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.
Who's the genius behind Yoshimi's brilliant cover art? Here's a hint: there's probably paint all over the hamster ball.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What connects Neutral Milk Hotel and R.E.M.? You're looking at it.
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.
Meet Sidney, the rescue dog that became an album cover superstar.
Public Image Ltd. didn't just raise the bar for unconventional album covers with 1979's 'Metal Box,' they ignored the bar entirely.