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.

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