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The Best/Most Distinctive Album Covers

Posted Nov 21, '10 at 1:07am

delossantosj

delossantosj

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my favorite album cover is this one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/galen2112/bcsl.jpg

 

Posted Nov 21, '10 at 11:04pm

ChillzMaster

ChillzMaster

1,482 posts

Two words, and only two.

Dethalbum II

http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/dethalbum2.jpg

 

Posted Nov 22, '10 at 11:13am

MrDayCee

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I have another 'album cover-cover' here...

Metallica's 'Master of Puppets', but slightly different! =D

http://www.amiright.com/photoshops/images/album_1153329059.jpg

As for new entries on the most destinctive album covers, what about "Metallica - The Black Album"? That's an album cover almost everyone in the world knows I presume...

http://www.xbhs.net/academics/faculty/amerritt/0708/student_projects/chaggaris/Final%20Project/Images/metallica.jpg

And what about the famous (copied almost every day) album cover by "The Beatles - Abbey Road"?! That one should count for something, right?

http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lglp0597+abbey-road-album-cover-the-beatles-poster.jpg

 

Posted Nov 22, '10 at 11:48am

idontsuckthatmuch

idontsuckthatmuch

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Here's a couple:

Homesick by A Day to Remember is a great album cover:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zhxzar8bilU/SjfMpkK_f0I/AAAAAAAAALc/QZIoYfPIntU/s400/a_day_to_remember_-_homesick.jpg

Also, there's Absolution by Muse:
http://megavatio.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/absolution-muse-2003-300x300.jpg

I know there's more, but those are 2 really good album covers.

 

Posted Dec 30, '10 at 7:10pm

waluigi

waluigi

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I believe that the Beatles "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" has one of the most distinctive album covers. It is filled with very bright colors and has the interesting design of having many famous people on it. Plus, the album cover helped to inspire the attempt at making very creative album covers.
I also very much like the Who's "Tommy" album
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DZBv9H_tecg/R82mzeABZ4I/AAAAAAAAABM/FLRqmV9b2o0/s320/B000002OZY.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
there is just something about this album that makes it seem to look cool to me.

 

Posted Jan 14, '11 at 2:12pm

MrDayCee

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Hmmm... seems like my Beatles Album Cover didn't stick for some reason... >=(

Well... Here's another attempt!

"The Beatles - Abbey Road"
http://ticktalking.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/lglp0597abbey-road-album-cover-the-beatles-poster.jpg
Most copied album cover ever... and now it's even a monument according to English gouvernment! Nice...

"Clawfinger - Deaf, Dumb, Blind"
http://place1.dyndns.org/music/files/images/detailed/971524.jpg
This one was introduced to me by a fellow student back in the days of highschool and I loved it's cover at first sight! And let me tell you... the music was even better!!!

"System Of A Down - Steal This Album"
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1641/soadstealthisalbumfront.jpg
A wonderful and extremely simple way to provoke people... make an album and name it "Steal This Album"! I must tell you that I never had the urge though... I just bought it!! LOL

"Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist"
http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/images/music-cd-covers/zeitgeist.jpg
I'm not a fan of them, at all, but this album cover has something to it... can't put my finger on it, but yeah!!

 

Posted Jan 14, '11 at 2:21pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

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Sorry for the double post, but some more came to mind after posting the one above!
Can't believe it was only THEN that I thought of them... *facepalms* O.O

And sorry for the 'Abbey Road' mentioning, only saw it was on page 1 of the thread after I posted my previous post...
Ahum... allright, here we go!

"Rage Against The Machine - "
http://www.pidpads.com/USERIMAGES/RageAgainstTheMachine.jpg
One of the most powerful and politically influenced album covers of all times... it still is one of my alltime favorite bands! ...and that's not only because of their neverending stamina to keep on 'bashing the power in their golden tower'!!
\\m/_ _\\m/

"Guns 'n Roses - Appetite For Destruction"
http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/images/music-cd-covers/30.jpg
One of those album covers that are recognised instantly all over the world! Even by people who are not a fan... =P

"Prince - Lotus Flower"
http://www.canto-photographer.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/prince-new-album-cover.jpg
The colours and imaging used on this album cover make for a beautiful picture to look at! The music on it was so-so...

And last, but most of all NOT LEAST...

"Van Halen - 1984"
http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/images/music-cd-covers/40.jpg
To me, one of the best albums ever made! Not only of this particular band, but also for the entire music available and that I've been able to listen to so far! PLUS, it's (again) an album cover that is recognised by a lot of people when shown to them, even if they are not a fan... =)

 

Posted Jan 14, '11 at 2:57pm

DBLACKSTAR

DBLACKSTAR

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Posted Jan 14, '11 at 5:43pm

MrDayCee

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I'll help you out here DBLACKSTAR... I believe you meant to show the album cover below?

http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/v/voltaire/album-almost-human.jpg

"Voltaire - Almost Human" Nice one btw... never heard of them before though! =D

 

Posted Jan 14, '11 at 7:12pm

GhostOfMetal

GhostOfMetal

719 posts

basicly anything Iron Maiden or Gamma Ray

http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=IronMaidenTheTrooper.jpg&newest=1
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=TenThousandFists.jpg
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=Youthanasia.jpg
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=Megadeth-SuddenDeath.jpg
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=JudasPriestSadWingsofDestiny.jpg
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=GammaRay-NoWorldOrder.jpg
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=DisturbedAsylum.jpg
http://s515.photobucket.com/albums/t355/ShadowRatchet64/Cd%20cover/?action=view&current=CreepingDeath.jpg

i think u get the idea

 
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