The album jacket was the first thing we thought of when the digital era began. Without a hard copy of a record, where would we get the artist-defining visuals? Luckily—and maybe partially because of this—vinyl is experiencing a renaissance. Tachen’s latest is a celebration of great album art, of the designs that helped define some of the most iconic artists of all time. But this isn’t just about the sleeves these records came in; it’s about the albums themselves, which also served as an important canvas. Pink Floyd. Michael Jackson. Bon Jovi. So many influential artists used album art as a means to help convey a feeling, and 500 of them are profiled in this book. If you have a music buff on your list, this will go over well this holiday.