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Friday, January 18, 2013

Stop Awful Covers 8

A new year has begun... but the disaster continues. I'm just selecting new or just announced covers from forthcoming releases on this 2013. They all compound the disgusting latest chapter of this Awful Covers Series, showing there's a year ahead full of music... but also full of bad taste. Please musicians, think about what you are doing to your art. Please stop...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito
Even bands I love commit visual atrocities. Will be the first record I won't bother buying from the group. No matter what the author says to justify his creation, it's horrible.

Mystical Weapons: Mystical Weapons
I get the "weapons" thing, but where's the mystic? Can only see awfulness here...

A wolf? A mask? Whatever, this is just a very very poor work.

  Hookworms: Psych for Sore Eyes EP
I see the ad: Enjoy the ugliness in 3D! Yes my friends, add a new dimension to bad taste!

Tilbury: Exorcise
At least the title is quite appropriate.If you are high on something... that is.

Tall Firs: Out of It and Into It
Contradictory title, but I quickly align myself among the ones completely out of it. No doubt. 
 Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic Another interesting match between artwork and album title. Bad album title, equally bad album art.

David Bowie: The Next Day
"Often the most simple ideas can be the most radical", say the sleeve designers of Bowie's forthcoming record. And its true, but not in this case. This is just laziness and lack of effort, and as they also say, the result is "an album cover with a white square on it".

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