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The Carillon takes a look at weird album artwork

Paul Bogdan, Kyle Leitch, Michael Chmielewski

If you haven’t already heard, Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced the title of their new album, Mosquito, on January 14. Along with the album’s announcement came the subsequent artwork for the album. Now, by no means do I think art must immediately “make sense” or produce something easily and immediately recognizable or understandable even, but even this is enough to make Jackson Pollock go, “da fuck?” In light of this, we’ve done you the favour of digging up some other head-scratching album covers over that have surfaced over the years.

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye having kinky relations with some wingèd goddess with a tail isn’t even the weird part about this one. Have you ever actually looked at the characters’ faces in this picture? For your sanity, don’t. /PB

The Beatles – Yesterday and Today
Veal. /PB

Anal Cunt – 110 Song CD
I don’t know what I was expecting. /PB

Wallenstein – No More Love

I guess loving sans genitalia could prove difficult in certain points of a relationship. /PB

Nicole Dollanger – Curdled Milk

Babies can be kinda weird (RE: Yesterday and Today). Dead babies are much weirder. And anyone who’s played Dead Space 2 knows that it doesn’t really get much weirder than dead alien-looking zombie babies. /PB

Wampire – Curiosity
I think this is likely the perfect album cover for Wampire’s Curiosity, actually. Seeing this, I am left pondering the likelihood of Wampire’s taking over my soul if I stare at this for too long. /PB

Rammstein – Herzeleid
I wanted to do a Cannibal Corpse album but that would be too easy, so here’s Rammstein's first album, Herzeleid. Shirtless, jacked band with flowers behind them. What in the hell.  /MC

Pooh-Man – Funky as I Wanna Be
If you flip this album upside down, you’ll know exactly where MC Pooh got his handle from. Disgusting. /KL

Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
I’m sorry, but I believe I intended to submit this to the coolest album art ever competition, instead. /KL

William Shatner – Seeking Major Tom
Will Shatner badly photoshopped into his space suit stares longingly at the penis rocket blasting off about a foot-and-a-half away from his head. Good times in outer space, folks. /KL

Beverly Massegee – Amen!

I defy you to show me just one album with a ventriloquist’s dummy on it that isn’t horrifying. Someone made the conscious decision to buy, record an album with, and snuggle that Burt Bacharach looking motherfucker. These people exist. /KL

Kidville – Postcards from My Mind

What a bunch of nightmare fuel this is. Grimace is selling “ice cream” to prisoners locked in disco ball go-go cages. Which circle of Dante’s Hell is this from? /KL

Primus – Frizzle Fry

Actually, Frizzle Fry could really be replaced with any number of Primus’ album covers from the ‘90s. The claymation thing is pretty rad, but those monsters scared the piss out of me when I was a kid. /KL

Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Imperial Bedroom
Okay, to be honest, I have no idea what this motherfuckery is all about. /KL

“Little” David Wilkins – King of all the Taverns
Why am I not surprised? “Little” David looks like the living god damn embodiment of Barney Gumble. It’s pretty surreal, actually. /KL

Cantigas de Roda – Ca Requinha
See Brazil, this is why people are so deathly terrified of clowns. Look at that kid: he’s not screaming in delight, Pennywise. /KL

The Frivolous Five – Sour Cream and Other Delights
Jesus, God, why are those old women slathered in shaving cream? /KL

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