Great Music : Terrible Artwork ratio

Which great bands have exclusively terrible artwork?

I’d like to present Hot Chip:

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Can anyone beat that?

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(and so on)

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Someone post all the Muse covers pls

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I actually like the cover art for Songs From Northern Britain. The rest are dreadful though.

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Oh hang on missed the ‘great music’ bit :confused:

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Said it before on here, but Mew.
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Though at this point it has become part of the charm

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The Residents have some great and Iconic ones. Such as this

Residents - Meet the Residents

But they have A LOT of awful ones. And I’m going to post them all here for your enjoyment
The Residents - George & James (American Composer Series - Volume 1)

The Residents - Demons Dance Alone

The Residents - Animal Lover

The Residents - Tweedles!

The Residents - The Bunny Boy

The Residents - The Ghost of Hope

The Residents - Intruders

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A lot of The Fall

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Robert Pollard sometimes seems to give his worst albums the best artwork and the best albums the worst artwork

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always thought pavement’s album covers were a bit shit

Really like the Slanted cover, fits the messy music very well. Can take or leave the rest but don’t think any are actively bad, except maybe Terror Twilight

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Sorry misread the thread title. Still gonna leave this here

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So did @Twinkletoes unless Shpongle are amazing

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Wowee Zowee is one of the best covers ever so it makes up for the rest

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I don’t know what the consensus is on the artwork for both of these, but I dislike a lot more REM and Bruce Springsteen album covers than I like.

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Glad we agree

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image https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b2/Cant_buy_a_tcant_buy_a_thrill.jpg/220px-Cant_buy_a_tcant_buy_a_thrill.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/31/33/ea/3133ea805097873d378c32d16d1c92bc--green-earrings-classic-rock.jpg

image http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/3917/cover_4538717112009.jpg

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GREAT shout

Not even going to include some of the later albums which have even worse sleeves (but are also pretty awful music), but Van Morrison has to be a contender:

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