QUIZ: Identify These Classic Rock Albums With Just A Small Peek Of The Cover Art

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S. Norris
S. Norris

Calling all music fanatics! How well do you know your classic album covers? From AC/DC to ZZ Top and everything in between, we’re presenting some of the most iconic album covers of all time to see how many you can recognize. So test your musical knowledge by identifying these albums by seeing just a small peek of the album art. If you do well, you can even compare your results with your friends for serious bragging rights. Good luck!

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album “Rumours” has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide to date and has received diamond certifications in several countries. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978.
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Paul Simon “Graceland”
  • Olivia Newton-John “Come On Over”
  • Fleetwood Mac “Rumours”
  • Carole King “Tapestry”
0%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Four-month-old Spencer Elden is the child on Nirvana’s iconic “Nevermind” album cover. He received $250 for his work as a model that day. “Nevermind” was the band’s first album with drummer Dave Grohl.
DGC Records
DGC Records

Which album cover is this?

  • The Beach Boys “Endless Summer”
  • Nirvana “Nevermind”
  • Weezer “Weezer (The Blue Album)”
  • Blue Öyster Cult “Mirrors”
3%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Blondie’s 1978 “Parallel Lines” contained the megahit song hit “Heart of Glass.” This was the third studio by Blondie and it actually reached No. 1 in the U.K. in 1979. As a result, it was their breakthrough album in the United States.
Chrysalis Records
Chrysalis Records

Which album cover is this?

  • The Beatles “Abbey Road”
  • Fleetwood Mac “Rumours”
  • The Ramones “Ramones”
  • Blondie “Parallel Lines”
5%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect “Led Zeppelin III” surprised many fans with a more “folksy” sound than the band was known for. Regardless, it topped both the U.K. and the U.S. charts upon its release since it was one of the most anticipated albums of 1970.
Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Phil Collins “Face Value”
  • Rush “Moving Pictures”
  • The Beatles “Revolver”
  • Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin III”
8%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Cars self-titled debut album features such hits as “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and the timeless “Good Times Roll.” The album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200.
Elektra Records
Elektra Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon”
  • The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers
  • The Cars “The Cars”
  • The Clash “God Save The Queen”
11%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect “Steal Your Face” was the last album released by the Grateful Dead on their original label. They later used the label Round Records. This album was a live double album that was recorded at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco in October 1974.
Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Judas Priest “British Steel”
  • Sex Pistols “Never Mind the Bollocks”
  • The Grateful Dead “Steal Your Face”
  • Deep Purple “Machine Head”
13%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Doors began recording “Morrison Hotel” in 1969, shortly after singer Jim Morrison was arrested for indecent exposure during a Miami concert. They finally released “Morrison Hotel” in 1970 with a more blues-rock sound that they were known for.
Elektra Records
Elektra Records

Which album cover is this?

  • The Eagles “Hotel California”
  • Neutral Milk Hotel “On Avery Island”
  • The Doors “Morrison Hotel”
  • Moby “Hotel”
16%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Rolling Stone lists “The Velvet Underground + Nico” as #13 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Their eponymous debut album was released in 1967 and though it was a commercial failure at the time, it is now considered once of the most influential albums in popular music.
Verve Records
Verve Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
  • The Velvet Underground “The Velvet Underground + Nico”
  • Rush “Moving Pictures”
  • Lou Reed “Transformer”
18%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This album was the first the band released following the departure of Syd Barrett. “The Dark Side of the Moon” was released in 1973 and includes the singles “Money” and “Us and Them.”
Harvest Records
Harvest Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Queen “A Night at the Opera”
  • Pink Floyd “The Dark Side of the Moon”
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Electric Ladyland”
  • Rush “Moving Pictures”·
21%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released over 50 years ago, in 1967. This Beatles album spent 27 weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart and 15 weeks at No. 1 in America.
EMI Studios & Regent Sound Studio
EMI Studios & Regent Sound Studio

Which album cover is this?

