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Bruce Springsteen’s Album Art Leaves Something to Be Desired

In 1955.

Although critics seem to be torn as to whether Bruce Springsteen's new album is a five-star masterpiece (Rolling Stone) or "the most underwhelming Springsteen studio release" (Chicago Tribune), most would concur that the Boss should be delegating the responsibility of picking out his album covers to someone else. This amusing essay, entitled "I Wish I Was Blind," takes a walk through the (often terrible) cover art of all 22 Springsteen albums. [Snake Oil]

Photo: Photo-illustration: Everett Bogue; Photos: Getty Images