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Cover Stories: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’

Virgin
Virgin

Like musical notes, the individual elements on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins' 1995 opus are relatively meaningless on their own – but together, they tell a beautiful story.

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Cover Stories: The Flaming Lips, ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Who's the genius behind Yoshimi's brilliant cover art? Here's a hint: there's probably paint all over the hamster ball.

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Cover Stories: Arcade Fire, ‘Neon Bible’

Merge
Merge

While the artwork for Arcade Fire's 2007 album is beautiful in a postmodern way, you're only getting half the effect until you watch it in its animated form.

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Cover Stories: The Subway-Inspired Artwork for Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Fever to Tell’

Interscope
Interscope

There's a great story about ascending New York's punk underground buried within the cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut and it has nothing to do with the band.

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Cover Stories: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Siamese Dream’

Virgin
Virgin

The little girls on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins' 1993 breakthrough were immortalized as friends forever. But who are they? And are they still so close?

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Cover Stories: Muse, ‘Absolution’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

If you ever thought the artwork for Muse's 2003 full-length looks a lot like a classic Pink Floyd album cover, there's a good reason for that.

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Cover Stories: Neutral Milk Hotel, ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’

24. Neutral Milk Hotel, 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea' (1998)
Merge

What connects Neutral Milk Hotel and R.E.M.? You're looking at it.

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Cover Stories: Beck’s Design-Your-Own Artwork for ‘The Information’

Interscope
Interscope

For his 2006 album, Beck provided fans with blank graph paper, a bunch of stickers and the ability to create a cover the same sort of way he manipulates music.

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Cover Stories: Weezer, ‘Raditude’

DGC
DGC

Meet Sidney, the rescue dog that became an album cover superstar.

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Cover Stories: Public Image Ltd., ‘Metal Box’

EMI/Virgin
EMI/Virgin

Public Image Ltd. didn't just raise the bar for unconventional album covers with 1979's 'Metal Box,' they ignored the bar entirely.

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