Top 10 Music Album Covers Featuring Naked People


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21 Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 - Shakira

Shakira always has decent covers, just like she makes decent music. I know it probably wasn't her idea to shoot this picture but it is still so fitting for the music. Classy and with much grace, she shows us the wonder of being a mother. The album itself is one of her calmest and least pop like, and feels very personal and often introverted.
(Another one of my favorite albums out there.) - Martin_Canine

22 Indelibly Stamped - Supertramp
23 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

oh dear... - Metal_Treasure

Kanye is a great artist with some of the most excessive and extreme music I have ever heard. He stopped making easy listenable hip hop long time ago and since this album only lets his twisted mind flow, often surreally. In context, this works perfectly - sex, alcohol and modern arts. On its own... it's ugly.

But the album is my personal favorite American hip hop album. - Martin_Canine

24 This Fire - Paula Cole

I can only say I like this artwork (the album too). It has something so intentionally artificial and dream-like. I mean, just look at these colors. Again, this album can't deny it's from the 90s with such a cover. The surreal scene combined with such intensive colors is a straight give away. - Martin_Canine

25 Virgin Killer - Scorpions (Original Cover)

Thanks for this clarification, Martin. It was banned in the most countries. I wonder if there were other countries, besides Germany, where it wasn't banned. - Metal_Treasure

You can get a Japan import on the German Amazon and on the image it also has the original cover. - Martin_Canine

1976 LP. The original cover art depicts a nude 10 year old girl, provocatively posed. Probably the most scandalous album cover image of all time. It was immediately banned and replaced with a group photo. - Metal_Treasure

@Metal Treasure: it wasn't banned in Germany where it originated. It can still be found on some editions, but the widely available ones have the international cover.

For more info, see my comment on "Nevermind". - Martin_Canine

26 Undercover - The Rolling Stones
27 The Gathering - Testament
28 Infinity - Devin Townsend
29 Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest
30 Stomp 442 - Anthrax

Trash. Quite literally. What the is this supposed to tell me? A nude person in the desert next to a giant almost perfect ball of trash. It does not look artistic, does not look funny, it simply looks ugly to me. - Martin_Canine

31 Blind Faith - Blind Faith

Seems the 70s were obsessed with pubescent girls / minors / virgins. Other similar covers on this list from the 70s - Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin, Virgin Killer by Scorpions. - Metal_Treasure

Was this cover banned in the US as well? I saw this album a few days ago at a local store in Austria, uncensored and fully visible to everyone walking by. - Martin_Canine

It's from 1969, but nevertheless look at my comment for Houses of the Holy for more information. - Martin_Canine


32 A Boy Named Goo - Goo Goo Dolls

Why does every second cover artwork that tries to look artful appear to be shot with a regular camcorder and without the slightest intent of creating atmosphere by shading and decent color schemes? Apart from that - what is this supposed to tell us? A child with blood on its mouth, two hands covering its privates (they just randomly hang in there for no reason whatsoever) and a couple of leaves. Ummm... ok. - Martin_Canine

33 Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang

Oh yeah, the Bloodhound Gang. I am still not sure if they pass as comedy group or not, but anyway, they embrace gross out humor and sexual humor so much that this just fits. It looks horrible, but it fits.

The thing is I absolutely like their music and if they used "normal" lyrics that'd also work. - Martin_Canine

34 Nach Uns Die Sintflut - Die Ärzte

Since last time I added this on a list it didn't add the picture, it's three naked children in a bathtub (the band members? ) from behind. - Martin_Canine

Die Ärzte have a special kind of humor that may not be understood on a wird wide scale because the general understanding of political correctness is different. Next to Rammstein, they are often seen as the greatest German band in Germany, but unlike Rammstein, they are not famous abroad. While Die Ärzte have some very, very serious songs with political messages and "Schrei nach Liebe" is an unofficial anthem for the left-wing German youth for two decades now, they are also have absolute raunch fests and deeply dark humor. The cover showing the three naked kids is most likely supposed to look exactly as trashy and distasteful as it looks to you. Doesn't look good though. But it sets the tone for their not so serious songs. - Martin_Canine

35 Beastiality - The Handsome Beasts

Well, this looks terrible. You see, there is shocking and there is shocking.
The first one tries to expose some of society's double standards or want to raise a debate, or simply enjoy the aesthetics of the forbidden. The second is simply a grossout parade of tastelessness for the sake of being disgusting. I don't know the artist, but I'm pretty sure this is the latter. - Martin_Canine

36 Lovehunter - Whitesnake
37 Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

It fits the tone for the album. I mean, there is cotton candy clouds, and on my copy of the album there is a font redembling candy canes that says "Teenage Dream", as well as a Katy Perry logo that could be red icing. That's all very sugary and sweet, and so is the album. - Martin_Canine

38 Pressure Drop - Robert Palmer
39 Alpha Noir / Omega White - Moonspell
40 Peeping Tom - S.E.X. Appeal

I don't like this at all. The drawing looks like something out of a 70s animated picture aimed at adult audiences (it's from 1999), also the font and the blue and yellow background look so weird and off. Like, it wants to look colorful and silly, but it doesn't have the cartoonish childish goofiness it should have.

I am also not a huge fan of the album. S.E.X. Appeal so far recorded 3 albums, one in 1999, one in 2007 and one in 2013. They completely changed their style with each. Here, they tried out mixing E-Rotic's silliest sex anthems with Aqua-esque bubblegum dance... doesn't work. Mostly because Lyane Leigh's voice is too deep and good for the cartoonish bubblegum sound, and because it feels more awkward than funny. Bubblegum dance is supposed to bring joy and energy but I don't feel that on here. The other two albums are perfectly fine, one is sensual and mystical techno, the other is pop. - Martin_Canine

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