10 Highly Underrated Rock Music Album Covers

Rock music has given us some great covers over the years, but these ones don't get enough love.

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Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Velvet Underground and Nico's debut album.

No, not the contents of your dad's record collection that's been shoved up in the attic, but rather a list of some of the most impressive and well-known rock album covers of all time.

As well as being great records, the front covers of these albums have become just as famous. They're now considered works of arts in their own right, with some people looking to buy copies just to display them in their homes.

But what about the covers that you don't hear about all the time? What about the ones that are just as good, if not better, yet somehow always get overlooked?

Rock music has given us so many amazing album covers that finding just ten that haven't had their time in the sun was damn near impossible. You could make this list a hundred times over with a hundred different combinations of covers, but these ten are the ones that get the honour for now.

Feel free to make your own list if you're dissatisfied.

10. Folie à Deux - Fall Out Boy

Modern day minstrels and hat aficionados, Fall Out Boy were riding high off the success of their first two albums in 2008. Under the Cork Tree and Infinity on High (the latter of which also had a great cover) were big hits, so the band had to come up with something big for that tricky third album.

Whilst the songs on Folie à Deux didn't quite live up to what would come before or after, the artwork stands out as some of the most eye-catching in the group's history.

The cover, which was painted by Chinese-American pop surrealist Luke Cheuh, depicts two bears. The yellow bear, which is actually a young boy in a costume, is giving a piggyback to the brown one, which is roaring.

Considering the phrase "Folie à Deux" means "A Madness Shared by Two" in French, this artwork is perfect. It captures the idea of carrying your inner demons, which may look like you but in a much scarier form.

The colours also pop off wildly against the dark red background, making it stand out amongst its peers. Elsewhere, the writing on the back of the album is upside down. Just because.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including rock music, giving acclaimed films three-and-a-half stars, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am, and writing about himself in the third person.