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    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008 edited
    Since there's already GREATEST MUSIC VIDEOS and GREATEST 5 ALBUMS, I'm cashing in and bringing you a new product, GREATEST ALBUM COVERS.

    GO! (and please, no fucking Asia covers)

    Personally, this album cover creeped me out and enticed me as a child.

    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
    I've always loved this one. Horrible things are about to happen, and there's a rat thrown in there for good measure. And a "666," just to beat it over our heads that something scary is going on here. Great cover.

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    this one is near impossible for me to narrow down, i am too much of a record nerd. i will consider things and see if i change my mind later.
    • CommentAuthorredcrow
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
    ELO's double album spread:

    Out of the Blue

    or this, with Richard Corben at the peak of his powers:

    Bat Out of Hell
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    @redcrow : I actually have both of those, but then again, everyone else probably does too.
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    far too many and far too many just to limit it to albums, but here's a few

    fred vom jupiter

    jazz funk


    unknown pleasures

    sylvie and babs




    but far too many exist.

    and then there's the james last covers, the kaempfert ones and the wunderlichs, the moog albums, the music for pleasure compilations and anything with mrs mills beaming radiantly from her piano
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008

    Blind Faith

    Anything by Roger Dean has appeal. Close to the Edge insides.
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    mrs mills
    long before eno had music for airports / films / vacuuming, there was gladys mills and her music for anytime. (get that up ye, eno (as we scots would say))
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    And a few bizarrely awesome ones...
    Why not? Jesus Would Have.
    I do apologize for the silliness
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008 edited
    ok, i still cant figure ONE out, but this is definitely the best art used on any album i can think of:

    THE BLACK PARADE by james jean

    edit: i cant find a high quality image of it right now. sorry.
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    now, when i saw the black parade one, i immediately thought of this
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    Must add some Robert Crumb!
    Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Another great illustrated one, this time from last year. Menomena - Friend & Foe with art by Craig Thompson
    Menomena - Friend and Foe

    Love this one from XTC (titled Go 2)
    XTC - Go 2
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
    I don't know if it's the best of all time, but it's one of the few I'd consider putting on my skin:

    Godspeed You, Black Emperor!
    Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
  9.  (2201.19)
    Some Brazilian great album covers:

    "Clara Crocodilo", by Arrigo Barnabé (the old and the new cover)

    "Todos os Olhos" (All the Eyes) by Tom ZĂ©.

    Secos e Molhados first album:
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    Television Personalities