Deep Purple – Machine Head - Submitted by: Alex. It also made it essential to own the original, fold-out vinyl. The Pre New: Music For People Who Hate Themselves. They had some of the best album cover art Jeff Beck – Truth This pack is easy at first, with well-known albums such as Born in the USA and Rainbow. IMO best of all time. Great graphics on that one. Greatest Hits is the first compilation album and the third video album by blink-182, comprising the band's greatest hits, released October 31, 2005. Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies. It’s hard to choose ONLY 100! The cover was memorably defaced by Bowie himself decades later. That wasn’t what he wanted at all! There are some truly great album covers here, but one hell of a lot of these are great albums with OK covers. It’s simply a great illustrated picture of Jeff in 70’s hippie attire with his Les Paul guitar! Music Quiz / Album Covers Without Text Random Music or Album Quiz Can you name the albums given their covers that lack any text? What about including some Budgie album covers. Next time shoot for 250 and you,d still better prepare for some flack. There are plenty of albums that should of been listed and quite a few above that shouldn’t. Ths dramatic shot, taken at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida by William V. 'Red' Robertson, captures him in a full, convention-defying flow. Album Covers (Best Selling Albums By Famous Artists) Many top selling albums of flown off the shelves in the last 50 years or so how many of this collection do you recognise Reveal Answers I ended up with Sticky Fingers – Warhol, Weasel’s Ripped MF – Neon Parks, Disreali Gears – Martin Sharp etc. Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley Nobody ever slung a jacket over their shoulder that well. The Who – “The Who Sell Out” The best Electric Ladyland cover was the one with all the nude girls on it…..I still have my copy of it, they were on the front and back of the album. – The B-52s first two albums Rick Griffin artwork ! Here is the first: THE EIGHTIES Below are fourteen album covers (CD sized) resting on a 12″ LP. Model Barbara Cheeseborough’s screaming visage on the cover captured the swirling chaos of the 70s and searing funk-rock of Maggot Brain. 20 images. The cover depicts one of the greatest rock guitarists in his prime! you have quite ignored the rest of the world. Couple faves of mine were missing, like Savoy Brown -Looking In and Quicksilver Messenger Service- Happy Trails, but the truly iconic ones were there. What is it wit all the Beatles albums???? Ah, the days when bands had the money to carry out their wildest ideas. what about Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers? Put your book knowledge to the test with this literary quiz! ACCEPT – Balls to the Wall, MESSAGE – FROM BOOKS AND DREAMS ? pink floyds a nice pair. T Rex electric warrior. The Gimmick- Covers of the 60s and 70s, and Storm Thorgerson’s “Hipgnosis”- Designs ranks very near the top, I’d say! Roxygen Music “Siren” Who made this list? Jethro Tull’s “Living In The Past” with its “Book” design (The Hardback one!) The most interesting development in Cover Art through the 20th century on the other hand; happened in the Classical genre, where either photo of Performer in Penguin-Suit / Evening Dress or a Romantic Landscape Painting were the strict code, definitely loosened up by the late 80s and forward up to our time. Madonna. Time to judge a book by its cover! – Pretty much any Dead album, but Blues for Allah is my favorite cover Which of course leads us to…. Didn’t see ELO Out of the Blue or Discovery, both very lush pieces of artwork. You missed one–Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” album cover was one of the cleverest ever designed. Jeff Beck – Blow By Blow The great thing about the Blondie Parallel Lines cover isn’t just the black-and-white composition but the way Debbie Harry (the only one not smiling) exudes power, while all the guys look a bit goofy. Fool, You wish you were ignorant enough to have $450 billion dollars. This shimmering image is undeniably beautiful, yet you never know just what it means…just like their music. Turns out to be the first CD I ever bought. Jeff Bridges’ got nothing on the original “The Dude,” the effortlessly cool and quixotic character that appears on Quincy Jones’ genre-blending solo debut. From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside. Jackson Browne – Running On Empty, Agree….. or any Maiden cover all great No mention by anyone of Family! Are you saying she wasn’t naked? If Horses wasn’t enough to make Patti Smith an instant icon of bohemian cool, the Robert Mapplethorpe photo certainly was. Why never name the covers artists? Albums like ABBA Greatest Hit Volume One and Arrival are very classic look or Super Trouper could be easily picked. 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”? Santana – Lotus Nice to see a few prog rock albums in there this time(other than just Dark Side of the Moon that is). 