Worst Album Covers

The Top Ten

1 The Handsome Beasts - Beastiality

Greatest cover of all time - Kuro

What the actual hell. That is extremely unappealing for the eyes. - CharismaticKat

Gross - ElSherlock

It looks AWFUL! The name of the band sounds bad enough. - PhoenixAura81

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2 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Put some pants on, Nicki. - CharismaticKat


The fact that this is sold everywhere just makes it worse...LITTLE KIDS SEE THIS!

It needs to be 1 it's really really gross - NESSquid

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3 Born This Way - Lady Gaga

It's okay. Should be lower - CharismaticKat

There's nothing wrong with this cover - Demon_Kitty

There's nothing wrong with this album cover.

The cover looks... interesting. - PhoenixAura81

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4 Humanure - Cattle Decapitation

Terrible album parody of pink floyd's Atom heart mother - LightningStrike

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

That. Is. Disgusting. - CharismaticKat

It's like Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother + some violence.

Edit: LightningStrike commented the same thing, lol - Alkadikce

Funny how I think Atom Heart Mother is the best cover ever and this is the worst. - MaxPap

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5 Tripping Daisy - I Am an Elastic Firecracker

What happened to him? - CharismaticKat

He looks like a taki - Demon_Kitty

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

This is worst covers, not worst artists

6 Herbie Mann - Push Push

Could've at least put a good looking guy on the cover, not some homeless man who forgot his shirt. - CharismaticKat

Good lord - Demon_Kitty

Gross ass old man shirtless showing his man boobs

That beastiality album cover was kinda funny, this one is messed up. And why is Beyoncé and Rihanna on here? This is worst album COVERS; NOT worst albums. Idiots. by the way, lady gaga's is a close #2... All of her album covers are, not any specific one, all of them.

7 Mayhem - Dawn of the Black Hearts

Black metal has a thousand awful album covers - Sabbath

Everything about this band and black metal are garbage - Sabbath

Oh my god. - CharismaticKat

So bad it's on here twice!

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8 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

How did this get to number 8, overtaking Virgin Killer? - Alkadikce

She's a trashy pop artist with no meaning to her lyrics. She should not be allowed to produce music as it is nothing but an ear sore.

You just have bad taste and no reasons to justify why the cover is bad, have a seat. - DaisyandRosalina

How is this album cover BAD? Its just a pretty photo album of her! >:O - spodermanfan1000

9 Britney Spears - Blackout

There's nothing bad about this cover - ElSherlock

Nothing wrong with this. - CharismaticKat

This cover isn't bad - Demon_Kitty

That cover isn't bad. - PhoenixAura81

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10 Manowar - Anthology


Very heterosexual

They look like He-Man action figures.

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

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The Newcomers

? Breakfast in America - Supertramp

This album cover caused 9/11 - Pointingfingers

The Contenders

11 Scorpions - Virgin Killer

The original album cover with the naked preteen was enough for them to be labeled as child molesters - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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

the nude pre-adolescent girl is irritating and scary. gives me nightmare - ronluna

I am sure this one is illegal. - gemcloben

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12 50 Cent - Candy Shop

Okay that's gross - CharismaticKat

Where’s the candy?

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

13 More Crazy Hits - Crazy Frog

Why does a frog have a navel? - Alkadikce

The. Frog. Has. A. Penis. - Demon_Kitty

The worst thing about this is that he had a greatest hits album in general. Even though this is the second

How did he get 2 greatest hits albums? - Himalayansalt

14 Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit

What the... - BlazingParasol

What - BlazingParasik

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

I guess it fits the title? But still, WTSF

15 Eminem - The Slim Shady LP

Nah. This is beautiful - LightningStrike

If you look closely it's his dead ex wife in the trunk - Demon_Kitty

This cover is pretty cool - Sabbath

I like it. - CharismaticKat

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16 Ween - Chocolate and Cheese

I like this cover, it's both funny and sexy at the same time. - JCHOW

This is a great album cover what

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

Great band. Great album. Not thwir weirdest album cover

17 Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang

What a perverted album cover! - Userguy44

Oh no - ElSherlock

This should be first. - Userguy44

*Pukes* - CharismaticKat

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18 Nelson - Because They Can

Lol - CharismaticKat

HAHA - Demon_Kitty

heh heh - PhoenixAura81

I find this one very funny. - Hotheart123

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19 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Live it Up
20 Death Grips - No Love Deep Web

Is that what I think it Is? - CharismaticKat

Time to flash your peepee - Demon_Kitty

Not a bad album, absolutely awful cover - kempokid

Why isn't this on 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.

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21 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

It looks a small bit weird for her, but at least it's not her Dead Petz album cover, where's she covered in homemade glue. - Swellow

she's so ugly, and why's the Beatles Revolver album on here? - I<3Queen

HA GAAYY anyone who likes Hannah Montana just feels bad for her

22 Butthole Surfers - Electriclarryland

It's a pencil jammed in somebone's ear with blood coming out. What?


