5. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
A cover that seems
created to cause migraines. I suppose this shit's supposed to be a
comment on our modern condition or something. If so, spare me.
4. REM - Accelerate
Just looking at this gives me a headache. As imaginative as Stipe's mumbling.
3. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
bad title/bad cover combo! And why are this woman's boobs on display? I
get it: 2008, the year of the titty bar revolution.
2. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
1. Master - Slaves to Society
Not only is the cover boring, so is the title! Good music, though.
This horrendous cover not only beats all (ahem) comers this year--but
since it's a reissue from 1995, it can retroactively claim the title
for that year as well. Beyond tasteless, this is the kind of stuff
metalheads pass off as humor. Incredulously signed by artist (and I'm
using that term loosely) Michael Kull. --Darryl Smyers