This is the final, but not least, of the Classic album covers series and it is dedicated to the pop music scene. Honestly, I had no idea that most pop albums have such a boring artwork and it took me a few days in order to decide on what to include. The majority of covers are not very original, but have gained fame thanks to the cult status of the albums themselves.
Actually this is the first series based more on the impact the album had on the charts and the listeners than of the appeal the cover has. Although I found plenty of intriguing sleeves they were not included as they are far from the idea of classic, thus the rather blunt list. As you will see the majority of covers contain facial image of the band/singer, which I have never thought to be interesting, but, oh well, we are talking about pop music, aren't we? Most of the albums that made it in the list are from the last 30 years, although a few older examples of artwork can be seen.
I personally didn't enjoy making this list up, but do hope you will approve of the entries...and if you don't I dare you to try to come up with at least 10 original pop album covers from the past two decades. Feel warned, muhahaha!
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Michael Jackson - Dangerous
Britney Spears - Britney
Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess
Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly!
Christina Aguilera - Stripped
Texas - White On Blonde
'N Sync - No Strings Attached
Ace of Base - The Sign
Cher - Believe
Mylene Farmer - Innamoramento
Spice Girls - Spiceworld
Mariah Carey - Music Box
Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love
Army Of Lovers - Massive Luxury Overdose
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
Roxette - Look Sharp
George Michael - Faith
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
Boney M. - Nightflight To Venus
Simply Red - Stars
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Carpenters - Close To You
ABBA - Super Troupers
Barbra Straisand - Je m'apelle Barbra
BeeGees - Spirits Having Flown
The Mamas & The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears