Are these the best (and the worst) album covers of the year?
A couple of weeks back I wrote about an LA Times gallery which supposedly featured some of the worst album covers of all-time, but which included, to my eyes, some rather good examples of the art form. Now, AOL Radio have compiled lists of the best and worst album covers of the year so far based on listeners’ suggestions. Once again I have mixed feelings.
Several of the covers on the “best” list would seem more deserving of a place in the “worst” ten, notably the demon-and-crucifixion-featuring illustration that decorates Heaven & Hell’s The Devil You Know. And, while U2’s No Line on the Horizon cover is rather irritating in its twee tastefulness, I’m not sure it really belongs to be rubbing shoulders with the undeniably egregious artwork for Brooke Hogan’s The Redemption CD (see above. Although, much like the sun, it’s probably best not to look directly at it.)
On my previous blog I asked you to send in your nominations for a Worst Album of All-Time gallery. There were a lot of great suggestions, but we’ve still got room for a few more. Can you think of any image worse than an illustrated, wing-sporting, armpit-showing, Brooke Hogan? Let us know!
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