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What are the Worst Album Covers Ever?

Buzz In: What Are Some of the Funniest/Worst Album Covers?

There's been a little dust-up on the Internet surrounding the new Weezer album cover (pictured above), as some bloggers assumed it was a joke because it looks . . . a bit weird. The band's publicist had to make an awkward statement to the contrary, saying, "Yes, that's absolutely the cover. It's what they chose. They looked at a bunch of mockups, and that's the one they decided to go with. It's not a joke."

I'm glad people actually care about this and that album art is not dead in the mp3 age. When done well, it adds to the overall effect of an album. When done poorly? Well, then it's either totally hilarious or just plain awful. Of course, this made me think of some of my favorite ludicrously bad album covers. Seriously, check out that Dolly Parton album art: Dolly's head is bubbling up from a pool as Dolly herself looks on.

And Blake. Poor Blake. What the heck was he thinking? Idolator once nominated his visually assaulting cover the worst of the year. As for Paula Abdul, I didn't remember her Spellbound art right away, but I took a wild stab in the dark that she'd have a ridiculous cover out there somewhere. Bingo!

Which album covers make you laugh — or, worse, make you stay away from the music?

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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
all of dolly parton's album covers are AWFUL!!!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Actually I just thought of an album I would buy, but I don't like the cover. And that would be the newest Iron and Wine album. It's not as bad as the ones mentioned, but I don't like it.
Cinnamon-Girl Cinnamon-Girl 8 years
haha Dolly's album cover really sucks ! what was she thinking ??
emalove emalove 8 years
LOL at Blake Lewis's CD cover...I always thought it was so cheesy-looking.
gigill gigill 8 years
Madonna's new cd cover looks like a joke - ouch!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
It's a good album, but Mew's "And the Glass Handed Kites" album art is awful.
Princess-Peach Princess-Peach 8 years
Was Paula Abdul dressed for Halloween? I looked at my CDs and I didn't find any bad cover.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I think Britney Spears' first album cover was really boring and she didn't look like herself.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I don't think any albums I would actually buy have bad covers, or at least I like them. I can't really say a bad cover would make me stay away from an album, but that's hard to answer since like I just said; none of the artists/albums I like have bad covers.
sharshar sharshar 8 years
Hahahaha! I was looking at that site earlier this week and laughing my ass off. I'd have to say Limp Bizkit's, it's just awful and whoa, what a stupid title. Then again I never liked them.
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