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Good Albums With Bad Artwork

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Is that Brush Script? COME ON MAN.

The other Empire of the Sun album is just okay, by the way.

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Is that Brush Script? COME ON MAN.

The other Empire of the Sun album is just okay, by the way.

No....Its Mistral font, come on man, pony up on your script fonts!

Also agreed on empire of the sun, 1st album is really good, 2nd one was just ok.

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The first few cuts off MGMT's Oracular Spectacular could be grafted onto the first Empire of the Sun album to form the best electropop record of 2008.

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Also, speaking of Empire of the Sun, anyone notice "Walking on a Dream" getting lots of AAA airplay? Did they reissue the single because it was in a car commercial?

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On 7/22/2016 at 4:33 PM, the admiral said:

Also, speaking of Empire of the Sun, anyone notice "Walking on a Dream" getting lots of AAA airplay? Did they reissue the single because it was in a car commercial?

Yes. The song actually went platinum in the USA thanks to downloads that were inspired by that car commercial. The song hit the top five on the alternative charts in the USA, and had a cup of coffee in the top 40 on pop radio as well.

 

Fun fact: Buzzy Cohen, a champion on Jeopardy!, works for the company that brokered the deal between Honda and EOTS to get that song in the commercial.

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Buzzy Cohen, also a champion of looking like he should get punched in the face.

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

Buzzy Cohen, also a champion of looking like he should get punched in the face.

HAHAHAHAHA not going to disagree with you there!

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Holy hell.  Metallica may have just won 2016.

 

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covers like this only encouraged cassette tape piracy.

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On 5/23/2012 at 6:52 PM, officeglenn said:

Here's a little bit of Canadian content ...

Barenaked Ladies - Gordon

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? Not terrible from a technical perspective, but so achingly ?90s that they changed the artwork on future re-issues.

 

 

Is that... the Pepsi logo?

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Even by 90s standards, I don't understand how they couldn't come up with better designs. Their music is great, though...

 

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U2's first album, Boy, was a legitimately great album (especially for a debut album), but a shirtless boy is a godawful idea for an album cover:

 

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One of its singles, "I Will Follow," had an even worse cover:

 

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Just so awkward to even look at.

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11 hours ago, kroywen said:

U2's first album, Boy, was a legitimately great album (especially for a debut album), but a shirtless boy is a godawful idea for an album cover:

 

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One of its singles, "I Will Follow," had an even worse cover:

 

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Just so awkward to even look at.

I swear officer, it's not what it looks like!!!

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I don't think there's anything bad about it. And they used him again for War, which is not just not bad, but good.

 

Songs of Innocence, now that one was creepy.

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On 2017-06-09 at 0:30 AM, The AFC South said:

I swear officer, it's not what it looks like!!!

 

Yeah. If an album cover like that was approved in today's day and age, their would be enough revolting that it would probably be banned immediately. Or the lawsuit oppurtunities would be too much.

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On 7/7/2014 at 0:15 PM, CDixonDesign said:

This was pretty much the standard for many rap album covers for quite a while in the late 90's, early 2000 era:

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All you needed was horrible photoshop collage skill(z) and diamond encrusted lettering.

Let's be honest, we can make an entire thread based solely on No Limit records if we wanted to...

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Some recent album covers that I wasn't a huge fan of, but albums I was a fan of. 

 

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YG-Still Brazy

Kendrick Lamar-DAMN.

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Maybe not a good album to my standards, but it was popular nonetheless.

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