Canada has churned out plenty of brilliant recording artists in all sorts of genres. Neil Young, Rush, Joni Mitchell, The New Pornographers, Feist, Drake and countless others have made a global imprint with Canadian music.
But some album covers from even the most famous Canuck acts are nothing to celebrate.
Take Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me," featuring a Celine Dion that looks like she's not ready to love anyone. Or anything. Ever. Or go back in time for '60s teen idol Bobby Curtola's "Hitchhiker," which includes a thumbs-up pose so legendarily corny that it was featured on more than one album.
We're not bashing the artists' music, per se, we're just pointing a big critical finger at the "art" that graces their album covers.
So without further delay, here's our list of the worst Canadian album covers. Let us know what terrible, terrible covers we missed in the comment section below.
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
Who loved Celine Dion? Look what you did to her!
Bobby Curtola - Hitchhiker
"Thumbs-up for slide number 28!"
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Power cords for the keyboards are conveniently stored in the legs.
Colin James (Self-titled)
This cover needs more Colin James.
Snow - 12 Inches Of Snow
Snow is actually the man on the left. We still don't know who the man with the shades is.
Avril Lavigne - Let Go
Chad Kroeger is somewhere in this blurry masterpiece.
Celine Dion & Anne Geddes - Miracle
Bruce Cockburn - Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws
Cover by Aboriginal artist Norval Morrisseau.
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin And Spin
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.
David Usher - Little Songs
Here is a fish. Buy my album.
Drake - Take Care
The little bird figurine makes it seem like Drake is holding a tiny, medieval chicken drumstick.
Forgotten Rebels - In Love With The System
Are you in love with this album cover?
Hawksley Workman - Lover/Fighter
I may have a thing around my neck, but I also have a thing below it.
The Headstones - Picture Of Healing
Rings. Cigarettes. Bloodstream running through the photo. Art.
Willie P. Bennett - Hobo's Taunt
It might be a harmonica under his hand, but it could also be more Willie P. Bennett Hair™
K.D. Lang - You're Ok
Things. Many things are in this photograph.
Kim Mitchell - Akimbo Alogo
Is he wearing an Ontario Provincial Police hat?
Kim Mitchell - Kimosabe
Help! I'm Kim Mitchell, stuck inside Kim Mitchell's cover!
This cover is more confusing than Senate expenses scandal.
The Lowest Low - Shakespeare My Butt
While Shakespeare My Butt is an interesting album title, the rest of this cover is not.
Max Webster - High Class In Borrowed Shoes
Wait, how did this get on the list? This is <em>amazing</em>.
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Life is a highway, and so is Joni Mitchell's torso.
David Usher - Morning Orbit
David Usher ditches the fish and keeps David Usher.
Neil Young - Decade
Become the guitar case. You are the guitar case.
Leonard Cohen - New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Even angels sin...
Nickelback - Silver Side Up
This cover is crying because of this cover.
Rheostatics - Melville
Microsoft Paint was introduced in 1985. This album came out in 1991. Plenty of time to make this cover.
Bobby Curtola - Hitchhiker & Other Hits
"Thumbs-up for slide number 2!"
Rough Trade - Avoid Freud
Avoid this cover.
Rufus Wainwright - Want One
Rufus gears up for a crusade against decent album covers.
SHAKE MY HAND
SNFU - ...And No One Else Wanted To Play
At least the Christmas tree looks fine.
Spirit Of The West - Save This House
Save. This. Cover.
Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
Sum 41 had access to Instagram before anyone else.
Teenage Head (Self-titled)
Woah! We can't stand up straight!
The Box - All The Time, All The Time, All The Time...
This cover is terrible all the time, all the time, all the time.
Peaches - The Teaches Of Peaches
The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
Fully, completely detestable album art.
Classified - While You Were Sleeping
WAKE UP. IT'S 4:20.
William Shatner - Seeking Major Tom
William Shatner goes back to space. No need for a shuttle or anything.
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