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Brilliant albums with horrible album covers

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

  1. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Thats such a fantastic painting. It's just the sort of thing I like as artwork on my walls at home and it's pretty much in the vein of the sort of stuff I do as a hobbyist painter, too.
     
  2. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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    I dig it.
     
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  3. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

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    similar in style to this (there is another jazz rock/fusion album from around the same time with a similar artwork but can't remember which )
    [​IMG]
     
  4. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    I think that's a really cool design, kind of like a mashup between the Police and "If I Could Only Remember My Name". Does the music sound like the sunset image?
     
  5. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    If you say so. (I do think the singles were really strong). Almost actively dislike the album tracks, though.
     
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  6. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

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    And it's hardly a brilliant album either.
     
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  7. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

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    Those are some cool cats. Gary should join the band.

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  8. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    In another thread, I opined that the pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac had to possess one of the ugliest collection of album covers of any band with a major label catalog. Random pictures drawn from public domain files would have done them better.

    Oddly, the Buckingham-Nicks era covers for FLEETWOOD MAC and RUMOURS were iconic. Did the label intervene under the assumption that, This might be a hit, don't blow the cover?
     
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  9. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

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    The Op's question was " brilliant albums, horrible covers " not about music.
     
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  10. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

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    They recently invented a new thing called "beside the question."
     
  11. MadMelMon

    MadMelMon Forum Resident

    ...about that...

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  12. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    It's all subjective but it's very highly rated in general. Also don't agree with the cover being horrible - again it's all subjective but I think it's a great cover perfect for the title Colour By Numbers
     
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  13. sinistrail sentinel

    sinistrail sentinel Forum Resident

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    I never understood why the CD version (which you posted here) got an uninspired crop of the full LP cover artwork.

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    Much better, IMHO!
     
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  14. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Without a doubt the wrongest post I've ever seen on this forum. All of the Falk-U Rogner Amon Duul II's covers are brilliant and this one is a classic.
     
  15. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Yes, people have very strange ideas on what constitutes a horrible cover.
     
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  16. Rockerbox

    Rockerbox Forum Resident

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    [​IMG] One of my favorite albums of all time but, sheesh, that album cover looks like an elementary school girl's folder bought at a dollar clearance store.
     
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  17. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Stuck in the 21st Century.

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    I don't want to go through all the pages, but if I didn't write Raw Power,
    it's definitely the greatest album I can think of with the worst cover.
     
  18. sinistrail sentinel

    sinistrail sentinel Forum Resident

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    Mew No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away

    I think this album is brilliant, but I can't stand the cover
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  19. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Without a doubt the wrongest post I've ever seen on this forum
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  20. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    I think you're on your own with that one.
     
  21. Fruff76

    Fruff76 L100 Classic - Fan Club President

    Same here
     
  22. Fruff76

    Fruff76 L100 Classic - Fan Club President

    It’s my favorite Floyd album
     
  23. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Stuck in the 21st Century.

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    Let It Bleed.
    AWFUL cover. (Sticky Fingers' cover is even worse, so there's two great albums with abysmal covers)
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. ginchopolis

    ginchopolis Forum Resident

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    The model eventually appeared in the classic film Heathers.
     
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  25. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Come to think of it (and given the title) I'd agree that the cover itself isn't so bad. It's intensely colourful, that's for sure.
     

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