Artists can spend years writing and recording an album that’s worth releasing. They pour their heart and soul into the effort. When tracks are recorded, mixed and then finally mastered, artists are faced with a difficult decision: choosing a name for the album. And perhaps even more difficult, choosing artwork that helps to visualize the feelings, lyrics, themes, and sounds that are heard on the album. The cover is also an important part of the artist’s marketing – how will they stand out against the millions of other musicians? Will their cover compel someone to pick up the album and give it a shot?
When it comes to album covers, there are hits, and there are misses. And then there are these.
This is the definitive collection of the worst album covers ever.