20 Worst Album Covers of 2015

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The annual “Worst Album Covers” list is one of my favorites because it gives me a chance to write about a subject that is a little more light-hearted and fun than the more formal album review. I enjoy poking fun at the bad album covers that I’ve seen during the year, so go into the following article with that in mind. If you are easily offended, it might be good to stop reading now. Some of the choices will make you feel awkward, some of the choices are in bad taste, and others are just plain awful. Whether you find the following covers to be interesting or fantastically bad, take joy in this year’s collection of horrible album art.

20. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Banjo Banjo

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Well, I guess that’s one way to hide your man boobs.

19. Leonard Cohen

A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

On paper, a Roman Coliseum full of Leonard Cohens sounds incredible. This graphic artist did the impossible and proved us wrong.

On paper, a Roman Coliseum full of Leonard Cohens sounds awesome. This graphic artist did the impossible and proved us wrong.

18. Chris Brown

Royalty

“And then the Prince punched the Princess, and they lived happily ever after.”

“And then the Prince punched the Princess, and they lived happily ever after.”

17. Kangding Ray

Cory Arcane

I feel the same way when I eat kale.

I feel the same way when I eat kale.

16. Danzig

Skeletons

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For those of you who have ever wondered what grandpa looks like with his shirt off, here ya go!

15. Dirt Nasty & Smoove E

Breakfast in Bed

I’m going to assume that they ordered the Moons Over My Hammy.

I’m going to assume that they ordered the Moons Over My Hammy.

14. Lenny Kravitz                       

Sex

So I guess Lenny Kravitz has doubled down on that whole dick slip incident.

So I guess Lenny Kravitz has doubled down on that whole dick slip incident.

13. Drake

If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

Hey Drake, we found your suicide note. Your move.

Hey Drake, we found your suicide note. Your move.

12. White Gzus

Stackin’ N Mackin’ Vol. 2

This painting came from the Ben Carson Collection.

This painting came from the Ben Carson Collection.

11. DJ Paypal

Sold Out

This is the quality of work you get when your graphic designer accepts payment via PayPal.

This is the quality of work you get when your graphic designer accepts payment via PayPal.

10. Passion Pit

Kindred

That night would forever be remembered as “The Thanksgiving Massacre.”

That night would forever be remembered as “The Thanksgiving Massacre.”

9. Wolf Eyes

I Am a Problem; Mind in Pieces

That’s what you get for ordering a prickly nipple.

That’s what you get for ordering a prickly nipple.

8. Madonna

Rebel Heart

“Mom! Grandma got tangled in the phone line again!”

“Mom! Grandma got tangled in the phone line again!”

7. Punch Brothers

The Phosphorescent Blues

Klan members need love too.

Klan members need love too.

6. Peaches

Rub

All I can think of when I see this cover is THIS old Doug Stanhope bit (believe me, it’s worth clicking).

All I can think of when I see this cover is THIS old Doug Stanhope bit (believe me, it’s worth clicking).

5. Warm Brains

Big Wow

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“I’ll take an order of eggs over easy on a bed of fries.”

4. Venetian Snares

Thank You for Your Consideration

Someone was playing a bit too much Candy Crush during the making of this cover.

Someone was playing a bit too much Candy Crush during the making of this cover.

3. Yacht

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

I saw Yacht perform at SXSW several years ago, and it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Then, of course, this album cover came along.

I saw Yacht perform at SXSW several years ago, and it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Then, of course, this album cover came along.

2. Muse

Drones

If that was an Atari 2600 joystick, his head would break off after an hour of use.

If that was an Atari 2600 joystick, his head would break off after an hour of use.

1. Du Blonde

Welcome Back to Milk

JUST SAY NAIR.

JUST SAY NAIR.

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