10 Great Album Covers1.) The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club BandOne of the most famous collages in history with 60 full-size cardboard cutouts, original uniforms and a shout out to the Rolling Stones. One of the most expensive layouts ever commissioned.
10 Great Album Covers2.) The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties RequestAnother pricey effort with a three dimensional effect on the initial printing. Includes the faces of the Fab Four as a response to Sgt. Peppers.
10 Great Album Covers3.) Pink Floyd - AnimalsOne of many superb covers done by the famed Hipgnosis studios. The pig balloon was made by the same German company that constructed Zeppelins. The balloon broke free and scared cows in a farmer's field.
10 Great Album Covers4.) Joy Division - Unknown PleasuresTaken from a visual representation of a pulsar's beams. Simple but effective. Still seen on t-shirts to this day.
10 Great Album Covers5.) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The DarkBy the same artist responsible for Unknown Pleasures. Inspired by World War 1 naval camouflage and Cubism.
10 Great Album Covers6.) Bob Dylan - Blonde On BlondeA giant gatefold out of focus shot taken on a cold day in the meat packing section of New York City. Many rockers got perms to duplicate Dylan's bouffant hairstyle.
10 Great Album Covers7.) Grateful Dead - AoxomoxoaRick Griffin creates the perfect visual representation of a psychotropic journey. And that's before you listen! (Look for a five-year old Courtney Love on the back.)
10 Great Album Covers8.) Elvis Presley - 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be WrongYou can never have too many gold lame suits on the cover.
10 Great Album Covers9.) The Clash - London CallingInspired by an Elvis album, LC was honored by the Royal Mail with a postage stamp in 2010. (London is burning in the title cut but the postman always delivers.)
10 Great Album Covers10.) R.E.M. - MurmurThe railroad trestle on the back cover was the subject of a conservation effort by fans but has been deemed unsafe by the authorities.