The Worst Album Art Of 2020


What hath lockdown and quarantines wrought?

You don’t need me to tell you how 2020 was dumpster fire of a year. You know. You’ll always know. Art and entertainment was still created and released, and for that we should all be grateful. These brief distractions helped in more ways than we could possibly imagine. That little bit of normalcy kept us going, even if we didn’t realize it. Of course, not all of it was particularly memorable or good.

As with previous years, here is a collection of some of the worst album art released in 2020. May it bring you a little bit of levity in a year full of pain. Special thanks to TovH writer Hans for contributing some of these modern art classics. And before you ask, no, we can’t do any better. That’s why we don’t even try. Let’s hope 2021 brings us relief, joy, and yeah, some more bad album art.


Me, waiting to go back into the office a year and a half after working from home.


Pinocchio, but set it in the DC Universe


Historical vibe check


The Kool-Aid Man isn’t fucking around anymore.


Metaphor, what is it good for?


I assure you, I will not be slowing down if I see this in the middle of the road.


You can only listen to the album while ranting about ‘commies’ from the inside of a pickup truck.


They’re speed holes. They make the flying demon/elephant head go faster.


Bros Vs The Apocalypse


You heading to the beach for the first time after the pandemic.


In the land of the dead, the man with no neck, serious back problems,
a chalice full of meatballs, and a snake for some reason is king.


The dark reimaging of the California Raisins.


She is now officially owned by The Misfits


It’s not Evil Conspiacy. It’s DiGiornio, now with more children!


Agony & Ecstacy & Purity & Obviousness


Bonnie & Clyde will return in “29 More Days Left On This Free Photoshop Trial”


The perspective really helps distract from the 50’s-style font used for the album name.


It’s rare to simultaneously know exactly what’s happening and
not know what’s happening when looking at album art.


LifeCall is finally reaching out to the aging rockers that have fallen and can’t get up.


Again? What do you mean again? Why is there an again?!


Will volumes 1 through 4 explain this?


It’s like someone smudged the picture when it was still wet from the printer.


What’s the knife for? We having cake or something?


“Hi, I’m Barthazar. You may know me as the demon that’s been living inside Nicholas Cage’s brain for the past 20 years. Today, I’m here to tell you about the benefits of CBD oil.”




That is just the cutest Jason mask in the bottom left corner. Looks like he’s having a great time at summer camp with all of his friends and counselors.


Just be cool. Act natural. No one will notice a thing.


Is that anything like the fifth sun?


Apparently that motivation is a whole lot of  demonic bubblegum.


All the kids are doing the Jack Torrance challenge.


There’s nothing slow about those tight buns.


What’s the meaning of life? Why are we here? Who are we?
Maybe we’re all just floating through space on a giant baked apple.


It’s the have Damageplan’s New Found Power vs the have nots.


Turkish The Thing


Awwwww who’s a cute wittle Arrghvs? You are! Yes you are!


‘Great’ is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.


Where’s Waldo?


This is actually much better than what the album title could also imply.


Who conceived making this?




The perfect WTF ending for the most WTF year.


Did we miss any bad album art from 2020? Probably. Post ’em in the comments section below.

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