The 10 Best Album Covers Of 2011

Dec 29th, 2011 // Comment

Though we admittedly had a ball compiling  the list of the 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011, we’re not just a bunch of haters here at Idolator. There were several album covers from LPs released this year — 10 to be precise — that we fell head over heels in love with, either due to the cover’s originality, its entertainment value, or just the sheer beauty of the particular piece. Last year we chose Katy Perry’s whimsical Teenage Dream as our favorite cover art, and this year’s #1 pick is just as dreamy. Check out the 10 best examples of how an album’s cover can elevate the entire experience of enjoying music.


  1. Xadax
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    Delusional Monsters

  2. fwt
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    you’re kidding right! yesterday, that same gaga cover showed on the worst album cover list of 2011

  3. fwt
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    guess at idolator one hand doesn’t know what the other one’s doing. *chuckle*

    • As we said in our copy, half of Idolator thought it was the worst, and the other half thought it was the best. And since I wrote both posts, I’m pretty positive I knew what I wrote in the previous list.

  4. g9
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    This cover is awful. Undeserving.

  5. g9
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    Good choice.

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    lilwayne you so pretty please married me

  7. commanderofthedancefloor
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    i like it, my top 10 would be like this
    1. Mylo Xyloto
    2. Talk That Talk
    3. Blue Slide Park
    4. 4
    5. Torches
    6. Watch The Throne
    7. Lasers
    8. Goodbye Lullaby
    9. 21
    10. The Band Perry

  8. CryotiC
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    daww, it’s a little kid with tatoos on his face. How precious.

    F**k this cover. Try harder, lil’ wayne. Try much, much harder.

  9. CryotiC
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    Is this some kind of joke? This album cover is awful, noticeably photo-shopped, and uninspired.

  10. CryotiC
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    @Becky Bain

    Obviously you don’t, because one half of Idolator though it was the worst, and the other half is obviously retarded.

  11. CryotiC
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    They know. They know. They know. That Drake sucks.

  12. Ivan
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    ive been wondering the same thing since the album came out. Everyone knew when c3 was about to drop but i didnt know c4 was about to be raseeled until they announced it when he performed at the awards. plus baby just seems like the type that would buy out all the cd’s just so he can brag and say wayne sold more than w.t.t and everything else that was coming out this year.

  13. Robert Arruda
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    Where is Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto?

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