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Thread started 09/20/03 2:18pm

rdhull

VH-1 50 Greatest Album Covers

50 Greatest Album Covers

According to VH1:
50. Hole: Live Through This
49. DMX: Flesh Of My Flesh… Blood Of My Blood
48. The Doors: Strange Days
47. System of a Down: Steal This Album
46. Christina Aguilera: Stripped
45. The Police: Ghost In The Machine
44. Green Day: Dookie
43. Johnny Cash: American recordings
42. The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
41. Aerosmith: Get A Grip
40. Public Enemy: Fear Of A Black Planet
39. U2: Achtung, Baby
38. Beck: Odelay
37. Supertramp: Breakfast In America
36. Van Halen: 1984
35. Dixie Chicks: Home
34. Blink-182: Enema Of The State
33. Ol' Dirty B!#%&*!: Return To The 36 Chambers
32. Rage Against The Machine: Rage Against The Machine:
31. Korn: Issues
30. Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual
29. Marilyn Manson: Mechanical Animals
28. David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
27. Beastie Boys: Licensed To Ill
26. The Black Crowes: Amorica
25. Tupac: All Eyez On Me
24. The Go-Go's: Vacation
23. *NSYNC: No Strings Attached
22. Duran Duran: Rio
21. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico
20. AC/DC: Back In Black
19. Bruce Springsteen: Born In The U.S.A.
18. Prince: Purple Rain
17. The Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
16. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
15. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors
14. N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton
13. KISS: Hotter Than Hell
12. No Doubt: Return To Saturn
11. Bob Marley: Catch A Fire
10. Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking
9. Snoop Dogg: Doggystyle
8. The Clash: London Calling
7. The Ramones: The Ramones
6. Led Zeppelin: Houses Of The Holy
5. Madonna: Like A Virgin
4. Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
3. Nirvana: Nevermind
2. The Who: Who's Next
1. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #1 posted 09/20/03 2:20pm

garnis

Purple Rain with that lame ass honda touring bike. What about lovesexy?
All the gals say hoe if your man's giving up the gold. All the fellas say ruff if you're only giving up the bone.
Reply #2 posted 09/20/03 2:24pm

july

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff
Reply #3 posted 09/20/03 2:27pm

lovebizzare

i just saw the segment they did on this cover, lots of praisin goin' on.

Though I really can't see why they chose purple rain, I actually hate that cover. they shoulda used "1999"
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:28:00 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]
~KiKi
Reply #4 posted 09/20/03 2:28pm

AaronMaximus

are you fucking kidding me?


what about...


[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:29:50 PDT 2003 by AaronMaximus]




on nevermind, it IS on there lol
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:32:45 PDT 2003 by AaronMaximus]
Reply #5 posted 09/20/03 2:29pm

rdhull

lovebizzare said:

i just saw the segment they did on this cover, lots of praisin goin' on.

Though I really can't see why they chose purple rain, I actually hate that cover. they shoulda used "1999"
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:28:00 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]

Maroon 5 called him pimped out lol
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #6 posted 09/20/03 2:32pm

AaronMaximus

and if they were doing a Prince one, it should've been

Reply #7 posted 09/20/03 2:34pm

july

july said:

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff


confuse confuse
Reply #8 posted 09/20/03 2:34pm

NME

The poll is based on ICONIC images that are striking or speak a thousand words, etc.

therefore i think Purple Rain is quite a good choice. the whole girl / boy, pimped out 80's look WAS prince. Even now if there's a cartoon or spoof of Prince on the TV, it's a guy in make up with a purple overcoat. so i can see why of all the covers of Prince, PR has come out on top. personally i think SOTT was an amazing picture, but i guess many wouldn't have a clue what album it is (if you took P's face away)
Reply #9 posted 09/20/03 2:35pm

Supernova

lovebizzare said:


Though I really can't see why they chose purple rain, I actually hate that cover. they shoulda used "1999"
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:28:00 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]

Just because it's a popular album. SOTT is a better album cover, but didn't sell almost 20 million copies.

On their other show of the 100 greatest rockers, or whatever the hell they called it, wasn't Prince at #18 too?
This post not for the wimp contingent. All whiny wusses avert your eyes.
Reply #10 posted 09/20/03 2:39pm

AaronMaximus

for Madonna, it should have been:




this is a much more iconic cover. i've even seen framed prints of this one in real-life, credible photography galleries/stores.
Reply #11 posted 09/20/03 2:42pm

lovebizzare

Supernova said:

lovebizzare said:


Though I really can't see why they chose purple rain, I actually hate that cover. they shoulda used "1999"
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:28:00 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]

Just because it's a popular album. SOTT is a better album cover, but didn't sell almost 20 million copies.

