Each year, musicians have to think long and hard about album artwork, lining up covers that perfectly match their musical vision. Whether by photograph, painting, illustration or an amalgam of all of the above, oftentimes the results can be breathtakingly gorgeous. Let's just say that the ones on this list missed the mark by a long shot.
Down below you'll see just some of the head-scratching eyesores that made their way onto store shelves and iTunes libraries in 2011. Be forewarned, while there's no doubt you've caught a peep at some of these turgid monstrosities, it doesn't make the next couple of pages any easier to slug through.
Head to the next page to begin Exclaim!'s Worst Album Covers of 2011: