Least Favorite Cover Art

some of my least favorite artworks of music people actually like and care about

Radiohead - OK Computer
it's just a mess guys
Weezer - Hurley
hurley is a cute lil boy, but the unfiltered boring photo with the awful cd case thing on the other side just doesnt work as a cover at all
D'Angelo - Voodoo
i dont like shirtless musclemen
Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
reeks late 90s/early 2000s internet aesthetic with the awful rusted metal frame
Xiu Xiu - Always
possibly the worst ever, IMO. it's up there
Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
it just sucks. i cant describe it i just don't like it at all. is it the background? is it the font and color of the text? is it how morrissey looks like he's in a spirit halloween outfit? is it just how downright boring the composition and everything about the cover is? probably all that yeah
Denzel Curry - TA13OO
i cant really tell what i dont like about this cover is. it might be his eyes. or how it looks like his mouth is huge for some reason. just not a big fan
My Bloody Valentine - m b v
its clear they were going for a similar vibe to Loveless' cover, but i think this one just flops in comparison. the colors are too dark, you can't make out what's in the background at all, and the big blocky m b v text is just ugly. in loveless you could make out the resemblance of a guitar but it's shrouded in color and fuzz, and that perfectly reflects how the album sounds, but this ... what the fuck is in the background? houses? boxes? electronics? nothing? i just can't tell and it just doesnt work for me
MF Grimm - American Hunger
just an absolute disaster
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream
looks incredibly cheap and fake
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
looks incredibly cheap and fake [2]
Sigur Rós - Von
what the fuck [3]
Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy
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perfectly reflects the music - happy on its face, but there's nothing special or deep about it. it's flat, it's boring, it's nothingness
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
i literally can't make out whatever this is supposed to be. the red light in the background looks so basic and simple too. reeks of 2013 dubstep aesthetic to me
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
i physically cant look at this cover bc it fills me with so much anxiety
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
it looks like fake plastic gold you'd see in paint stores
Rodrigo Amarante - Cavalo
this also applies to Mt. Eerie's Dawn. you cant just have all the lyrics in black text on a white background as your cover guys put some fuckin imagination into it okay
Quavo & Travis Scott - Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho
a lot of people seem to like this one, including melon, but this style just isnt for me. its a little too messy and rough for my tastes. nothing against the artist though, they're more talented than me im sure lmao
Trippie Redd - !
what the fuck [4]
Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
did someone say overproduced? no? then i will! this thing sucks!
Prince - Originals
he looks way too sweaty, the prince spray paint looks cheap as hell, and the background is super super super simple but they somehow fucked it up with the messy like page turn? onto the cream brick wall? it just has no direction, it's all over the place, but it 's simultaneously way too simple and uninteresting.
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
this one isn't TOO bad, but i only put it here because it sucks ass in comparison to some of SK's other covers (Dig Me Out, The Hot Rock, The Woods, No Cities to Love, pretty much all of their albums except their newest look miles better)
Merzbow - Muen
its his eyes. his gross red mushy eyes are what fucks me up the most.
Kanye West - Jesus Is King
even though it's better than the movie poster, the new, possibly official cover is still one of kanye's weakest. the colors are too mushy and nothing pops at all. that's something you want jesus to do, kanye.
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
i could honestly put half of Aphex Twin's albums/EPs here but this is by far the worst one IMO.
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
it's like a Viper cover but with a few extra grains of humor. still bad, though.
Portishead - Dummy
a bit too purple, a bit too small, i just can't really jive with this one. it's not atrocious, but it's far from good in my opinion
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
same issue as Portishead. a bit directionless, can't really make out what anything in it is, and i think the colors leave a lot to be desired. again, not the worst, but far from great
Hot Chip -  A Bath Full of Ecstasy
i could make a better cover in 5 minutes
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky
King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
so so SO uninteresting, such a wasted opportunity for an amazing cover. it's like you spilled coffee on an old piece of paper, then wrote in pen to try and cover it up
Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie
the pixies logo looks like an athleticswear company's logo, like i could head to Dick's right now and buy a box of sports bras with that logo on it. oh and what the fuck is that thing in the center. i dont like it
Talking Heads - Naked
tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky tacky [2]
Meshuggah - obZen
shitty 90s CGI? in MY 2008 Meshuggah album cover? it's more likely than you think.
Wilco - Ode to Joy
its like they forgot to flatten the image and just used the first layer of a better cover
Oh Sees - Singles Collection Volume 1 and 2
who wants to have this on their CD shelf
Arca - Arca
TOO CLOSE [4]
Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 3
im sick and tired of the super like CGI hyper-realistic phase modern rap covers have been going through for the past like decade. it looks like shit and i hate it
Tortoise - The Catastrophist
THE TEETH. THE TEETH!!!!!!
2Pac - California Love
uhhhhhhh wanna spend a few more minutes on this one guys ????
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3w
idc if you lgbtq+ you don't like voodoo cuz you too straight
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