Top 10 Worst Album Covers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Beastiality - The Handsome Beasts Beastiality - The Handsome Beasts Product Image

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

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

First of all, they've worked a lot for animal rights.
Secondly, you don't even know their genre.

Eww! it's just a hairy fat naked guy next to a pig on a farm! I personally think the pig looks a thousand times better than the ugly fat guy next to it! poor piggy.

2 Humanure - Cattle Decapitation Humanure - Cattle Decapitation Product Image

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?

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

Imagine going into a record store and seeing this monstrosity on the shelf. I'd throw up on the spot.

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

Edit: LightningStrike commented the same thing, lol

3 Born This Way - Lady Gaga Born This Way - Lady Gaga Product Image

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

Lady Gaga is just terrible. Trying to disguise crappy pop music as art.

This is just ducking ridiculous. Who approved this shirring album cover.

Oh I know, one of her parents is a motorcycle and that's why she's like that

4 Dawn of the Black Hearts - Mayhem Dawn of the Black Hearts - Mayhem Product Image

Yes, that is a actual dead body.

On April 8 1991, Vocalist of the Black Metal Band Mayhem, was found dead in a house he and other bandmates where staying in. Guitarist, Euronymous, happen to went into a store and purchased a camera and came back and took this picture, Which would later be the album cover of this Bootleg Album.

Two years later, Euronymous was murdered on Augest 10 of 1993.

The album cover is the actual dead body of the lead singer ironically named "Dead" after he committed suicide. Legend has it that guitarist Euronymous made a stew out of his brain and use bits of Dead's skull to make necklaces

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

It's a dead human and it's not on number one?! As djpenquin999 mentioned it's just cruel.

(I like Metal.)

5 Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit Product Image

Fred Durst is such a douchebag. 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

6 I Am an Elastic Firecracker - Tripping Daisy I Am an Elastic Firecracker - Tripping Daisy Product Image

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

He looks like a taki

This is worst covers, not worst artists

7 Push Push - Herbie Mann Push Push - Herbie Mann Product Image

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.

Gross ass old man shirtless showing his man boobs

8 Virgin Killer - Scorpions

This is just words other than out of all bands I can't believe this is the same band that wrote Winds of Change.

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

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.

At least TheTopTens censored it. I actually have the uncensored album in my CD library. every time I take it out, I feel sick.

9 Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz - Miley Cyrus

The worst album, and the worst cover. I love Miley, but this, ouch. Why is Born This Way number four? There's nothing wrong with it!

Nothing wrong with the cover

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

10 The Wretched Spawn - Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn - Cannibal Corpse Product Image

This should be #1, the cover is literally a naked woman with 3 dead alien bois coming out of her brutally in abnormal ways.


The Newcomers

? P1* - Ppcocaine
? Donker Mag - Die Antwoord Donker Mag - Die Antwoord Product Image
The Contenders
11 Blackout - Britney Spears Blackout - Britney Spears Product Image

Nothing wrong with this cover

Not a bad cover at all.

This cover isn't bad

That cover isn't bad.

12 Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna Product Image

What on earth is this?

13 Anthology - Manowar Anthology - Manowar Product Image

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

Very heterosexual

14 Candy Shop - 50 Cent Candy Shop - 50 Cent Product Image

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

Where’s the candy?

15 Babez for Breakfast - Lordi Babez for Breakfast - Lordi Product Image

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.



16 The Slim Shady LP - Eminem The Slim Shady LP - Eminem Product Image

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.

One of my favourite album covers. Even though there's a dead corpse in the car

Just boring and sketchy looking. Looks really lazy and super underground

17 Chocolate and Cheese - Ween Chocolate and Cheese - Ween Product Image

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

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

This is a great album cover what

Great band. Great album. Not thwir weirdest album cover

18 Butchered at Birth - Cannibal Corpse

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

Looks like a brutal version of Youthanasia's cover.

This cover is so bad the picture got removed.

19 Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse Product Image

This should be way higher!


I'm confused


20 Because They Can - Nelson Because They Can - Nelson Product Image

I find this one very funny.

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

21 Live It Up - Crosby, Stills & Nash Live It Up - Crosby, Stills & Nash Product Image
22 Bad Blood - Blood on the Dance Floor Bad Blood - Blood on the Dance Floor Product Image

No thanks, I prefer taylor swift song

Very the worst! Should be censured

23 Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang Product Image

What a perverted album cover!

This should be first.

Should be in the top 10

He's single, ladies.

24 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus Product Image

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.

she's so ugly, and why's the Beatles Revolver album on here?

25 No Love Deep Web - Death Grips No Love Deep Web - Death Grips Product Image

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

Yup, that's an actual penis.

Time to flash your peepee

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