There's countless unimaginative covers among those elevator music type cds, soft jazz, mood music, quasi-classical, ada, tada, tada...You know the ones, as generic as no name mac'n'cheese, or the picture which comes in a new picture frame. As if it's not bad enough tripping over the tripe at flee markets and record stores, I gotta flash to a news channel when the ads come on TV. How these images sell anything to anyone is beyond me. If it's low budget cover rendering they want, any adolescent attempt would be more interesting.
I concur with SharonA regarding the White Album. I didn't understand the hoopla then and don't get it now. Sure the music needs to stand on its own, but passing up album art (and it was much bigger then) is like missing breakfast.
There was once a Stratford (Ontario, Canada) area band called the Wheezing Dogs who issued one with sparkles glued to the outside. Had to be thrown out to avoid getting them all through one's collection. The record sucked anyway.
As an aside, one of my alltime favourites is Steeleye Span's "Now We Are Six". Itself a picture frame as viewed from both sides, too bad the record wasn't their strongest.