So many bad album covers this year, Devo and Brian Ferry went for glamor mag gloss, Yeasayer had some kind of brain seizure, Kings of Leon explored phallic island and Kanye West showed us way more than we ever wanted to see. Still nothing was worse than these my Bottom 5 album covers of the year.
5. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II)
The CD sleeve notes state that the album cover is a photo of X Tecumseh Clark taken by his father, avant-garde composer and poet Todd Tamanend Clark.
Yep about as interesting as it sounds.
4. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Sadly this is not the soundtrack to Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.
3. Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
2. MGMT - Congratulations
MGMT do what Nintendon't - pitchfork media
This scratch and sniff disaster was my early favourite for worst album cover of the year. Who could of thought that worse was still to come.
1. M.I.A. - /\/\ /\ Y /\
The cover art on M.I.A.'s /\/\ /\ Y /\ is a bigger disaster than the album itself. The YouTube progress bars had been outdated before this album was released, the Tetris brick walls are horrible and can anybody tell me why MIA has spelt her name out in gold bullion?
One part hilarious ten parts hideous , congratulations to M.I.A.; runaway winner for 2010's worst cover album art.