Sure, Nirvana is right there for me. Cute baby swimming underwater on an album that changed music right when I was really paying attention. How could I not pick the cover of Nevermind? But when it comes to album covers that have really stuck with me, that still compel my curiosity and elicit excitement about the music within, then I can’t not think of Hall and Oates and their abandoned luncheonette. The cover of their 1973 album, surely purchased by my brother and thus part of some of my earliest memories, still rises to the top when thinking about the most memorable album covers.
Ben and Jeff gives their examples on our latest podcast, on The Best Album of 1973. We’d love for you to post your favorites in the comment section below.