  • The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds”
  • The Rolling Stones “Their Satanic Majesties”
  • The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
  • The Who “Who’s Next”
24%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the cover for “Revolver,” the seventh studio album by the Beatles. They released it in 1966 with songs like “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Eleanor Rigby.”
Parlophone Records
Parlophone Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”
  • Fleetwood Mac “Rumours”
  • Velvet Underground & Nico “Velvet Underground & Nico”
  • Beatles “Revolver”
26%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect British rock band Cream released their second album “Disraeli Gears” in 1967. The album was their first breakthrough to American audiences with hits such as “Strange Brew” and “Sunshine of Your Love.”
Reaction Records
Reaction Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Yes “Fragile”
  • Cream “Disraeli Gears”
  • Deep Purple “Burn”
  • Styx “Pieces of Eight”
29%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect “1999” was released in 1982, and contained the hits “Little Red Corvette” as well as the title song “1999.” This was Prince’s fifth studio album and the first one that featured his band the Revolution.
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Beck “Midnight Vultures”
  • Deep Purple “Now What?”
  • Prince “1999”
  • Jimi Hendrix “Band of Gypsys”
32%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect “Kick” was INXS’ fourth album and it contained 10 top hit singles such as “Need You Tonight”/”Meditate” and “Devil Inside.” Since its release in 1987, the album has been certified platinum six times.
WEA, Atlantic Records & Mercury Records
WEA, Atlantic Records & Mercury Records

Which album cover is this?

  • INXS “Kick”
  • Pennywise “Unknown Road”
  • Weezer “Pinkerton”
  • The Beastie Boys “Check Your Head”
34%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Peter Rowen, the boy on the cover of “War,” is a personal friend of U2 singer Bono’s. He has appeared on four other U2 albums. U2 released “War” in 1983 with the songs “New Year’s Day,” “Two Hearts Beat as One,” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
Island Records
Island Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Talking Heads “Fear of Music”
  • U2 “War”
  • Raffi “Good Luck Boy”
  • Radiohead “Kid A”
37%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Belgian artist Guy Peellaert painted the cover of “Diamond Dogs,” depicting Bowie as a half-man, half-dog creature. Bowie released this album in 1974 as his eighth studio album with songs such as “Rebel Rebel” and “1984.”
RCA Records
RCA Records

Which album cover is this?

  • The Velvet Underground “Loaded”
  • Snoop Dogg “Doggystyle”
  • Blur “Parklife”
  • David Bowie “Diamond Dogs”
39%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This iconic sunset scene is from the cover of the Eagles’ fifth studio album, “Hotel California.” In addition to the eponymous song, other singles off the album include “Life in the Fast Lane” and “New Kid in Town.”
Asylum Records
Asylum Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Eagles “Hotel California”
  • Journey “Escape”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd “Lynyrd Skynyrd”
  • Jeff Beck “Truth”
42%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the album art for “A Night at the Opera,” the fourth studio album by the British band Queen. Released in 1975, this album has Queen’s most successful single, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
EMI Records & Elektra Records
EMI Records & Elektra Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Radiohead “OK Computer”
  • Iron Maiden “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”
  • Yes “Fragile”
  • Queen “A Night at the Opera”
45%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect In case it wasn’t obvious, this is the cover of Rush’s eighth studio album, “Moving Pictures.” Released in 1981, it includes classic Rush songs like “Limelight,” “Vital Signs,” and of course, “Tom Sawyer.”
Anthem Records
Anthem Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti”
  • Journey “Escape”
  • Rush “Moving Pictures”
  • Deep Purple “Burn”
47%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1969, English rock band King Crimson released “In the Court of the Crimson King,” which is considered one of the first albums of the progressive rock genre.
Island Records & Atlantic Records
Island Records & Atlantic Records

Which album cover is this?

