Controversial Album Covers II (Pt. 19)

Year: 2005

Sufjan Stevens: Illinois

The Problem: The original cover featured a likeness to Superman on the front cover. After a cease-and-desist letter from DC Comics, Asthmatic Kitty, Sufjan Stevens’ Recording Label, covered the image with a sticker featuring balloons. The balloons were eventually added in place of Superman on the cover art in subsequent releases.

My Take: I think Superman looks great on the cover. Maybe they should have asked DC comics first. The balloons just don’t do the cover any justice.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter

Blog Stats

  • 1,775 hits
%d bloggers like this: