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

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

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2 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)

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

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3 Tripping Daisy - I Am an Elastic Firecracker

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

This is worst covers, not worst artists
-_-

4 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.

The cover looks... interesting. - PhoenixAura81

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5 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

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

Horrible cover! Get it higher!

Gross

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6 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

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

(I like Metal.) - Fretto

7 Herbie Mann - Push Push

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.

8 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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9 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

10 Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang

Disgusting - christangrant

AHH! - PhoenixAura81

Let’s just get this higher.

The Newcomers

? Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

The Contenders

11 Britney Spears - Blackout

I like britney cover is the best

This cover is actually appealing

Not a bad cover at all. - HollowAnime

That cover isn't bad. - PhoenixAura81

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12 Manowar - Anthology

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.

an album cover full of jocks - ronluna

Very heterosexual

13 50 Cent - Candy Shop

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

Where’s the candy?

14 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

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

I like Death Grips. They aren't very well known on this website, and this will probably keep the users away from them. I liked the alternate cover though (band member wearing socks saying suck my d***). - djpenquin999

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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

Most Eminem covers are trash. - because

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18 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Live it Up
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 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!

heh heh - PhoenixAura81

21 Sonic Jihad - Paris

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

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 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

24 The Origin of the Feces - Type O Negative

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

25 Orleans - Waking and Dreaming

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

26 Millie Jackson - E.S.P.
27 Jim Post - I Love My Life
28 Blood On the Dance Floor - Bad Blood

Very the worst! Should be censured

No thanks, I prefer taylor swift song

29 The Ritchie Family - Bad Reputation
30 Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
31 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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32 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

33 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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34 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

35 X - Kylie Minogue

What is this here this cover is good

36 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!

37 My Beauty - Kevin Rowland

What The actual HELL - B0S5J4M3S

38 The Beatles - Revolver

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

What the hell is revolver doing here

39 Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth

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

This cover is so bad the picture got removed.

40 4 - Beyonce

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

What is beyonce doing on here? She is amazing! Britney spears should be number one!

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

Laugh out loud. She seems so trashy in this cover.
Beyonce, girl you have a voice. A BIG, BEAUTIFUL voice.
You don't need to dress like a slut to be succesful. Duh!

41 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

42 Black Sabbath - Born Again

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

43 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

44 I Am... Sasha Fierce - Beyonce

What does Sasha Fierce even mean anyway?

45 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

46 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). - 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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47 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

*Vomits* - DarkBoi-X

48 Hard-Off - Bloodhound Gang
49 Fun After Midnight - Acting Lovers
50 Lovesexy - Prince

THAT COVER LOOKS AWFUL! - PhoenixAura81

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Top Remixes (11)

1. The Handsome Beasts - Beastiality
2. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
3. Hefty Fine - Bloodhound Gang
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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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