The most recognised album covers may surprise you

Some album covers are as iconic as the music that they presented. We could even argue that they delivered some of the most iconic pieces of popular art of the past few decades. But are they still relevant? A new survey of the most recognisable album cover raises some questions.

The results threw up a concentration of album covers from the 60s, 70s and 80s (several of them feature in our own pick of the best album covers), with very few recent album covers near the top of the list. Does this mean the golden days of album covers over?

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.