In a year of an endless stream of shocking and frustrating news, its nice to take a moment to appreciate the simpler things in life – like horrible album covers! Take your mind off the horror show in Washington D.C. and look over this year’s list of the worst album covers of 2017.
20. John Mayer
The Search for Everything
I’ve heard girls call John Mayer dreamy, but this album cover is more dramamine-y.
19. Kelly Clarkson
Meaning of Life
This album should have been called “concussion protocol.”
18. Dent May
Across the Multiverse
The little known James Bond villain, Silver Eye.
17. Tim Mcgraw & Faith Hill
The Rest of Our Life
None of their friends could build up the courage to tell Tim and Faith that they were doing the “69” wrong.
16. Katy Perry
Quite possibly the most talentless fruit platter you’ll ever see.
15. The Grascals
This album cover reminds me of one of the many CNN panels with small town Trump voters, the fake smiles and folksy demeanor masking their deep-seated racism (spoiler: they still support him).
What I imagine eventually happens if you don’t clean the crust from your eyes.
13. Maroon 5
Red Pill Blues
Question: What’s more annoying than the music of Maroon 5? Answer: Snapchat filters.
It’s Alright Between Us
Lindstrøm couldn’t figure out why he always lost at hide-and-seek.
Rejected on Steroids
His favorite weightlifting routine was the clown-and-jerk.
When you have no eyes or mouth but still think a nose ring would really tie your look together.
9. Gal Costa
Just a reminder that India is home to a wide variety of camels.
8. Quiet Riot
As horrible as this album art looks, I have to admit that I’d probably get a mask for my car if they made them.
7. Katy Perry
Feast your eyes upon this trainwreck. It take a special kind of horrible to make this year-end list twice in one year, but Katy Perry is up to the challenge.
6. Emily Saliers
That look you give when a bird is about to shit on you.
5. Wally Tusk and the Film Club
The Greatest Depression
For the photoshoot, Wally decided to put his guitar in drop D tuning.
4. Owl City
This album cover would be passable if it was for a high school garage band and created by a neighbor who just learned how to use Photoshop, but no. This is a cover for a Grammy award winning band and the artwork is done by Jerry Vanderstelt, the respected artist who has created movie posters for Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Indiana Jones. Just imagine the amount of money that went into this shit show?
3. The Darkness
You’ve got a little one-hit-wonder in your teeth.
2. Prairie Cat
IS CARY PRATT
An early look at James Cameron’s Avatar 2: Feeling Feline.
Nothing encapsulates 2017 better than resident asshole Kiran Callinan pissing in his own face. Here’s to 2018 being the year of the pee pee tape!