Worst Album Covers of 2013

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With album art having less and less of an impact on sales due to digital media, I think many labels have gotten lazy, relying on the same tried and true approach to album covers, never taking chances like artists did in the past.  While the albums below are all horrible in their own ways, I commend these musicians for at least taking a chance and doing something different at risk of being made a fool (which they accomplished).

20. Seether

2012-2013

If you’ve ever heard Seether’s music, this cover pretty much sums it up.

If you’ve never heard Seether’s music, this cover pretty much sums it up.

19. Clark

Feast/Beast

Clark has been known to get a bit handsy on dates.

Clark has been known to get a bit handsy on dates.

18. Lady Gaga

Artpop

First she ripped off Madonna, then she ripped of Ace of Base, and now she’s ripping of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange (think Korova). No pithy comment here; I’m just don’t know how one can steal from such a visually stunning film and execute it so haphazardly.

First she ripped off Madonna, then she ripped of Ace of Base, and now she’s ripping of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange (think Korova). No pithy comment here; I just don’t know how one can steal from such a visually stunning film and execute it so poorly.

17. Nick Lachey

A Father’s Lullaby

While this is intended as a tender moment, I can’t help but feel like Lachey is about to have a Lennie from Of Mice and Men moment.

While this is intended as a tender moment, I can’t help but feel like Lachey is about to have a Lennie from Of Mice and Men moment.

16. Renny Wilson

Sugarglider

Prom night was a happier time for Slenderman.

Prom night was a much happier time for Slenderman.

15. Eric Clapton

Old Sock

As a sign of appreciation for its years of service and loyalty, Eric Clapton decided to name his latest album after his penis.

As a sign of appreciation for its years of service and loyalty, Eric Clapton decided to name his latest album after his penis.

14. Ministry

From Beer to Eternity

The album title might seem horrible, but seeing Al Jourgensen’s head Photoshopped onto a muscle bound slave driver might cause Ministry purists to a life of eternal drinking.

The album title might seem horrible, but seeing Al Jourgensen’s head Photoshopped onto a muscle-bound slave driver might cause Ministry purists to a life of eternal drinking.

13. Roy Harper

Man & Myth

If one of the guys on Duck Dynasty was a demon I would totally watch that show. How great would the episode ending prayer be with Damien Robertson looking on with evil, red eyes?

If one of the guys on Duck Dynasty was a demon I would totally watch that show. How great would the episode ending prayer be with Damien Robertson looking on with evil, red eyes?

12. Franco Fagioli

Il Pomo D’oro Riccardo Minasi

 Don’t you hate when your wallpaper gives you a hicky?

Don’t you hate when your wallpaper gives you a hickey?

11. Eden’s Curse

Symphony of Sin

It’s a little known fact that Eden was cursed with irremovable leaf pasties.

It’s a little known fact that Eden was cursed with irremovable leaf pasties.

10. Player

Too Many Reasons

You can cut the sexual tension with a knife.

You can cut the sexual tension with a knife.

9. Slava

Raw Solutions

Thanks to technological advances, the future looks bright for "Never Nudes."

Thanks to technological advances, the future looks bright for “Never Nudes.”

8. R. Kelly

Black Panties

Look on the bright side violin girl – at least he’s not pissing on you.

Look on the bright side violin girl – at least he’s not pissing on you.

7. Limp Bizkit

Ready to Go

When will Limp Bizkit be “Ready to Go” away?

When will Limp Bizkit be “Ready to Go” away?

6. Dent May

Warm Blanket

“Well you know my name is Simon, and I like to do draw-rings!”

“Well you know my name is Simon, and I like to do draw-rings!”

5. Black Flag

What The…

Touché.

Touché.

4. Quicksilver

The Masquerade Macabre

John Travolta said the only way he’d do another Face-Off movie was if it was guaranteed to be “FAB-U-LOUS!”

John Travolta said the only way he’d do another Face-Off movie was if it was guaranteed to be “FABULOUS!”

3. Lil B

Pink Flame

She’d like to tell guys “My eyes are up here,” but she’d be lying.

She’d like to tell guys “My eyes are up here,” but she’d be lying.

2. Nythro

Invisible Para Los Demas

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I’m not 100% sure what “Invisible Para Los Demas” means, but I think the loose translation is “a well dressed, cheery ghost haunting a train station whilst perpetually holding his hand in the ‘let me check for a hernia’ position.”

1. Sasha Go Hard

Nutty World

Who says “black don’t crack”? Get this girl some cocoa butter, quick!

Who says “black don’t crack”? Get this girl some cocoa butter!

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5 responses to “Worst Album Covers of 2013

  1. I’ve got to say, that Nythro cover actually made me LOL quite hard! haha

  2. Reblogged this on MOVIES & MUSIC CAFE and commented:
    Some of the worst album covers of 2013 to be found on this post by Bob Dylan Wrote Propoganda Songs. My personal favourite for creepy yet funny is easily No.2 Nythro – Invisible Para Los Demas. What about you guys, any favourites amongst them?!

  3. While the cell phone selfie on Clapton’s cover is in exceptionally poor taste, I have to give him some bonus points for a really awesome font.

  4. Yeah, these were pretty crappy. I had no idea the Seether one even existed. It’s almost as if they were just making some self-referential in-joke that only their fans understood. And yet, I think we all were part of the joke.

  5. That is a truly grim selection! I hardly notice album covers these days as I download everything from iTunes. A shame really…

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