We've Edited a Bunch of Classic Canadian Album Covers for the Era of Socially Distancing

We've Edited a Bunch of Classic Canadian Album Covers for the Era of Socially Distancing
The coronavirus pandemic has continued to change life as we know it, meaning the vast majority have been cooped up inside our homes as we practice physical distancing. The quarantine experience has us realizing just how physically close to one other we once were, and our favourite pop culture pieces have started to look particularly unsafe in the era of physical space. As such, we here at Exclaim! have taken it upon ourselves to edit some classic Canadian album covers to make them a little less likely to transfer a virus.

Below, you'll find a handful of images edited by our staff that update album covers for the current predicament the world has found itself in. Part instructional and part us trying to do something with our cabin fever, these new takes on the classic album covers will hopefully keep you company as you spend yet another weekend indoors.

Without further ado, here are some Canadian album covers updated for the era of social distancing. 

SloanTwice Removed
Edited by Josiah Hughes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coax Me (from a safe distance)

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The Sloan boys were most certainly putting themselves at risk by posing so close together on the cover for their 1994 sophomore album Twice Removed, but we made sure to split them up a little. After all, they spend so much time touring and making music together that they'd probably rather not be forced to move into a self-quarantined house either.


The WeakerthansLeft and Leaving
Edited by Matt Bobkin and Allie Gregory
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My city's still breathing, but barely, it's true

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COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for those who are immunocompromised, so if your band is called the Weakerthans it's best not to take any risks. As such, we recommend leaving your house as little as possible until this whole thing blows over. Wandering around Winnipeg will have to wait!

The UnicornsWho Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Edited by Calum Slingerland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Quarantined? (by @slingsshots)

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There are some unexpected side effects of staying hidden away at home. No matter how many cans of beans you have in the pantry that won't help you with your ridiculous haircuts. We're all set with three choices: try to trim our own bangs, grow our hair out or embrace the shaved-head look. 

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
Edited by Josiah Hughes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hope everyone is practicing some safe social distancing today!

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According to a recent article from Mel Magazine, the coronavirus pandemic has actually become something of a boon for public sex, but we'd still advise against any close physical contact with anyone that you're not sharing a living space with. As such, the horny mountaineers on the cover of Mass Romantic needed to be separated.

Arcade FireFuneral
Edited by Calum Slingerland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wake Up (by @slingsshots)

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The coronavirus is also having a brutal affect on the stock market, that squiggly little line that apparently controls the entire global economy as we know it. Since none of us regular people can really do much about it, it could mean a Funeral for Wall Street types.


Shania TwainCome on Over
Edited by Josiah Hughes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don't be stupid

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It wasn't just indie rockers revelling in the freedom of a pre-quarantine lifestyle. Shania Twain was just freely breathing, completely uncovered, when she released an album called Come on Over. That kind of behaviour most certainly does not fly in this day and age.