Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?

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laoghaire

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Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« on: January 09, 2021, 07:55:22 PM »
Which cover is worse?

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 07:57:16 PM »
Um

can there be a tie for this?

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 08:05:10 PM »
Man up and pick one.

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 08:19:49 PM »
Huh.

I don't hate HTDAAB's cover as others here. I was only 13 when the album was released and my feelings are kinda still the same. I didn't like it very much, but their attempt to look cool kinda worked on me as a teenager.

SOI's cover is a better photo, also more impactful, but it also looks out of place despite the obvious meaning, so I don't think it's great. Btw, I liked SOI's temporary cover that came with Apple's release. It looked proper... but it was probably too ugly for the physical release.

To answer the thread, it's basically a tie to me, but I voted in HTDAAB as the worst cover.

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 08:22:43 PM »
The Bomb cover commits sins against typography and design in addition to photography. It's the worse cover.

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 08:42:54 PM »
The Bomb cover commits sins against typography and design in addition to photography. It's the worse cover.

Transgressive and experimental.

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 08:43:10 PM »
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2021, 08:49:45 PM »
SOI is a failed concept. It is meaningful and says something I consider to be important. The photo itself is artistically framed and lighted and blah blah. It just has onnnne little problem.

Bomb is just shit all around.

What was the temporary SOI cover? I lived under a rock at the time.

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Ito Okashi

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2021, 09:09:11 PM »
What was the temporary SOI cover? I lived under a rock at the time.

This ugly thing here.



But you'd see it as a small icon, not as a full blown cover... and somehow it was kinda fitting for the type of release.

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2021, 09:15:08 PM »
Ohhh, okay.

I use the light bulb one for my iTunes library. (I think a live cover or whatever).

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2021, 11:42:37 PM »
The Bomb cover commits sins against typography and design in addition to photography. It's the worse cover.

Transgressive and experimental.


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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 12:18:50 AM »
Bomb. It’s the pits.
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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 12:37:20 AM »
SOI

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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 04:30:08 AM »
SOI is a failed concept. It is meaningful and says something I consider to be important. The photo itself is artistically framed and lighted and blah blah. It just has onnnne little problem.

Bomb is just shit all around.

What was the temporary SOI cover? I lived under a rock at the time.
This.

At least SOI’s cover has significance. And, as a father, I can relate.

HTDAAB’s cover is just a random pic of a band who once had terrific cover art.
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Re: Worst album cover: SOI or Bomb?
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2021, 05:34:18 AM »
This is a difficult one. As an ex graphic designer, I’d say Bomb has the worse photo. The photograph on SOI is better executed but that pose is really dumb. Worse, in fact, than Bomb. So for me it’s a tie with the photography. That leaves the other graphic elements and type. Bomb is by far the worst of the 2. Therefore Bomb wins the award for the worst cover. In fact, it probably wins the award for the worst cover of all their records!

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