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Synesthesia: Our Favorite Album Covers

By staff on February 27, 2010

 

Synesthesia: Our Favorite Album Covers

A good album cover can inspire, astound and disturb, or at its best, make you want to purchase a record without ever hearing the music. As seen in Issue #39, on stands now, our expert reviewers have handpicked three of their favorite album covers of all time. The clear winners here are The Rolling Stones, with three mentions for three different albums, but The Velvet Underground and punk legends Dead Kennedys also come out on top. So, from the provocative nature of Chocolate and Cheese, to the now infamous London Calling, here are the reviewers’ picks.
 
*Since there are a lot more album covers out there than reviewers to pick them, we added a few more choice covers at the bottom. We felt there were several which definitely deserve a mention.
Our expert reviewers pick 3 of their favorite album covers:

 
Ken Scrudato
 
Bauhaus
In the Flat Field
 
 
Nitzer Ebb
That Total Age
 
 
 
New Order
Power, Corruption & Lies
 
 
 
 
Scott Thill
 
Pixies
Surfer Rosa
 
 
The Beatles
Revolver


Pink Floyd
Animals
 
 
 
 
 
Jeffrey Brown
 
Ween
Chocolate & Cheese
 
 
 
Cat Power
Moon Pix

 
Yo La Tengo
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
 
 
 
 
 
Kyle Lemon
 
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
 


Neil Young
On the Beach


 
XTC
Go 2
 
 
 
 
 
Patrick James

Fugazi
Repeater
 
 
Sunny Day Real Estate
Diary
 
 
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico
 
 
 
 
 
Adam Pollock
 
Guns N Roses
Appetite for Destruction
 
 
AC/DC
Back in Black



Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Roudman
 
The Who
Who's Next
 
 
Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers
 

Dead Kennedys
In God We Trust, Inc.
 
 
 
 
Adam Connor-Simons
 
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico
 
 
 
The Clash
London Calling
 
 
Beck
Odelay!
 
 
 
 
 
Madeline Virbasius
 
Deerhoof
Milk Man
 
 
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters
 

 
The Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks
 

 
 
 
Lauren Barbato
 
Sonic Youth
Goo
 
 
Patti Smith
Horses
 
 
The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main Street
 
 
 
 
*Honorable Mentions
 
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice


Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
 
 
The Cramps
Bad Music for Bad People
 
 
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Cheap Thrills
 
 

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