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2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Holden » Tue May 12, 2020 8:39 pm

It’s been 6 years since the last album covers poll, and I thought it’d be fun to have another one! So please make up your lists of your favorite album covers of all-time and submit them here!
Rules
1. Ten albums at least, include as many as you would like.
2. If an album has multiple covers, include which one you mean (Is This It comes to mind)
3. Include the Artist and the Album in your lists.
4. Just cover art, no inside art or back cover art.
5. The formula used will be 100*((1+16)/(Rank+16))
Deadline of August 15th! Have fun making lists!
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Post by Listyguy » Tue May 12, 2020 10:39 pm

I remember the last time we ran this poll resulted in some incredibly cordial discussion, and I'm pretty optimistic we won't have anything like that happen this time.

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1. Ramones - Ramones (Self titled)
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Self titled) (1967)
3. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
4. The Doors - The Doors (Self titled)
5. The Beatles - 'Abbey Road' (1969)
6. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
7. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
8. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks (1977)
9. The Beatles - Revolver
10. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
11. Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
12. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
13. Lou Reed - Transformer
14. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (1986)
15. Split Enz - Mental Notes



16. Rolling Stones - 'Sticky Fingers' (1971)
17. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
18. Rolling Stones - Some Girls
19. Patti Smith - 'Horses' (1975)
20. Lad Zeppelin - IV
21. Television - Marquee Moon
22. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
23. Van Halen - 1984
24. Blondie - Parallel Lines
25. Van Halen - Van Halen
26. The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F.
27. The Damned - Damned, Damned, Damned
28. Mott The Hoople - Mott (American Version)



29. Pearl Jam - Ten
30. Big Brother And The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
31. Split Enz - True Colours (Released in four colour combinations. If I had to pick one, I would go for the yellow and blue cover)

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32. Cream - Disraeli Gears
33. Quicksilver messenger Service - Happy Trails
34. The Cars - The Cars (Self titled)
35. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
36. Queen - A Night at The Opera
37. Crowded House - Crowded House (Self titled)
38. The Cars - Candy O
39. The Doors - Strange Days
40. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
41. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
42. Pixies - Doolittle
43. David Bowie - Low
44. The Beach Boys - Smile
45. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
46. T. Rex - The Slider
47. Love - Forever Changes
48. Led Zeppelin - 'Led Zeppelin' (Self titled) (1969)
49. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (Self titled)
50. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
51. DD Smash - Cool Bananas



52. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
53. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
54. AC/DC - Back In Black
55. Crowded House - Woodface
56. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
57. Janis Joplin - 'Pearl' (1971)
58. The Clash - 'London Calling' (1979)
59. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
60. Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
61. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
62. Roxy Music - Country Life
63. The Who - Who's Next
64. Toy Love - Toy Love



65. The Who - Tommy
66. Judas Priest - 'British Steel' (1980)
67. The Eagles - Hotel California
68. Hole - 'Live Through This' (1994)
69. The Strokes - Is This It? (Original / International Cover)



70. Kiss - Destroyer
71. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Vs. The Pink Robots
72. Blur - Parklife (1994)
73. Kiss - Dynasty
74. Rio by Duran Duran (1982)
75. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
76. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (Self titled)
77. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
78. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
79. The Cure - Disintegration
80. Demon Days by Gorillaz (2005)
81. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
82. Aerosmith - Rocks
83. Kiss - Destroyer
84. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
85. Led Zeppelin III
86. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
87. The Slits - 'Cut' (1979)
88. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
89. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
90. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
91. Green Day - Dookie
92. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
93. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
94. Moby Grape - Moby Grape (Self titled)
95. The Stooges - Fun House
96. Radiohead - The Bends
97. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
98. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
99. Lou Reed - Lou Reed (Self titled)
100. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Self titled) [American Version]



