40 Minimal CD Covers Stripped to Their Essentials

For the purpose of today’s cross-section of captivating and iconic album covers, we have chosen 40 minimal pieces to showcase you some interesting СD cover designs. Having searched for many different types now we’re going to unveil only simple and clean covers that accordingly represent the style and reflect the mood of the music they promote. There are no ripples or circles in the background, no funky or vibrant images to portray the intensity of style – these album covers mainly use subtle colors along with minimal graphics to make you imaginative with the kind of music they have in store. Right now let’s put a special emphasis on these clean and clear CD designs developed to covertly convey the core content of the albums.

Coldplay: X & Y

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MercyMe: Almost There

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Sugarcult: Start Static

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Robert Rich: Dark Room Beats

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The Beatles: 1

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John Mayer: Continuum

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Portishead: Third

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Funkstörung: Appendix

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Joy Division: Substance

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Death Cab for Cutie: The Photo Album

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Duran Duran: The Singles 1986-1995

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Jeff Beck: Beckology

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Matmos: Civil War

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Nirvana: Nirvana

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Orbital: Diversions

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Sigur Ros: ( )

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Taking Back Sunday: Tell All Your Friends

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Talking Heads: Fear of Music

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TV on the Radio: Dear Science

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The New Year: The End Is Near

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Pet Shop Boys: Fundamental

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The Durutti Column: The Return of The Durutti Column

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Elvis Presley: Elvis 30 #1 Hits

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Superhotjoy: The Shindig Fantastico

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Soulwax: Nite Versions, Any Minute Now

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Betty Buckley: Highlights From Cats

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Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

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Metallica: Black

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Pink Floyd: The Wall

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The Beatles: The White Album

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Zero 7: Simple Things

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Gotan Project: Tango 3.0

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Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News

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Depeche Mode: Enjoy The Silence

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Hard-Fi: Stars Of CCTV

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Autechre: Anti EP

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Low: Drums and Guns

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The Who: Live At Leeds

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The Carpenters: Carpenters

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Atmosphere: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

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  • Chris

    Great selection, but I think that White Pony by Deftones should be in this list, too.