I know, but so was "1999"-another album tohse idiots-sorry-people talk about endlessly.
And in my opnion at least, "1999" is wayyy better cover than "purple rain"

On their other show of the 100 greatest rockers, or whatever the hell they called it, wasn't Prince at #18 too?

probably, somehow they always manage to put him in the top 20 for their countdowns
~KiKi
Reply #12 posted 09/20/03 2:43pm

rdhull

I've seen it to

but this one is underrated

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #13 posted 09/20/03 2:44pm

lovebizzare

july said:

july said:

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff


confuse confuse

I think like a virgin is a better album cover than purple rain.
It sorta has a classy element to it-as opposed to purple rain's cheap lookin' self.
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:46:26 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]
~KiKi
Reply #14 posted 09/20/03 2:45pm

AaronMaximus

and what about:







or this one:





or even this one:

Reply #15 posted 09/20/03 2:49pm

rdhull

lovebizzare said:

july said:

july said:

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff


confuse confuse

I think like a virgin is a better album cover than purple rain.
It sorta has a classy element to it-as opposed to purple rain's cheap lookin' self.
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:46:26 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]

You didn't think it looked cheap then! lol
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #16 posted 09/20/03 2:55pm

lovebizzare

rdhull said:

lovebizzare said:

july said:

july said:

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff


confuse confuse

I think like a virgin is a better album cover than purple rain.
It sorta has a classy element to it-as opposed to purple rain's cheap lookin' self.
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:46:26 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]

You didn't think it looked cheap then! lol

actually I did, that along with appolonia 6 disbelief
~KiKi
Reply #17 posted 09/20/03 2:58pm

mellow1

:COOL: WHAT??? "NO SIGN O THE TIMES". THAT COVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE TOP 20'S. :MUSIC:
Reply #18 posted 09/20/03 3:01pm

Supernova

lovebizzare said:

Supernova said:

lovebizzare said:


Though I really can't see why they chose purple rain, I actually hate that cover. they shoulda used "1999"
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:28:00 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]

Just because it's a popular album. SOTT is a better album cover, but didn't sell almost 20 million copies.

I know, but so was "1999"-another album tohse idiots-sorry-people talk about endlessly.

Really? I guess I'm out of the habit of watching VH1 lately. I do know that Art Garfunkle digs 1999 though.
This post not for the wimp contingent. All whiny wusses avert your eyes.
Reply #19 posted 09/20/03 3:05pm

july

lovebizzare said:

july said:

july said:

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff


confuse confuse

I think like a virgin is a better album cover than purple rain.
It sorta has a classy element to it-as opposed to purple rain's cheap lookin' self.
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:46:26 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]


Cheap? Well, I never...hmph! :faints: falloff
Reply #20 posted 09/20/03 4:00pm

Aerogram

rdhull said:

50 Greatest Album Covers

According to VH1:
50. Hole: Live Through This
49. DMX: Flesh Of My Flesh… Blood Of My Blood
48. The Doors: Strange Days
47. System of a Down: Steal This Album
46. Christina Aguilera: Stripped
45. The Police: Ghost In The Machine
44. Green Day: Dookie
43. Johnny Cash: American recordings
42. The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
41. Aerosmith: Get A Grip
40. Public Enemy: Fear Of A Black Planet
39. U2: Achtung, Baby
38. Beck: Odelay
37. Supertramp: Breakfast In America
36. Van Halen: 1984
35. Dixie Chicks: Home
34. Blink-182: Enema Of The State
33. Ol' Dirty B!#%&*!: Return To The 36 Chambers
32. Rage Against The Machine: Rage Against The Machine:
31. Korn: Issues
30. Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual
29. Marilyn Manson: Mechanical Animals
28. David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
27. Beastie Boys: Licensed To Ill
26. The Black Crowes: Amorica
25. Tupac: All Eyez On Me
24. The Go-Go's: Vacation
23. *NSYNC: No Strings Attached
22. Duran Duran: Rio
21. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico
20. AC/DC: Back In Black
19. Bruce Springsteen: Born In The U.S.A.
18. Prince: Purple Rain
17. The Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
16. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
15. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors
14. N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton
13. KISS: Hotter Than Hell
12. No Doubt: Return To Saturn
11. Bob Marley: Catch A Fire
10. Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking
9. Snoop Dogg: Doggystyle
8. The Clash: London Calling
7. The Ramones: The Ramones
6. Led Zeppelin: Houses Of The Holy
5. Madonna: Like A Virgin
4. Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
3. Nirvana: Nevermind
2. The Who: Who's Next
1. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers


That's one of the most ridiculous lists ever.
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 16:01:52 PDT 2003 by Aerogram]
Reply #21 posted 09/20/03 4:05pm

Finess

not even any of Roger dean's work for the Yes album Covers... un fucking believable
Reply #22 posted 09/20/03 4:07pm

fms

AaronMaximus said:

and if they were doing a Prince one, it should've been


agreed
they weren't ready for lovesexy in '88, and they sho nuff ain't ready now
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Reply #23 posted 09/20/03 4:09pm

lovebizzare

24. The Go-Go's: Vacation

falloff
~KiKi
Reply #24 posted 09/20/03 4:10pm

rdhull

Finess said:

not even any of Roger dean's work for the Yes album Covers... un fucking believable

Yes had an honrable mention for memorable band logos
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #25 posted 09/20/03 4:13pm

CHAOSMAN87

the best prince album cover is from come
Reply #26 posted 09/20/03 4:15pm

Handclapsfingasnapz





vh-1 can eat a sick dick. flip u
Reply #27 posted 09/20/03 5:00pm

SWANG

Not having a single Pedro Bell work on this list...IT'S A CRIME!!!

