Art History 101: Iconic Album Covers

I remember I used to sit with my dad and unfold his old Michael Jackson vinyls. The artwork would span across 4 panels with more details than the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Album art has been a huge element  pop culture for generations. Think of how many college dorm rooms had walls covered with everyone from N.W.A to Beyoncé to Bob Marley. Although, the rise of streaming has hindered the demand for the album cover, imagery associated with the music is still as important, and sometime surpasses the success of the music itself. That being said, here are some of the most iconic album covers of all time. 

Prince Purple Rain (1984)


Grace Jones Island Life (1985)


The Roots Things Fall Apart (1999)


Miles Davis Tutu (1986)


Michael Jackson Dangerous (1991)


A$AP Ferg Still Striving (2017)


Jimi Hendrix Axis: Bold as Love (1967)


FKA Twigs M3LL155X (2015)


Drake Nothing Was The Same (2013)


Miles Davis Bitches Brew (1970)


Kendrink Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)


Lil Wayne The Carter III (2008)


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