Worst Album Covers

The Top Ten

1 The Handsome Beasts - Beastiality

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

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

what the hell? the name of the album it's allready disturbing - LucasMota

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

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2 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

It's not an album, it's a single and I think I need to be in the cover with me under her booty, that's what's missing

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

Put some pants on, Nicki. - CharismaticKat

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3 Humanure - Cattle Decapitation

It looks like the cover of Dude Ranch by Blink-182 if the cow all of a sudden 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? - HollowAnime

Worse than Anaconda. Should be #1

Just what I wanted to see! (sarcasm)

That. Is. Disgusting. - CharismaticKat

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4 Tripping Daisy - I Am an Elastic Firecracker

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

He looks like a taki - Demon_Kitty

What happened to him? - CharismaticKat

This is worst covers, not worst artists
-_-

5 Born This Way - Lady Gaga

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

This cover is not that bad. Jeez. - STLovesTrash

Its terrible, the album, cover, singles, videos... Everything is dark and crap and have no message.

It's okay. Should be lower - CharismaticKat

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6 Herbie Mann - Push Push

Gross ass old man shirtless showing his man boobs

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

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.

Good lord - Demon_Kitty

7 Mayhem - Dawn of the Black Hearts

So bad it's on here twice!

Straight up cruel that they used a band member's suicide for an album cover. - djpenquin999

Everything about this band and black metal are garbage - Sabbath

Oh my god. - CharismaticKat

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8 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

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

I actually really like this cover art. - NiktheWiz

9 Scorpions - Virgin Killer

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

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

I love the Scorpions, but this album cover is pure garbage!

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10 Britney Spears - Blackout

I like britney cover is the best

This cover is actually appealing

Not a bad cover at all. - HollowAnime

Nothing wrong with this. - CharismaticKat

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The Newcomers

? Kid A - Radiohead
? Dummy Boy - 6ix9ine

Its kind of cute to be honest. - CharismaticKat

The Contenders

11 Manowar - Anthology

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.

an album cover full of jocks - ronluna

Very heterosexual

12 50 Cent - Candy Shop

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

Okay that's gross - CharismaticKat

Where’s the candy?

13 Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit

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

What the... - BlazingParasol

What - BlazingParasik

14 Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang

Disgusting - christangrant

This should be first. - Userguy44

AHH! - PhoenixAura81

*Pukes* - CharismaticKat

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15 Death Grips - No Love Deep Web

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.

Not a bad album, absolutely awful cover - kempokid

Is that what I think it Is? - CharismaticKat

Time to flash your peepee - Demon_Kitty

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16 Butthole Surfers - Electriclarryland

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

Ouch.

Try lookinga t this album and not cringing - Himalayansalt

17 Eminem - The Slim Shady LP

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.

Also Brain Damage is a reference to the Pink Floyd song-Brain Damage - Arnoldlayne

The album and the cover is meant to be funny because Infinite wasn't a success when it came out, then in 1997 he came up with the slim shady idea and made his music funny as a brand new style to get attention

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. - metaldude8

I like it. - CharismaticKat

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18 Heavy Petting Zoo - NOFX

I wish I could kill somebody for this!

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

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

19 Ween - Chocolate and Cheese

This is a great album cover what

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

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

Great band. Great album. Not thwir weirdest album cover

20 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Live it Up
21 Nelson - Because They Can

I find this one very funny. - Hotheart123

it's like those are the singers. if I seen that album I would not buy it!

Lol - CharismaticKat

HAHA - Demon_Kitty

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22 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

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 Sonic Jihad - Paris

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

26 Jim Post - I Love My Life
27 For Maggots to Devour - Torture Killer

Oh for god's sake, GET THIS HIGHER!

What is THAT? - Demon_Kitty

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

28 More Crazy Hits - Crazy Frog

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

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

29 The Origin of the Feces - Type O Negative

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

30 The Ritchie Family - Bad Reputation
31 Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
32 Blood On the Dance Floor - Bad Blood

Very the worst! Should be censured

No thanks, I prefer taylor swift song

They're so ugly. - CharismaticKat

33 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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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 Talk That Talk - Rihanna

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

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

If I saw this as a little kid, I would have nightmares for weeks...I'm already going to have one tonight from the thumbnail here.

She acutally looks funny. - DaisyandRosalina

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36 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

37 X - Kylie Minogue

What is this here this cover is good

38 The Beatles - Revolver

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

What the hell is revolver doing here

I don't see anything bad about it - CharismaticKat

39 Sex & Violins - Rednex

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

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

The band... they are... in a... chamber pot... and a guy is... you know... he is peeing on them... why? - Martin_Canine

He's um peeing in the bowl - Demon_Kitty

40 Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus

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

41 My Beauty - Kevin Rowland

What The actual HELL - B0S5J4M3S

Gay - Demon_Kitty

42 Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth

This cover is so bad the picture got removed.

I don't care about the cover is graphic, that's the part of Death Metal. - Mumbizz01

43 4 - Beyonce

Her top is ugly. She could've worn something better - CharismaticKat

Not a bad album cover. - Userguy44

This cover isn't bad... It's a very good album

And here we see fangirls/boys defending another unnesecary nude-ish cover.

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44 Black Sabbath - Born Again

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!

Be afraid... be very afraid. Cower in the fear of the demon spawn. Ha ha ha ha ha ha! - SoldierOfFortune

45 Unapologetic - Rihanna

If there are going to be nude people on your cover, at least make it fit the title. This is just being nude to be nude for "shock value"

In this cover she is naked.

She’s STARING INTO MY SOUL. This is worse than Mad Love The Prequel. Just look how cringey it is. A neon nude girl with BLUE HAIR surrounded by the text MADLOVE THEPREQUEL. It’s all in neon lights. And the record labels are right below the girls butt

46 The Harvest - Boondox

This looks like created on a M64 sometime before the 21st Century on a trial version of an animation studio. It looks ridiculous on its own but if you know that this is supposed to look menacing and dark it is even sillier. - Martin_Canine

47 I Am... Sasha Fierce - Beyonce

What does Sasha Fierce even mean anyway?

48 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

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

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

Absolutely dreadful on so many levels.

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

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49 Babez for Breakfast - Lordi

I was going to add this, but it's already taken care of, so I guess I don't have to.

Now you see why metal isn't mainstream.

AHH! - PhoenixAura81

Oh my god...WHAT TF IS THAT?! - CharismaticKat

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