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. Burial – Untrue The red velvet cover, with gold embossed lettering, served notice that Odessa was going to be unique and beautiful, which it was. Talking Heads’ The Name of This Band is Talking Heads is a double live album with the quartet on one album/cover and the 11 piece band on the second album/cover. LOSE -. Click next for the answer. And although they had other great album covers,I will submit Quicksilver Messenger Service and “Happy Trails”. Taking its inspiration from the album’s original title Automatic Changer, the front has the album on a turntable stacked with all sorts of other things. I think Adam Ant (and the Ants) should be included as well. ", Into Shadows Act II: Through Horned Shadows Glimpse, And You'll Follow the Winds' Rush 'Till Their Breath Dwells, The Black Album / Come On Feel the Dandy Warhols, My Face Is on Fire / Trails of Colour Dissolve, Ballad of the Band / I Didn't Mean to Hurt You. Where is “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” by Herb Alpert???? The Crystal Method Tweekend (2001) 111: 111. If you had actually lived through the 60s you would know what it meant to the world of music. Not always but a lot of the time. Thank You for such a wonderful list even though you overlooked some of my personal favourites. If You Can Remember The Names Of These Albums From Just The Album Art, We're Going To Be Seriously Flabbergasted. E Pluribus Funk (a da moeda): Grand Funk Railroad…, Good selection. Taking a second look at the list, I discovered “Eat a Peach” is included. Interesting that they all seem to be from the vinyl era,no cd artwork Little known fact about the London Calling album cover-the date of the bass smash photo (9/21/79) is incorrect. Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous 1980s Album Covers. Just to name a few. BTO – Not Fragile nice version of the ramones :))))) why on earth is Ian Dury & The Blockheads ‘Do It Yourself’ not on that list and covers like Madness and Elvis Costello are? I could make a list of a hundred by myself, in which many of the listed ones here would be as well. Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture On an album that made a mad dash through the whole of pop history, Nick Lowe pictured himself in a bunch of different guises, from rockabilly hoodlum to sensitive balladeer (there were different pics on the US and UK versions), all with tongue firmly in cheek. Be Bop Deluxe – Sunburst Finish Picture: Radio X Metálica : Ride The Ligthning No Peter Saville or Vaughan Oliver works? How can you have a list of the 100 best album covers and NOT feature – Here they’re on the 10th floor of a hotel standing at the precipice, and only one of the guys seems concerned about it. KISS DESTROYER, KISS LOVE GUN, KISS HOTTER THAN HELL, NINE INCH NAILS DOWNWARD SPIRAL, NIRVANA IN UTERO, METALLICA LOAD, NAZARETH HAIR OF THE DOG, AC/DC HIGHWAY TO HELL, DANZIG DEMONSWEATLIVE, QUEEN NEWS OF THE WORLD. BOTH ARE DIAMOND CERTIFIED ALBUMS AND WERE MADE BY THE BEST AMERICAN HARD ROCK BAND IN HISTORY!! The Argus cover stuck with me through all these years. Erm, didn’t the Velvet Underground release White Light White Heat (the black album!) Kate Bush – Lionheart In any case, there was no way to do this list without SOME argument was there ? Sabbath’s Paranoid and Rage Against the Machine’s self title could’ve easily made the list. Can’t believe some of what they entered….but I think Styx’s “Equinox & Grand Illusion” along with Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” And Kansas’s “Audio Visions, Song For America, & Leftoverature” were neat album artwork/photography. Shine (1998) 292. Gravy Train – A Ballad of a peaceful Man ? The answer was obvious: recreate record covers only using items lying around the house. dennis wilson holding the mikestand from his crotch into the audience with that look on his face. Juicy Lucy? These album covers are really great, trust … As in any list it is a daunting task because it’s all subjective. No Uriah Heep? complexity is the miracle, who tries to say it all? Shame. Pepper sleeve to great success. Play Album Cover quizzes on Sporcle, the world's largest quiz community. It’s sublte ambiguity makes it a great cover, even though the music wasn’t great. BTO’s “Not Fragile” Can you guess who they belong to? Anyone who was or is a fan of Supertramp needs to see Roger’s show – it’s fantastic – his voice is incredible and what a band he has. Zeppelin III. Kanye West brings the minimalist “White Album” concept to the CD era. 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! Agree! Yes, the Beatles were a brilliant band, the springboard for EVERYTH8NG THAT CAME AFTER. Just about anything from Mark Wilkinson [Iron Maiden, Marillion, Fish, etc.] OMG – Where are the judges? 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