The end of 2010 is rapidly approaching and it is time to settle accounts and look back on the events and stuff that happened during the last 365 days. There were many new music albums that appeared in 2010. Some are really great and were a huge success, while the others weren't that lucky! Here is the list of top 10 worst album covers that have appeared during the 2010. The stuff that comes out is really unbelievable. I wonder where they find sponsors for their terrible projects. Even greater mystery is who buys these awful albums and do they really find this aesthetic or are making fun of it. Enjoy!1. Ghostface Killah: Apollo Kids
Ghostface Killah is undoubtedly a hip-hop legend, but his album art game has gotten more than a few heads scratched lately. He made the list for last yearâs PhotoShop fiasco, Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry, and this yearâs Apollo Kids has granted him his second consecutive spot on this list. Apollo Kids, with its slapdash, neon Saved by the Bell ambiance, is not a good look2. MGMT: Congratulations
MGMTâs psych-pop freak out of a sophomore album, Congratulations, wasnât what people expected, and it left the bandâs fan-base severely divided over its merits. Its cover, however is a different story. This thing should have remained on the deserted Disney back-lot trash bin it looks like it was fished out of.3. Sheek Louch: Donnie G: Don Gorilla
The outrage over the cover to Donnie G: Don Gorilla is not lost on the LOX veteran Sheek Louch. He maintains that his use of primate imagery is a statement about toughness, not race. Even so, Donnie Gâs cover is a mess. It could have been worse, though. Asked about the art in an interview, he retorted that âit was either gonna be that, or it was gonna be a gorilla arm with a bunch of monkeys kissing it.â Thanks?4. CocoRosie: Grey Oceans
Arts and crafts project gone wrong? Acid trip to remember? Cotton-candy overdose? Concept art for When Felt Attacks? Transgender LARPer convention? You decide. Whatever the cover of CocoRosieâs Grey Oceans purports to be a picture of, we know this: It is by far the worst album cover of 2010.5. Grinderman: "Heathen Child"
Many people are Nick Cave fans, so it is with great consternation that we find ourselves including the grossly unsexy art for Grindermanâs âHeathen Childâ single among the yearâs worst covers. The naked vampire Beyonce she-beast doesnât especially beg for a second glance. No oneâs putting a ring on that. No one's getting bodied with that around.6. Weezer: Hurley
Depending on which member of Weezer you ask, the bandâs eighth album, Hurley, is either named after the clothing company Hurley International, who recently collaborated with the band on a line of outerwear and reportedly funded the albumâs recording in part, or itâs a celebration of Jorge Garciaâs affable, rotund character on Lost. We get it! Itâs called Hurley, and thereâs a picture of Hurley! So meta!7. Mike Watt: Hyphenated-Man
Punk legend Mike Watt has a storied history working in seminal bands, from his membership in Californiaâs Minutemen to his current gig in Iggy Popâs reconstituted Stooges. Wattâs latest solo album, Hyphenated-Man, consists of a series of vignettes inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, but between the goofy skewered beast and the amateurish Comic Sans type, yuck. Just, yuck.8. Ne-Yo: Libra Scale
R&B powerhouse Ne-Yoâs fourth album, Libra Scale, is, get this, a concept album about three garbage men who become superheroes and eventually have to choose between saving the world and falling in love. Right. Whatever the premise may be, thereâs way too much going on with this cover, and none of it is good.9. M.I.A.: ///Y/
///Y/, M.I.A.âs statement about love in the age of social media, came wrapped in terse and marginally excitable beats and a double dose of hamfisted agitprop. Whatever M.I.A.âs point about technology may have been (something about killing gingers and the handbone being connected to the Google being connected to the government?), it came with this childâs first computer-class-assignment of a cover.10. Soundgarden: Telephantasm
Something about the cover to the newly reunited Soundgardenâs second greatest-hits album, Telephantasm, is odd. Is it the bunch-of-random-stuff-thrown-together-and-painted-crazy-colors aesthetic? Or is it how much it resembles the scene in The Never-Ending Story when the beast Gmork tries to kill Atreyu after his horse dies? Yep, thatâs it.