Which Vinyl Records Come with the Coolest Album Art?

Which Vinyl Records Come with the Coolest Album Art?

Those who want to experience music in its full-color, tangible form turn to the most authentic music-listening experience: vinyl. People who consider themselves vinyl aficionados may have their own lists of what they perceive to be the coolest looking vinyl records, but here at Freestyle Vinyl, we do as well. Take a look at some of our favorite cool looking vinyl records if you’re looking to add to your collection today.  

The King Of Limbs by Radiohead

The vinyl edition of Radiohead's 2011 album “The King of Limbs” had its own newspaper. The paper was 30% recyclable, and the two 10" clear vinyl discs were accompanied by a blotting sheet with 625 miniature art works.

Don’t Say That by Superfood

Superfood's debut LP on vinyl is as dazzling, joyful, and wacky as the Birmingham band themselves. The record is vivid, pillar box red, and the sleeve is made of mirrored foil.

Blue Ice by Shout Out Louds

Sure, we knew it might get cold in Scandinavia, but we had no idea it could be so frigid that people were producing records out of ice. Only a select few copies of the Swedish band's 2012 single “Blue Ice” were made available, and fans had to build the ice recordings at home using water and a freezer, but they were completely playable.

A Glorious Dawn by Third Man (Carl Sagan) 

Cosmologist Carl Sagan died in 1996, but that didn't stop Third Man from releasing this stunning 'cosmos' colored vinyl to commemorate his 75th birthday. “A Glorious Dawn” was released with an etched reproduction of the spacecraft- Voyager on its cover. 

Jurassic Park by Mondo

Mondo published the original Jurassic Park score on dilophosaurus-patterned vinyl on the film's 21st birthday. Try getting your hands on one of these rare vinyl releases. 

The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson

Karen Elson's debut album was not only peach-colored, but also peach-scented, as she was a model turned gothic country singer. Try to get the best matching scented candle to create a soothing ambience.


Karen isn't the only one who has had the honor of owning a ponging vinyl. To commemorate the famous film's 30th anniversary, the theme was originally published on glow-in-the-dark vinyl, just in time for Halloween 2014, stinking of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Lazaretto by Jack White 

Jack White's second solo album had a diverse collection of songs. The 'Ultra' vinyl edition had an angel holograph, locked grooves, and electric and acoustic intros at multiple points of dropping the needle. It's no surprise that it was the best-selling vinyl record of 2014.

Blue Blood Blues by The Dead Weather

When The Dead Weather's “Blue Blood Blues” was released in 2010, fans were presented with a 7" record tucked inside of a 12" record, requiring them to cut one out of the other if they wanted to hear the entire thing.

Say Yes to Love by Perfect Pussy

Of the many cool looking vinyl records, this one is pretty special! In 2014, 300 copies of Perfect Pussy's debut album, infused with the blood of singer Meredith Graves were released. This one is definitely not for the faint-hearted. 

Your Own Vinyl Record Jacket Art

All of the records listed above feature some of the most innovative designs around, but the coolest looking vinyl record album you’ll find is the one you make yourself. At Freestyle Vinyl, we offer artists, music lovers, and gift givers alike the chance to make their own custom vinyl record jackets. Use original artwork, a photograph, a graphic design, or something else entirely. Make your record a reflection of how the music makes you feel. 

Learn how to make your own cool looking vinyl record with custom designs. For more information, feel free to contact us at Freestyle Vinyl today.