When it comes album art, indie and alternative rock bands are known for creating some of the most artistic covers around. From the simple black-and-white drawing that fronts Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke's 'The Erasure' to the vibrantly spectral bursts of color on Muse's 'The Resistance,' many album covers are so gorgeous they could easily be passed off as works of art on their merits.

What follows is a display of 50 absolutely beautiful album covers. Not the most beautiful, exactly -- this isn't a ranked countdown of all-time bests -- just 50 covers that have caught our attention. Be sure to let us know which ones you dig, which ones are duds, and which album covers you think we should not have left off our list.