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N.E.R.D. Album Cover for “Nothing”


Band: N.E.R.D
Album: Nothing
Music Cover Artist: Terry Richardson
Release date: Nov 2, 2010

I must say I do love Pharrell’s look for NERD‘s 4th studio album, Nothing. The tattoo, the combat helmet, the bright feathers, and the tense facial muscles-it’s as if the guy is ready to go to war. Intense! What are they trying to say with this album cover? Is it an anti-war campaign? There’s a reason,aside from aesthetics, why they shot him dressed like that in hard lighting against a white backdrop. But what? God, I’m so close.. Hmmm…Maybe the answer is in the album’s title…”Nothing”. Maybe they just want to confuse us by giving us strong elements when in fact it just means…well, nothing.  We really wouldn’t know for sure since the  band has not given any explanation yet.

This album cover is quite controversial because it only has Pharrell in it. Where is the rest of N.E.R.D.? But let’s not forget that they only had Shae on their first album, In search of…


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