Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Who are you listening to RIGHT THIS SECOND?! (Part 23)


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15-09-2014, 04:31
StratusSphere
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,307

I was listening to Big Brovaz earlier and of course the album cover came up on Spotify and...wow. 2007! What a mess!

Big Brovaz - 'Re-Entry'

So I thought I should make a thread about it to see more. What truly awful album/single covers do you have in your music collection? Or have you seen and cringed?

I'm limiting it to the 2000s/modern stuff because we could laugh at older covers just because of the bad special effects or cringeworthy costumes. At least in the modern period we can laugh just at the horrible designs when people really should know better!
StratusSphere is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 15-09-2014, 05:59
Makson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11,108
Take That - The Circus

Yuck....do we really need to see all those manky barefeet with crusty toes?!
Makes me want to barf every time I see that cover art.
Makson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 06:40
dd68
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: London
Posts: 11,309
I honestly can't think, I don't think I take notice anymore
dd68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 12:43
cnbcwatcher
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: At college, in L.A.'s office
Posts: 50,339
The Saturdays - Wordshaker
The album cover has to be the worst of theirs. The logo and colours are terrible and it doesn't stand out at all. No wonder the whole album campaign was a total disaster.

Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Awful, just awful. What is it even supposed to represent?

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Photo of her they used is terrible and not exactly attractive. I use a fanmade cover on my iTunes instead.
cnbcwatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 16:19
SexiRokStarr
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,041
Ke$ha - Warrior
Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
SexiRokStarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 17:30
Microkorg
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sussex
Posts: 1,700
The Feeling- 12 stops and home
James Blunt - any album
Microkorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 18:34
little-monster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,047
Lady Gaga - Artpop and Born this way (the BTW single cover should of been the album cover and the Applause single cover should of been the artpop album cover imo)
Madonna - Hard candy
The Saturdays - Wordshaker
Kylie Minogue - Kiss me once (hardly a flattering look of kylie)
Beyonce - Beyonce (the words "Beyonce" in pink with a grey background. i wonder what original genius came up with that, although if you take the slip case off, your left with an even awful image of a close up of beyonce's unflattering bum)
Leona Lewis - Glassheart (she looks like she has had a spliff and decided to draw a star on herself for fun)
Christina Aguilera - Bionic (the bionic side of her face is just tacky)
Cher - Closer to the truth (the woman's world single cover should of been the album cover)
Cheryl Cole - A million lights
little-monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 19:28
John_Lochery
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 648
Jessie J - Alive. i love the album but the album cover looks like a police mugshot
John_Lochery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 21:17
scratchy23
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,609
Lady Gaga - Artpop and Born this way (the BTW single cover should of been the album cover and the Applause single cover should of been the artpop album cover imo)
Madonna - Hard candy
The Saturdays - Wordshaker
Kylie Minogue - Kiss me once (hardly a flattering look of kylie)
Beyonce - Beyonce (the words "Beyonce" in pink with a grey background. i wonder what original genius came up with that, although if you take the slip case off, your left with an even awful image of a close up of beyonce's unflattering bum)
Leona Lewis - Glassheart (she looks like she has had a spliff and decided to draw a star on herself for fun)
Christina Aguilera - Bionic (the bionic side of her face is just tacky)
Cher - Closer to the truth (the woman's world single cover should of been the album cover)
Cheryl Cole - A million lights
That album cover has become kind of iconic though. That purple text over a black background instantly becomes recognisable as related to Beyonce.
scratchy23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 21:26
Hitstastic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 868
Scissor Sisters - Night Work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_W...sorsisters.jpg

Definitely a cringeworthy cover.
Hitstastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 21:29
little-monster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,047
That album cover has become kind of iconic though. That purple text over a black background instantly becomes recognisable as related to Beyonce.
I think the word Iconic is a bit of an exaggeration. I don't think people in 30 years time will be discussing how amazing Beyonce's word art was.
little-monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 21:33
jlp95bwfc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,698
That album cover has become kind of iconic though. That purple text over a black background instantly becomes recognisable as related to Beyonce.
I wouldn't use the word iconic but I agree. It suits the way the album was released. The way it just dropped with the cover not giving anything away. I like it.
jlp95bwfc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 22:58
Kyle123
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 24,714
Scissor Sisters - Night Work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_W...sorsisters.jpg

Definitely a cringeworthy cover.
Beat me to it! It is a cracking arse though!

EDIT no pun intended ooops!
Kyle123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2014, 23:15
dsmithy2011
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 817
Britney Spears - Blackout

Majority of hers tbh im not keen on
dsmithy2011 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 03:34
Makson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11,108
Scissor Sisters - Night Work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_W...sorsisters.jpg

Definitely a cringeworthy cover.
what?! that's a really great cover of a pretty impressive arse
Makson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 11:34
kyleee
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 304
kylie x
beyonce 4
kyleee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 18:52
ScottishWoody
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Fife twitter.com/scottishwoody
Posts: 13,066
Fergie's London Bridge ... In front of Tower Bridge
http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1800785-02A-BIG.jpg

And WTF is Jessie J all about?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ho_You_Are.jpg
ScottishWoody is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 21:03
EStaffs90
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Underneath Tom Hiddleston
Posts: 3,834
Now 50 - They had clearly run out of ideas: it was a differently-coloured mirror-image of Now 48's cover, which had come out seven months earlier.
EStaffs90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 21:17
glyn9799
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,807
Girls Aloud 'Out of Control' album and singles all have absolutely terrible artwork. It really does look cheap and nasty. I've absolutely no idea who designed it all, but they really need to find a new job.

Similarly, all of Gagas the Born This Way stuff. The deluxe album cover is alright, but the standard (with the hideous bike) and all of the singles were just terrible. Judas?!?!? What the hell is that? She took a photo of a Word document
glyn9799 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 21:56
cnbcwatcher
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: At college, in L.A.'s office
Posts: 50,339
Britney Spears - Blackout

Majority of hers tbh im not keen on
I quite like that one and most of Britney's album artwork. Not so keen on the In The Zone one or the original US cover of Baby One More Time but apart from that I don't mind them. They're somewhat iconic in a way and easily recognisable as Britney I don't like the cover of Greatest Hits: My Prerogative though.
cnbcwatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2014, 22:22
rfonzo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,863
Does anyone remember O Town, because this is pretty bland to be honest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O-Town_...Otownalbum.jpg
rfonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 10:24
cnbcwatcher
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: At college, in L.A.'s office
Posts: 50,339
Hear'Say - Popstars
cnbcwatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 22:51
rattie
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,011
Steve Brookstein's 40,000 Things.

Seriously???

http://www.amazon.co.uk/40-000-Thing...eve+brrokstein
rattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:21
StratusSphere
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,307
Jesus Christ some of these are priceless in the worst way!
StratusSphere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 06:38
michael05031986
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 140
A big fan of Madonna but Hard Candy is hideous
michael05031986 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:43.