WTF?! LeAnn Rimes

“I’m melting! Melting! What a world!” Admit it. That’s what you thought when you saw it, too. Why would anyone turn LeAnn Rimes’ pretty face into an ugly smear? This is one of the strangest album covers I have seen in ages. It looks like a promo for one of those cheap Italian horror movies from the 1970s. She Ate Satan’s Soul! Starring Gina Lola Linguini as The Witch.

Spitfire is Rimes’ 14th studio album. It is scheduled to be released on April 9, 2013.

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WTF?! Octomom Nadya Suleman & Adam Barta

A few days ago, the cover art for a single by “Octomom” Nadya Suleman and singer-songwriter Adam Barta was revealed and it certainly was a WTF?! moment. The story explaining Suleman’s topless pose and grope by Barta is that she was inspired by Madonna. Of course, it is Janet Jackson who is better known for this type of controversial image. Neither Jackson nor Madonna are famous for having irresponsible numbers of children.

I guess the rosary around Suleman’s neck and the crosses on the wall behind her are a naive attempt to cash in on Madonna’s often controversial religious imagery and stage props. Titled Sexy Party, the single is scheduled to be released on September 4, 2012.

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WTF?! Invisible Stars by Everclear

It has been quite a long time since an album cover has given me a genuine WTF?! moment. The cover art for the forthcoming album by Everclear finally did the trick. I am not sure if the photograph featured on the cover of Invisible Stars depicts a happy couple holding hands and jumping up in the air or if it is a gruesome double suicide. Are they hanging from a tree?! The album is scheduled to be released on June 26, 2012.

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WTF?! Anjulie

It has been quite a long time since the cover art for an album or single has given me a genuine WTF?! reaction. While several have made me scratch my head, I can’t remember the last time I actually said those three words out loud in reaction to cover art. That is until this evening when I saw the cover for Canadian pop singer Anjulie’s forthcoming single Stand Behind the Music.

The cover features a rather horrific photograph of the artist hanging by neck from a musical note. I do not believe that I have ever seen anything quite like it. I guess if my stylist had dressed me in bathing suit and knee-high boots I would probably consider suicide, too. The single is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2011.

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WTF?! N.R.F.B. (Nuclear Raped F**k Bomb)

It has been quite a long time since an album cover resulted in a real WTF?! reaction for me. The cover for the forthcoming self-titled album by N.R.F.B. (Nuclear Raped Fuck Bomb) did the trick. I know nothing about this artist and all of the press materials are in German. The album is scheduled to be released on August 19, 2011.

The cover appears to be a photograph of four military amputees using donkeys to assist in mobility. There has to be an interesting story behind it. Combine that with the weird title and it has to be a major WTF?! for most English speakers.

N.R.F.B. (Nuclear Raped Fuck Bomb) – S/T (2011)
 
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WTF?! oOoOO by oOoOO

Pronounced “oooooh”, oOoOO is a San Francisco music project created by Chris Dexter Greenspan that produces music in the “drag” subgenre of industrial music. A self-titled album is scheduled for release on May 10, 2011.

The album cover is oOoOOoOoOOoOoOOoOoOO so spooky. It definitely creates a scratch-your-head, WTF?! moment. Do I want to find out what they sound like? Perhaps I’ll wait until Halloween rolls around.

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WTF?! S/mileage

The world of Japanese pop music is often one big WTF?! experience. There are many genres based on thing like anime and seemingly kinky schoolgirl fantasies that are difficult for Westerners to understand or appreciate.

S/mileage is a group that is fairly typical. Their name is said to be an amalgamation of the English words smile, mileage, and age, which together is supposed to mean the age of smiles. Yeah. Right.

The cover art for the group’s forthcoming single Koi ni Booing Bu! is especially creepy. Not only are the members dressed up in pink satin schoolgirl outfits, they are wearing furry pig ears and noses. While the girls are made up to look as if they are about 12, they are all over the age of 16. WTF?!

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WTF?! Those Darlins + free download

It has been a long time since my last WTF?! album cover post. Perhaps I’m getting jaded, because not to many album covers make me recoil in disgust these days.

The cover for the forthcoming album by Tennessee trio Those Darlins comes close to providing the requisite amount of revulsion. I was not able to find a decent biography of the band online (not even on their official website). So, I don’t know whether or not they are a novelty act or serious recording artists. Do they pick noses or guitars? Maybe I don’t want to know.

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WTF?! Get Sharp by The Limousines

Why would anyone use a close up photograph of a spit bubble for an album cover? Just think about the times you’ve been in church or on an airplane and were forced to watch a bored child continually blow bubbles of mucus.

Apparently, a San Fransisco-based electropop band called The Limousines wants to be regarded the same way as a child who doesn’t know better. Uck! I can barely stand looking at this mess. What are they going to follow this up with? Boogers?

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