Strange Album Art Choices

What makes album art succeed or flop?

Our friends at Shutterstock posted a blog article that takes a closer look at weird album art from popular artists over the past 20 years, including GNR, Lady Gaga, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more.

First they tell you a little bit about the history of each bizarre album cover, why it’s controversial, and lastly, give you a designer’s take on why the over-the-top artwork succeeds or fails.

It’s a fun little detour off of Memory Lane.

Check it out HERE.

What do you think makes an album cover memorable AND great?

Have you released albums with questionable artwork in the past? If so — and if you’re brave enough to share, we’d love to see ’em!

Post your comments or links to artwork in the section below.

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