Most Controversial Album Covers


The Top Ten

1 Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth

This album just makes me wanna wash my hands after I touch it. Really.

2 The Black Crowes - Amorica
3 Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy!
4 Chumbawamba - Anarchy
5 Dawn of the Black Hearts - Mayhem

How is this not number 1? This is the cover of a dead person for crying out loud!

It's the lead singer who killed himself. Gave me nightmares when I first saw it

6 David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
7 Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (Original Cover)
8 Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
9 Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
10 John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins

Watching John Lennon naked with his wife just made me stunned. - CasinLetsGoBowling

I seriously can't believe John Lennon would do something like this.

Seeing John and Yoko getting nude on the album makes me feel sick.

The Contenders

11 The Beatles - Yesterday And Today

Looks like the family friendly version of Cannibal Corpse's Butchered a Birth.

What you see isn't the original cover.
The original features the Fab Four holding raw meat and dismembered doll parts (dolls look like naked babies). Band members are smiling and look happy doing this.
Not many "butcher covers" made it to stores as the original cover was later replaced with a photo of the band, which you see on this list.
Well, obviously Cannibal Corpse didn't invent the "butcher" covers... - Metal_Treasure

12 Nirvana - Nevermind

Is it because of the d**k in the background. if yes yeah that's kinda contro - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

13 Poison - Open Up & Say Ahh
14 Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood
15 No Love Deep Web - Death Grips

To be honest, it's just a dick. What's so bad about that? - SwagFlicks

16 Lordi - Babez for Breakfast
17 Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated
18 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

Why is this on here twice?

19 Slayer - Christ Illusion
20 The Scorpions - Virgin Killer
21 Ice T - Gangsta Rap
22 Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
23 Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
24 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk
25 Tool - Undertow
26 Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
27 3 Doors Down - Seventeen Days
28 P.O.D. - The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
29 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
30 Metallica - Kill 'Em All
31 Overkill - !!!F*** You!!!
32 Ice T - Home Invasion
33 Nirvana - In Utero
34 Slayer - Divine Intervention
35 Green Day - Dookie
36 Def Leppard - Pyromania
37 Ice T - The Iceberg/freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!
38 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
39 Chingo Bling - They Can't Deport Us All
40 Cattle Decapitation - Humanure
41 Cattle Decapitation - To Serve Man
42 Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny
43 Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

Even to this day, Walmart has refused to let this album be sold in their store.

44 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

This cover ruined my childhood because I saw it as a 12 year old.

45 Korn - Korn
46 The Strokes - Is This It
47 2 Live Crew - As Nasty as They Wanna Be
48 Pulp - This is Hardcore
49 Staind - Tormented
50 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
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