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September 10, 2010

Babez for Breakfast by Eurovision winner Lordi is worst album cover of 2010

Stop the search! 2011 is still four months away, but I've already found the worst album cover of the year. It is worse than the Klaxons' LOLspacecat. It is worst than anything Ted Nugent's ever produced. It is "Babez for Breakfast" by Finnish band Lordi. 

In the cover art, if it can be called that, a flesh-toned demon baby devours a woman's  - his mother's? - bloody, heaving bosom. I imagine this is what Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones' nightmares are made up of.

I hadn't heard of Lordi until I opened my mail. Music writers get all sorts of tripe that way - just recently I got a 2-disc greatest hits album by Pantera! 

But the Finnish band is best known for winning the Eurovision contest in 2006. Their Web site doesn't name the person who so lovingly illustrated the pink gromit to your right. But all fingers point to bandleader Mr. Lordi. He is also, you see, their costume designer. 

In the comments, suggest the worst album covers you've seen this year, and I'll rank them by the end of the day. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 7:50 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Random stuff


the new Weezer cd. ugh.

No need to offer any others. You have found the worst, ever. Now I am scarred for life, I really did not need to see that!

its Lordi common if you kn ow them well this wont be any surprise!thats what makes them great !and I bet you the album is still kicking!

The new MIA album cover is pretty horrible. I also think the MGMT album cover looks like a blacklight poster you would find at Spencers Gifts circa 1998.Finally, my band's new album cover looks like something you would find in the Ames 99 cent bin (my link takes you there)

It's Finnish, as in from Finland.

Pantera's not tripe so much, but a pretty good, and influential, band.

That depends, did Cannibal Corpse release an album this year? They usually win by default.

I was lucky enough to be in London in 2006 when Lordi won the Eurovision uh, competition, with "Rock and Roll Hallelujah" (i think that's what it was called) - I considered myself blessed

The new Weezer cover is AWESOME.

I Dreamed A Dream ~ Susan Boyle

I thought the artwork was supposed to sell the album, not alienate everyone at first glance.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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