The best album cover ever?

You be the judge…

Joy Division
The Music Nation blog reports on the top 10 winners of UK mag Music Magpie's reader's poll for the top album covers ever. The #1 winner, shown above? Joy Division's 1979 LP Unknown Pleasures.

The full list, in order…

  1. Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
  2. The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
  3. The Beatles Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  4. The Smiths Meat is Murder
  5. Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
  6. The Beatles Abbey Road
  7. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
  8. David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
  9. Paul Weller Stanley Road
  10. Sex Pistols Nevermind the Bollocks

See all the album covers over at Music Nation.

Think they made good picks? Who would you rather see on there? I'm a bit unsure what criteria were used in determining "best" — many of these seem more like "most iconic." But maybe that's just me.

{Hat tip to Rick G.}