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. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    Raphael = :crazy:

    Maladjusted was the worst until Swords came along. Southpaw was nothing special either, cuz he wasn't 'on it'. ;) Is there any other musician who has featured himself on so many records? I know I've asked this before. :)
     
  2. Raphael Lambach

    Raphael Lambach Well-Known Member

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    Why Maladjusted? It's not bad at all.
    Morrissey a cammaleon but Bowie is more... (I don't say about face, hair..)
    Morrissey always featured himself like someone with no labels... it could be proved on all albums eh released. I don't think his albums are good at all, but they're not worse at all either.
     
  3. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    I dunno, it's still not that bad, it's just uninspired. Bleh. It doesn't even look like him.
    S paw's okay -I did buy the t-shirt on tour. :o Morrissey Girl's Club! :boxing: :guitar:
    Moz doesn't really take bad photos...but for Swords he went out of his way. ;)
     
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  4. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    I can't answer your question, but it brought up something that happened recently with me. I showed the artwork for 'Swords' to one of my non-Morrissey listening friends, and she said that he should stop being on his album sleeves. :lbf:

    I just can't imagine that anymore though -- it's like every time a new release is planned, we all eagerly await seeing what, erm, position, Morrissey is in next :o :D
     
  5. nogodsnomasters85

    nogodsnomasters85 Not Stirred

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    "Years of Refusal" is fucking hideous. I'm really shocked at the results. I really like the cover of "Maladjusted". Of course, I also like the album which puts me in a minority, anyhow. It's definitely better looking than the reissue.
     
  6. Walkers Crisp

    Walkers Crisp Nobody's Nothing

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    For me it's a close tie between Maladjusted and Bona Drag. I went for Bona Drag. Although the November Spawned A Monster video is a real masterpiece, that still they used for the cover is quite hideous.
     
  7. Happy Maudlin

    Happy Maudlin Corinthian and Caricature

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    Maladjusted cover was utterly "blah".
     
  8. Happy Maudlin

    Happy Maudlin Corinthian and Caricature

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    That's one of my favorite album covers.
     
  9. Vauxhall Vixen

    Vauxhall Vixen New Member

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    I think the Maladjusted reissue is FAR better than the original, which I voted for as the worst...the pants could have been (and have been!) worse. At least the London street signs keep it interesting....mind you I think the cover of the new Swords will give it a run for it's money!
     
  10. Worm

    Worm Taste the diffidence

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    Agreed. That one was the worst, by far.
     
  11. Absurd

    Absurd Head in a blouse

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    The original Southpaw Grammar cover is abysmal. Original Maladjusted is bad too. Swords isn't his best, but surely it isn't the worst? At least we get a hint of cleavage.
     
  12. Qvist

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    Er, how do you mean? He sported the same quiff for 20 years, until he became too old for it.

    cheers
     
  13. the judge

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    damn, i meant YOR. never liked dona drag either.
     
  14. Girl-with-the-Thorn

    Girl-with-the-Thorn If you hit me it's murder

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    I was very tempted to vote for Swords as it's not a great photo and the expression on his face is unfortunate, but the fantastic inner sleeve photos make me forgive the cover. :) I went for the original Maladjusted- it's quite dated-looking and his paleness in that photo is very odd.
     
  15. Re: hmmmm

    I think the original 'Maladjusted' sleeve was poor. 'Swords' is just ok.

    I love 'Vauxhall and I,' the collection he released with the photograph in front of the Grave Maurice is beautiful. I also like the cover for 'Refusal.' Those are probably my top three album covers. Singles-wise, I just loved the one where Morrissey was lying on the railways tracks, awaiting the train, then checked his watch as the train was no doubt late! Wonderfully witty. I think it was 'You Have Killed Me.'

    My least favourite singles art would be IBEH and the one with a naked bottom. Too 'in your face' for me, I'm afraid.

    I did love the sleeve photograph on the 'Let Me Kiss You' single here:

    http://crocmusic.com/images/albums_large/536/morrissey_let_me_kiss_you.jpg
     
  16. mozmal

    mozmal Beastly Little Parasite

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    The original Maladjusted is unforgiveable, it looks like it's been knocked together in 10 minutes by someone who's just started out on photoshop. Swords isn't that far behind.
     
  17. 9 x Fined

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    Hey look at me, I've ranked them from best to worst.

    Viva Hate
    Southpaw Grammar (reissue)
    Ringleader of the Tormentors
    You are the Quarry
    Years of Refusal
    Early Burglary
    Vauxhall and I
    Your Arsenal
    Kill Uncle
    Bona Drag
    Swords
    Maladjusted (reissue)
    Maladjusted (original)
     
  18. Max Bialy

    Max Bialy Girlfriend in Tacoma

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    Can't choose between these three, all poor in different ways:
    "Southpaw grammar" = no Moz, bad idea.
    "Maladjusted" reissue = I hate the shades, the clothes and the pose.
    "Swords" = completely lacking in energy.

    The best cover of his solo career is "Everyday is like Sunday", hands down.
     
  19. troubleluvsme

    troubleluvsme giddyup

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    Oh, the irony.
     
  20. I am a Ghost

    I am a Ghost New Member

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    This wasn't included, and it's a crap cover.

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