Skip to main content

Enter your email below to be the first to hear about new releases, upcoming events, and more from Dig!

Please enter a valid email address

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about WMX based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.

Best Album Covers: 20 Of The Most Iconic Record Sleeves Of All Time
List & Guides

Best Album Covers: 20 Of The Most Iconic Record Sleeves Of All Time

When done right, the best album covers transcend the music they were made for, becoming iconic works of art in their own right…

Back

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” goes the age-old saying, but it’d be a flat-out lie to pretend millions of us didn’t walk out of record stores with soon-to-be essential albums in our record collections just because the sleeve looked good. The best album covers can be as important as the music within, leading many fans to display them on the walls, like artwork, or to look for hidden details in the design (like the UFO you can spot in Fleetwood Mac’s Tango In The Night album). Designing a great record sleeve takes skill – and while there have been no shortage of terrible efforts in the history of music, when they’re done right, the best album covers can lead to fame and fortune for the greatest designers.

Here, then, are 20 of the best album covers of all time.

More Like This

Best Iron Maiden Album Covers: 20 Of Eddie’s Finest Moments
List & Guides

Best Iron Maiden Album Covers: 20 Of Eddie’s Finest Moments

Gory but glorious, the best Iron Maiden Album covers, starring the band’s undead mascot, Eddie, are among heavy metal’s most iconic images.

Best Songs About Peace: 10 Instant Calmers For A More Loving World
List & Guides

Best Songs About Peace: 10 Instant Calmers For A More Loving World

From peacenik protest anthems to sweet soul music, the best songs about peace continue to inspire unity and harmony.

Sign up to our newsletter

Be the first to hear about new releases, upcoming events, and more from Dig!

Sign Up