105 Album Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of album quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about album covers.

The Most Famous Album Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down. — Scott Weiland

Try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story — Saul Bass

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more. — Alan Jackson

Like books and black lives - albums still matter. Tonight and always. — Prince

The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with. — Talib Kweli

Normally, you go into the recording studio, make a record and then take it on the road and you think... wow... I could have done THIS to it, or something. — Brian Setzer

When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone, in the air. You can never capture it again. — Eric Dolphy

I'm recording an album. It's sort of techno mixed with garbage - you, know, intense in-your-face music. — Christy Carlson Romano

I got to realizing that I wanted to record, I wanted to experiment. And doing those same old songs the same old way - I said, 'I think it's time for me to have some fun.' — Buck Owens

This is the industry that wants [music], the rap industry. You have to be on deck all the time, but you do not have the time to do the album. It is an energy, it must be present in everyday life. — Young Thug

Short Album Quotes

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  • The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band — Brian Eno
  • If you put a Van Halen album in your record collection, it will melt all the rest of your records. — David Lee Roth
  • I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album — Melissa Joan Hart
  • I picked up the Joss Stone album, Josh Groban, and the new Norah Jones. I love, love, love Norah. — Deborah Cox
  • Every album I make big records. I'm going to always make an anthem. That's what I do. — DJ Khaled
  • Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. — Eminem
  • The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you I was the best rhymer in the world. — Big Pun
  • I'm very sassy. I want to show people in my album I'm not like my characters on TV. — Ashley Tisdale
  • Making an album can be like being pregnant: you want to pop that thing out and show everybody! — Julian Casablancas
  • Mike Tyson, what can I say about you that hasn’t already been the title of a Richard Pryor album? — Anthony Jeselnik

Top 10 Album Quotes

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Straight from the heart, I represent hip hop I be three albums deep, but I don't wanna go pop Too many candy rappers seem to be at the top Too much candy is no good, so now I'm closing the shop. — Phife Dawg

All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them? — Prince

I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same. — Angus Young

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it. — Susan Sontag

I've been around for almost 10 years in the game but somehow I still look like I'm like on my second or third album or something. So it's good cause it doesn't blow up my age. — Fabolous

The Thriller album is still the biggest album of all time. That is still returning huge royalty cheques. — Martin Bashir

This is the industry that wants [music], the rap industry. You have to be on deck all the time, but you do not have the time to do the album. It is an energy, it must be present in everyday life. — Young Thug

When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album. — John Fogerty

I'm recording an album. It's sort of techno mixed with garbage - you, know, intense in-your-face music. — Christy Carlson Romano

I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. — Kevin Bacon

Photo Album Quotes

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I have pictures of my daughter, in the hospital, at three seconds, six seconds, nine seconds, and then fifteen seconds, 'cause dumbass couldn't get the camera ready fast enough. Yeah, ha ha ha. She wrote that in the photo album. — Christopher Titus

A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album. — Bo Bennett

I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up! — Jenny Agutter

My dad used to open up photo albums and stuff and you'd have to tell a story about the picture but you couldn't tell the truth so you had to make up a story about whatever you were looking at. He really taught us how to lie. — Sara Quin

But maybe every life looked wonderful if all you saw was the photo albums. — Liane Moriarty

When I first got married to my husband, he had boxes full of photos of my two stepsons, ages 5 and 8 at the time, and I put them together in some little albums and wrote notes about how happy I was that they were a part of my life. — Nancy O'Dell

Family photo albums are so powerful in that they make kids feel valued, cherished and respected. — Nancy O'Dell

One of the things that we talked about was this idea of 'Memento Mori' - like the reminder of our own mortality - and so we were sort of trying to express that in our press photos. And it's one of the themes of the album [Modern Vampires of the City] as well. — Rostam Batmanglij

Time is so fast that all times are past times! When you look at a photo of the past, you must know that you are already in the album, someone else is looking at your photo! All times are past times! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

A sister is the cure for swollen heads and ego trips. One may a star, a Chief Executive-famous and rich and beautiful. But one's sister has the family photo album. And a long, long memory. And a tendency to wink at one on Top Occasions. — Pam Brown

Album Covers Quotes

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'American Horror' goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience - 'Flowers in the Attic' paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death.' It even has 'Go Ask Alice'-era urban legends. — Rob Sheffield

I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention. — Bruce Springsteen

I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers. — Terry Southern

I want to find out more about how the Backstreet Boys get their incredible sound. I've got both their albums and I would love to cover one of their songs — Tom Jones

Book-jacket design may become a lost art, like album-cover design, without which late-20th-century iconography would have been pauperized. — James Wolcott

I try to explain that to my kids - the experience of going to a record store, flipping through racks and finding that album cover that intrigues you - but my kids don't want to know about it. They download the one song on the album they like, and pay their 99 cents. — Jon Bon Jovi

The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover. — Bruce Dickinson

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he didn't agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things. — Robert Fripp

Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album. — John Mellencamp

Like all bands, the first two albums are always the ones most written about, and the most covered. When a band gets to their third of fourth album, the story of the band has already been told. — Kelly Jones

Album Release Quotes

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I don't believe in singles. The singles market has changed. I am trying to get back to the old days of releasing albums at will, like Star Wars coming out again. — Prince

In 1975,Bob Dylan was almost 10 years past his prime - and then he released the best album of his career, Blood on the Tracks. Written and recorded amid a painful divorce, Blood on the Tracks is proof that heartbreak makes great art - just as many of the albums that followed were the opposite. — Bob Dylan