101. Nirvana - In Utero
102. New Order - Republic
103. The Replacements - Tim
104. Kiss - Alive!
105. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
106. The Replacements - Let It Be
107. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
108. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
109. Blue Cheer - Vincibus Eruptum
110. U2 - Achtung Baby
111. The Velvet Underground - V.U.
112. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
113. The Who - My Generation
114. Joy Division - Closer
115. Ramones - Rocket to Russia
116. Patti Smith - Easter
117. Fleetwood Mac - 'Rumours' (1977)
118. Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
119. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
120. Beck - Odelay
121. The White Stripes - Elephant
122. Radiohead - OK Computer
123. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
124. Pink Floyd - The Wall
125. Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
126. Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
127. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
128. David Bowie - Pinups
129. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
130. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette (American Version)



131. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
132. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
133. Pearl Jam - Vs.
134. Blur - The Great Escape
135. Oasis - What's The Story (Morning Glory?)
136. The Stooges - The Stooges (Self titled)
137. The Faces - Ooh La La
138. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
139. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
140. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
141. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
142. The Beatles - With The Beatles
143. Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
144. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (Self titled)
145. Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
146. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
147. Portishead - Dummy
148. Roxy Music - Stranded
149. Tricky - Maxinquaye
150. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)
151. Roxy Music - Siren
152. Bruce Springsteen - The River
153. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
154. Roxy Music - Avalon
155. Nirvana - Bleach
156. Blur - Blur (Self titled)
157. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged
158. Garbage - Garbage (Self Titled)
159. The Beatles - magical Mystery Tour
160. Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reson
161. The Ramones - It's Alive!
162. Pink Floyd - Division Bell
163. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
164. R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
165. Derek And The Dominoes - Layla And Assorted Love Songs
166. Bruce Springsteen - 'Born in the U.S.A.' (1984)
167. No Doubt - 'Tragic Kingdom' (1995)
168. Cyndi Lauper - 'She's So Unusual' (1983)
169. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
170. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
171. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
172. Neil Young - After The Goldrush
173. John Lennon - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
174. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
175. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
176. The Chills - Submarine Bells
177. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
178. John Lennon - Menlove Avenue
179. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
180. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Katchafire
181. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
182. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
183. Paul Simon - Graceland
184. John Mayall And The Blues Breakers - John Mayall And The Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton
185. Johnny Cash - 'American IV: The Man Comes Around' (2002)
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by madzong » Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 pm

Listyguy wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:39 pm
I remember the last time we ran this poll resulted in some incredibly cordial discussion, and I'm pretty optimistic we won't have anything like that happen this time.
Oh yes...Bruce!

Who could forget?!

I wonder what he's up to now?
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Post by Holden » Wed May 13, 2020 12:08 am

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Post by Rocky Raccoon » Wed May 13, 2020 12:20 am

madzong wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Listyguy wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:39 pm
I remember the last time we ran this poll resulted in some incredibly cordial discussion, and I'm pretty optimistic we won't have anything like that happen this time.
Oh yes...Bruce!

Who could forget?!

I wonder what he's up to now?
Not sure, but wherever he is, he's probably using a derogatory term as a handle.

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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by madzong » Wed May 13, 2020 12:29 am

Holden wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:08 am
I assume that since there is no tag, the Is This It is the original version with the woman?
Sorry, you caught me mid-edit.

Is there an error I have missed?
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Holden » Wed May 13, 2020 1:51 am

madzong wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:29 am
Holden wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:08 am
I assume that since there is no tag, the Is This It is the original version with the woman?
Sorry, you caught me mid-edit.

Is there an error I have missed?
Oh sorry, just wanted to make sure that this was the original Is This It cover, the one with the naked woman on the front? (Great choice by the way, this one will definitely be on my list-no image can sum up the Strokes better than that one!)
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by madzong » Wed May 13, 2020 2:17 am

Holden wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:51 am
madzong wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:29 am
Holden wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:08 am
I assume that since there is no tag, the Is This It is the original version with the woman?
Sorry, you caught me mid-edit.

Is there an error I have missed?
Oh sorry, just wanted to make sure that this was the original Is This It cover, the one with the naked woman on the front? (Great choice by the way, this one will definitely be on my list-no image can sum up the Strokes better than that one!)
All good :)

Cool idea to revisit this for a poll!

