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Music Trivia -> Album Cover Themes -> Strictly Text

Albums that have nothing but text on the front cover. When the Beatles did it, it was a statement. Now it just looks like people are too cheap to hire a designer.

There are 169 covers for this theme.

Strictly Text Themed Album Covers

  • ABRAXAS Live In Memoriam
    "Live In Memoriam"
    - Submitted by: CDamiance
  • The Academy Is... Santi
    The Academy Is...
    - Submitted by: Alex
    It still has a sillhouette of Angus on it but you get the idea. :) - Submitted by: Celeste
  • AC/DC Back in Black
    "Back in Black"
    My favourite AC/DC album to date. Angus Young said "To have anything other than a simple black cover wouldn't have done the music any justice." - Submitted by: Celeste
  • AC/DC The Razors Edge
    "The Razors Edge"
    This is a nice cover. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Acen 75 Minutes
    "75 Minutes"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Aerosmith Big Ones
    "Big Ones"
    I like this cover. They opted for a simple red, white, and blue colour scheme for this album. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Alice Cooper Zipper Catches Skin
    Alice Cooper
    "Zipper Catches Skin"
    - Submitted by: Dave Auletto
  • Alice Cooper Muscle of Love
    Alice Cooper
    "Muscle of Love"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Alice Cooper Flush the Fashion
    Alice Cooper
    "Flush the Fashion"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • American Hi-Fi The Geeks Get yhe Girls- Single
    American Hi-Fi
    "The Geeks Get yhe Girls- Single"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Andrea True Connection More More More & Millennium
    Andrea True Connection
    "More More More & Millennium"
    This is strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Aphex Twin 26 Mixes for Cash
    Aphex Twin
    "26 Mixes for Cash"
    Pure text and nothing else. Also a damn good album. - Submitted by: Katrina
  • Aphrodites Child 666: Apocalypse of St John
    Aphrodite's Child
    "666: Apocalypse of St John"
    - Submitted by: CDamiance
  • Armaggedon Armaggedon
    - Submitted by: CDamiance
  • Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
    "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold"
    Just text, no other images. Great band, bad cover. - Submitted by: Mr. Washable
  • Autechre Anti-
    This is just text. - Submitted by: Pete Renton
  • Autechre Peel Session
    "Peel Session"
    More text only art from Warp's finest - Submitted by: Pete Renton
  • Bad Brains Rock for Light
    Bad Brains
    "Rock for Light"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Bad Company Bad Company
    Bad Company
    "Bad Company"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • The Band Moondog Matinee
    The Band
    "Moondog Matinee"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • The Beatles The White Album
    The Beatles
    "The White Album"
    - Submitted by: Raif d' Spong
  • The Beatles Past Masters, Vol. 1
    The Beatles
    "Past Masters, Vol. 1"
    Classic Beatles album, should be on the list. - Submitted by: Fifi
  • Beatles The Beatles (The White Album)
    "The Beatles (The White Album)"
    - Submitted by: Terry McLaughlin
  • Bee Gees Odessa
    Bee Gees
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Bee Gees Gold - Volume One
    Bee Gees
    "Gold - Volume One"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • A Bird A Sparrow Turn It Up!
    A Bird A Sparrow
    "Turn It Up!"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • The Black Keys Brothers
    The Black Keys
    Nuttin' but words. - Submitted by: Justin R
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Howl
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Black Sabbath Master of Reality
    Black Sabbath
    "Master of Reality"
    - Submitted by: Raif d' Spong
  • Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock N' Roll
    Black Sabbath
    "We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Bloodhound Gang Hefty Fine
    Bloodhound Gang
    "Hefty Fine"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Bouncing Souls Bouncing Souls
    Bouncing Souls
    "Bouncing Souls"
    - Submitted by: Pizza Guy
  • Breathe Carolina Its Classy, Not Classic
    Breathe Carolina
    "It's Classy, Not Classic"
    - Submitted by: Mia
  • Brother Jack McDuff Live!