  • KISS “Destroyer”
  • Black Sabbath “Master of Reality”
  • Meatloaf “Bat Out of Hell”
  • King Crimson “In the Court of the Crimson King”
50%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect In case Al Jardine’s face wasn’t a dead giveaway, this was the album cover for The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds,” which was released in 1966. Their 11th studio album, it features classic Beach Boys hits such as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Caroline, No.”
Capitol Records
Capitol Records

Which album cover is this?

  • The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds”
  • The Allman Brothers Band “Live At Fillmore East”
  • U2 “Achtung Baby”
  • Bob Dylan “Blonde on Blonde”
53%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect “Mezzanine” is Massive Attack’s most commercially successful album. Q magazine ranks it at #15 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever.” “Risingson,” “Teardrop,” “Angel,” and “Inertia Creeps” are the four singles that the band released on this album.
Circa & Virgin Records
Circa & Virgin Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Jane’s Addiction “Nothing’s Shocking”
  • Massive Attack “Mezzanine”
  • Dinosaur Jr. “Bug”
  • Iron Maiden “The Number of the Beast”
55%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the cover for Black Sabbath’s second studio album, “Paranoid.” It features “Iron Man” and “War Pigs,” which are considered some of the band’s signature songs.
Regent Sound Studios & Island Studios
Regent Sound Studios & Island Studios

Which album cover is this?

  • Todd Rundgren “Something/Anything?”
  • Velvet Underground “Loaded”
  • Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
  • Janis Joplin “Pearl”
58%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the cover of “Band on the Run,” an album by Paul McCartney and Wings. It was the fifth album that McCartney created after leaving the Beatles in 1970. “Band on the Run” features its eponymous song, as well as “Jet.”
EMI Studios, ARC Studio, AIR Studios & Kingsway Recorders
EMI Studios, ARC Studio, AIR Studios & Kingsway Recorders

Which album cover is this?

  • Ramones “Ramones”
  • Bob Dylan and the Band “The Basement Tapes”
  • Paul McCartney and Wings “Band on the Run”
  • Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
61%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Rolling Stones released “Some Girls in 1978 and it became the only Rolling Stones album to receive a Grammy nomination for “Album of the Year.” This album features songs like “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden.”
Rolling Stones Records
Rolling Stones Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Led Zeppelin “Houses of the Holy”
  • Rolling Stones “Some Girls”
  • Sex Pistols “Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols”
  • Steely Dan “Can’t Buy a Thrill”
63%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1970, American rock band the Grateful Dead released their fourth studio album in “Workingman’s Dead.” This album is considered a turn away from the psychedelic experimentation to a more Americana-influenced sound.
Pacific High Recording
Pacific High Recording

Which album cover is this?

  • Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young “Deja Vu”
  • Grateful Dead “Workingman’s Dead”
  • George Harrison “All Things Must Pass”
66%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The second album on The Who’s discography is “A Quick One,” which was released in 1966. In the U.S., it was released as “Happy Jack” and featured the popular single of the same name.
IBC Studios & Pye Studios
IBC Studios & Pye Studios

Which album cover is this?

  • Jimi Hendrix Experience “Are You Experienced?”
  • The Who “A Quick One”
  • Pink Floyd “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience “Axis: Bold as Love”
68%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect “Mother’s Milk,” released in 1989, was the first Red Hot Chili Peppers album to go gold. Allmusic said that this album “turned the tide and transformed the band from underground funk-rocking rappers to mainstream bad boys with seemingly very little effort.”
EMI Records
EMI Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Cream “Disraeli Gears”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Mother’s Milk”
  • Simply Red “Stars”
  • Madonna “Madonna”
71%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the album cover of “Odessey and Oracle,” the second album by English band the Zombies. It has songs such as “Time of the Season” which was a hit back in 1969 after this album was released.
Abbey Road Studio & Olympic Studio
Abbey Road Studio & Olympic Studio

Which album cover is this?

