Album cover art quiz: Can you recognise the famous artwork?

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As digital sales continue to dominate the music industry, they pose a threat to the wonderful medium of the album cover.

Inspired artwork has graced the covers of some of the world’s greatest bands, from Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon - regarded by some as the greatest album sleeve of all time – to the classic Rolling Stone’s “Tongue and Lip” design by John Pasche, or the cover of New Order’s Blue Monday, rumoured to be so eye-wateringly expensive to create that the label lost money for each copy sold.

Some of these covers have become so iconic that you could identify them in a heartbeat. We’re putting that to the test, using classic album covers along with a few recent releases.



Take the quiz and let us know how you get on in the comments.