I picked the naked woman cover art as I liked that better.

I have also added in pictures for some albums if I liked an 'alternative' / different country's cover instead.

There are so many good covers to choose from! but I think I am mostly happy with my list.
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Post by Wisnu Tirta Aji » Wed May 13, 2020 3:38 am

Holden wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:39 pm
It’s been 6 years since the last album covers poll, and I thought it’d be fun to have another one!
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Post by Krurze » Wed May 13, 2020 12:36 pm

Revisiting and amending the post I made here:

1 | Slint | Spiderland

2 | Kyuss | Welcome To Sky Valley

3 | Kraftwerk | Autobahn (Remastered)

4 | The Beatles | Abbey Road

5 | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | F♯ A♯ ∞ (CD version)

6 | Joy Division | Unknown Pleasures

7 | Ramones | Ramones

8 | Primal Scream | Screamadelica

9 | Earth | Earth 2

10 | The KLF | Chill Out

11 | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Yanqui U.X.O.

12 | Kruder & Dorfmeister | G-Stoned

13 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion

14 | Thee Oh Sees | Floating Coffin

15 | Screaming Trees | Buzz Factory

16 | The Beatles | Beatles For Sale

17 | Buena Vista Social Club | Buena Vista Social Club

18 | Simon & Garfunkel | Bookends

19 | Kraftwerk | Tour de France Soundtracks

20 | Wire | Pink Flag

21 | The Clash | London Calling

22 Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation

23 | Tocotronic | Digital ist besser

24 | Peter Gabriel | Peter Gabriel (Car)

25 | Ride | Nowhere

26 | Bruce Springsteen | Nebraska

27 | The Beatles | With The Beatles

28 | Tame Impala | Innerspeaker

29 | Bob Dylan | Highway 61 Revisited

30 | The Beach Boys | Surf's Up

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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Rob » Wed May 13, 2020 3:43 pm

I'd love to play along as this is a subject I'm fond of, but does the deadline have to be the same as the 2010's poll? Couldn't it be moved to a slower late Summer/ early Fall date?

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Post by Holden » Wed May 13, 2020 4:12 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 3:43 pm
I'd love to play along as this is a subject I'm fond of, but does the deadline have to be the same as the 2010's poll? Couldn't it be moved to a slower late Summer/ early Fall date?
Sure, I'll extend it! How about July 31st?
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:39 am

:text-bump:
I did 100 last time, so I mostly just have to plug in the old list...

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Post by ordinaryperson » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:27 am

Here's my top 46, I'm sure you can tell that there are two types of covers I really like.

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01 | Pink Floyd | The Division Bell
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02 | 2814 | Birth of a New Day
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03 | Underworld | Beaucoup Fish
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04 | The Streets | Original Pirate Material
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05 | Rush | Power Windows
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06 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV
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07 | PrismCorp Virtual Enterprises | Home™
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08 | John Maus | We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
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09 | Yo La Tengo | And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
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10 | Madness | One Step Beyond
11 | Count Basie | Basie/The Atomic Mr. Basie/The Complete Atomic Basie
12 | Alan Parsons | On Air
13 | Nav Katze | Gentle & Elegance
14 | Peter Gabriel | Peter Gabriel (II)
15 | The KLF | Chill Out
16 | Bjork | Post
17 | Naoya Matsuoka | September Wind
18 | Macintosh Plus | Floral Shoppe
19 | Lucinda Williams | Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
20 | The Prodigy | The Fat of the Land
21 | Radiohead | Kid A
22 | Peter Gabriel | Peter Gabriel (III)
23 | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Yanqui U.X.O.
24 | Beach House | Bloom
25 | Alan Parsons | A Valid Path
26 | The Who | Who’s Next
27 | Van Halen | 1984
28 | Pearl Jam | Ten
29 | Rush | Signals
30 | Neil Young | Harvest Moon
31 | XTC | Drums and Wires
32 | Sunny Day Real Estate | Diary
33 | The Alan Parsons Project | Pyramid
34 | Roxy Music | Avalon
35 | U2 | Zooropa
36 | Electric Light Orchestra | Out of the Blue
37 | Radiohead | The Bends
38 | New Order | Power, Corruption, and Lies
39 | Nick Cave | Skeleton Tree
40 | Kate Bush | Hounds of Love
41 | Pet Shop Boys | Introspective
42 | King Crimson | Discipline
43 | The Cure | Disintegration
44 | U2 | Achtung Baby
45 | Queen | A Kind of Magic
46 | Alice in Chains | Alice in Chains
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Album Covers:

