American Idol winner David Cook’s post-coronation album drops on Nov. 18, so there’s still plenty of time to change this “Make The Pretty Boy Look Tough” album cover. First off, it’s pretty clear that they’ve stretched David, Paula Abdul-style, here–no human being has a head that narrow. Maybe Cook (a pretty good-looking guy!) was packing on the pounds in the offseason, but this picture looks like the photographer forgot to set his camera to widescreen–and that fauxhawk is doing him no favors. Can you say “reservoir tip”?
The final touch was adding some grit with a Photoshop filter that I think is called “Acid Wash,” so as to make Cook look as “tough” as some dude hanging out on Panama City Beach in 1988! I’m hoping that Photoshop launches a whole series of similarly themed expansion packs, like “New Jersey 1989,” which features EZ Hairspray, or “Miami Beach 1985,” where you can remove subjects’ socks with just one click!
David Cook Album Cover And Track List [MJ's Big Blog]