Album covers are forever and can never be un-seen by the millions who actually care about cover art (and obsess over it on iTunes). In most cases, album covers can interest/turn off fickle consumers making cover art more important than it’s ever been in our digital age.
Here are the ten worst album covers…ever. Take a look.
Kanye West, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
There’s ART and then there’s whatever this creepy scribble-scrabble is. In Yeezy’s mind, it’s life-changing but to the average person it looks like something a 5th grader drew after finding his pop’s nudie mag stash.
Lil’ Flip “Cloverland”
At some point, Lil Wendy’s burger Flippa had to know dressing as a homeless Leprechaun on his album cover would be used against him, by everyone, for the rest of his life.
Big Bear, “Doin Thangs”
In the kush-cloudy mind, sophisticated grizzly bears in silk robes probably seemed like the greatest idea ever when, in reality, it was the all-time worst in famously-terrible No Limit cover history.
Prince, “Dirty Mind”
For centuries, the Purple Gawd has let his glittery taco meat flourish in the bright lights (and we’ve rocked with it) but this cover went waaaaaaaay too far left to a place we’re not ready for…yet.
Big Kuntry King, “My Turn To Eat”
Nothing like money stuffed between sesame seed buns to show your “haters” that it’s your time to eat (and shine). AYE.
Lil’ Boosie, “Bad”
This is the either the greatest or absolute worst album/mixtape cover in music history. Either way, Michael Jackson didn’t die for this.
Pooh-Man, “Funky As I Wanna Be”
There’s just something uncomfortably-filthy about this cover “art.” Pooh-Man’s “Yea, you see it” face combined with the spread legs/dusty pumps and “Funky” in the title. Just doesn’t work.
Lil’ Cease, “The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo”
Amazing that 300,000+ people saw this super-corny album cover and still purchased the album anyway.