Bonnaroo Artists’ Favorite Album Covers

Some of the most iconic art of the last hundred years isn’t framed on a museum wall or painted across a sprawling chapel ceiling; it came into the world on a humble 12-inch cardboard sleeve. We asked Bonnaroo artists past and present to share with us their favorite album cover of all time. It was a tough call for all—and impossible for some to choose just one.

—Teniel Humeston


A-Trak: Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
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 Father John Misty: Starflyer 59, Gold
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Pat Sansone (Wilco): Big Star, Radio City

“The combination of my favorite photographer, William Eggleston, and one of my favorite bands.”
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Twin Shadow: 2 Live Crew, As Nasty As They Wanna Be
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Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes): Donald Fagen, The Nightfly

“When you listen to the title track of the album, the cover accompanies the song so perfectly that you eventually can’t think of one without the other…which is a testament to his ability to create very vivid lives and stories within each of his songs on this album.”
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Jonny Fritz: Billy Edd Wheeler, Nashville Zodiac
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Britt Daniel (of Spoon and the Divine Fits) found it hard to choose just one…
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From top left clockwise:

Prince, Sign O’ the Times

The Who. Who’s Next

Cat Power, Moon Pix

Rolling Stones, Tattoo You

Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed

Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde

Prince, Dirty Mind

Center: Paul McCartney, McCartney
 

What’s your favorite album cover of all time?