Even in a music industry where streaming services are becoming more and more prevalent, the album artwork still holds some power. While not as powerful as in the heyday of vinyl, a well-designed cover can make a big impact on those surfing random music blogs or mining the depths of Spotify and Soundcloud. Many artists can get away with a boring or uninspired album cover (see: hip hop), but a terrible cover is sure to scare away any and all potential listeners. YouTube user Jimbo Stephens has proof: He put together a video of the music behind some of the worst album covers to ever exist. Now know that -- nine times out of 10 -- we made the right choice to ignore. Warning: This video contains explicit images that may not be suitable for all audiences.
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