Worst Album Covers 2012

MAX EASTON counts down the worst of local album covers of the year.

The Presets – Pacifica
If you were ever of the opinion that The Presets? music had no balls, then there’s the graphical proof that the band doesn’t either.

The Angels – Take it to the Streets
While Doc Neeson didn’t sing on this record, it’s a little known fact that he designed the cover.

Axxon – Beyond Light
The cruel beast of font selection strikes again.

Alpine – A is for Alpine
None of these could ever possibly be effective game plans on the soccer field.

Bits of Shit – Cut Sleeves
Not only is the dog completely arbitrary, but it doesn’t even have cut sleeves!

Muscles – Manhood
Poor Muscles.

The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
Turns out that Temper Trap’s rise to a stadium band now makes them rich enough to afford colour-altering splooge medication.

Ladyhawke – Anxiety
Wherein Pip Brown goes through her bohemian phase and cultivates tiny selves in her dreads.

Lisa Mitchell – Bless This Mess
I guess the giant marketing budget got spent on radio ads?

The Saints – King of the Sun
I blame Rai Thistlethwayte.

Oh Mercy – Deep Heat
Some would call this potentially iconic, or masterful, or some other adjective with greater than six letters, and that’s pretty much why the cover is on this list.

Van She – Idea of Happiness
Clearly, the art department at Modular believes in meeting in the middle.

John Butler – Tin Shed Tales
Also in the running to win awards for ?Worst Album Title? and ?Stupidest Hat on an Album Cover?.

Monks of Mellonwah – Neurogenesis
The logical conclusion to the characters of Microsoft’s Clip Art is reached. (Drawing objects still impossibly difficult to align properly.)

And 2012?s winner for Worst Album Cover?

Reece Mastin – Beautiful Nightmare

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