Michael Jackson's Thriller at 30: The 10 Best Album-Cover Homages & Parodies

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Thirty years ago today, on November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson released Thriller, the follow-up to 1979's Off the Wall. It's obviously one of the biggest albums ever released on Earth, in terms of sales (possibly close to 100 million by some figures) and cultural influence.

Thriller has also been written about and touted ad nauseam. Everyone is agreement that it's a classic, a high point in musical artistry. It's just so damned catchy, not to mention the music videos, the fashion....

Plenty of people have tinkered with the iconic cover, with Jackson lounging, you know, just talking to ya, asking you what you're thinking. Talking about, you know, stuff.

Here are some of the best Thriller album cover parodies and homages. Any we missed?

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