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Brilliant albums with horrible album covers

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Timos, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Timos

    Timos Forum resident Thread Starter

    I'm sure this is a topic that has been done before, but hey-ho!

    The title says it all - throw your ten pence (or cents) in!

    I'll start with this one:

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  2. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident

    pet sounds
     
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  3. Centralscrutinizer

    Centralscrutinizer Forum Resident

    Although I've got used to the cover I suppose Sabotage fits the bill. Not the worst cover by any means but poor v the brilliance of the album.

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  4. Timos

    Timos Forum resident Thread Starter

    My favourite album of all time. I don't hate the cover - but would agree it's hardly high-art. Well, pretty far from it actually.

    But maybe the only reason I don't hate the cover is because I would have no idea whatsoever to put in its place...
     
  5. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    Fonthill, ON
    Here comes a deluge of albums not even close to brilliant.
     
  6. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

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    Winchester, UK
    Plus some great covers :)

    And someone will post Blind Faith.

    Tim
     
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  7. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

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    Yeah, what does this have to do with the vibe of the album?
     
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  8. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

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    Pink Floyd "Atom Heart Mother".A picture of a cow in a pasture?? I get why they did but still its a crappy cover.
     
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  9. sparkmeister

    sparkmeister Forum Resident

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    Tbf, you could have started with any Steely Dan album, with perhaps the exception of Aja.
     
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  10. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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  11. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

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    Steely Dan's covers are almost always horrible. I chalk that up to consummate musicians' being visually "tone-deaf"
     
  12. fried

    fried Forum Resident

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    Paris
    Well I like it!
     
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  13. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Indianapolis, IN
    Well, some people like grammar school art.
     
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  14. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident

    you're right, it's difficult!!
     
  15. Jimmy Disco D

    Jimmy Disco D Forum Resident

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    Shropshire, UK
    Archie Bell and the Drells - Can’t stop dancing....

    What the hell is that!?!

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  16. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Whoa... "tighten up," indeed.
     
  17. Cynthia Tebbetts

    Cynthia Tebbetts Forum Resident

    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    Van Halen - Fair Warning
     
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  18. Daring

    Daring The Bose in the background is my wife's

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    Wichita ks
    I would say Aja is one of my favorite understated album covers of all time. The actual music is pretty good too.. Lol
     
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  19. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

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    Devon, England
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    Brilliant album. Awful cover imho
     
  20. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

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    Devon, England
    Agree. It has no redeeming qualities
     
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  21. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    I always loved that cover lol
     
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  22. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    I agree. It's a good design.
     
  23. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Tarragona (Spain)
    Beach Boys "Sunflower"

    The album is great.
    I hate the stupid and cringeworthy cover.. they all look like fools. I mean, look at them..Mike Love is creepy with that guru guise and those children around him.. Bruce Johnston looks like preppy on the cover and like a clown on the back cover with that big hat on ..
     
  24. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

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    southern colo.
    I guess we all see things differently.I absolutely love the album but always felt they should have made the cover in something like what Yes were doing at the time.
     
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  25. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    An awful lot of Beach boy covers are pretty bad
     

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