20 Best Album Covers of the 1980s

Album covers, the dying art-form students used to roll their “herbal” cigarettes on, enjoyed a short but joyful window of relevance — and the 80s was its peak.

The 1970s was a renaissance era for album cover art history, an expansive time for music and the way it was marketed. From prog to punk, it all looked fantastic and sounded like the future. But that was just the beginning.

It may be difficult for younger folk to understand that, for the longest time, we collectively disowned the 80s. Its neon embrace of peacocking and polish was…