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Old 12-31-2004, 04:54 PM   #1
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Crappy Album Art

So I was looking at the cover of HTDAAB today, and it's really fucking ugly, despite the beautiful faces of the lads. In fact, U2 tend to have shitty album art.

Which other bands/albums have terrible covers?

the cover of "Let It Bleed" by the Rolling Stones immediately comes to my mind.
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I don't like the cover HTTDAAB but I like that it was taken in Portugal because I like Portugal. I don't like these covers, they might be clever though but not my taste. Collective Soul-Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. More to come.
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The cover to Audioslave's eponymous debut sucks, despite the fact that it was designed by Strom Thurgenwhatever.

(Edit: His cover for Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder sucks too, come to think on it.)
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I'm gonna have to agree with that. I think they've made up for it with the Lifeblood cover, though.
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i like the HTDAAB cover...

Anyway this artwork is much more terrible :


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It's a shame that U2's album covers are rather bland these days... not that it matters overly, but I sometimes do wish they'd ditch this idea that all their album covers must be a photograph of the band.

The Joshua Tree shot is a great iconic composition, and POP is sorta cool as a pop-art take on the band identity a decade later, but otherwise this stuff is a bit redundant.

Zooropa is funky. Oh and the Unforgettable Fire cover photograph is sublime.
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i like the HTDAAB cover...

Anyway this artwork is much more terrible :


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My eyes....
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Looks a lot like:




But seriously, is there anything worse than the cover for Blind Faith?


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Looks a lot like:



- you're absolutely right!
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I really don't like the cover of HTDAAB either, it's so bland and it looks cheap.

I LOVE Bjork, but this cover freaks me out!

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