20 Of The Most Beautiful Album Covers Of All-Time

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Sometimes, an album is iconic simply off the merits of the music. But most times, a truly landmark release will be accompanied by artwork so striking, you can’t shake it out of your head.

Whether its a beautifully composed capture by a renowned photographer or simple typeface on a solid background, these albums have the power to stop you dead in your tracks. You’ve probably caught a glimpse of a few of these titles while browsing your local record store.

These album covers can live in a gallery without being second-guessed. Lucky for you, MusicVaultz now offers frames to hang your favourite records on your own wall:



Here are the top 20 most beautiful album covers:


Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

Joni Mitchell – Hejira

Nick Drake – Pink Moon

The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico

David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

Prince – Purple Rain

Grace Jones – Island Life

The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley

Patti Smith – Horses

The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks by the Sex Pistols

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Blondie – Parallel Lines

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland

The Smiths – The Smiths

Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

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