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).
If you’ve never heard Seether’s music, this cover pretty much sums it up.
Clark has been known to get a bit handsy on dates.
18. Lady Gaga
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.
16. Renny Wilson
Prom night was a much happier time for Slenderman.
15. Eric Clapton
As a sign of appreciation for its years of service and loyalty, Eric Clapton decided to name his latest album after his penis.
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.
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?
12. Franco Fagioli
Il Pomo D’oro Riccardo Minasi
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.
Too Many Reasons
You can cut the sexual tension with a knife.
Thanks to technological advances, the future looks bright for “Never Nudes.”
8. R. Kelly
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?
6. Dent May
“Well you know my name is Simon, and I like to do draw-rings!”
5. Black Flag
The Masquerade Macabre
John Travolta said the only way he’d do another Face-Off movie was if it was guaranteed to be “FABULOUS!”
3. Lil B
She’d like to tell guys “My eyes are up here,” but she’d be lying.
Invisible Para Los Demas
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
Who says “black don’t crack”? Get this girl some cocoa butter!