Some singers and musicians just don't have much talent when it comes to having an eye for artwork.
Most of the time an album cover has a lot to do with sales, so imagery that's interesting, sexy, mysterious, etc., is always a good thing.
Take Miley Cyrus's 2013 release, "Bangerz", for example. The peach-to-purple color mix with two photographs of houseplants with a superimposed miley staring blankly at the camera looks more like something out of "Miami Vice" circa 1984 than a modern pop record. Throw in the neon "Bangerz" sign and it now looks like a newspaper promo for a south Florida strip club rife with disease.
"Bangerz" is pretty awful, but it's just the tip of the iceberg in our list of bad album covers.
The list includes a laughing-stock of creepy, uncomfortable and what-were-they-thinking covers along with some more modern additions to the list, like Limp Bizkit's "Gold Cobra" and Adam Lambert's "For Your Entertainment" (actually, any
Limp Bizkit or Adam Lambert album cover would work here) and Madonna's 50 is the new 16
cover of "Hard Candy."
So grab your box of tissues, because you might laugh so hard at some of these that your eyes will water...