Album Covers

No time to go to the art gallery? Your old CD collection will do the trick!

No time to go to the art gallery?

Your old CD collection will do the trick!

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God Shuffled His Feet by the Crash Test Dummies features their popular single “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”, as well as cover art that superimposes the band members’ faces over the figures of Titian’s painting , Bacchus and Ariadne .

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God Shuffled His Feet by the Crash Test Dummies features their popular single “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”, as well as cover art that superimposes the band members’ faces over the figures of Titian’s painting , Bacchus and Ariadne .

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Power, Corruption & Lies by English rock band New Order was included in many music industry lists of the greatest albums of all time . Hit songs such as Blue Monday and Confusion are included in this album. The cover is a reproduction of the painting, A Basket of Roses by French painter Henri Fantin-Latour .

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Power, Corruption & Lies by English rock band New Order was included in many music industry lists of the greatest albums of all time . Hit songs such as Blue Monday and Confusion are included in this album. The cover is a reproduction of the painting, A Basket of Roses by French painter Henri Fantin-Latour .

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Artpop is the third studio album by American singer Lady Gaga , but it is not the iconic performer you see on the cover of the album. Well… it is… sort of? It is, in fact, a sculpture of her made by Jeff Koons . His signature blue ball sits in front of her nude replica. Glimpses of Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus can be seen in the background.

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Artpop is the third studio album by American singer Lady Gaga , but it is not the iconic performer you see on the cover of the album. Well… it is… sort of? It is, in fact, a sculpture of her made by Jeff Koons . His signature blue ball sits in front of her nude replica. Glimpses of Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus can be seen in the background.

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Andy Warhol created this iconic banana screen-print for The Velvet Underground ’s album with Nico . It is certainly one of the most recognizable album covers in rock history.

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Andy Warhol created this iconic banana screen-print for The Velvet Underground ’s album with Nico . It is certainly one of the most recognizable album covers in rock history.

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Tango in the Night by the British-American band Fleetwood Mac contains several hits, such as Seven Wonders , Everywhere and Little Lies . The cover art by Australian artist Brett-Livingstone Strong pays tribute to the 19th-century French painter Henri Rousseau .

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Tango in the Night by the British-American band Fleetwood Mac contains several hits, such as Seven Wonders , Everywhere and Little Lies . The cover art by Australian artist Brett-Livingstone Strong pays tribute to the 19th-century French painter Henri Rousseau .

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Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell takes inspiration from the Dutch artist  Vincent van Gogh for Mitchell's self-portrait on the cover. The song Turbulent Indigo references van Gogh while describing the mental turmoil both he and Mitchell face in the creative process.

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Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell takes inspiration from the Dutch artist  Vincent van Gogh for Mitchell's self-portrait on the cover. The song Turbulent Indigo references van Gogh while describing the mental turmoil both he and Mitchell face in the creative process.

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The cover art for Rod Stewart ’s A Night on the Town is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir ’s painting Bal du Moulin de la Galette , with Stewart inserted in the center of the painting. This album introduced the controversial song Tonight’s the Night that was banned by some radio stations due to the obvious lyrics about sex and loss of virginity .

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The cover art for Rod Stewart ’s A Night on the Town is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir ’s painting Bal du Moulin de la Galette , with Stewart inserted in the center of the painting. This album introduced the controversial song Tonight’s the Night that was banned by some radio stations due to the obvious lyrics about sex and loss of virginity .

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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends is the fourth studio album by Coldplay . The album cover of  Viva la Vidais the 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix . The title Viva la Vida – meaning long live life – was chosen after frontman Chris Martin saw the phrase on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo .

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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends is the fourth studio album by Coldplay . The album cover of  Viva la Vidais the 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix . The title Viva la Vida – meaning long live life – was chosen after frontman Chris Martin saw the phrase on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo .

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About his commission for Blur’ s album Think Tank , Banksy said: " I've done a few things to pay the bills , and I did the Blur album. It was a good record and [the commission was] quite a lot of money. I think that's a really important distinction to make. If it's something you actually believe in, doing something commercial doesn't turn it to sh*t just because it's commercia l .”

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About his commission for Blur ’s album Think Tank , Banksy said: " I've done a few things to pay the bills , and I did the Blur album. It was a good record and [the commission was] quite a lot of money. I think that's a really important distinction to make. If it's something you actually believe in, doing something commercial doesn't turn it to sh*t just because it's commercial .”

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Fleet Foxes is the eponymous debut studio album by American folk band Fleet Foxes . The cover art is a detail of the 1559 painting Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Vocalist Robin Pecknold explained: “We were trying to figure out what we wanted to do, […] when I saw that Bruegel painting in a book my girlfriend had. I liked that it had a really intriguing meaning , like there's a story to each little scene . Which I just felt fitting for that record- dense but unified, not a collage or anything.

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Fleet Foxes is the eponymous debut studio album by American folk band Fleet Foxes . The cover art is a detail of the 1559 painting Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Vocalist Robin Pecknold explained: “We were trying to figure out what we wanted to do, […] when I saw that Bruegel painting in a book my girlfriend had. I liked that it had a really intriguing meaning , like there's a story to each little scene . Which I just felt fitting for that record- dense but unified, not a collage or anything.

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