Controversial Album Covers VIII (Pt. 9)

Year: 2003

Biffy Clyro: The Vertigo of Bliss


The Problem: The cover shows a woman sitting down with her hand up her dress, presumably masturbating with a look of pleasure on her face. The controversy of the album cover is accompanied by the incredibly erotic artwork of the singles “The Ideal Height”, “Questions and Answers” and “Eradicate the Doubt” (all designed by Milo Manara). Despite being considered offensive and sexist by some, ShortList magazine praised the band for their bravery and originality when they mentioned it in their list of 50 Coolest Album Covers Ever.

My Take: What’s wrong with showing a woman pleasuring herself? Newsflash: women enjoy sex too. Manara was celebrating women’s pleasure. This isn’t sexist at all. The women’s even dressed. I do like covers to the singles too.

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