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Added by The Flagship on 16 Mar 2008 06:26
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The worst album art ever.

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Round & Round - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
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Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Volta - Bjork
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Idealism - Digitalism
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X&Y - Coldplay
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The Futureheads - The Futureheads
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The Chronic - Dr. Dre
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Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
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The Warning - Hot Chip
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Ignition - Offspring
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Original Pirate Material - The Streets
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E=mc2 - Giorgio Moroder
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Born Again - Black Sabbath,Ian Gillan
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Born This Way - Lady Gaga
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Here are some album covers that I think could be better. Worst ever? Maybe a bit harsh, but they're all lacklustre in some way or other.

Here's is the opposite list:
My Favourite Album Art

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Posted: 8 years, 5 months ago at Mar 19 0:53
Oh yeah. I hated the Volta art! I had to peel a stupid bloody sticker off to get into the damn thing. Such as shame because I really look forward to Bjork's album art.

I'd have to stick 'Music for a Jilted Generation' on this list aswell.
Posted: 8 years, 5 months ago at Mar 19 1:00
It's a shame, because there's loads of colourful pictures of her promoting the volta album that would've made much better album pictures! That sticker was, indeed, a joke, it felt as empty as opening a present purchased and wrapped to yourself on Christmas day.
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 17:41
Agree, but Stadium Arcadium.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 2:27
the Volta album artwork was great in my opinion, and the Court of the Crimson King is one of the best album covers of all time! Although I will agree that most of these covers are pretty lame.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 4:56
MGMT - Congratulations too
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 7:57
I agree and for some of them a terrible cover reflects a terrible album
(like Stadium Arcadium - R.H.C.P.)
The only cover i would save is The Streets..for me reflects good the English suburbia Mike Skinner sings about..
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 8:00
That Moroder is outta control
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 9:16
I completely agree

who desgin these anywhy ? and how can the artist do nothing about it .
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 10:43
Some of them are descent, orignal.
There is worst if you look for.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 10:54
Thanks for the comments guys, and I've added Congratulations too. Nice suggestion.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 14:41
Every Black Eyed Peas album except for The Beginning has a bad album cover.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 17:00
You're not wrong there my friend.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 21 2:46
I agree with all of your choices except I kinda like the King Crimsom cover.

Dr. Dre looks like the front of a pack of Zig Zag rolling papers.

Iggy Pop should have a bag over his head.

The Demon baby on the Black Sabbath cover is very cheesy.

The Devo cover looks very gay (no Offence intended).

The rest are just plain bad.

Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Nov 23 21:42
I disagree on King Crimson and The Streets. Otherwise...Spot on! These covers are atrocious but I have seen worse. Perhaps I'll compile my own list. There are numerous examples out there of covers that should certainly be filed under "What were they thinking?"
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 4 19:44
I don't really think the Gaga one should count. Firstly, it's Lady Gaga. Are you surprised? That's normal for her. Secondly, it sort of goes with the album, the overall theme and such; if you listen to the songs (Heavy Metal Lover, Electric Chapel, Bad Kids, etc.) then consider that the album promotes being who you are no matter what. Also, the album came out right around the time that the song and video for "Judas" came out, which had a Disciple/Biker Gang theme. So it's not really bad album art; it's just... Gaga. Like it has its own genre. xD
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 18 19:55
i disagree with about 5-6 of these. the ariel's pink's cover art may be disconcerting but it stands alone as a nicely render picture and a recognizable cover. While I am the last person to claim to be a Coldplay fan, the X&Y album cover is simple, graphicy, and digital, reminiscent of trends in the 90s/early 200s. Dr. Dre does look a little confused in the Chronic but the simple dominant design begs it to be remembered. the spiritualized album is not a bad album cover, its similar in the style of how most of their covers are. its very simple and geometric and repetitive. the crimson kings album is so bold, its like a classic! and last but not least the mgmt Congratulations album and cover art were panned!! But I dont know why! Believe me, in 30-40 years it will be a classic.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 20 4:01
I'll say this for the Ariel Pink cover - it's definitely different - and disturbingly well-drawn. I completely agree with you on the rest though; they seem to range from bad ideas to badly executed ones. :)
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 24 4:56
Holly shit O.o
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 10 12:26
Ariel Pink cover - what on earth were they thinking? I suppose its to be controversial

Much as I love him as a musician, people should look at Todd Rundgren album covers (apart from A Wizard A True Star which is appropriately surreal) to understand poor promotion/artwork

Just look at Arena ... http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/87449259/Arena+R219863713594559245671.png
Posted: 3 months ago at May 27 12:40
Disagree with Original Pirate Material (It's clever when the album fits in the theme of a mundane middle-class life) and In the Court of the Crimson King (I don't know about everyone else here, but that cover is fucking awesome, especially when your listening to the opening track), but all the other choices are for the most part awful. That's worthy of a vote in my eyes.
Posted: 3 months ago at May 27 12:51
Haha! The first one is pure genius!
Posted: 3 months ago at May 29 14:12
Jason Marz is lovely,

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