Sometimes what’s on the outside of a record can be as inspired as what’s on the inside.  One of the coolest parts about collecting vinyl is that not only do you get a quality piece of sonic art, but you also get a really cool 12x12 piece of visual art.  Have you ever seen an album cover that you could have sworn you saw somewhere else before?  Well here are 10 records where the artist either based their cover on a pre-existing work or just used the work outright.

JONI MITCHELL TURBULENT INDIGO (1994) | 
VAN GOGH SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EAR (1889)

 

HEART GREATEST HITS (1998) |
RENEE MAGRITTE THE THERAPIST (1937)

 

FLEET FOXES FLEET FOXES (2008) |
PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER NETHERLANDISH PROVERBS (1559)

 

ROD STEWART NIGHT ON THE TOWN (1976) | 
RENOIR BAL DU MOULIN DE LA GALETTE (1876)

 

STYX GRAND ILLUSION (1977) |
RENEE MAGRITTE THE BLANK CHECK (1965)

 

GUNS N’ ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION I (1991) | 
RAPHAEL THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS (1511)

 

COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA (2008) |
DELACROIX LIBERTY LEADING THE PEOPLE (1830)

 

FLEETWOOD MAC TANGO IN THE NIGHT (1987) |
HENRI ROUSSEAU CHARMEUSE DE SERPENT (1907)

 

DEPECHE MODE NEW LIFE (1981) |
SALVADOR DALI GEOPOLITICUS CHILD WATCHING THE BIRTH OF THE NEW MAN (1943)

 

CINDY LAUPER SHE’S SO UNUSUAL (1983) |
VAN GOGH STARRY NIGHT (1889)

 

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