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The Best/Most Distinctive Album Covers

Posted Oct 4, '12 at 6:49pm

waluigi

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How this threads been going a while. I didn't even remember that I even posted here before. Anyways, a new one now

http://www.knickknackrecords.com/store/images/P/Rush%20Grace%20Under%20Pressure.jpg

Rush's Grace Under Pressure. The surrealism of the cover always amazed me. Also, if you look closely, you can see a face.

 

Posted Oct 7, '12 at 2:04pm

kegaumongo

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I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet: the album Dangerous by Michael Jackson. It is so full of details...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/michaeljacksondangerous_zps4e51499a.jpg

The next cover is pretty simple, but I find it quite captivating. I guess it's due to the hand-drawn design. It is the album The Eraser by Thom Yorke.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/theeraser_zps81df89a3.jpg

 

Posted Oct 8, '12 at 8:30am

MrDayCee

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I started digging and found some more album cover gems in my CD collection... =)

Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds of the Western World

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/08/b3/fa93793509a093726f883110.L.jpg

I'm always a fan of comic art used on album covers, especially when it's an awesome band like Thin Lizzy!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley

http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/r/red-hot-chili-peppers/album-freaky-styley.jpg

Exactly what the band is like: having their own style in a freaky way!

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Rolling Stones - Some Girls

http://www.elgervanboxtel.nl/music/upload/covers/orig//TheRollingStones-SomeGirls.jpg

A colorful, funny and whitty album cover by one of the biggest rock bands...

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KoRn - The Suite World

http://data.whicdn.com/images/11803904/korn-albumcover-TheSuiteWorld_large.jpg

A very frightening thought that is well displayed visually...

 

Posted Oct 14, '12 at 2:03pm

kegaumongo

kegaumongo

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It seems that everybody is posting English covers (for obvious reasons), so I've decided to post two album covers of bands of my country just to add some diversity.

Gossos - Metamorfosi: this is probably not the most distinctive cover I've ever seen. I was around 14 when it was released, so an album cover with naked guys on it got my attention somehow...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Gossos-Metamorfosi_zps63993306.jpg

Dept - Equilibri: I don't have much to say about this one. It's just beautiful. That's all.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Dept-Equilibri_zpsfaa57fdf.jpg

 

Posted Oct 14, '12 at 4:46pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR6izJ6zboRpcrp52wMW1SMc651wqGS8reWlwzTfbDYuSjqy1Mf
Meshuggah - ObZen

Eerie..yet the meaning behind it is awesome

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 12:41pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,260 posts

Knight

Mastodon was already mentioned by delossantos before with an image of Crack The Skye, and here I come with my favourite: Blood Mountain.

http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/54950.gif


Another creative art is from the album Words Untold & Dreams Unlived by Serenity:

http://www.ravenmetal.com/images/ser444.jpg


And let's not forget Stand Up And Fight by Turisas, a masterly cover art that nicely reflects the story within the songs of that album:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/aa/Turisas_-_Stand_Up_and_Fight.jpg

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 3:35pm

partydevil

partydevil

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http://doublebassblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/zipzaprap1.jpg

it's so bad, that i love it. xD

 

Posted Oct 20, '12 at 8:11pm

ironblade41

ironblade41

530 posts

I have to say... I don't know! I don't even listen to music with weird album covers. :P I guess a good cover would be one with the name on it. O.O

 

Posted Oct 26, '12 at 6:00pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTE4ZXZfo7rC-7hmOGlFkPm2uU_Quc9vE4AekBnQjikjmHdfBxoiNv82g

Mayhem - Dawn of the Black Hearts

I think I may have found the most distinctive by far...this is the band's lead singer after he committed suicide. One of the members found him (they were living together) and before calling the police bought a disposable camera and took a picture of the scene. This is that picture

 

Posted Oct 27, '12 at 4:41pm

chives1

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An Album Cover not really for music, but for comedy-
http://api.ning.com/files/NeRVoV3Up4KJ8wjxzIiMwk3q*KTlQUSqPCzeclkdrxMlDpFDog9xt9cDuzBQx1lqhklp5wCD1Osr8Lq5KkiREbfhNSFrZxnL/cd3jgaffigankingbabycover.jpg

 
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