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Best albums with black and white covers

There are a lot of albums with black and white covers. Tell me your favourite one and I'll add it to the list.
1Asap Rocky
At.Long.Last.A$AP


Haven't heard from this guy since he spun around and threw that dude like Mario throwing Bowser in Super Mario 64. He's not a great rapper or vocalist, but his music is infectiously catchy.
2Beach House
Bloom


Best Beach House?
3Beach House
7


Best Beach House?
4Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars


Not the best Beach House
5Ben Howard
I Forget Where We Were


Ben could have kept making the same type of music he made for his debut throughout his whole career and done well for himself. The fact that he took it in a much less commercial and more atmospheric direction is cool.
6Billy Joel
The Stranger


How do you not like this at least a little bit, come on
7Bjork
Vespertine


When this hits, it's my favourite album ever
8Bleachers
Strange Desire


Big choruses. Very big choruses
9Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run


10th album on the list and I haven't even gotten past B yet, kinda concerning
10Carly Rae Jepsen
Dedicated Side B


Obligatory Carly placement
11Daughters
You Won't Get What You Want


Sounds like pure chaos and terror in the form of music. Like walking in on your wife cheating on you with your boss while Godzilla fuckin destroys the city around you
12Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest


How much commercial success did Deerhunter sacrifice with this album cover? lol
13Explosions in the Sky
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place


Actually really enjoyable idk if I should say that out loud on here though
14Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway


I'll allow that splotch of yellow cause this album is sick and there's nothing quite like it. Has a lot of old school influences but also has a distinctly modern sound.
15Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness


Maybe the most emotionally impactful album I've ever heard
16The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound


Get fucked Pika and Ryus and whoever else
17Julia Holter
Have You In My Wilderness


Shoutout to PorcupineTheatre for showing me this, has a very unique quality to it, can't pinpoint it. Her voice maybe.
18Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly


Considered one of the best rap albums ever and always will be, for good reason
19Lost In The Trees
Past Life


Haven't heard this in forever but Past Life is a near perfect song
20Mac Miller
Circles


The template for how to do a posthumous album correctly
21Mac Miller
GO:OD AM


Mac's best album. He was so smooth.
22Manchester Orchestra
A Black Mile to the Surface


Intensely atmospheric, with powerful arrangements that somehow never come across as corny or overblown.
23The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past


Pop punk perfection
24Mimicking Birds
Eons


One of the best indie folk albums ever. Very atmospheric and psychedelic, really gives off that ancient, otherworldly vibe. Night Light is one of my favourite songs ever.
25Mongol Horde
Mongol Horde


Played this for two of my friends in high school once. One of them grabbed my friend's dumbbell and started ferociously curling it as a joke. Then he set it down on the kitchen counter, and it rolled off and made a massive dent in the hardwood floor my friend's dad had just installed a couple weeks earlier. He was super pissed, but not as pissed as Frank on this album.
26The Mountain Goats
All Eternals Deck


In the running for best Goats, along with Goths and All Hail West Texas
27The National
Boxer


What can I even say about The National that hasn't been said already
28The National
Trouble Will Find Me


I will say this cover is atrocious though
29Playboi Carti
Die Lit


The definition of dumb fun
30Posse
Soft Opening


Just look at that artwork. Beautiful.
31Pup
PUP


Mabu though
32Roddy Ricch
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial


One of the most talented vocalists to break into the mainstream of rap in a long time. Album is definitely not a 2.9, songs like Intro, The Box, High Fashion and Prayers to the Trap God are all excellent.
33The Roots
Things Fall Apart


Rest in peace Malik B
34Sigur Ros
( )


We get it Jonsi you sat alone
35Snowmine
Dialects


Cool band. Their previous album is a lot better though.
36Spoon
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga


Spoon
37Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once


Obscure enough that you can maybe get away with liking it on Sputnik even though it's post rock
38The Tallest Man on Earth
The Tallest Man on Earth


The folk goat
39The Tallest Man on Earth
When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground


Underrated EP
40Tigers on Trains
Grandfather


Indie folk perfection, has everything you could ask for
41Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


It would take someone smarter and better at writing than me to convey why this is so good
42Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Echo


Tom Petty is one of the best and most prolific songwriters of all time. RIP
43U2
The Joshua Tree


Remember when Apple forced that U2 album onto everyone's phones? wtf was that lol
44Ulver
A Quick Fix of Melancholy


Little Blue Bird >>>
45Woods
With Light And With Love


Perfect spring/summer album
46Young Thug
On The Rvn


The rap goat
47Paysage D'hiver
Paysage d'Hiver


- Ryus
48Amenra
Mass V


- Bedex
49The Getaway Plan
Dark Horses


- SteakByrnes
50Misery Signals
Controller


- OnionBubs
51The Weeknd
House of Balloons


"as far as “house of balloons” goes it’s my favorite album of my favorite year of music ever so maybe that counts for something" - JustJoe.
52Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables


"It's a classic" - SlothcoreSam
53Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor


"It's a classic" - Slothcore Sam
54Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞


"oy where is f#a#" - Bedex
55Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why


- Avagantamos
56Massive Attack
Mezzanine


- Avagantamos
57Portishead
Portishead


"A perfect addition:" - Trifolium
58Leprous
Coal


- LeddSledd
59Steven Wilson
The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)


- LeddSledd
60Machinedrum
Vapor City


"why did you only add 2 of mine? I don't want people thinking those are the only 2 black & white albums I love" - Avantagamos
61Casualties of Cool
Casualties of Cool


"Think Casualties of Cool is a must add bro. I have it as my wallpaper on my work laptop" - ChoccyPhilly
62Dave Bixby
Ode To Quetzalcoatl


"You've got your work cut out for you." - SandwichBubble
63Liars
Liars


- widowslaugh123
64David Bowie
Blackstar


- tectactoe
65The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground


- tectactoe
66The Beatles
Revolver


- tectactoe (idk how I forgot this one)
67Iggy Pop
Lust For Life


- tectactoe
68Cult of Luna
Salvation


- DopeFiend
69Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


- DopeFiend
70Agalloch
The Mantle


"We got this far without someone mentioning The Mantle." - RogueNine
71Kimbra
Vows


- DamnVanne
72Vanessa Carlton
Rabbits on the Run


- DamnVanne
73Russian Circles
Station


- DamnVanne
74His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves


- Deez and Evilford
75Corrupted
El Mundo Frio


- Deez and Evilford
76Neurosis
Given to the Rising


- DominionMM1
77Assuck
Misery Index


- Evilford
78Burial
Untrue


- Ryus and ConcubinaryCode
79Dir En Grey
Uroboros


- ReiniEden
80Glenn Branca
The Ascension


- Zig
81The Black Angels
Passover


- farmerobama
82Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now


- fogza
83Chris Whitley
Dirt Floor


- fogza
84Neil Young
After the Gold Rush


- fogza
85R.E.M.
Automatic for the People


"I guess my favourite one that hasn’t been mentioned yet is R.E.M. – Automatic for the People." - icebloom
86Grouper
Ruins


- Icebloom
87Opeth
Damnation


- Icebloom
88Deathspell Omega
Drought


- twlichty
89And Also The Trees
(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man


"got a nice spooky black and white album cover to go with a nice spooky black and white album" - porcupinetheatre
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