1. The Clash - London Calling
2. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
4. T.Rex - Electric Warrior
5. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
6. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
7. Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
8. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
9. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
10. The Wailers - Burnin'

11. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
12. U2 - War
13. The Stooges - Fun House
14. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
15. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
16. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
17. The Ramones - The Ramones
18. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
19. The Faces - Ooh La La
20. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel (single)

21. Eric Clapton - Slowhand
22. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
23. Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
24. Menomena - Friend and Foe
25. Lou Reed - Transformer
26. John Coltrane - Coltrane's Sound
27. The Kinks - Misfits
28. Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
29. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
30. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

31. Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
32. Prince - Sign 'O The Times
33. Love - Forever Changes
34. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
35. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland (North American Release)
36. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
37. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
38. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread
39. Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead
40. Nirvana - Nevermind

41. Thelonious Monk - Underground
42. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
43. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
44. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
45. Tool - Lateralus
46. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
47. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
48. The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
49. Leo Kottke - 6- and 12- String Guitar
50. Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather

51. Funkadelic - America Eats It's Young
52. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
53. Willie Nelson - Phases and Stages
54. Queen - A Night At The Opera
55. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy!
56. Killing Joke - Killing Joke
57. Rihanna - Anti
58. Gun 'N Roses - Use Your Illusion I
59. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
60. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

61. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
62. Green Day - American Idiot
63. Pink Floyd - The Wall
64. Little Richards - Here's Little Richard
65. Metallica - Master of Puppets
66. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
67. Deerhunter - Cryptograms
68. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
69. Los Lobos - Kiko
70. Korn - Follow The Leader

71. Ice Cube - Death Certificate
72. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
73. The Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2
74. Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colmbier - Le Original Music from the Movie Pacha
75. Run DMC - Raising Hell
76. Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
77. Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
78. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
79. Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs)
80. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

81. Outkast - Stankonia
82. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
83. La Vida Bohème - Será
84. Primus - Sailing The Seas of Cheese
85. Okkervil River - The Silver Gymnasium
86. Mobb Deep - The Infamous
87. Neil Young - Harvest
88. Misfits - Collection
89. Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$
90. Iron & Wine / Calexico - In The Reins

91. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
92. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
93. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers
94. Fred Neil - Bleecker and McDougal
95. U2 - The Joshua Tree
96. Sly & the Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On
97. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
98. Yes - Relayer
99. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
100. Justice - †

Honorable Mention: Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
Honorable Mention: Neurtal Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
Honorable Mention: The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
Honorable Mention: Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Elder » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:26 pm

