I used to do this with mixed results lol.

we didn't get to hear any hiphop on the radio here so it was either you knew the group name from god knows where if they weren't big, or you recognized some of the features. like I used to buy a lot of albums on the strength of Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg features, including a shit load of extremely bad soundtracks featuring the D O double G (it was the nineties, what do you want me to say lol) or ... you just picked one based on the cover art

honestly I can still remember a lot of 90s album covers from constantly browsing the store (mostly with no money in hand) without ever hearing the actual music

any album covers that stick out for you, helping you land a purchase?