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

Pink Floyd
Jeffrey Brown
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

Go 2
Patrick James

Sunny Day Real Estate
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Adam Pollock
Guns N Roses
Appetite for Destruction
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
Madeline Virbasius
Milk Man
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

The Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks

Lauren Barbato
Sonic Youth
Patti Smith
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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