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Posted Sep 24, '12 at 7:07am

MrDayCee

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Wahahaaa!! Someone revived it! I wonder... did you find the link on my about? ;)

Allright, how about a cover that is alike a lot of their other album covers, but still has an epic touch, soly for them being them? How about... the new KISS cover of their album 'Monster'!?! =D

http://www.billboard.com/photos/stylus/2443069-kiss-monster-cover-617-409.jpg

And how about this new Aerosmith album cover?! It's brandnew, but because of the awesome artwork already a classic! =)

http://c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Aerosmith-Music-From-Another-Dimension.jpg

Keep 'em coming people! =D

 

Posted Sep 26, '12 at 8:20pm

Ernie15

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J Geils Band - Freeze Frame
http://classic.modernrockreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/1981_JGeilsBand-FreezeFrame.jpg

When I hear about awesome album covers, this is always the first one that comes to mind.

Devo - Something For Everybody
http://www.atlantamusicguide.com/wp-content/uploads/DevoSomething.jpg

You have to be familiar with Devo to appreciate this one.

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/D/dire_brothersf.jpg

Simplistic, but still divine.

Bellamy Brothers - Angels & Outlaws, Volume 1
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0007RTA48.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

I don't know what I like about this one, but it's very calming and is the perfect artwork for Let Your Love Flow.

ZZ Top - Afterburner
http://www.80smetal.net/afterburner.jpg

It's just plain awesome. Or just plane awesome if you want to get punny.

 

Posted Sep 26, '12 at 11:20pm

Minotaur55

Minotaur55

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Knight

ZZ Top - Afterburner

Interesting. A mix of a Space Shuttle and a 1920's car. I like it! But another album cover I like is the Bajofondo Tango Club - Supervielle. It is so mysterious to me... I like it. =)
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/b878cf15b1803b43d313da15723adf8f/320762.jpg

 

Posted Sep 27, '12 at 10:45pm

Skeleton_Pilot

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I don't believe this was an album cover rather than just that of the single, but one of my favorite songs just so happens to have an awesome design on its cover!

http://www.justfindit4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Disco-Duck10-1.jpg

 

Posted Sep 27, '12 at 11:29pm

jeol

jeol

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I've always liked the Fleet Foxes album covers - they're rather fun to look at.

Fleet Foxes (self-titled)

http://fleetfoxes.com/images/album_fleet_foxes.jpg

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

http://assets3.subpop.com/assets/images/main/8471.jpg

Also Bon Iver's self-titled album, since it seemed to be a smidge similar in depth and detail.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-49dsF_qYcp0/UFu4gcl_CWI/AAAAAAAABcs/xJ93LKQUEfo/s1600/Bon+Iver-Bon+Iver.jpg

 

Posted Sep 28, '12 at 12:18am

pangtongshu

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e7/Vulgar.jpg/220px-Vulgar.jpg
Dir en Grey - Vulgar

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXls8p3RboDy1EUfflVFQuAZV51vkBQ7I08E-xsDA0OHCoRhI8
Deftones - Deftones

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e9/Arch_Enemy_-_Black_Earth.jpg/220px-Arch_Enemy_-_Black_Earth.jpg
Arch Enemy - Black Earth

 

Posted Oct 2, '12 at 5:11pm

AceofSky

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Most distinctive would have to be at least one of the Disturbed albums.

The Eagles - Hotel California
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/49/Hotelcalifornia.jpg/220px-Hotelcalifornia.jpg

Eric Clapton - Self-Titled I Believe/Eponymous - Not Exactly Sure

 

Posted Oct 2, '12 at 5:12pm

AceofSky

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Sorry about that, I couldn't hold my excitement and pressed the submit button. Let me try this again.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Eric_Clapton_Album_Cover.jpg

 

Posted Oct 4, '12 at 12:44pm

MrDayCee

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Nice to see there's still some life into this thread! =)

How about some cheesy 80's album covers?! They are SO awfully bad, they're great! LOL =D

Tigertailz - "Young and Crazy"
http://image.musicimport.biz/sdimages/upc09/5060176680418.jpg

Tigertailz - "Bezerk"
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Tigertailz.jpg

Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/Kelly/Poison-Look-What-the-Cat-Dragged-In.jpg

And then some nice covers by great artists...

Journey - "Escape"
http://backtothemusic.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/2540031-journey-escape.jpg
This is an awesome beautiful album cover in my opinion!! One of the few albums hanging proudly on my wall!

What you can Ernie... I can too! Even though "Afterburner" is truly awesome and beats mine, let's not forget:

ZZ Top - "Eliminator"
http://www.retrorush.com/images/products/tshirts/ZZ_TOP_eliminator_t-shirt_M_S.jpg
Bold, straight forward, defined cover by the Texan rockers!

Pillar - "Where Do We Go From Here"
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QM5RW46ZL._SL500_SS500_.jpg
A simple design, but the meaning behind their music has a reflection in the cover...

Who's next? =)

 

Posted Oct 4, '12 at 6:44pm

dudeguy45

dudeguy45

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Headhunters- Herbie Han****

http://www.soundstagedirect.com/media/han****_headhunters.jpg

Muse always has boss album covers

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ldhHG7dnSI8/Tbyt8gAneHI/AAAAAAAAAJc/soXEJXiIurc/s1600/absolution.jpg

Radiohead

http://cdn.tradebit.org/usr/mp3-album/pub/9002/346/346350/34635043.jpg

Sufjan Stevens- The Age of Adz

http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2010/08/Sufjan-Stevens-The-Age-Of-Adz-Album-Art.jpg

Andrew Bird... get it?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/62/Armchair_Apocrypha.jpg/220px-Armchair_Apocrypha.jpg

 
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