Best Brouhahas Over Albums
Recent controversy over Nas's new release is far from the first
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2008 9:32 AM CDT
Nas joins members of MoveOn.org and ColorofChange.org protesting Fox News coverage of Barack Obama in front of News Corp. headquarters, Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Nas’s new album gained its fair share of buzz before release because he originally planned to call it the 'n-word.' He settled on no title at all. Other album controversies, from the Los Angeles Times:

  • The Beatles, Yesterday and Today: The so-called butcher cover featured mutilated baby dolls before being quickly pulled.

  • The Coup, Party Music: Released in 2001, the unfortunately coincidental cover pictured a band member blowing up the World Trade Center.
  • Nirvana, In Utero: Big retailers like Wal-Mart and Kmart objected to the title of one song, “Rape Me,” and the fetuses on the back cover.
  • Mom's Apple Pie, self-titled: The album's illustration was pulled when it was revelealed to show a woman's private parts upon close inspecton.
  • Roxy Music, Country Life: Scantily clad women in a forest caused an uproar.

For the full list, click the link below.