Revealed: 'the most iconic album covers of all time'
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It's official - the cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures has been voted the most iconic album cover of all time.
The poll was hosted over at MusicMagpie.co.uk, whose readers chose the album art above others from The Stone Roses and The Beatles.
The cover, pictured above, was created by Peter Saville in 1979 after guitarist Bernard Sumner found the original image in an astronomy encyclopedia. It represents, apparently, 100 pulses from the remnant of a collapsed star.
Here's the top ten:
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Smiths - Meat is Murder
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Paul Weller - Stanley Road
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the B*****ks
Reckon they got it right? If not, how wrong were they on a scale of 1-10? DiScuss.
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