Great albums with terrible covers

The Moon & Antartica is a great album, probably my favourite Modest Mouse, but this is an embarrassingly terrible cover:

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Tim by the Replacements is a great album, but it has a terrible cover:

Is this a thread? I guess it is now.

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I’ve been listening to tim since 2010 but never noticed those upside down eyes lmao am i blind

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See, I don’t mind Court & Spark, but Hejira is real bad:

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image https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/Egebamyasialbumcover.jpg

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…yeah

I accidentally spilled a pint over my copy so it has a big stain which I think has actually improved it.

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Can never decide whether this cover is great or shit but it’s definitely nowhere in the middle

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Leaning towards great - it clearly knows it’s daft

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Its great.

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Legend has it that it is a sly dig at Cat Power (Callahan having recently split up with Chan Marshall)

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2015/04/Alien-Lanes-compressed.jpg

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all the sabbath ones

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Always thought it was a shame this cover is so bad, it actively negatively affects my opinion of the album. Then I listen to it and remember it’s brilliant.

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Reckon there are a lot from the 90s, when computer art was just becoming a thing but was still mostly very very naff

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^this. So many covers that could be knocked up in 10 minutes by a primary school kid nowadays

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Pen & Pixel sleeves are all amazing, no exceptions

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It’s particularly weird because all their other albums have great covers - Dig Me Out, The Woods and All Hands on the Bad One especially