    Brother Jack McDuff
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Burn the Priest Burn the Priest (Lamb Of God)
    Burn the Priest
    "Burn the Priest (Lamb Of God)"
    - Submitted by: Maggotarmy
  • Bush Golden State
    "Golden State"
    Originally, there was an airplane on the cover. It was removed after 9/11. - Submitted by: Brian Kelly
  • Buzzcocks Modern/A Different Kind Of Product
    "Modern/A Different Kind Of Product"
    Actually this is just Modern, but the version with A Different Kind... is the same cover. Good cover, and good album, i recon. - Submitted by: Lee
  • The Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973
    The Carpenters
    "The Singles 1969-1973"
    - Submitted by: Paul Warren
  • Cartel Chroma
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • The Chemical Brothers Singles 93-03
    The Chemical Brothers
    "Singles 93-03"
    Don't know if this one counts as the name could be perceived as an image but I'm gonna send it anyway. - Submitted by: Katrina
  • Chilliwack All Over You
    "All Over You"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Climax Blues Band Shine On
    Climax Blues Band
    "Shine On"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Cold War Kids Mine Is Yours
    Cold War Kids
    "Mine Is Yours"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Collective Soul 7even Year Itch: Collective Souls Greatest Hits 1994-2001
    Collective Soul
    "7even Year Itch: Collective Soul's Greatest Hits 1994-2001"
    - Submitted by: Deathawk
  • Daft Punk Discovery
    Daft Punk
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
    Death Cab for Cutie
    "The Photo Album"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Dicks 1980-1986
    It's as if they just used a typewriter. Classic. - Submitted by: Beau Dowling
  • Duran Duran The Singles 1986-1995
    Duran Duran
    "The Singles 1986-1995"
    This is a really cool and creative album cover. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Duran Duran Greatest
    Duran Duran
    Good example of strictly text. :) - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Duran Duran Big Thing
    Duran Duran
    "Big Thing"
    Perfect example of strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck
    Dwight Yoakam
    "Dwight Sings Buck"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Eagles The Long Run
    "The Long Run"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Eagles Live
    - Submitted by: Melissa
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer Works 1
    Emerson Lake & Palmer
    "Works 1"
    - Submitted by: Kathy W
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer Works 2
    Emerson Lake & Palmer
    "Works 2"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Emma Pollock Law of Large Numbers
    Emma Pollock
    "Law of Large Numbers"
    Other than the Chemikal Underground logo, the cover is all text; just what you guys are looking for..... - Submitted by: Kenny McDonald
  • Every Avenue Shh. Just Go With It
    Every Avenue
    "Shh. Just Go With It"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Explosions in the Sky The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
    Explosions in the Sky
    "The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy
    Fine Young Cannibals
    "She Drives Me Crazy"
    It's strictly text that's for sure. :) - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Fugazi 13 Songs
    "13 Songs"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Grand Funk Railroad Were an American Band
    Grand Funk Railroad
    "We're an American Band"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Grand Funk Railroad Mark Don & Mel 1969-71
    Grand Funk Railroad
    "Mark Don & Mel 1969-71"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Hard-Fi Once Upon a Time In the West
    "Once Upon a Time In the West"
    The West London Clash-alikes were trying to send a message about "the music" being more important than the image....but they ended up looking like prats.... - Submitted by: Kristof Robertson
  • Hercules & Love Affair Blue Songs
    Hercules & Love Affair
    "Blue Songs"
    - Submitted by: zaK
  • The Human League Hysteria
    The Human League
    - Submitted by: cuccubear
  • Humble Pie Smokin
    Humble Pie
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Humble Pie Performance: Rockin the Fillmore
    Humble Pie
    "Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Interpol Antics: The Special Edition
    "Antics: The Special Edition"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • INXS The Best of INXS
    "The Best of INXS"
    Simply the band name and "Greatest Hits" on the cover is very cool. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Jackie McLean Right Now!
