Maybe I just can’t get over the fact that our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament is finally over–given how well I thrive on enforced structure, maybe my parents should have sent me to the long-threatened military academy of my choice–or maybe my brain is never going to be satisfied until I… More »
The battle royale between Ted Nugent and Satellite Party ends Monday at noon ET. That’s a little less than three days from now, and if you’ve waited months to help decide the “winner” of our tournament, now’s the time when every vote counts. More »
So many voters seemed morose over the loss of both Helalyn Flowers (who knew an obscure industrial-goth band would become such a part of all of our lives?) and Dave Mustaine and crew (who have always been a part of all our lives) that we thought we’d give you a belated Christmas present: The chance to choose who will take home the coveted bronze in our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament. Will the choice between the rivetheads and the Rattlehead prove to be one of the hardest? All signs point to yes.
Our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament is counting down to its inevitable close, but those of you who actually had off on Monday may have missed your chance to vote in our semifinals. More »
You know, last week I really thought dark horse Helalyn Flowers might actually go all the way in our tournament, but then I woke up this morning and saw who they were up against in the semifinal round. There’s no way this Satellite is gonna crash now. Perry F. and crew will go on to tussle with the Nuge in the final round for the real bloodletting. Still, I’m actually a little sniffly over Helalyn’s (presumed) loss, but maybe you will prove my pessimism wrong by voting for the scrappy goth duo that no one expected would come so far.
This is it, the final battle in our Southest Bracket, down to two-headed Helalyn Flowers and twice-hatted Toby Keith. Will Toby put a boot up the electro-goths’ asses or will the Italian duo fell another American country star after slaying Brad Paisley in the last round? And remember: this could be your last chance to puzzle over the mystery that is the Helalyn cover!
And here it is, the final battle in the second round of our tournament. Will the winner be Helalyn Flowers and their unsantiary habits when it comes to sharing tasty metallic treats? Or will it be Brad Paisley, who at least knows enough to keep the chrome on his hideous font out of his mouth? Cast your vote for over-Photoshopped goth or under-designed country after the jump!
In today’s second battle in the Southeast Bracket of our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament–the last battle of the tournament’s first round!–we pit the minimalist scrawls of be-helmeted prog-metal guitar freakazoid Buckethead against the Lady And The Tramp-meets-industrial Photoshoppery of Italian electro-goth duo Helalyn Flowers. Personally, I’m voting for the latter, if only because a month later I still can’t figure out what’s with the metal contraption they’re sucking on, but decide for yourselves (and offer your own explanations!) after the jump.