Saturday, May 5, 2007

This Is Hardcore: 10 Fleshy Album Covers

When it comes to cover art, there are a lot of things to consider. To succeed, an album cover must match the themes, emotions and atmospheres of the music to a stunning visual that encapsulates the album.

Sometimes artists go for subtlety and nuance, other times, they let it all hang out ... and I do mean all of it. But, as the soft-spoken members of Three 6 Mafia once said, "ass and titties."

Here's a list of 10 album covers that rely more on flesh than audio-visual consistency, but be warned it gets pretty raunchy (read: penis, vagina etc ...).

10. The Pixies - Surfer Rosa

9. The Strokes - It This It (UK version)

8. Basement Jaxx - Remedy

7. Grace Jones - Island Life

6. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Two Virgins

5. Sugar Ray - Lemonade and Brownies

4. Pulp - This Is Hardcore

3. Xiu Xiu - A Promise

2. Blind Faith - Blind Faith

1. Liars - It Fit When I Was A Kid

Not that there's any reason you'd ever, ever, ever want to see, but here's the uncensored version.