    Jackie McLean
    "Right Now!"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • James Brown Love Power Peace: Live at the Olympia, Paris 1971
    James Brown
    "Love Power Peace: Live at the Olympia, Paris 1971"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • James Gang Rides Again
    James Gang
    "Rides Again"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • James Gang Miami
    James Gang
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • James Taylor Greatest Hits
    James Taylor
    "Greatest Hits"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • James Taylor Greatest Hits, Volume 2
    James Taylor
    "Greatest Hits, Volume 2"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Janes Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
    Jane's Addiction
    "Ritual De Lo Habitual"
    - Submitted by: 6pack4sure
  • Jeff Beck Beckology
    Jeff Beck
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Jeff Beck There and Back
    Jeff Beck
    "There and Back"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • The Jesus Lizard Lash
    The Jesus Lizard
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • J. Geils Band Blow Your Face Out
    J. Geils Band
    "Blow Your Face Out"
    Good example of strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • John Mayer Continuum
    John Mayer
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Johnny Cash Silver
    Johnny Cash
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • John Williams Star Wars: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    John Williams
    "Star Wars: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Joy Division Substance
    Joy Division
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • The Juliana Theory Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat
    The Juliana Theory
    "Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Kaiser Chiefs Employment
    Kaiser Chiefs
    - Submitted by: isolde
  • Katy Perry Teenage Dream
    Katy Perry
    "Teenage Dream"
    She's going to be awful itchy, after laying on all that insulation. - Submitted by: Chance Gollnick
  • Kiss Double Platinum
    "Double Platinum"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Laurie Anderson Live at Town Hall, New York City - September 19-20, 2001
    Laurie Anderson
    "Live at Town Hall, New York City - September 19-20, 2001"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • LCD Soundsystem 45: 33
    LCD Soundsystem
    "45: 33"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Led Zeppelin Coda
    Led Zeppelin
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Low Drums and Guns
    "Drums and Guns"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Lucky Boys Confusion Hey Driver- Single
    Lucky Boys Confusion
    "Hey Driver- Single"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs Box Set
    Magnetic Fields
    "69 Love Songs Box Set"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Matmos The Civil War
    "The Civil War"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Melanie Phonogenic : Not Just Another Pretty Face
    "Phonogenic : Not Just Another Pretty Face"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Michael Stanley Band MSB
    Michael Stanley Band
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
    "Happy Songs for Happy People"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Montrose Paper Money
    "Paper Money"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Neil Young Harvest
    Neil Young
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Neil Young Living With War
    Neil Young
    "Living With War"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • New Kids on the Block Collections
    New Kids on the Block
    This could be considered to be "strictly text." - Submitted by: Celeste
  • New Order Substance
    New Order
    New Order were always quite minimalist with their image..... - Submitted by: Kristof Robertson
  • New Order Waiting for the Sirens Call (U.S. Bonus Track)
    New Order
    "Waiting for the Sirens' Call (U.S. Bonus Track)"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • The New Year The New Year
    The New Year
    "The New Year"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • The New Year The End Is Near
    The New Year
    "The End Is Near"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    "Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Nirvana Nirvana
    I love this album. Even though Kurt died before I was born, I still love his songs. He really has a "I don't care" attitude that I love. - Submitted by: Chloe
  • No Doubt Rock Steady
    No Doubt
    "Rock Steady"
    It's all text. How can you miss this one? - Submitted by: The Skuz
  • O.A.R. All Sides
    "All Sides"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Orbital Diversions
    The background does have texture but not an actual image. - Submitted by: Katrina
  • Paladin Paladin
    - Submitted by: Raif d' Spong
  • Paramore Riot!
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Paris Paris
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Pearl Jam Vitalogy
    Pearl Jam
    Made to look like an old book, so Eddie Veddar and the gang get a pass here. - Submitted by: Deathawk
  • Philmore Philmore
    - Submitted by: Pizza Guy
  • Pink Floyd The Wall (Deluxe Packaging Digitally Remastered)
    Pink Floyd
    "The Wall (Deluxe Packaging Digitally Remastered)"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Poco Ultimate Collection
    "Ultimate Collection"
    This is strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Poco A Good Feelin To Know
    "A Good Feelin' To Know"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Poco Seven
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • P.O.D. Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years
    "Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years"
    the name of the band and album - Submitted by: jesse and melyssa
  • Polyrock Polyrock
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Portishead Third
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Prince Black Album
    "Black Album"
    I think originally it didn't even have a sticker on the album cover, so technically it probably doesn't qualify.
  • Prince 1999
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Public Image Ltd. Compact Disc
    Public Image Ltd.
