Awesome Album Covers

The Strokes - Is This It (RCA, 2001)

Awesome Album Covers: The Strokes’ “Is This It”

It’s a stylized nod to Helmut Newton or a sarcastic homage to Smell the Glove, depending on your point of view. Either way, the cover of the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Strokes[/lastfm]’ highly anticipated debut, Is This It, […]


Stereolab - Dots and Loops (Elektra, 1997)

Awesome Album Covers: Stereolab And “Dots And Loops”

Using analog synthesizers and beat boxes to lay down hypnotizing rhythm tracks and lush symphonic harmonies, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stereolab[/lastfm] spent some 20 years at the forefront of electro-indie rock. The cover of their 1997 album, Dots and Loops, is […]


Massive Attack - Mezzanine (Virgin, 1998)

Awesome Album Covers: Massive Attack And “Mezzanine”

In concept, it would seem a photograph of a giant South American beetle and the word “mezzanine” wouldn’t go together. But, on this cover of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Massive Attack[/lastfm]’s album of the same name, it all […]


Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (Maverick, 1997)

Awesome Album Covers: Prodigy And “The Fat Of The Land”

A band named after a synthesizer, the influential big-beat electronica crew[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Prodigy[/lastfm] have released just five albums over the past twenty years. Smack in the middle of their catalog is the powerful set called The […]


The Offspring - Americana (Columbia, 1998)

Awesome Album Covers: The Offspring And “Americana”

Four years and an album after going big platinum with Smash (Best Sellers From the ’90s, 1/5/12), the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Offspring[/lastfm] released Americana. Their history of putting out covers that were non-descript (at best) and cheap-looking (at […]


Pearl Jam - No Code (Epic, 1996)

Awesome Album Covers: Pearl Jam And “No Code”

With a trio of albums in their catalog that bore covers ranging from plain (Ten) to weird (Vs.) to boring (Vitalogy), the arrival [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pearl Jam[/lastfm]’s No Code cover was a welcome dash of creativity, […]


Hole - Live Through This (Geffen, 1994)

Awesome Album Covers: Hole And “Live Through This”

A mascara streaked “beauty queen” on the front, an innocent picture of 12-year old [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Courtney Love[/lastfm] on the back. As ever, the dichotomy of Courtney is the  message of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hole[/lastfm]’s Live Through This.