  • Grateful Dead “Anthem of the Sun”
  • Zombies “Odessey and Oracle”
  • The Byrds “Sweetheart of the Rodeo”
  • Cream “Wheels of Fire”
74%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the cover for Crosby, Stills & Nash’s eponymous debut album. Released in 1969, it features hits like “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” which were both Top 40 singles.
Atlantic Records & Reprise Records
Atlantic Records & Reprise Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival “Green River”
  • Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin II”
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash “Crosby, Stills & Nash”
  • Neil Young “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”
76%

Which album cover is this?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The cover model on “Whipped Cream + Other Delights,” Dolores Erickson, was three months pregnant when the photo was taken. This was Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass’s fourth album and is considered the most popular album in their entire discography.
A&M Records
A&M Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Herb Alpert + the Tijuana Brass “Whipped Cream + Other Delights”
  • Cream “Heavy Cream”
  • The Ohio Players “Honey”
  • Cake “Motorcade of Generosity”
79%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1972, David Bowie released “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” which is more commonly known as “Ziggy Stardust.” It introduced Bowie’s titular alter ego and featured hits like “Starman”/”Suffragette City.”
Trident Studios
Trident Studios

Which album cover is this?

  • David Bowie “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”
  • Kanye West “Late Registration”
  • Steely Dan “Can’t Buy a Thrill”
  • The Stooges “Raw Power”
82%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Barbara Cheeseborough was the model featured on this iconic Funkadelic album cover. “Maggot Brain” is known for the single fo the same name as well as others like “Can You Get to That.” After this album was recorded, Tawl Ross, Eddie Hazel, Billy Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood left the band.
Universal Studios
Universal Studios

Which album cover is this?

  • Funkadelic “Maggot Brain”
  • Roberta Flack “Quiet Fire”
  • The Doors “L.A. Woman”
  • Mott the Hoople “The Hoople
84%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect New Wave band Talking Heads released “Remain in Light” in 1980. The singles featured off this album include “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Houses in Motion,” and of course, “Once in a Lifetime.”
Sire Records
Sire Records

Which album cover is this?

  • David Bowie “Scary Monsters”
  • The Clash “Sandinista”
  • Talking Heads “Remain in Light”
  • Judas Priest “British Steel”
87%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the album cover for “Dugüelo,” the sixth studio album by ZZ Top. “Dugüello” means “decapitation” in Spanish. The album features songs such as “I Thank You” and “Dust My Broom.”
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

Which album cover is this?

  • AC/DC “Highway to Hell”
  • Van Halen “Van Halen”
  • Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
  • ZZ Top “Dugüello”
89%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect “I Want You To Want Me” and “Southern Girls” are some of the hits off “In Color,” the second studio album by the band Cheap Trick. It was released in 1977.
Kendun Recorders
Kendun Recorders

Which album cover is this?

  • Cheap Trick “In Color”
  • Aerosmith “Rocks”
  • Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”
  • Ted Nugent “Ted Nugent”
92%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the album cover for “Billion Dollar Babies,” the sixth studio album by Alice Cooper. It was released in 1973 and features the song “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” which is the only Alice Cooper song to reach No. 1 on both U.S. and U.K. charts.
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Jethro Tull “Aqualung”
  • Led Zeppelin “IV”
  • Alice Cooper “Billion Dollar Babies”
  • T. Rex “Electric Warrior”
95%

Which album cover is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is the album cover for “Toys in the Attic,” which was released in 1975 by Aerosmith. It features the singles, “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way.” The original “Walk This Way” and the rap-influenced Run-D.M.C. collaboration are part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” list.
Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Which album cover is this?

  • Thin Lizzy “Jailbreak”
  • Bob Dylan and the Band “The Basement Tapes”
  • Elton John “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”
  • Aerosmith “Toys in the Attic”
97%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Ouch! This quiz absolutely slayed you! Better bone up on your music history before trying again. It’s OK, not everyone is into great music. Don’t worry though, it looks like you have some supportive friends. You did pretty good… for a wedding DJ. Wow, you seriously know your music! You’re a real rock star!
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