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DevilMyEyes

What are your favourite album cover arts?

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I've got tons of 'em but what I can think of right now are Vulgar Display of Power from Pantera, Facelift from Alice in Chains, Bloodbath from Suicidal angels, South of Heaven from Slayer and Revenant from Inferi...What about you?

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Too many albums from the 70's. With LP's there was enough room for artwork. With the CD era, trying to get the pamphlet out of the case was too annoying...

There's a few jazz album cover I enjoyed too...

 

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Just to pick examples from all the albums I listen to, these ones stand out

 

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The mistake you made when creating this thread was asking "what is your favorite album cover art" instead of "what is objectively the best album cover art". When discussing art, verything should be measured objectively.

 

Here are some album covers that are objectively the best:

 

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I love this one the most, an incredibly heartfelt painting of a small elephant standing on two legs and crying at the beach.

How many rocket launcher blasts do you think it would take to gib him?

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Well, I could go for many Iron Maiden covers, so... Not an album, but I love it:

 

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I painted this on my denim cutoff many many many years ago.

 

I have to agree with 'Don't Break the Oath' as well.

 

Erm... I like Rodney Matthews a bit:

 

Nazareth:

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Magnum:

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Diamond Head:

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As covered by Metallica, of course.

 

And also -

 

Dio:

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And OBVIOUSLY:

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Days of Grays was a shitty album but the art was cool

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Another mediocre album but good art, Nivelvind, liked the colours

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10 hours ago, Shin Godzilla said:

A few, at least, spring to mind pretty quickly:

 

Blind Guardian - NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH

 

Judas Priest - JUGULATOR

 

Astarte - DEMONIZED

 

Helloween - THE TIME OF THE OATH

Helloween's The Time Of The Oath cover art looks so badass! 

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Quite a few that I like, and there's a few that I was going to post. Really anything by Slayer is great, and I do really love South of Heaven, and I've been using it as the background on my phone for years. But I did love Against All Authority's covers on their albums "All Fall Down" and "24 Hour Roadside Resistance". The latter of which I do have on vinyl. I always appreciated the inked covers more than the painted covers, because that's how I like to draw.

 

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And 24 Hours Roadside Resistance, which I ended up just taking a picture of my LP because apparently people have forgotten about the band and I can't find any decent pictures on the internet. I really can't believe I was able to wear a black hoodie in highschool with Against All Authority on the front, and a white silhouette of a man sitting in a wooden chair holding an AK on the back. I'm sure times have changed in the last 20 years. I can't even find a picture of the AK guy on the internet at this point, and that's sad.

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However I do like Nomeansnono's "Wrong" cover.

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And Neutral Milk Hotel's: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

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And Tom Waits "Mule Variations" particularly the back cover.

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I'm just glad I could find a picture of it online so I didn't have to get out my vinyl and take a picture of it.

 

Yeah, they aren't all exactly edgy, I just like how they go along with the music thematically. There's some very impressive artwork put into album covers, and especially the work put into metal albums in the 70's and 80's. But these are some of my favorites. I have more, but it's time for bed.

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The Tarkus cover is so funny because it looks like a textbook arcade/shmup video game boss, and ELP was already a very common source of influence for boss/battle music especially in games which makes the album even more prescient.


The interior artwork has even more stuff in it

 

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Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic. I didn't even heard this album, just saw this cover art in 2010. I can't describe feelings i have when i see this cover.
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I won't send all covers but I ll write it's names and there artists

Stokeley by Ski Mask The Slump
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Bobby Tarantino II by Logic
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Championships by Meek Mill
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Future Hndrxx Psents The WIZRD by Future
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Dreamchasers 2 by Meek Mill

Whole Lotta Red By Playboi Carti

I AM > I Was By 21 Savage
 

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Freddie Gibbs - Bandana

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Daughters - Self Titled

 

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MFDOOM - Operation Doomsday

 

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King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King

 

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