Oh, CCM — what can we do with you?

When I received a recent catalogue from a local Christian bookstore, I was so frustrated when I saw this album cover from CCM vets Third Day for their new album, Revelations (seriously, you can ask my wife):

While I’ve had plenty of issues with their music in the past (it physically hurt me to hear them medley With or Without You with Your Love, Oh Lord — which, incidentally, I like as a worship song) I don’t doubt their sincerity. However, the cover of Revelations treads a bit too close to Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief album cover:


It’s one thing to accuse CCM of being derivative musically, but even the album art?

Apparently, I’m not the only one who noticed. Chief CCM grousers Patrol Mag vent their spleen on this very topic here and a few other bloggers notice this unfortunate phenomenon as well.

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To be fair, though, it seems like maybe Dinosaur Jr. stole their cover concept for their reunion album from an old school CCM band. See for yourself below: