Avert your eyes! We’ve compiled the 12 worst album covers of 2012, with no consideration of the accompanying music nor of the possibility that we will soon feel Christina Aguilera‘s anti-blogger wrath. These abominations of album artwork fail in various ways — lazy Photoshopping, laughable concept, sheer ugliness — but they all put a strain on our eyes and the logic center of our brains.
But hey, art’s allowed to be ugly and we’re not art critics, so for all we know we just don’t “get” these images. But we do get the art of going after low-hanging fruit. So click through the gallery up top to see the 12 worst album covers of the year.