Recently, we asked our Facebook fans what they thought the greatest album cover of all time was. We decided to take a look at ten of the most popular album covers that were brought up.
1. Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd: Easily the most popular was Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd. With nearly 50 million albums sold, Dark Side of The Moon became one of Pink Floyd’s most successful albums.
2. Vulgar Display of Power, Pantera: One of the most influential metal bands of the decade, Vulgar Display of Power came out in 1992 and the title was taken from the movie “The Excorcist”. The band was looking for something that was offensive and went with the image of someone getting punched in the face.
3. Smell The Glove, Spinal Tap: Over a dozen of our fans mentioned this fictional album from the legendary rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. In the movie, controversery arises when the record company objects to the image being sexist and ultimately the album ships with a black cover.
4. Led Zeppelin: The debut album from Led Zeppelin catapulted them into success and many of our fans mentioned multiple Led Zeppelin albums as being the best cover art. This one consists of a picture of the Hindeburg as it explodes over New Jersey.
5. Abbey Road, The Beatles: Who can forget the iconic image of George, Paul, Ringo & John making their way across Abbey Road. The album was the last one recorded by The Beatles and is considered by many to be among their finest.
6. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd: Returning for a second time is Pink Floyd, who provided this iconic imagery in reference to people holding in their feelings in fear of getting “burned”.
8. Who Are You, The Who: Coming out in 1978 the album reinforced that The Who were still able to produce incredible music. The album cover featured the members in the chaos of high-voltage electrical chords.
9. London Calling, The Clash: Featuring a bass getting a punk finale. The album released in 1979 tackled social issues and featured a mix of other musical stylings and has gone on to sell over 5 million copies.
10. Whipped Cream & Other Delights, Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass: Several commenters were adamant that this album, released in 1965, set an inconic image that has since been copied time and time again.
What album cover is your all time favorite?