Pitchfork merely referred to the album art as "NSFW" and implied it was untame. Under the Radar led with, "If there's kids around, cover their eyes: That's the official album art for Handsome Furs' forthcoming LP, and it leaves very, very little to be desired." Other media descriptors were "scandalous," "racy," "outrageous" and CHARTAttack ran the headline, "Handsome Furs Album Cover is a Pervert's Dream," along with this oh-so-clever intro:
"The artwork for Handsome Furs' third full-length LP, Sound Kapital, out June 28 via Sub Pop gives a whole new meaning to the term "handsome furs" as the NSFW cover boasts a completely naked woman showing off her nether region's landing strip."
Wow. I guess the naked female form, in all its inherent perviness, is really threatening to modesty and self-control. Looking at it should only be undertaken in shame and privacy, and definitely kept off album covers. I reflect on my own trouble getting up each day and getting dressed. After all, if I accidentally forget to cover my mirror and see my "nether region's landing strip," I shriek and cover my eyes. My day, inevitably, is ruined.
Ugh. It's easy to forget how many people's notions about sex are formed by the gaudiest of porn, the cheapest commodification of bodies. C'mon tastemakers, you can do better.
Now here's some naked John and Yoko. Yup, NEKKID.