-SWANGsaysdamnaniconicstatus
Reply #28 posted 09/20/03 5:12pm

WatchThemFall

VH1 is a joke. Who cares? Where is Grace Jones' Nightclubbing anyway?
Personally . I think we are all Boring with No Lives cause all we do is talk about Prince,Criticize and Gossip. I need a Horny Man is what I Need and probably so do most of yas. We are Sexually Frustrated what we R... Amen..!!! - zelaire
Reply #29 posted 09/20/03 5:13pm

Handclapsfingasnapz

SWANG said:

Not having a single Pedro Bell work on this list...IT'S A CRIME!!!

-SWANGsaysdamnaniconicstatus

co-sign...vh-1 dunno what the hell they're talkin about in the first place.
Reply #30 posted 09/20/03 5:15pm

Marrk

Handclapsfingasnapz said:





vh-1 can eat a sick dick. flip u


clapping worship
Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
Reply #31 posted 09/20/03 5:19pm

rdhull

WatchThemFall said:

VH1 is a joke. Who cares? Where is Grace Jones' Nightclubbing anyway?


nod
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
Reply #32 posted 09/20/03 5:31pm

AaronMaximus

are you fuckin kiddin me!?
Reply #33 posted 09/20/03 6:11pm

TonyC

It should have been called the best album covers of popular albums that most vieweres are aware of. They basically just picked the best selling album from each artist and said it was their best album cover.
Reply #34 posted 09/20/03 6:57pm

LaMont

I recall reading a book about the top 100 covers and Lovesexy was chosen. It is still the most original Prince album cover.
Reply #35 posted 09/20/03 7:10pm

july

rdhull said:

WatchThemFall said:

VH1 is a joke. Who cares? Where is Grace Jones' Nightclubbing anyway?


nod

You're the one who brought it up! lol... lol VH1 reading falloff
Reply #36 posted 09/20/03 7:12pm

july

july said:

lovebizzare said:

july said:

july said:

Purple Rain 18? Madonna 5? confuse
The Purple Rain cover was at least as good as like a virgin. confuse
Oh, well. It's just more funny lists from VH1. falloff


confuse confuse

I think like a virgin is a better album cover than purple rain.
It sorta has a classy element to it-as opposed to purple rain's cheap lookin' self.
[This message was edited Sat Sep 20 14:46:26 PDT 2003 by lovebizzare]


Cheap? Well, I never...hmph! :faints: falloff


These album covers are just as cool!


Reply #37 posted 09/21/03 2:51am

Original1

VH - 1 always puts together sorry lists...Miles Davis' Bitches Brew certainly should have been on this list, as well as at least from the Ohio Players' from back in the day.
Reply #38 posted 09/21/03 2:53am

Original1

damn...editing myself...at least one from the Ohio Players from back in the day.
Reply #39 posted 09/21/03 11:57am

ChadtheRTF

Purple Rain was a crappy album cover
BLEEP BLEEP!
Reply #40 posted 09/21/03 12:14pm

july

ChadtheRTF said:

Purple Rain was a crappy album cover

A classic album cover maybe but definitely not a crappy one. It's part of history.
That album will always stand as a a great work of art. The cover represents that. guitar
Reply #41 posted 09/21/03 12:21pm

JimmyNothing

I've always liked the SOTT cover the most out of all his covers
[This message was edited Sun Sep 21 12:22:43 PDT 2003 by JimmyNothing]
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Reply #42 posted 09/21/03 12:24pm

july

JimmyNothing said:

I've always liked the SOTT cover the most out of all his covers
[This message was edited Sun Sep 21 12:22:43 PDT 2003 by JimmyNothing]

Great album.
Reply #43 posted 09/21/03 12:24pm

july

Another great double album.
[This message was edited Sun Sep 21 12:25:52 PDT 2003 by july]
Reply #44 posted 09/21/03 12:26pm

july

july said:

ChadtheRTF said:

Purple Rain was a crappy album cover

A classic album cover maybe but definitely not a crappy one. It's part of history.
That album will always stand as a a great work of art. The cover represents that. guitar

Reply #45 posted 09/21/03 12:59pm

Handclapsfingasnapz

Original1 said:

damn...editing myself...at least one from the Ohio Players from back in the day.

yeah, i'm surprised that none of the ohio players' album covers made it on the list, either!

eek
Reply #46 posted 09/21/03 3:21pm

AaronMaximus

U2's should have been




or



Reply #47 posted 09/21/03 8:40pm

Tom

as far as Prince covers go, I'd have to vote on:

Dirty Mind - just for the bed springs, I LOVE IT!!!

ATWIAD - wonderful and whimsical


SOTT is a phenomenal album and a gorgeous video, but the album cover itself doesnt really amaze me. It brings back memories of a phenomenal concert, but if I saw it simply by itself I wouldnt be impressed.

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