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18 Sexiest Album Covers of All-Time

From Prince to Pulp

Apr 01, 2020 Pulp Bookmark and Share

Sexy is subjective. What someone finds sexy can depend on their gender, sexual orientation, and personal tastes. And yet we have tried incredibly hard, and I mean really, really hard, to come up with the undisputed sexiest album covers of all time. Here are the 18 sexiest.

We’re talking the whole history of recorded music here. Of course the rock ‘n’ roll era presents the best results. Our team of music writers and editors combed through album cover after album cover to come up with the below list. Someone had to do it.

Sure nudity helps, but an album cover can also be sexy without showing any skin, as proven by some of our choices below. But beware, some are also decidedly NSFW. So if you’re at work, maybe obscure the screen in some way or scroll down when you next have a bathroom break. Of course, as many of us are at home under quarantine right now, NSFW might be a moot point. But if you have family members around, maybe use your discretion.

We are sure some of you will disagree with some of our choices. Like we said, sexy is subjective. Thus feel free to give us other suggestions for titillating cover art.

So light the candles.

Run the bubble bath.

Put on a record by one of the two Barry’s (White and Manilow, of course).

Get ready to countdown the 18 sexiest, raunchiest, dirtiest album covers of all time.

Here we go…

18. Prince: Lovesexy (1988)

17. Pulp: This Is Hardcore (1998)

16. The Strokes: Is This It (2001)

15. Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R (2000)

14. Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See (2011)

13. AC/DC: Back in Black (1980)

12. The Carpenters: The Carpenters (1971)

11. Death Cab For Cutie: The Photo Album (2001)

10. Talking Heads: 77 (1977)

9: Frank Ocean: Channel Orange (2012)

8: Danger Mouse: The Grey Album (2004)

7. Kanye West: Yeezus (2013)

6. Autechre: Tri Repetae (1995)

5. The Beatles: The Beatles (aka The White Album) (1968)

4. Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 (2020)

3. Genesis: From Genesis to Revelation (1969)

2. Spinal Tap: This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

1. Prince: The Black Album (1994)

So there you go. What do you think of our list? Do you feel dirty now? Do you need a shower?

Stay sexy!

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Mint Condish
April 2nd 2020

Love what you’ve done with the place. Anyway, just wanted to point out that the cover of Pulp’s ‘This Is Hardcore’ is a ripoff/homage to Jobriath’s self-titled debut album: https://i.imgur.com/jDWR6YL.jpg

April 2nd 2020

What about Bat For Lashes “Two Suns” or “The Haunted Man”?