We Put a Bunch of Iconic Album Covers Through FaceApp, Obviously

Turning those frowns upside down for Prince, Morrissey, Adele, and other people who really didn't deserve this.
April 28, 2017, 10:54am

You've probably seen: there's a new app out where one's face can be changed to look old, young, happy, sad or as something resembling a different sex. Like hoverboards, Ello and cosmos-printed hair, people are going wild for the app – officially called FaceApp: Neural Face Transformations – and, in a few weeks, it will likely be forgotten; just one small and brief respite from the never-ending rollercoaster of life in the 21st century. So! Before that happens, we decided to run some of our favourite albums through the thing. It is, after all, our job to do this service of distraction for you dear and beautiful readers.


Since musicians are generally marketed as sullen, hard-faced and moody on their artwork and promo materials, we thought it best to paint some toothy smiles right across their face. The results were funny (and sometimes creepy, obviously); especially Morrissey who looks like some dude who came fifth place in Britain's Got Talent before releasing an upbeat opera album that now sit's in your grandma's CD collection. Behold:

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