Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

30 Banned Album Covers

The album cover: a canvas for great art and a thought-provoking visual message to accompany the music inside.

Or, perhaps, a place for another kind of provoking. Violence, shocking imagery and exposed flesh are all a good way of getting your cover banned: whether they did it for the art, or for the publicity, who knows - but here's 30 of the most famous banned album covers ever.

Related

1-velvet.jpg

50 Coolest Album Covers

cool_covers.jpg

30 Coolest Alternative Album Covers

hero4.jpg

20 Great Albums With Terrible Artwork

hero_coolestalbums.jpg

The 50 Coolest Albums ever

hip-hop-hero.jpg

The 30 greatest hip hop albums ever

hero1.jpg

Album Cover Covers

hero1.jpg

Pop Culture Parody Album Covers

Arctic-Monkeys.jpg

Classic album covers get the Lego treatment

clipart13.jpg

Clipart Album Covers

hero2a.jpg

Fantastic Football Album Covers

4626005491_3408db1086_z.jpg

Albums redesigned as books

vinyl1.jpg

Albums get combined with real NYC locations

Comments

More

Fake Radiohead cover of 'Gasolina' is the best thing on the internet

It's as real as you want it to be

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Check out the blistering new track from Judas

London-based quartet unveil 'Some People'

by Dave Fawbert
25 Apr 2017

The 10 best Mike Skinner remixes, B-sides, and rarities

The Main Lad is back and we're celebrating

by Tayler Willson
24 Apr 2017

If Ed Sheeran is really about to quit music, who are we to argue?

No harm in getting out while you're ahead

by Tom Victor
24 Apr 2017

The UK grime scene is backing Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister

Finally some allies for the Labour party

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Apr 2017

The 14 best covers of Prince songs that show his versatile genius

Some serious tunes

by Dave Fawbert
21 Apr 2017

Guy finds out his lost wallet led to a 14-year-long drinking challenge

This is some story

by Matt Tate
19 Apr 2017

The coolest record stores in the UK

Get your vinyl fix from these awesome places

by Dave Fawbert
19 Apr 2017

Watch 12-year-old Tye Trujillo's debut as Korn's new bassist

The luxury-locked tot is also the son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo

by Tom Mendelsohn
19 Apr 2017

Watch Chainsmokers get expertly ripped apart for their EDM-by-numbers

"You want to find lyrics that talk about how hard it is to be white and in love"

by Gary Ogden
18 Apr 2017