It just inspires me to release an album and know that I can work on a core fanbase. The grind: Just make good music and it translates. — Kid Ink

I am planning the release of 2NE1's new album for after CL finishes her solo activities. 2NE1 will surely show you good work until the expiration of their contracts. — Yang Hyun-suk

I thought I'd do everything on four-track, and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio, and then I'll have a solo album released by spring. — Kim Deal

We've finished our debut album which has 14 tracks. We're very proud of the release and can't wait for people to hear it. — Matthew Healy

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released. — Beck

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we've got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry's piano player. — James Young

I have a bunch of albums I would love to get re-released. — Cy Coleman

Bob Dylan wasn't a big star early on; it was the release of his Greatest Hits album in 1967, and the mainstream success of the stoner anthem "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" ("Everybody must get stoned!"), that really put him on the mainstream map. — Bob Dylan

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More Album Quotes

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Jimmy Page is an excellent producer. Led Zeppelin I and II are classics. As a player he's very good in the studio, but I've never seen him play well live. He's sloppy. He plays like he's got a broken hand and he's two years old. If you put out a good album and play like a two year old, what's the purpose? — Eddie Van Halen

I’m very proud of Seungri. I worked over a year for my album, but one day YG told Seungri to make an album and he made one in just 2 weeks. Ah, maybe 3 weeks. He’s a true genius. I’m jealous of his propulsion. — G-Dragon

The whole point of 'Acid Rap' was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it's all original music and it's got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What's an 'album' these days, anyways? — Chance the Rapper

I'm insane, I'm emotional, but I'd rather be that than a robot. So that's definitely something that I wanted to get out there. Especially with Cry Baby's story, because the album is about Cry Baby but I realized that me and her went through the same change. — Melanie Martinez

It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music! — Tyrese Gibson

Even though we didn't actually record it as the Move I had already written a song called 'Dear Elaine,' which I subsequently put on the Boulders album. I thought at the time that was probably the best song I'd written. — Roy Wood

I think anything you listen to is going to be different. You're going to listen to a song differently if you're just sitting around somewhere listening on your phone as opposed to sitting in a dark room listening to a vinyl album. It's going to be a totally different experience. — Brendon Urie

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique. — Shania Twain

There may be a new album, and there may not. Right now, we're encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn't bother to bootleg you. — Burton Cummings

It is one thing to record an album but it's a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it. — Rihanna

Usually, I’ll give them homework—a small, doable task. I’ll give you an example. There was an artist I was working with recently who hadn’t made an album in a long time, and he was struggling with finishing anything. He just had this version of a writer’s block. But I would give him very doable homework assignments that almost seemed like a joke. ‘Tonight, I want you to write one word in this song that needs five lines, that you can’t finish. I just want one word that you like by tomorrow. Do you think that you could come up with one word? — Rick Rubin

We play the music we want to play and we play the places we want to play. I'd hate to be on the usual record company where you get an album out and you do a tour, and you do all the Odeon's and all the this that and the others. I couldn't just do that at all. — Ian Curtis

When I made Illmatic, I was trying to make the perfect album. It comes from the days of Wild Style. I was trying to make you experience my life. I wanted you to look at hip-hop differently. I wanted you to feel that hip-hop was changing and becoming something more real. — Nas

Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself. — Tim McGraw

I'm not worried. I'm just so grateful to be in the position that I'm in. I'm just going with the flow right now, and I think my album will come together quite nicely because I think everybody is on the same page. — Carrie Underwood

I thought if we made an album that tried to change the world, or give it hope, it would really happen. But all people found was death and destruction and misery and self-hate. I learned that the world doesn't want to be saved, and it will f**king punch you in the face if you try. — Gerard Way

I think with certain artists you want to hear their album... and then there are other artists who I like where maybe it's more about the single. I don't think there is going to be one way that everything works. — Rick Rubin

Somtimes I regret [that debut album was titled "Bad Azz" ], because people take it the wrong way. Everybody got a bad ways, and I'm a 'Bad Ass'... whenever I'm not good, so that's what I'm talkin' about. — Lil Boosie

I think pop culture is the greatest subject matter out there - 'Other People's Lives,' as we wrote about on the last Duran Duran album. Most ideas for great songs come from real situations, something your friend said to you the night before, the girl that just left, or something traumatic in your life. — Nick Rhodes

I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that. — Lester Bangs

I probably spent more time listening to albums than writing songs. But I think that gave me all the tricks in terms of wordplay, from how I pronounced my words to the actual delivery. — Kendrick Lamar

I think our fans are a bit like us — they’re very fun, like to have a laugh, like to party. I think that’s what comes across on our album as well. It’s very fun. It’s music that you could play at a party, but it also deals with teenage relationships. — Niall Horan

Niggas' rap albums sound like love letters, Pen in my hand, like: damn, fam, I could do much better. — Sean Price

I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more. — Kirk Hammett

I had a breakthrough, I think my life just became calmer, I gave up drinking. My priorities changed as I had a young daughter. The group didn't want me to record for the Think Tank album... so I took it as a sign to leave. — Graham Coxon

I'd like to do a pop album with an R and B influence. I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well. — Pia Toscano

Hip-hop don't have no fresh energy, none at all. It's money driven, everybody tryin' to make that cheque, nobody putting art in their albums any more. — Andre Benjamin

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