Which is Morrissey's worst album cover?

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Which is Morrissey's worst album cover?

  1. Viva Hate

    2.0%
  2. Bona Drag

    3.3%
  3. Kill Uncle

    4.6%
  4. Vauxhall and I

    0.7%
  5. Maladjusted (original)

    43.1%
  6. Early Burglary Years

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. You are the Quarry

    0.7%
  8. Ringleader of the Tormentors

    5.2%
  9. Years of Refusal

    3.9%
  10. Swords

    27.5%
  11. Maladjusted (reissue)

    3.9%
  12. Southpaw Grammar (reissue)

    1.3%
  13. Your Arsenal (whoops, almost forgot!)

    0.7%
  14. Other (if, indeed, there are any)

    3.3%
  1. Maurice E

    Maurice E Junior Member

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    There have been quite a few comments (not all of them flattering) about the Swords cover. But how does it compare to the others?
    So, a quick poll to establish the worst album cover (which has a photo of S Morrissey).
    Here goes...
     
  2. Kewpie

    Kewpie Member Moderator Subscriber

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    hmmmm

    I wouldn't say 'Swords' sleeve photo is worst, but my least favourite Morrissey album cover.

    Hopefully Morrissey's next release will have a nice photo.
     
  3. GlasgowChivas

    GlasgowChivas Doing the Terrace Stomp

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    Swords by a manchster mile
     
  4. Danny_

    Danny_ Forgot my login!

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    Viva hate is just so boring.
     
  5. nowherefast944

    nowherefast944 Banned

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    swords is a country mile behind... the rest
     
  6. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Well what do you expect??

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    Maladjusted Reissue is the only one I honestly dislike. I think it's the pants.

    (Excluding the original Southpaw of course, but I like to think that one's a given. After all, it wasn't one of the choices!)
     
  7. jesuisbryony

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    Yes indeed, I don't like the horrible glazing on all of his recent releases but this is such a bad, structureless photograph to begin with.
    Not that I'm fond of him swatting for a little cry or even Vauxhall's cover.
     
  8. lainey

    lainey Active Member

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    oops, clicked the wrong one. Maladjusted (original) si what a should have voted not kill uncle.
     
  9. lottie

    lottie Love Me Outside!

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    YOR because of the child and the awful airbrushing.
    followed closely by original Maladjusted.

    *shudders*
     
  10. Raised on prisoner's aid

    Raised on prisoner's aid Rusholme Ruff.

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    The original southpaw grammar, because it is rubbish and doesn't fit in with the rest of his solo releases.
     
  11. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    ^^^
    I agree with this. 'Swords' is far from excellent, but I think the original 'Southpaw' has it beat in this case.
     
  12. j0wled

    j0wled New Member

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    Maladjusted is pretty dire, but the Viva Hate reissue deserves a special mention for being that much worse than the original. Why did they bother?
     
  13. joe frady

    joe frady Vile Refusenik

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    :nicethread:....not
     
  14. prisoner77

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    I've only really liked a few covers..VH,KU,YA..Malajusted is terrible.
     
  15. Qvist

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    Witgout question the original cover of Maladjusted.

    It makes him look like he's aspiring to be a minor character in Friends.


    cheers
     
  16. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    Ouch :(

    :laughing:
     
  17. C.J.M

    C.J.M New Member

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    The original Maladjusted cover is crap, but I did really like the reissued version's new cover.
     
  18. Other.

    Original Southpaw was baaaaad.
     
  19. 2-J

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    Swords. Obviously.
     
  20. Raphael Lambach

    Raphael Lambach Well-Known Member

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    Kill uncle is worst at all, IMO.

    The set list could be save only for 4 songs.. but the cover is horrible....
    I do believe that Moz wasn't inspired when he made this album.
    I'm very glad that something like that never happened once again.
     
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