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November 3, 2010

Who is more airbrushed in their new album covers, Neil Diamond or Liza Minnelli?

diamond1.jpgA bunch of old timers have new albums out this year. And while they say women tend to be more vain than men, I'm not sure if that's the case from just looking at the album covers from Neil Diamond and Liza Minnelli.

Diamond, whose "Dreams" is a collection of covers -- including a limp "Midnight Train to Georgia" -- looks as stiff as one of wax figures at Madame Tussauds'.

And poor Liza looks as fresh-faced as a young Rachel Maddow.

Meanwhile, Elton John and Leon Russell show off every wrinkle on the cover of their awesome new album, "The Union."

A side-by-side comparison after the jump:

Neil Diamond, looking like a life-sized tin soldier, staring into the abyss:


Wacky Liza:


Meanwhile, look at these old codgers, Leon Russell and Elton John:


Photo: "The Union" from

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Posted by Erik Maza at 2:30 PM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Music News


Is it airbrushing or embalming fluid?

Liza appears to be heavily airbrushed...and also drunk.

From what I can see, ol' Neil ain't airbrushed -- just photographed from farther away. By the way: Great bit of fluff journalism, there, Perez. Way to add to the growing, anti-intellectual morass of modern America.

Always thought Neil Diamond was about the music-can't believe you get paid to slag off peoples looks just to boost your pathetic ego.
Don't like his music?Entitled to your opinion as I am to mine...go slag off someone else, you cretin!!!

Neil and Liza have looks that are iconic ... before and after airbrushing ... Bravo!

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Erik's brain is air brushed.

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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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