Artist: Green Day
Year released: 1994
A veritable pop-punk Where's Waldo, Green Day's Dookie became an iconic cover purely based on the countless hours of examination the cover offered. An illustration by Bay Area artist Richie Bucher, the Dookie cover is a who's who of the San Francisco scene and the cultural touchstones the band walked over, including Black Sabbath and Angus Young. It's clean, chaotic, and instantly recognizable.