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For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover

For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover celebrates the unique ‘object d’art’ that is the Album Cover and reflects upon its role in shaping and making artists – both in front of and behind the camera.

For the Record brings together over 200 album covers, highlighting the central role photography plays in defining artists and bands, and showcasing some of the most iconic album covers of our times.

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing, Island Records, 1981, by Jean-Paul Goude
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The Nightclubbing cover is regarded as one of the most iconic of album sleeves. Despite Goude and Jones’s controversial relationship, this is perhaps the most memorable image of the singer. Continue reading »

Pet Owner Photoshops Hery Dogs Into Classic Album Covers

“Got To Be Tough” By Toots And The Maytals Ft. Bulu

According to Sara Rosen: “I don’t know what to get my husband for his birthday. He just doesn’t want stuff, doesn’t need stuff, doesn’t really like stuff. But there are a couple of things he does like: our two adorable, stupid, wonderful, demanding, old pooches…and music. So obviously I photoshopped the two doggos into some classic album covers, turned it into a calendar, and gave him that…” Continue reading »

Artist Hilariously Reveals What’s Happening Outside The Frames Of Famous Music Album Covers

The covers of the most famous music albums are iconic in their own right. The images are often very powerful and game changing, and become associated with the artist, the music, and the era itself, and the most original ones of them all dictate the trends for decades. Some of these images are even considered perfect. Which is why nobody in their right mind would want to add something a little extra to them, you know, to make it better… right? Continue reading »

A Designer Assembled a Hundred Covers of Famous Music Albums from LEGO

Brooklyn-based designer Adnan Lotia has published almost a hundred of his unusual works in the last 4.5 months, trying to recreate iconic album covers from LEGO cubes. He posts his mesmerizing works on Instagram almost every day, in which he repeats the image of this or that cover. Continue reading »

Pop Stars Get ‘Vaccinated’ In Photo Collages by Eisen Bernardo

Rihanna’s Loud

According to an artist: “This is to increase awareness and conversations regarding vaccination against Covid-19. I combined pop album/single covers with vaccination photos. The results are funny and tongue-in-cheek collages. Continue reading »

“Root of All Evil”: The Haunting Graphic Design of Album Covers by IDLEMYND

“I’m Adam (AKA IDLEMYND©), a graphic artist born in ‘91 and raised in the South of England, UK.‍ I’ve worked for 7+ years professionally in the graphic design industry and now specialise independently in the sub-sectors of music and urban fashion. Continue reading »

Someone Recreates 65 Metal Album Covers With Characters From The Simpsons And It’s Hilariously

Springfieldalbums is an Instagram account run by two people who both happen to be huge fans of The Simpsons and metal music. Add artistic talent to this mix and apparently, this combination gives birth to incredibly amazing creations. Continue reading »

Metal Albums Look Much Less Scary With Googly Eyes

Monsters, grim reaper, demons, skeletons, snakes… All these creatures on metal albums are supposed to look menacing. However, if you get a pair of googly eyes, these scary covers become quite funny and amusing. Scroll down to see the best examples! Continue reading »

Digital Artist Re-Designs Iconic Posters And Album Covers For Social Distancing

This is the world that we live in right now, movie posters and album covers were re-designed for social distancing. Continue reading »

The Worst Metal Album Covers Of All Time

We love weird album cover art. That’s why we’ve previously featured vintage album covers from Yugoslavia, album covers featuring frightening clowns, 25 sexy but not sexy album covers, and a collection of 50 outrageous album covers ever. Certainly… Now it’s time to take a look at some metal albums that tried to look badass but failed miserably. Continue reading »

25 Sexy But Not Sexy Vintage Album Covers

Before anyone get their feelings hurt, remember this is all about good and bad design. It seems that anyone and everyone could make a record about anything – and we’re all better for it. Continue reading »

These Awkward Vintage Christmas Album Covers

Looking at these Christmas music album masterpieces only one question pops into mind: “What the hell were they thinking?!” Scroll down to see the ugliest, creepiest and weirdest Christmas album cover art ever. Continue reading »

Vintage Album Covers Featuring Frightening Clowns

Wherever there’s a clown, you’ll find a child crying. What possesses adults to think children love clowns? It was particularly bad in decades past, when those nightmarish denizens of the underworld (i.e. clowns) plastered their grotesque faces on tons of children’s products – including album covers. Continue reading »

Female Artists Are Being Completely Removed From Their Own Album Covers In Iran

Lady Gaga — Joanne

Pop icons are being removed from their own single and album covers in Iran, simply because they are women. Now their stans are reacting to the censored albums on social media. Continue reading »

Valais Blacknose Sheep Always Look Like They’re Posing For A Metal Album Cover

If you think you’re the ultimate metalhead, you haven’t met these hardcore sheep. They’re called Valais Blacknose Sheep and they always look like posing for a metal album cover. Continue reading »

“Asylum Of Shadows”: Horror, Nightmares And Dreams In Metal Albums Art By Ken Sarafin

“Metal bands want to portray the opposite of a happy life on their album covers,” says Ken Sarafin, and the Vale of Pnath frontman knows from whence he speaks. In addition to creating the awe-inducing artwork for his band’s latest release, The Prodigal Empire, Sarafin has illustrated at least a dozen album covers for an array of acts, both local and national, including Axeslasher, Listen to Reason, Exotype, Acedia, Arcania, Blue Waffle and Voiceless Location, among others. Continue reading »

Worst Christmas Album Covers Of All Time

Looking at these Christmas music album masterpieces only one question pops into mind: “What the hell were they thinking?!” Scroll down to see the ugliest, creepiest and weirdest Christmas album cover art ever. Continue reading »

Animals That Look Like They’re About To Drop The Hottest Albums Ever


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These animals totally knew they were posing for their hotly anticipated album covers. They’ve got hits for days stored in their nests, and they’re just waiting for the right time to send them to radio and top all of the charts. If your furry friend is also plotting a #fire new release this year, plug them into our list below. Continue reading »

Classic Albums Drawn by Six-Years Old Artist

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Nicolina Lorenza Vachetti is the six-years old cousin of Argentinian graphic artist Tano Veron. After giving her a cover sleeve of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon” two years ago, she began to recreate cover arts of great music albums and the result is really impressive. Continue reading »