Top Ten Sexiest Album Covers We've Ever Seen
Sex and rock 'n' roll go together like insanity and reality TV. Many musicians' best work has been inspired by their desire to get laid. So, when they're looking to visually represent their work, naturally the physical act of love (or, at the very least, some lusty imagery) comes into plays. Sometimes beautiful, often trashy, they provide a window into the minds of rock stars, which are quite similar to those of teenagers. Here is a list of the ten best visual intersections of music and sexuality.
10. O'Donel Levy
Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky
Baltimore soul-jazz guitarist O'Donel Levy was known in the '70s for greasy licks and loose interpretations of standards and pop hits. Nowadays he's mostly known for one of the straight-up nastiest album covers of all time. If you ever wondered where the term "booty juice" originated, this ass-tastic photo should provide you a pretty good idea.
Sexiness Factor: 2 (big cheeks)
This Is Hardcore
This group of louche Sheffielders broke into the Britpop scene in the mid-1990s after a decade of catchy, literate tunes about being too smart, class-conscious and awkward for their own good. After hitting it big with 1995's "Common People," Jarvis Cocker became one of pop's most unlikely sex symbols. How did he respond? By getting into cocaine and lots of kinky creepiness. This cover depicts a model who looks either dead or made of plastic, but the odd angles and declaration that album title more than makes up for the abused RealDoll aesthetic.
Sexiness Factor: 7 (deadly sins)
8. Louis XIV
The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
Naked women with writing all over their backs are quite sexy. It helps that Louis XIV wrote a bunch of testosterone-fueled garage ditties about naked women who like writing all over their backs. While the mentality is juvenile and some of the lyrics sexist and culturally insensitive, the record (and cover) remind us that rock 'n' roll is, at its core, about being young and horny.
Sexiness Factor: About 17 (Standin' next to the record machine)