40 Most Interesting Album Covers

Interesting Album Art

HAPPY WEEKEND, my dear Afrologik readers and/or followers!

On Friday’s, I like to keep my articles light and short (even though last Friday’s was a bit deep. Kinda). So, today, I’m going to revisit my first love — music!

Usually, when I write about music, it’s a listicle of my favorite artists and/or songs, and any one of several reasons why I choose to listen to them. But really, how many times can I write about and share pictures of artists and bands, along with brief descriptions of why I enjoy them? It gets boring to write, so I’m sure that it becomes boring to read (not too boring… Afrologik keeps everything interesting!).

For this light and short Friday article, I am going to cover a different side of music. One that is not often discussed: ALBUM COVERS!

At first, I was going to list the 10 most interesting and/or iconic album covers — but somehow, 10 turned into 40 (no idea how that happened). Obviously, I’m not going to write about 40 album covers, so I broke them down into genres.

These ARE NOT the only album covers that I find interesting. In fact, many did not make the cut. It was very difficult to narrow my list down to 10 (which is why there are 40)

*Keep in mind that this list is only based on the album cover art — not the album’s content.

So, here goes…

Afrologik’s 40 Most Interesting Album Covers

Hip Hop

(Left to right)

The Roots – Things Fall Apart
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Public Enemy- It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
Common – Like Water For Chocolate
Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full
Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted
Digable Planets – Blowout Comb

R&B/Soul

(Left to right)

Prince – Around The World In A Day
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
D’Angelo – Voodoo
Donny Hathaway – Everything Is Everything
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel
Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul

Funk

(Left to right)

Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
James Brown – In The Jungle Groove
Baby Huey – The Baby Huey Story
James Brown – Revolution of the Mind
Funkadelic – Lets Take It To The Stage
Ohio Players – Pleasure
Parliament – The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love
The Brides of Funkenstein – Funk Or Walk

Jazz

(Left to right)

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters
The Crusaders – Street Life

Rock

(Left to right)

The Beatles – Abbey Road
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
The Doors – Platinum Collection
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?
Nirvana – Nevermind
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction
INXS – Kick

What are some of your favorite album covers?

“Thank God for artistry and creativity as an outlet”

~Ceelo Green

4 Replies to “40 Most Interesting Album Covers”

  1. I think parliament/funkadelic always had some of the most creative covers, you can spend 30 minutes looking at them trying to figure them out. The Ohio players always i remember the honey album cover the model said she broke out after being covered in honey, great album by the way, prince was album covers were different, cameo was alright too. I remember alligator woman and we all know who we are the most, but my favorite was the isley brothers always looking hard like a fight was gonna happen any minute lolo, tom tom club first album was nice, EWF .ALL N ALL, beautiful by itself. And Lakeside from pirates to cowboys and the robin hood days. Lots of the groups were good , but you better have had a good album cover.. great blog

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