    "Compact Disc"
    Couldn't find "album" on Amazon. There is also "cassette" - Submitted by: Jake St. Vitus
  • The Pursuit of Happiness Love Junk
    The Pursuit of Happiness
    "Love Junk"
    These guys disappeared w/o a trace....but I love this album - Submitted by: Kristof Robertson
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service Anthology
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • R.E.M. Live at The Olympia in Dublin: 39 Songs
    "Live at The Olympia in Dublin: 39 Songs"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Right Said Fred Up
    Right Said Fred
    Here's an all-text album cover, and with some really big type too! - Submitted by: Eileen Wright
  • Riot Riot Live
    "Riot Live"
    Great band, live and at their peak.... - Submitted by: hoodwink19
  • Rory Gallagher Irish Tour 74..
    Rory Gallagher
    "Irish Tour '74.."
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Roy Orbison The All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison
    Roy Orbison
    "The All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison"
    This is strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • The Rutles Archaeology
    The Rutles
    - Submitted by: Raif d' Spong
  • Santana Welcome
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Saosin Saosin
    Black background with white SAOSIN text on bottom right corner. - Submitted by: Nathan Bost
  • Sigur Rós Svefn-G-Englar
    Sigur Rós
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Simple Minds Graffiti Soul (Bonus CD) (Dlx)
    Simple Minds
    "Graffiti Soul (Bonus CD) (Dlx)"
    Simplicity at its best. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Spiritualized Songs in A & E
    "Songs in A & E"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Starz Starz
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Syl Johnson Is it Because Im Black?
    Syl Johnson
    "Is it Because I'm Black?"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
    Taking Back Sunday
    "Tell All Your Friends"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
    Talking Heads
    "Talking Heads: 77"
    - Submitted by: Deathawk
  • Talking Heads Fear of Music
    Talking Heads
    "Fear of Music"
    Only text. - Submitted by: drunxpla
  • Talking Heads True Stories
    Talking Heads
    "True Stories"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
    I forgot about this being strictly text. :) - Submitted by: Celeste
  • They Might Be Giants Factory Showroom
    They Might Be Giants
    "Factory Showroom"
    This is strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle
    Throbbing Gristle
    "The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle"
    Good example of just text on a cover. - Submitted by: drunxpla
  • Todd Rundgren Faithful
    Todd Rundgren
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Tom Waits Big Time
    Tom Waits
    "Big Time"
  • Tom Waits Real Gone
    Tom Waits
    "Real Gone"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Tom Waits The Black Rider
    Tom Waits
    "The Black Rider"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Toto Turn Back
    "Turn Back"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Tower of Power Live and in Living Color
    Tower of Power
    "Live and in Living Color"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • The Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys (2CD/1DVD, Deluxe Edition)
    The Traveling Wilburys
    "Traveling Wilburys (2CD/1DVD, Deluxe Edition)"
    This is strictly text. - Submitted by: Celeste
  • The Tubes What Do You Want From LIVE
    The Tubes
    "What Do You Want From LIVE"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • TV on the Radio Dear Science
    TV on the Radio
    "Dear Science"
    - Submitted by: Isolde
  • Vanilla Fudge Rock & Roll
    Vanilla Fudge
    "Rock & Roll"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • Various Artists Ministry of Sound: XX 20 Years
    Various Artists
    "Ministry of Sound: XX 20 Years"
    Has the Ministry of Sound logo on there, but you probably get the idea. The writing in top left is actually a sticker. - Submitted by: Lee
  • Various artists Best Jazz Album in the World
    Various artists
    "Best Jazz Album in the World"
    One of my favourite album covers to bear just simple text. It has a small image of Earth but you get the idea. - Submitted by: Lee
  • The Veronicas Hook me up
    The Veronicas
    "Hook me up"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • The Veronicas 4ever- single
    The Veronicas
    "4ever- single"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • We the Kings We the Kings
    We the Kings
    "We the Kings"
    - Submitted by: Alex
  • The Who Live At Leeds [Deluxe Edition]
    The Who
    "Live At Leeds [Deluxe Edition]"
    The reason this has just text, is to resemble a bootleg album of the era.
  • Willie Nelson To Lefty From Willie
    Willie Nelson
    "To Lefty From Willie"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  • XTC Go 2
    "Go 2"
    Text text and more text - Submitted by: Wildwood
  • Yes Close to the Edge
    "Close to the Edge"
    - Submitted by: Sutch
  •  Nouns
    - Submitted by: Isolde
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