18. Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique (1989)

Photographer: Nathanial Hornblower (aka MCA)
Label: Capitol

Donning his Nathaniel Hornblower guise, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch took matters into his own hands for this unforgettable cover shoot of the titular storefront. From the artwork it's not entirely clear what the Boutique is supposed to specialize in, but it appears to be some sort of thrift or variety shop, a suitable complement to the Dust Brothers' "everything in the pot" sampling mentality. (In real life it was actually an LES sportswear outlet.) But the Boutique itself was actually just a fraction of a much bigger picture—the original gatefold vinyl folded out to expose a six-panel, panoramic view of the entire block.