Try lookinga t this album and not cringing - Himalayansalt

23 Orleans - Waking and Dreaming

Horrible. What's I'm Sasha Fierce doing here!? STUPID - JaysTop10List

24 Millie Jackson - E.S.P.

Her facial expression 😂 - Demon_Kitty

25 Bangerz - Miley Cyrus

With a title like that, things are bound to get very suspicious.

26 Heavy Petting Zoo - NOFX

You see the censored version. The original version should be in the top 5. - Metal_Treasure

I wish I could kill somebody for this!

For those of you who don't know, this is the censored version. The actual cover is of the man sixty nining the sheep!

27 Jim Post - I Love My Life
28 The Ritchie Family - Bad Reputation
29 Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus

Nothing wrong with the cover - Demon_Kitty

The title sounds terrible (she can’t spell “Pets” properly) and I bet the cover is just as bad!

30 Dummy Boy - 6ix9ine

Its kind of cute to be honest. - CharismaticKat

31 Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
32 Bionic - Christina Aguilera
33 Sonic Jihad - Paris

The original cover showed a plane flying towards the White House. - djpenquin999

34 Heart - Dreamboat Annie

This picture is so outdated. It one of those bad 70's pic.

terrible picture. Could have had more effect put into it - idolangelx13

35 For Maggots to Devour - Torture Killer

What the - ElSherlock

What is THAT? - Demon_Kitty

Ohhh nooo. What did I just see!? - CharismaticKat

Oh for god's sake, GET THIS HIGHER!

36 It Just Gets Worse - A*** C***
37 The Origin of the Feces - Type O Negative

The cover shown here isn't bad. The ORIGINAL cover made me want to claw my eyes out. - PhoenixAura81

It's of the lead singer's sphincter. Enough said!

38 Beyoncé - Beyoncé
39 Blood On the Dance Floor - Bad Blood

They're so ugly. - CharismaticKat

Very the worst! Should be censured

No thanks, I prefer taylor swift song

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

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!

when I saw this one, I said: WHAT THE **** WAS WRONG WITH JOHN? - rock2metal

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

A quite scarily bad idea, it seems. The uk (my country) was not pleased

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41 I Like It When You Die - A*** C***
42 Talk That Talk - Rihanna

This looks creepy

She acutally looks funny. - DaisyandRosalina

It's a scary cover! ( not the deluxe version the regular one)

When I saw this I was like "what IS THAT?! "

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43 Yesterday and Today - Beatles

The band are dressed in butcher smocks and hold raw meat and decapitated naked baby dolls. All this seems to make the band happy and they smile.
This is the controversial original cover aka the "butcher" cover. It was quickly replaced with a band photo. - Metal_Treasure

44 X - Kylie Minogue

What is this here this cover is good

45 Hardcore - Lil Kim

Lil Kim is just ugly that's why I felt so un-comfortable when I was buying the record at the store

46 Sex & Violins - Rednex

He's um... PEEING on the other band members? Why? - Demon_Kitty

Update October 2018: I really grew to love this band and their two albums in the meantime, and now I gotta say... I hate the cover even more. Like... you want a nice album to also look good, don't you? They're a country band, why not settle for a good old fashioned western image? - Martin_Canine

He's um peeing in the bowl - Demon_Kitty

Violins are awesome (I've played it for a very long time) but sex is the exact OPPOSITE OF AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

I really like it. It was a huge hit over here and sparked three number one hits. But in the USA, it wasn't as well received. It's the European interpretation of country. - Martin_Canine

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47 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

The cover shown here isn't bad. It's a ballet dancer. The REAL one is TERRIBLE! - PhoenixAura81

This is the alternative cover. Wait until you see the original cover (it isn't on the list but I will add it).
Update: it's so BAD that it wasn't approved. - Metal_Treasure

The one shown here is the not so bad censored version. The other version is Kanye going at it with a "phoenix" that does not even look like one. - Swellow

Absolutely dreadful on so many levels.

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48 Reload - Metallica

It's not a very good album cover but Metallica still rocks

Looks like an anus.

It looks like it’s inside a toilet wall somebody sitting on it

49 The Beatles - Revolver

I don't see anything bad about it - CharismaticKat

NO! - LightningStrike

They got the wrong list. The best album covers are over there.

What the hell is revolver doing here

50 My Beauty - Kevin Rowland

Gay - Demon_Kitty

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Top Remixes (13)

1. The Handsome Beasts - Beastiality
2. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
3. Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang
1. Mayhem - Dawn of the Black Hearts
2. Scorpions - Virgin Killer
3. Sonic Jihad - Paris
1. Sex & Violins - Rednex
2. Fun After Midnight - Acting Lovers
3. Hard-Off - Bloodhound Gang

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