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People in music industry always said “just put the singer’s face on the album cover, and they will sell it like candy”. But, some musician prefer illustrations for their album cover. Though they aren’t much, some are really good. In the making of this list, we browsed many website, go to music stores and looking in our (old) CD collection. After the hard work, here are the top 20 selection of music album illustration from around the world.

AngusAndJuliaSton

Angus And Julia Stone - A Book Like This. Designed by : IOSHVA

pure_saturday

Pure Saturday - Time For a Change, Time To Move On. Designed by : Labyrindira

PearlJam

Pearl Jam - Backspacer. Designed by : Dan Perkins aka. Tom Tomorrow

MyChemicalRomance

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Designed by : Gerard Way

Muse_Theresistance

Muse - The Resistance. Designed by : LaBoca

MikeMonday

Mike Monday - Songs Without Words. Designed by : Seb Godfrey

mika_album_front_rgb

Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion. Designed by : Mika, Yasmine Penniman aka. Dawack, Richard Hogg

michael_jackson_dangerous-f

Michael Jackson - Dangerous. Designed by : Mark Ryden

menomena_friend_and_foe

Menomena - Friend And Foe. Designed by : Craig Thompson

madvillain-box

Madvillain - Madvillainy 2 : The Box. Designed by : Jeff Jank

GrooveArmada-SoundboyRockSmall

Groove Armada - Soundboy Rock. Designed by : eBoy

GreenDay-21stCenturyBreakdown

Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown. Designed by : Chris Bilheimer

Efterklang - Under Giant Trees. Designed by : Nan Na Hvass

DuranDuran-Rio

Duran Duran - Rio. Designed by : Patrick Nagel

MinistryOfSound-ClubbersGuideTo2007

Ministry of Sound - Clubbers Guide To 2007. Designed by : Kristofer Strom

Blur-ThinkTank

Blur - Think Tank. Designed by : Banksy

Blur-TheBestOf

Blur - The Best of. Designed by : Julian Opie

BeastieBoys-ToThe5Boroughs

Beastie Boys - To The 5 Boroughs. Designed by : Matteo Pericoli

ArchitectureInHelsinki-PlacesLikeThis

Architecture In Helsinki - Places Like This. Designed by : Will Sweeney

YouAmI-Dilettantes

You Am I - Dilettantes. Designed by : Ken Taylor

  • http://00hypodermic00.deviantart.com wickana

    ♥ for mark ryden. he’s the best!! yayy

    • http://ncus.me Kuswanto

      The album art is epic. It’s very detailed in its age.

  • http://www.yellowpulp.com yellowpulp

    Nice albums! I want to add Keane’s Under the iron sea album. If you’re a fan of album art you can check this site http://sleevage.com, they have albums designed by great artist.

    • http://ncus.me Kuswanto

      Thanks for the link. Maybe one day we are going to make another round up.

  • http://twitter.com/narayafr Naraya
  • http://twitter.com/narayafr Naraya

    I heart Madvillain – Madvillainy 2

  • akuna

    You should check out Trevor Jackson’s album art

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kyle-riabko-boots-factor-are/id284398388

  • http://b0z.blogspot.com/ Harlah Zuum

    I routinely find album art to be of very high quality, all the more impressive when you think that the majority of the work must’ve gone into the music. These are some great examples.

    Just goes to show that there is something to be said for creating a total package even in this day in age when album art is much less in the public eye because of digital formats.

    I think often times the art that is created for albums is just as much for the artists as it is for the fans. Allowing them to put a visual representation to there musical work.
    .-= Harlah Zuum´s last blog ..Led Zeppelin Perform Tangerine Live at Earls Court 1975 =-.

  • http://esoterichandprint.wordpress.com/ esoteric

    great post…im lovin the blur one…great design by banksy…the madvillain cover rocks too…thanks for the post…
    .-= esoteric handprint´s last blog ..esoteric handprint loves…satisfaction cover versions =-.

  • http://www.thetrackstudio.com The Track Studio

    these are pretty cool. we did an album with some sick artwork by a band called baroness. sweet blog

  • http://www.built4beats.com beats

    all of these covers stand out from the rest of the album covers that I’ve seen, pretty tcool to put all of them at once for us to see them

  • http://bestguitarist.info Best Guitarist

    Wow, that’s cool :D Really love it!

  • http://gitarmini.com Miniatur Gitar

    Wah, keren2 ya cover albumnya :) Patut ditiru pemusik2 dalam negeri nih

  • http://michaeljacksoncostumesite.com/ Cassy

    This album art is amazing!! Thank you so much for posting it. I think album art is definitely better than just the artist’s face.

  • http://audiotechnicaheadphonesinfo.com Koert D. Dam

    Album cover says much about the music as well as the artist himself. I appreciate those artists who have given much attention and detail to make the cover very artistic and appealing. Thanks.

  • http://proteinpulver.org Lasse Kjaer

    These are very nice covers and quite creative. The Pure Saturday one is my favorite. It looks very much like the cover of those lovely picture books my mom used to read to me when I was a kid.

    For music albums, though, I personally prefer seeing the singers’ faces on the covers. Maybe the creative pictures could have been a backdrop? But that’s just me.

  • Michael Sakai

    Disturbed, Asking Alexandria (Reckless and Relentless) and Hollywood Undead is better than all of these.

  • craig bird

    i like blur the best