1 The Beach Boys, ‘Surf's Up’ (1971)
2 Suede, ‘Dog Man Star’ (1994)
3 The Velvet Underground, ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ (1967)
4 Nirvana, ‘Nevermind’ (1991)
5 Pink Floyd, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)
6 The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (1967)
7 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges, ‘Clube da Esquina’ (1972)
8 Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ (2015)
9 Tom Zé, ‘Todos os Olhos’ (1973)
10 Janet Jackson, ‘Control’ (1986)
11 Pink Floyd, ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975)
12 The Strokes, ‘Is This It’ (2001)
13 Grace Jones, 'Island Life' (1985)
14 The Clash, ‘London Calling’ (1979)
15 Miles Davis, ‘A Tribute to Jack Johnson’ (1971)
16 The Roots, 'Things Fall Apart' (1999)
17 Secos & Molhados, ‘Secos & Molhados’ (1973)
18 Pink Floyd, ‘Atom Heart Mother’ (1970)
19 Elton John, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ (1973)
20 Prince, ‘Dirty Mind’ (1980)
21 Bruce Springsteen, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ (1984)
22 The Rolling Stones, ‘Sticky Fingers’ (1971)
23 Tom Waits, ‘Rain Dogs’ (1985)
24 Patti Smith, ‘Horses’ (1975)
25 Rage Against the Machine, ‘Rage Against the Machine’ (1992)
26 Nas, ‘Illmatic’ (1994)
27 David Bowie, ‘Aladdin Sane’ (1973)
28 Billy Joel, ‘The Stranger’ (1977)
29 Eurythmics, ‘Touch’ (1984)
30 Carole King, ‘Tapestry’ (1971)
31 Moses Sumney, ‘Græ’ (2020)
32 U2, ‘Boy’ (1980)
33 Violent Femmes, ‘Violent Femmes’ (1983)
34 Antônio Carlos Jobim, ‘Wave’ (1967)
35 Kraftwerk, ‘The Man Machine’ (1978)
36 The Cars, ‘The Cars’ (1978)
37 Depeche Mode, ‘Violator’ (1990)
38 Cartola, ‘Cartola’ (1976)
39 Can ‘Ege Bamyasi’ (1972)
40 Buena, Vista Social Club, ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ (1997)
41 João Gilberto, ‘Amoroso’ (1977)
42 Joy Division, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ (1979)
43 Gal Costa, ‘Índia’ (1973)
44 Carly Simon, ‘No Secrets’ (1972)
45 The Doors, ‘The Best of the Doors’ (1985)
46 King Crimson, 'In the Court of the Crimson King’ (1969)
47 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘It's Blitz!’ (2009)
48 Al Green, ‘Greatest Hits’ (1975)
49 Antony And The Johnsons, ‘The Crying Light’ (2009)
50 Supertramp, 'Breakfast in America’ (1979)
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:11 pm

Now on to the next fire...



1. The Stooges – Fun House
2. The Ohio Players - Honey
3. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (U.S. vinyl cover)
5. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (initial CD cover, w/trumpet mute)
6. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
7. T. Rex – Electric Warrior
8. Elvis Presley – The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50s Masters
9. Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 2
10. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

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11. Sonic Youth – Sonic Nurse
12. The Beatles - Beatles for Sale
13. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album) (specifically, the original LP version)
14. Soundgarden - Superunknown
15. Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night
16. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
17. R.E.M. – Murmur
18. Joanna Newsom – Ys
19. Radiohead – OK Computer
20. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks



21. Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees
22. Herbie Hancock - Thrust
23. George Harrison - Wonderwall Music
24. The Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel
25. The Beatles - Abbey Road
26. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
27. Billie Holiday - Lady in Autumn: The Best of the Verve Years
28. The Beatles – Please Please Me
29. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
30. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico

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31. U2 – The Joshua Tree
32. The Doors - The Best of the Doors (1985)
33. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
34. Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads (original cover, w/ ramshackle house)
35. Michael Jackson – Thriller
36. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (U.S. version)
37. Patti Smith – Horses
38. The Who – The Who Sell Out
39. William Ackerman – Passage
40. Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted



41. Windham Hill Sampler '84
42. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
43. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1980)
44. David Bowie - Low
45. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
46. Little Feat - Sailin’ Shoes
47. Roy Harper – Come Out Fighting Genghis Smith (1991 reissue cover)
48. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
49. Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard
50. Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet

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51. Tom Waits – Bone Machine
52. The Beatles - Revolver
53. Pearl Jam – Vs.
54. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
55. Queen - A Night at the Opera
56. The Cars - Candy-O
57. Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
58. Pet Shop Boys - Actually
59. The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
60. The Slits – Cut



61. The Cure - Pornography
62. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
63. Nirvana – Nevermind
64. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
65. The Doors – Weird Scenes inside the Gold Mine
66. Led Zeppelin – Remasters
67. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
68. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
69. Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours
70. George Winston – Summer



