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Old Sep 08, 2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Great Album; Bad Cover (and vice versa)

You know what I'm talking about. They're the albums that you always pull off the shelf and open the case quickly so you can avoid looking at the atrocity of a cover. Or the ones you take off your shelf just to look at the cover and put it back.

Great Album; Bad Cover

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters - There is Nothing Left to Lose
Foo Fighters - One By One (actually, just a pretty good album with a lame cover)
Foo Fighters - In Your Honor

I'm a huge fan of the Foos but they have really bad album covers (their single covers are usually a lot cooler). TCATS and OBO are way too basic. IYH is too arty, and TINLTL is just too bland.

Pete Ham - Golders Green
I love the music but the cover looks too Microsoft-Paint-y.

Bad Album; Great Cover

Queen - The Miracle
Queen - Hot Space

They obviously spent more time constructing the covers than they did recording the album.

INXS - Kick

Ever heard of "including the whole band on the cover"? (I know the back of the booklet includes the ones not on the cover, but still.)
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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I still like looking at Disraeli Gears by Cream & the UK cover of Blindfaith. Also, the UK version of Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix.
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Great album, bad cover: Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
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Old Sep 10, 2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by taxman
Great album, bad cover: Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
I second that nomination!

In that same category: "Asylum" by KISS
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Old Sep 10, 2005, 08:58 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dav-here
In that same category: "Asylum" by KISS
Ouch! I would have to agree with that one. Actually, I would consider it to be their worst album cover. I do not care much for the music either to tell you the truth.

Eric Carr at least made the cover a little more bearable.
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 01:32 PM   #6
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The cover to Freebird the Movie by lynyrd Skynyrd kinda looks like they were running low on ideas. The CD itself is a recording of a killer Skynyrd show at Knebworth.

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