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The Beatles – Abbey Road

Abbey Road is the eleventh official U.K. album and seventeenth U.S. album released by The Beatles. Though work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, making it the final album recorded by the band.The idea or hidden meaning behind the album cover is that Paul McCartney is dead, which can also be suggested in a song called Paul is dead, and lyrics that are hidden in and around other songs.Clues can be found on the album coverThis cover has gone on to be one of the most iconic and most successful album covers of all time. The creativity of the cover and conspiracy story/ concept adds into the art and encourages fans and other people to buy into The Beatles and their creative thought behind both their music and album covers.

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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the MoonThe Dark Side of the Moon is an album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released on 17th March in the United States and 24th March 1973 in the United Kingdom.

The album itself consist of several themes such as conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness. All these relate to the deteriorating mental state of the founding member Syd Barrett. Due to these different themes being woven in and around the album The Dark Side of the Moon became an immediate success and it topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. An estimated 50 million copies sold, which makes it Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

The art work of the album is particularly interesting, I believe it reflects Syd Barrett and what he was experiencing when writing the album as his mental state deteriorated. This deterioration is represented by the dark side however I believe the rainbow coming from this is supposed to represent the music that he managed to produce whilst experiencing this mental stage. The Dark Side of the Moon’s album cover has gone on to be one of the most simple yet most iconic album covers ever produced.

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Nirvana - NevermindNevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. Despite extremely low commercial expectations by the Nirvana themselves and their record label, Nevermind became a surprise success in late 1991, this was largely due to the popularity of its first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The Recording Industry Association of America went on to certify the album Diamond, with over 10 million copies shipped and the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Nevermind was in part responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience, and has been ranked highly on lists of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stone and Time.Nevermind’s artwork has become one of the most iconic album covers because its simple but slightly controversial imagery. I believe the image itself has no relation to the music made but simply refers the albums name ‘Nevermind’ and its as if the band is telling us as the consumer to just mind our own business and not mind or question what is taking place in the photo.