71. James Taylor - Never Die Young
72. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
73. Swans - The Seer
74. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
75. Peter Criss - Peter Criss
76. Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons
77. Ace Frehley - Ace Frehley
78. Paul Stanley - Paul Stanley
79. Prince - The Black Album
80. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation



81. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
82. London Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah (The Original Manuscript), Disc 2
83. Slint - Spiderland
84. Metallica – Ride the Lightning
85. Love – Forever Changes
86. The Cure – Faith
87. This Heat - Deceit
88. The Allman Brothers Band - Enlightened Rogues
89. Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
90. Grateful Dead - American Beauty



91. The Cure - Disintegration
92. Metallica - Master of Puppets
93. Can – Soon Over Babaluma
94. Enya – Shepherd Moons
95. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
96. Gang of Four - Solid Gold / Another Day Another Dollar
97. The Residents - Duck Stab
98. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
99. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
100. Bee Gees – The Ultimate Bee Gees


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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by mileswide » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:15 pm

Cheers for this, Holden! There's a slight leaning towards later releases among my selections as, to my untrained eye, visual art seems to date quicker than music. Or maybe it's the availability heuristic at play... I may add to the below but here it is for now, irrespective of the musical content (I'm prepared for my #1 to be disqualified as I know I've taken some liberties on the Neil Young thread):



1. Pink Floyd - Echoes: The Best of
2. The White Stripes - Elephant
3. Neil Young - On the Beach
4. Arcade Fire - Funeral
5. Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
6. The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
7. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
8. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
9. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
10. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols
11. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
12. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
13. Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel [Ces gens-là]
14. The Stooges - Fun House
15. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea
16. Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
17. Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortured Mind
18. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
19. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
20. The Clash - London Calling
21. The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
22. Georgia - Seeking Thrills
23. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Natty Dread
24. Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
25. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel I
26. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
27. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
28. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
29. Prince - Sign "☮" the Times
30. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
31. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
32. Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
33. Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
34. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
35. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
36. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
37. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
38. The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect
39. James Brown - Get up offa That Thing
40. Patti Smith Group - Easter
41. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
42. Michael Jackson - Dangerous
43. The The - Soul Mining
44. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
45. Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun
46. Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop
47. Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins Vol. 2
48. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Holden » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:40 am

I'm going to extend this deadline to August 15th. Thanks everybody!
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Styrofoam Boots » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:58 pm

1. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
2. Brand New - Science Fiction
3. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
4. Beach House - Bloom
5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
6. Glenn Branca - The Ascension
7. Pink Floyd - Animals
8. Big Black - Atomizer
9. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
10. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
11. The Clash - London Calling
12. Daft Punk - Discovery
13. Daft Punk - Homework
14. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
15. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
16. Madvillain - Madvillainy
17. The Mars Volta - Francis the Mute
18. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
19. The Beatles - Revolver
20. Can - Tago Mago
21. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
22. Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
23. Boards of Canada - In a Beautiful Place Out In The Country
24. Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia
25. Brian Eno - Another Green World
26. David Thomas Broughton - The Complete Guide to Insufficiency
27. Patti Smith - Horses
28. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
29. The National - Alligator
30. Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt
31. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
32. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
33. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
34. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
35. The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
36. Wilco - Summerteeth
37. Lorde - Melodrama
38. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
39. The White Stripes - Elephant
40. The Stooges - Funhouse
41. Portishead - Dummy
42. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
43. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
44. Pixies - Doolittle
45. Radiohead - OK Computer
46. Caravan - In The Land of Grey and Pink
47. Mission of Burma - Vs.
48. Steely Dan - Aja
49. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
50. Wire - Pink Flag

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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Holden » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:06 pm

