Album Art as Postage Stamps: Coldplay, Bowie, The Stones, & More


Another reason we’ll never be as cool as the Brits: The UK’s Royal Mail just unveiled a series of 10 new stamps that honors the most iconic album covers of the past 40 years. And get this, the Queen herself actually approved the final design for each.

So which albums made the cut? The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed, Led Zeppelin’s IV, David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, The Clash’s London Calling, New Order’s Power, Corruption and Lies, Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell, Blur’s Parklife, and Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head. Do you think QE2’s got any of these tunes on her Obama-gifted iPod?

As a refresher, we’ve rounded up the classic covers in order after the jump. Which one is your favorite?