Art is art, and album covers can sometimes bring out the very best in artists.
Choosing an album cover is important for a band, because getting it right might bring with it iconic status, making the cover more memorable than the actual songs within.
The really memorable ones take on a life of their own, and of course, many people will have them as tattoos.
We’ve picked 5 of our favourites from the internet to you to admire, and of course, all credit goes to the original artists.
JOY DIVISION – UNKNOWN TREASURES
You’ve probably seen this one on a T-shirt, but having a back piece takes dedication!
NIRVANA – IN UTERO
Not exactly the same as the album cover, but with some additional details, this tattoo smells like teen spirit.
THE BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD
Possibly the most recognisable album cover of all time, this masterpiece recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with thousands of people walking across the famous zebra crossing.
THE CLASH – LONDON CALLING
It may not be the most famous album cover of all time, but the Clash’s London Calling photograph might just be the coolest.
DAVID BOWIE – ALADDIN SANE
We all miss Bowie of course, but for those of us who want to remember him with a tattoo, then there are plenty of options to choose from. The Aladdin Sane cover lends itself to a great minimalist tattoo.