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10 Classic Albums With Terrible Album Covers

Tarnished Images Behind Perfect Albums.

Atlantic

As a recording artist, you have somewhat of a unique opportunity when it comes to the album cover. For as much time and effort as you put into the actual construction of the songs in the studio, you also have to find some photogenic image that will encapsulate every single great element of the music inside the album. While some bands have gone above and beyond to create stellar artwork, some bands have just tried to go the easy way out.

Granted, some of these terrible album covers can come down to practical reasons. Whether it be because of a minor snafu at the record company or just a band getting started, some of these albums could have benefited from going back to the drawing board. What stings even more is when the albums that these covers are a part of are actually exceptional records.

While the cover might say otherwise, each of these records are some of the best in their field and deserve to be talked about among the greatest albums ever created. However, no riff will ever be able to save these artists from these lackluster images that made the cut. The songs may be classics, but these covers didn't really give off the best first impression.

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