As per usual, Lady Gaga has hit us with more freakiness. And this time, it’s with her newest Born This Way albums. We’re sure you’ve seen the original pic (with her face horns, yikes!) for the album months ago. But since she has both Born This Way: The Remix and The Collection hitting stores this November, it was obvi that she would need new covers as well.
While we stared at the pile of whatever-that-is that graced Gaga’s entire body, we wondered just how many of our fave stars have hilar, awkward and just plain freaky album and single cover art as well. Let us tell ya — there’s a lot! And we’ve picked the Top 12 (besides the Gagster’s) that gave us chills…
12. The Black-Eyed Peas — The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
While it’s not exactly too out there, we wondered why an album with the phrase “the energy never dies” has such an odd and pretty-much-dead robot’s face on its cover.
11. Ke$ha — Cannibal
We gotta admit, Ke$h showed a lot of restraint with her song “Cannibal.” Imagine how much worse it could’ve been!
10. Britney Spears — The Singles Collection
Obviously, Brit is obsessed with her body. (Wouldn’t you be if you were her?) But based on her old single album with eight sexy Brit poses, can you say vain?
9. Nicki Minaj — Pink Friday
If you know Nicki, then you know she’s displayed far freakier looks. But for some reason, we can’t help but be terrified by the leggy Nicki Barbie doll from Pink Friday.
8. Selena Gomez — Kiss & Tell
Yes, even Selly made our list. Mainly just because those bedazzled heart lips of hers are, like, impossible to get (Trust us, we’ve tried.) and we’re scared of clowns and this is something they’d do.
7. Christina Aguilera — Bionic
Honestly, it kinda makes sense that the album didn’t do so well. People must’ve been thrown off by the half-gorg/half-machine look of X-tina’s face.
6. Miley Cyrus — Can’t Be Tamed
It wouldn’t be so bizarre if this was a Britney Spears or Rihanna album. But Miley was barely legal at the time, so, yeah…
5. Kanye West — Late Orchestration
Uhh, awkward alert! We just don’t even know what a teddy bear crossing the street is supposed to mean.
4. JC Chasez — Shizophrenic
This album caused controversy back in the day. (Ya know, in the early ’00s.) People were already not impressed with the title connotation. The fact that he’s in a straight jacket, too? Not okay.
3. Eminem — American Nightmare
Perf title considering Em’s cover still haunts our dreams to this day. Terrifying.
1. Maroon 5 — Hands All Over
Know why M5 took top spot? One, because it’s sexual. And two, do you see all those hands on that one body? Bizarre-o to the maxstreme!
Which cover do you find to be the most out there? Is there cover art that’s even more bizarre that we missed? Share what you’re thinking below!