A current list of 100, may change:
1 The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
2 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
3 Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
4 Beck - Odelay
5 Bjork - Debut
6 A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
7 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
8 Beach House - Teen Dream
9 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (North American Cover)
10 R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
11 Talking Heads - Remain in Light
12 The Strokes - Is This It? (Original)
13 The Who - Who's Next
14 Swans - To Be Kind
15 Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
16 Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
17 Hole - Live Through This
18 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
19 Rage Against te Machine - Rage Against the Machine
20 David Bowie - Heroes
21 The Clash - London Calling
22 Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
23 David Bowie - The Next Day
24 Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power
25 New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies
26 Pixies - Surfer Rosa
27 Patti Smith - Horses
28 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
29 Portishead - Dummy
30 The Who - Tommy
31 Justice - Cross
32 Arcade Fire - Funeral
33 The Beatles - Abbey Road
34 Nirvana - Nevermind
35 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
36 IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance
37 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
38 Radiohead - Kid A
39 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
40 Portishead - Third
41 The Roots - Things Fall Apart
42 Joy Division - Closer
43 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
44 Blur - Parklife
45 Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
46 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
47 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.a.a.d city
48 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
49 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
50 Primal Scream - Screamadelica
51 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
52 Moby - Play
53 Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
54 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
55 Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
56 Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
57 The National - Boxer
58 The Smiths - The Smiths
59 The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
60 Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
61 David Bowie - Blackstar
62 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
63 Tame Impala - Currents
64 R.E.M. - Murmur
65 Kanye West - The College Dropout
66 Blondie - Parallel Lines
67 The Streets - Original Pirate Material
68 Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
69 Metallica - The Black Album
70 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
71 Pixies - Doolittle
72 of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
73 Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
74 Beck - Mellow Gold
75 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
76 Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
77 Pearl Jam - Ten
78 Beach House - 7
79 Captain Beefhearts & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
80 The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
81 Metallica - Master of Puppets
82 Sun Kil Moon - Benji
83 Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
84 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
85 Van Morrison - Moondance
86 John Lennon - Imagine
87 Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
88 Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Lovesongs
89 St. Vincent - St. Vincent
90 Tom Waits - RainDogs
91 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
92 Weezer - Weezer [The Blue Album]
93 The National - High Violet
94 Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
95 Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
96 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
97 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
98 Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols
99 Nirvana - In Utero
100 The Beatles - Revolver
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by Holden » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 am

madzong wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:25 pm
146. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
147. Portishead - Dummy
138. Roxy Music - Stranded
139. Tricky - Maxinquaye
140. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)
141. Roxy Music - Siren
Just wanted to let you know your list sort of starts over at some point, I've included them in the order listed vertically:
147 - Dummy
148 - Stranded
149 - Maxinquaye
150 - The Beatles
If this is wrong, let me know. Thanks!
Also, you included Master of Puppets twice, at 163 and 132... let me know about this as well.
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by madzong » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:54 am

Holden wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 am
madzong wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:25 pm
146. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
147. Portishead - Dummy
138. Roxy Music - Stranded
139. Tricky - Maxinquaye
140. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)
141. Roxy Music - Siren
Just wanted to let you know your list sort of starts over at some point, I've included them in the order listed vertically:
147 - Dummy
148 - Stranded
149 - Maxinquaye
150 - The Beatles
If this is wrong, let me know. Thanks!
Also, you included Master of Puppets twice, at 163 and 132... let me know about this as well.
Fixed up the numbering and replaced 163. Metallica- Master Of Puppets with The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
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Re: 2020 Album Cover Poll

Post by madzong » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm

madzong wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:54 am
Holden wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 am
madzong wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:25 pm
146. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
147. Portishead - Dummy
138. Roxy Music - Stranded
139. Tricky - Maxinquaye
140. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)
141. Roxy Music - Siren
Just wanted to let you know your list sort of starts over at some point, I've included them in the order listed vertically:
147 - Dummy
148 - Stranded
149 - Maxinquaye
150 - The Beatles
If this is wrong, let me know. Thanks!
Also, you included Master of Puppets twice, at 163 and 132... let me know about this as well.
Fixed up the numbering and replaced 163. Metallica- Master Of Puppets with The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
Hi Holden,

I had A Night at the Opera at 36 and 145. I've changed 145. To Cheap Thills by Big Brother & The Holding Company. Thanks :)
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