Top 10 Taylor Swift Album Covers

Taylor Swift Album Covers

Our Top 10 Taylor Swift album covers list looks at the album designs of probably the most popular musical artist of the past twenty years. Her popularity among teenagers especially of the female gender rivaled the popularity of bands like The Beatles in their heyday. That may sound crazy to old classic rock fans, but when you look at the numbers and the millions of fans she has in their teens and twenties you will see that it is a very fair comparison in terms of sheer popularity and fandom.

Taylor Swift has only so far released nine studio albums. However, Taylor Swift has released three live albums and fourteen compilation albums. Additionally, she has begun to re-release some of her earlier albums with all brand new recordings of her songs. Those new recordings also feature new album covers. We have picked out ten favorite Taylor Swift album covers out of all those covers. It wasn’t easy as Taylor Swift has plenty of wonderful album covers to choose from.

# 10 – Speak Now: World Tour Live

We open up our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List with the live album entitled Speak Now: World Tour Live. We love this photo of Taylor Swift playing guitar. It defines her rock and roll spirit in such a magnificent way. The graphics, the colors, the stage lights on her hair, and the background all work perfectly to present a great live album cover. The album Speak Now: World Tour Live. was released on November 21, 2011. It would become Taylor Swift’s first live album release. The album hit number eleven on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 9 – Taylor Swift

Continuing with our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List we turn to the innocent-looking album cover for the album simply entitled  Taylor Swift. This is a very young-looking Taylor Swift presented on the cover. She probably had no idea at the time how big of a star she would become. The album was released on October 24, 2006. The album hit number five on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 8 – Evermore

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List, we present the album entitled Evermore. What a difference between this cover and her debut cover. It was pretty brave to release an album cover of just the back of her head. It was also brilliant as it could be interpreted in so many ways. The internet and all of the social media have not always been kind to Taylor Swift as well as many others. As time went on, we all began to see how Taylor Swift responded to all the nonsense that people spew. The Evermore album was released on December 11, 2020. The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. It stands as the most recent Taylor Swift studio album as of this writing.

# 7 – Red Taylor’s Version

In the number seven position on our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List is the album entitled Red. This is the album cover featured on Taylor Swift’s new version of the album called simply Red Taylor’s Version. The album cover is very much different from the original but still captures the same spirit in its skin tones and of course the red hat. We really liked what Taylor Swift did with this cool album cover. The new version of the album was released on November 12, 2021. Once again, the album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 6 – Fearless

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List we present the album entitled Fearless. This is the original album cover that Taylor Swift’s record company released when the album first came out. There were so many different versions of this album when it was released as well as covers. However, we liked this one the best. The album was released on November 11, 2008. It would become Taylor Swift’s first-ever number one album as it hit number on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 5 – Folklore

At the halfway point on our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List is the album entitled  Folklore. This is the most interesting album cover Taylor Swift has ever released. It is definitely an outlier in her catalog. Taylor Swift is presented as a traveler in the 18th century it seems. Based on the album’s themes of dreams and more, it stands as the perfect album cover  The album was released on July 24, 2020. The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts as well as many other album charts around the world.

# 4 – Lover

Well, Taylor Swift had certainly grown up since her first album cover featured her as an innocent young girl which she was at the time. The album cover for Lover shows a much more adult woman. We love the colors surrounding Taylor Swift in the album photo. What she is looking down at has been a subject of much conversation. The album was released on August 23, 2019  The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 3 – Reputation

Reputation’s stark contrast of black and white just hits the viewer head on in what is a spectacular album cover. Moving along on our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List we present the album entitled Reputation. It’s easy to see that the album cover was Taylor Swift fighting back against all the gossip and lies that had been printed about her both in the press and on the internet. The album was released on November 10, 2017. The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 2 – Red ( original version)

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List, we showcase the album entitled Red. This is where graphics and photography meet in such a perfect alliance. The color of Taylor Swift’s lipstick is juxtaposed magnificently behind the Red title typeface. The album was released on October 22, 2012. Red was Taylor Swift’s third straight album to hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

# 1 – Speak Now

We wrap up our top 10 Taylor Swift Albums Covers List with the album entitled Speak Now. Taylor Swift’s Speak Now album, cover stands as one of the most beautiful albums covers of the 2010s. The beauty of Tayor Swift is on full display as she is wrapped around in a gorgeous purple dress. The photographer captures the moment perfectly as the album depicts all the wonderful music to come from this very special artist. The album was released on October 25, 2010 The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

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