When Sexy Goes Wrong: 10 Unfortunate Album Covers

Mike Wass | July 31, 2013 7:49 pm

Earlier today Ariana Grande unveiled the cover of Yours Truly on Instagram and triggered a heated debate about the appropriateness of posing on a bed of roses in frilly lingerie. The general consensus is that she missed the mark but never fear, Arianators — the 20-year-old is in very good company!

Some of pop music’s biggest names have dropped the ball in the pursuit of sexy. Here are 10 examples of great albums that are a little hard on the eye. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I totally understand if Barbra Streisand in hotpants floats your boat. It kind of works for me too.

Who has the least sexy cover? Who did not deserve to be named and shamed? Give your feedback in the comments below.