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Great (and Favourite) Album Covers

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In today's age of MP3s, iPods, Shuffles, and satellite radio, it seems that kids of today are quickly losing the ability to waste away their free-time staring at magnificent pop-culture art work while listening to the Zeppelin of their generation. And I think the music industry is beginning to realize this and as a result failing to put any real thought and creativity behind new album covers.

In fact, as a side project, I've been recently going through all of my MP3s and organizing them so that our iPod will be able to sort them correctly and show the cover art. During this time I've come to reminisce over many covers I grew to love.

So what are some of the greatest album covers of all-time? Which are the most intriguing? And which offered the best art work? Or, which, as a snot-nosed teenager, were your favourites and too damn cool?

To start . . .

Van Halen's 1984
Hendrix's UK version of Electric Ladyland
The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


P.S. If you're looking for a good spot to get a picture of it, try http://www.amazon.com or http://www.allmusic.com/.
 

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Two of THE best.

Ever.
 

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I'll throw this in for Dude as I am sure he would be shy and not include his favorite cd cover
 

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Whether you like rap music or not this is a great album cover…
 

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here's a few notables...since the demise of vinyl this is definitely a vintage category...for the older folk like pistol and his mullet.:p
 

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The Prince LP is very similar to Sgt Peppers and I like Pink Floyd's burning hair man. The 3rd is not an LP but was a revolutionary or costly packaging of its time.
Well the other 2 are scary.
enjoy..

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Yes! I always liked that Pink Floyd album. The artist had a good idea about burning the edge of the matting as well. Very cool.
 

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Also used to be a great book in circulation consisting of nothing but album covers. It was called "Album Cover Album" (yes, we know, very profound), and contained some of the best examples of what was being done at the time.
 

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Late eighties. Years ahead of the grunge, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam.

Vancouver's Sons of Freedom. Great tunes -- wicked cover.
 

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