40 Cool Music Album Cover Artworks

40 Cool Music Album Cover Artworks

A musical album or record album is packed not only with the band’s or music artist’s collection of audio or music tracks but also includes awesome and cool artworks which describes the artists or the visual representation of the the album’s songs as a whole.

Though some music artists prefer their own portraits or photos of some scenery, objects or other people to be displayed in their albums as covers, some artists prefer concept artworks and illustrations as their front album cover to describe or represent their songs. These album cover designs and artworks are prints from way back to the latest and includes some very colorful and detailed artworks and some are minimal with less colors. Some of these album artworks display some grunge background which can be seen in many alternative and heavy metal rock bands and artists.

These album illustrations and concept art are often printed to represent an album or a song in which also helps in marketing and selling the musical works where it can be printed in record CDs, cassette tapes, vinyl records, live concert cd or dvd covers, marketing materials like banners, posters and can also be used online like in websites and other retail or online stores.

We have collected before a Collection Of Music-Related Digital And Print Design Concepts as well as the Coolest and Most Beautiful Music-Themed Wallpapers. Today we looked into some Of The Best Music Album Cover Artworks.

Nick Drake, Pink Moon
Nick Drake, Pink Moon

Weezer, Pinkerton
Weezer, Pinkerton

Fort Minor, Rising Tied
Fort Minor, Rising Tied

Sanguis & Cinis, Th1rte3n
Sanguis & Cinis, Th1rte3n

Three Days Grace, Life Starts Now
Three Days Grace, Life Starts Now

Arch Enemy, Khaos Legions
Arch Enemy, Khaos Legions

Tyr, Lay Of Thrym
Tyr, Lay Of Thrym

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III

Iron Maiden, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King

Seether, Karma And Effect
Seether, Karma And Effect

Quella Vecchia Locanda, Il Tempo Della Gioia
Quella Vecchia Locanda, Il Tempo Della Gioia

Arcade Fire, Funeral
Arcade Fire, Funeral

Emmure, Speaker Of The Dead
Emmure, Speaker Of The Dead

Adelitas Way, Home School Valedictorian
Adelitas Way, Home School Valedictorian

Yes, Fragile
Yes, Fragile

Metallica, And Justice For All
Metallica, And Justice For All

Dream Theater, Metropolis Pt. 2, Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater, Metropolis Pt. 2, Scenes from a Memory

Baroness, Blue Record
Baroness, Blue Record

Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food

The Roots, Game Theory
The Roots, Game Theory

Saxon, Call To Arms
Saxon, Call To Arms

Genesis, Nursery Cryme
Genesis, Nursery Cryme

Magna Carta, Seasons
Magna Carta, Seasons

Draconian – Rose For The Apocalypse
Draconian - Rose For The Apocalypse

Mercyful Fate, Don’t Break the Oath
Mercyful Fate, Don't Break the Oath

Radiohead, Kid A
Radiohead, Kid A

Santana, Supernatural
Santana, Supernatural

Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory

Judas Priest, Painkiller
Judas Priest, Painkiller

Danny Elfman, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Danny Elfman, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Peter Hammill, The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
Peter Hammill, The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage

Peter Gabriel, Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ)
Peter Gabriel, Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ)

Negura Bunget, OM
Negura Bunget, OM

The Kinks, Face To Face
The Kinks, Face To Face

Disturbed, Asylum
Disturbed, Asylum

Five Finger Death Punch, War Is The Answer
Five Finger Death Punch, War Is The Answer

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Bird and Diz
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Bird and Diz

Megadeath, Arsenal Of Megadeath
Megadeath, Arsenal Of Megadeath

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5 COMMENTS |  40 Cool Music Album Cover Artworks

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    40 Cool Music Album Cover Artworks | Ninja Crunch…

    A musical album or record album is packed not only with the band’s or music artist’s collection of audio or music tracks but also includes awesome and cool artworks which describes the artists or the visual representation of the the album’s songs as…

  • Jack

    Definitely a great source of inspiration for new avenues of design. I am partial to the cover art (and music) of Hot Water Music and Fugazi, myself.

    • Bono

      Thanks a lot! Truly we can find inspiration from different avenues of visual art and these music album covers are one of them. Cheers!

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  • MusicGuy

    Trully great artwork died once CD’s became the norm. Sure you still get fold outs and all but there was nothing like a great big gatefold LP cover to truly highlight some awesome artwork, eg: Henrix – Axis: bold as love, The Who – Tommy, Henrix – Electric Ladyland etc, etc even the std LP cover had ample room for awesome artwork eg: Subhumans – The day the country died, Cream – Disraeli Gears etc, etc.

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