We've been a bit moody this week, detailing the major fails of pop music in 2010 — which includes these 10 terrible album covers. We don't want to be an office full of Scrooges so close to Christmas, though, so we decided to focus on the positive and pick what we thought were the 10 Best Album Covers from the past year. Some were funny, others were thought-provoking, and many were just straight-up gorgeous — flip through to see some of the most striking paintings and photos to hit CD sleeves the past 12 months, ending with our (candy-scented!) favorite. And congrats to Kanye, who appears on both our Best and Worst Cover Art list! As if he hadn't already received enough accolades this year.