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October 9th, 2013
Although we live in a digital world where many of us download albums more than we buy tangible CDs, some of us music nerds can still appreciate a good album cover. Whether it’s bright and colourful or edgy and symbolic, an album cover is like the window to the artist’s soul. If the cover catches our eye at the record store, we’re more likely to pick it up and give it a spin. Unless your album cover sucks. Then we probably won’t buy it. Or we will but then we’ll write a blog called “When Bad Album Covers Happen To Good Artists”. Here are some of the biggest eye-sores of the past few years.
Lorde, Pure Heroine
“Okay Lorde, you have 5 minutes until the art work is due, c’mon!”
“Shit, I can’t think of anything new and exciting. Okay, just write my name and the title in white font. Who cares!”
Katy Perry, Prism
This is what happens when 14 year old girls use Windows XP Software.
Man, I bet Rivers Cuomo never even watched LOST!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito
OMG Karen, enough with the LSD.
Cee-Lo Green, Cee-Lo’s Magic Moment
Cee-Lo’s next magical moment is when he fires his art department.
Lupe Fiasco, Food and Liquor 2
My bad, guys. Lorde’s album doesn’t look THAT bad anymore.
M83, Saturdays = Youth
“Guys, we could save so much money for the tour if we just use this Urban Outfitters catalogue as our cover!”
Battles, Gloss Drop
Ground beef or unicorn poop? I can’t tell….
Christina Aguilera, Lotus
Xtina’s got a lotus that nobody really wants to see.
Pitbull, Global Warming
This album cover did not get approval from Al Gore.
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Overexposed and overdosing on drugs you found at a Phish concert.
Two Door Cinema Club, Beacon
Your mom was serious when she said jumping on the bed was a bad idea.
Ke$ha couldn’t decide which Photoshop effect to use so she just went with all of them.
The Darkness, Hot Cakes
Uh, I’m pretty sure this is not on the menu at IHOP.
Mac Miller, Watching Movies With The Sound Off
Judging by his lack of clothing, you know what kind of movies Mac watches…
Brooke Hogan, Redemption
Brooke is prime example that bad album covers happen to bad artists, too.Tweet