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Best Rock Album and Best Rock Album Cover

mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
edited January 2014 in The cake stop
Lets lighten the mood on CS and move away from spats about whether an ex boxing champ is a great mate or a bad censored .

There are quite a few members on here that like their rock music. So what is the best studio rock album and rock album cover? I shall start the ball rolling with one that possibly is a contestant for top spot on both.

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  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Suppose I should've chosen 2112 given the date but this is my choice...

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  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    One of my favorite albums. Can't just pick one. Return+To+Cookie+Mountain+tvotr.png

    Best art would be Cut Copy's Zonoscope. They are hardly hardly a rock band but what a beauty this is.
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  • Motörhead - Orgasmatron.
    Can't do link from here. But possibly the best album ever. EVER.
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  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
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  • millemanmilleman Posts: 181
    Admire your taste RonB, Rush are just the greatest.
  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
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  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,404
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    Or the original Appetite For Destruction which I won't post in case it offends someone!
  • crispybug2 wrote:
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    This one was much better :-)

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  • Yessongs...The live version of Starship trooper...
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    Not really an album but captures what Rock/Metal is all about. Don't nod your head to this you are lets say... musically challenged? :wink:
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    edited December 2013
    Tankard -- Hair Of The Dog

    by far not the best band,bit like the German version of the Mac Lads
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,404
    overlord2 wrote:
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    Not really an album but captures what Rock/Metal is all about. Don't nod your head to this you are lets say... musically challenged? :wink:

    All the Iron Maiden 'Eddie' covers are great. Think my favourite is probably The Trooper. The Aces High singles cover is fantastic too, drew it on the cover of one of my school books.

    The downside of digital downloads and even CDs is the demise of the album cover.
  • carrockcarrock Posts: 1,103
    Mr Goo wrote:
    Lets lighten the mood on CS and move away from spats about whether an ex boxing champ is a greatmate or a bad censored .

    There are quite a few members on here that like their rock music. So what is the best studio rock album and rock album cover? I shall start the ball rolling with one that possibly is a contestant for top spot on both.

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    Agreed. A staggeringly good album and an iconic album cover

    Blackmore a genius guitar player, Powell a powerhouse drummer and Dio probably the best heavy rock vocalist

    Great stuff.

    How sad that only Blackmore is still alive

    They were on the brink of reforming in 1998 when Cozy Powell was killed
  • carrockcarrock Posts: 1,103
    edited December 2013
    milleman wrote:
    Admire your taste RonB, Rush are just the greatest.

    Rush are gifted musicians but they do have an alarming number of men's bare arses on their album covers......

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  • carrockcarrock Posts: 1,103
    edited December 2013
    Bat out of hell- meat loaf
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    Brilliant cover art. Adorned millions of jackets if I remember well. Album a bit overblown but title track a classic

    Queen- news of the world. A hard edged album in the middle of the punk era. How we are the champions never got to no 1 is beyond me.

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    Some hidden gems on here . All dead all dead a beautiful song......
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Pross wrote:
    overlord2 wrote:
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    Not really an album but captures what Rock/Metal is all about. Don't nod your head to this you are lets say... musically challenged? :wink:

    All the Iron Maiden 'Eddie' covers are great. Think my favourite is probably The Trooper. The Aces High singles cover is fantastic too, drew it on the cover of one of my school books.

    The downside of digital downloads and even CDs is the demise of the album cover.

    personally think the cover for Killers was the best out of the Maiden covers,really liked the covers for Magnum, done by Rodney Mathews
    bit of a change Beastie Boys Ill Comunication,plane crashing into a wall,supposed to be a spliff being stubbed out
  • carrockcarrock Posts: 1,103
    What about the worst covers..

    Who can forget the classic " molesting the decapitated"

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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    For one of the best rock bands ever, Black Sabbath have some remarkably bad album covers. Maybe they think the music should do the talking, which obviously it does. But really.......

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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    Whitesnake, though I've never been a fan of them do employ some good artists to produce quite provocative album covers...

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  • katiebobkatiebob Posts: 208
    Good rock albums are directly proportional to the amount of hair on the cover...

    Cinderella - Night Songs
    Poison - look what the cat dragged in
    Motley Crue - Shout at the devil

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  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    Fu$k yeah!

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    Love those teeth
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
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  • Best rock album IS "If you want blood,you've got it" by AC/DC.
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