We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But in the music industry, there's often a fine line between "beauty" and "what in the blue hell is that and why does it make me so uncomfortable?"
And sometimes, musicians gleefully skip over that line, producing terrifying results. As Italian caricature Joey Tribiani would say, "they're so far past the line, the line is a dot to them."
Take a look at any of the more elaborate outfits Lady Gaga's worn in the last decade. Is it supposed to be sexy? Weird? Both? (It's usually both.) That same clash of sexiness and peculiarity is everywhere in the music biz, especially on album covers.
And even though album covers are slowly becoming a relic of the past, for now they're still a necessity. Many musicians still use their album covers as a way to make a statement. Sometimes that statement is "look at me, I'm a sexpot." And sometimes that statement is "look at this, I have a grave misunderstanding of what sexuality is."
All of the album covers on this list fall into the latter category.