These days people probably don’t really even remember what a music album actually is, considering everything is done through MP3’s and downloaded online. But for the young kids out there, there used to be these things called CD’s and, even before that, cassette tapes and vinyl records. If you’re a young person and striving to be a hipster, chances are you’re familiar with vinyl even though you’re not entirely sure when the concept actually began.

Of course making a great album wasn’t the only step toward selling music back in the day. You also had to come up with a memorable album cover in hopes it would attract new fans who saw it sitting there on the shelf, and the pure awesomeness would cause them to spontaneously buy your music. Of course as you’re about to see, coming up with a good album cover is a lot easier said than done. Here are some of the most hilariously bad album covers you’re ever going to see.

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Business in the Front, Horrible Music Everywhere Else

Business in the Front, Horrible Music Everywhere Else

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Something tells us this music is favored at singles mixers where everyone is related.

2.

Parental Advisory: Idiotic Cover

Parental Advisory: Idiotic Cover

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Honestly, we’re just trying to figure out which part of this cover is most offensive.

3.

Music By Your Weird Uncle, For Your Weird Uncle

Music By Your Weird Uncle, For Your Weird Uncle

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After you buy their album, they’ll probably try to sell you life insurance, too.

4.

Police Hate Dancing

Police Hate Dancing

You guys could probably do all the dancing you want without fear of police if you’d stop threatening us with lethal weapons.

5.

That’s Also the Answer to “Who Bought This Record?”

That’s Also the Answer to “Who Bought This Record?”

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f we had to guess, this was the theme music to a lot of swinger parties.

6.

Apparently This Album is Binding Contract

Apparently This Album is Binding Contract

Records usually don’t come with fineprint, Oral.

7.

You’re Just Sounding Desperate

You’re Just Sounding Desperate

Let’s be honest, ma’am, your party doesn’t look like a whole lot of fun and you could at least say “please.”

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