Top 10 Worst Album Covers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Beastiality - The Handsome Beasts

Most of the covers on the list are so horrible that I can't vote for more than ten items, so I am only commenting on this one. Why would people want to make disgusting art and pictures for an album? Because we, humans, are so stupid that some of them want to start weird experiences no one has ever done before, and now everything bad exists. Why is Born This Way at #6 when it is above a lot of gruesome and disgusting album covers that would make you want to throw up? I get that it looks stupid, but really?

What makes a person buy this album? Is it because of the sexy guy on the cover? Or the pig? No, it's out of pure stupidity.

All I can say is, What the hell? What record company is making that album! The cover is... MAD!

2 Dawn of the Black Hearts - Mayhem

Yes, that is an actual dead body.

On April 8, 1991, the vocalist of the Black Metal Band Mayhem was found dead in a house he and other bandmates were staying in. The guitarist, Euronymous, happened to go into a store and purchased a camera, came back, and took this picture, which would later be the album cover of this Bootleg Album.

Two years later, Euronymous was murdered on August 10, 1993.

I like Mayhem's music, but it's one thing to have an edgy, dark image for shock value, but taking a photo of your dead bandmate is crossing the line. I would like to mention, though, that the band didn't actually put the picture as the cover. It was a record label that the photos were sent to.

Apparently, Mayhem just got away with taking a band member's dead body from suicide. Not even Cannibal Corpse would do such a thing.

3 Humanure - Cattle Decapitation

It looks like the cover of Dude Ranch by Blink-182 if the cow suddenly started eating blood or bleeding, and the sky turned dark with the area having a drought. That being said, Dude Ranch turned dark! So, is Blink-182 death metal now?

Cattle Decapitation is actually very talented, and they've worked a lot for animal rights. Kids here badmouthing them don't even know what genre they belong to. Don't talk about things you have no knowledge of.

I think Cattle Decapitation is just known for disturbing album covers.

4 Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit

Fred Durst is such a douchebag. Just look at the cover and the name of this immature album for proof.

This one sucks.

5 Push Push - Herbie Mann

That bestiality album cover was kinda funny, this one is messed up. And why are Beyoncé and Rihanna on here? This is worst album COVERS, not worst albums. Idiots. By the way, Lady Gaga's is a close number 2. All of her album covers are, not any specific one, all of them.

6 New Killer America - Skrape

Skrape: Hey, I have a good idea. Let's get an album cover with a crusty, scabbed fingernail on it! I'm sure everyone will want to buy it!

Man, I felt like vomiting the first time I saw this horrible and disgusting cover. And how in the world is this cover not banned?!

7 Born This Way - Lady Gaga

It's terrible. The album, cover, singles, videos... Everything is dark and crap and has no message.

Lady Gaga is just terrible. She's trying to disguise crappy pop music as art.

Wow. I didn't know that Lady Gaga was a motorbike!

8 The Wretched Spawn - Cannibal Corpse

This should be #1. The cover is literally a naked woman with three dead alien beings coming out of her brutally in abnormal ways.

9 For Maggots to Devour - Torture Killer

That's messed up…

10 I Am an Elastic Firecracker - Tripping Daisy

Looks like they attempted and failed to rip off the cover to Talking Heads - Remain In Light.

He looks like a Taki.

The Contenders
11 Virgin Killer - Scorpions

It was shocking for me to hear that the original cover for this album featured a nude prepubescent girl. How disgusting. They make Cannibal Corpse's album covers look not that gory.

This is just terrible. No words other than, out of all bands, I can't believe this is the same band that wrote Winds of Change.

Just unbelievably offensive. It just makes the entire metal community look bad. No words...

12 Live It Up - Crosby, Stills & Nash
13 Anthology - Manowar

I was hoping this one would be here! Made me laugh for several days when I first saw it in a store.

They look like He-Man action figures.

If my friend dared to see this, I guarantee she would call it nasty.

14 Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction

This is actually nightmare fuel. What was the person thinking when they decided to make this an album cover?

"Nothing's shocking," except that horrible cover.

Very ironic album title here. It's not really pleasant to look at either.

15 No Love Deep Web - Death Grips

Why isn't this in the top 10? Justin Bieber's album is higher because of hate, which is wrong. It's a list about bad covers, not hated artists.

Is this what music has come to? Having one of the band member's private parts being shoved in my face?

Yup, that's an actual penis.

16 Candy Shop - 50 Cent

I'm not sure about you guys, but this cover makes me want to throw up.

Where's the candy?

17 Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins - John Lennon & Yoko Ono

There are many things I want to see in this world. The Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, the Pyramids. But of all these things, I can proudly say that a naked Beatle and his wife is NOT one of them!

How high were John and Yoko when they came up with the idea for this cover?

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

18 Butchered at Birth - Cannibal Corpse

I don't care if the cover is graphic, that's part of Death Metal.

It looks like a brutal version of Youthanasia's cover.

This cover is so bad the picture got removed.

19 The Slim Shady LP - Eminem

I'm a die-hard Eminem fan, and while I was listening to his song "Brain Damage," the album cover caught my attention. You don't really notice it though. In the trunk of his car, there's a corpse, which I'm imagining is Kim, because if you look at Em in the album cover, a little kid, probably Hailie, is next to him. This is probably a reference to the song "'97 Bonnie And Clyde." Listen to it if so you'll know what I mean.

The album cover is sick and disgusting, a dead corpse in a bonnet wrapped around near a pier, about to be thrown into the sea. I like Eminem, but this is like Cannibal Corpse without the blood.

Just boring and sketchy looking. It looks really lazy and super underground.

20 Chocolate and Cheese - Ween

What's up with a lady's waist and belt?

Um, what is that?

21 Because They Can - Nelson

I find this one very funny.

22 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus
23 Waking and Dreaming - Orleans

This one is just wrong on so many levels, even for 1970s soft rock standards. All of the band members are completely naked ("These guys, they'd be naked." -Nick Wilde, Zootopia), with the middle guy appearing to be looking at another member's private parts, as well as a hand touching another one's nipple on the far left. I don't know much about the band, but the album itself actually sounds really good. I think "Still The One" is an obvious highlight, as I hear it on a lot of "road trip" playlists.

24 E.S.P. - Millie Jackson
25 Born Again - Black Sabbath

This album cover is all gothic Sabbath, the way that they are all supposed to be. I do, however, think that this could go on a list of the most disturbing album covers. This is great!

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