Korean Singer Makes U.K. Magazine's Worst Album Covers

Singer Na Hoon-a featured in a story by the U.K.'s biggest music magazine this month about the 20 worst Christmas album covers of all time. NME picked the artwork of Na's 1972 Christmas album for inclusion on the list.

Na has avoided the spotlight for many years since publicly denying rumors in 2008 that he had been castrated or dismembered in a love quarrel.

"A man in a salmon-colored blazer (with nothing underneath) sobs hysterically while lost in the lighting department of Croydon IKEA," it wrote disparagingly of the cover. The short article did not include any information about Na or his music.

The album is a compilation of Christmas carols that Na released when he was engaged in a fierce rivalry with male singer Nam Jin.

Na sang five of the songs on the album, with Cho Young-nam and the Pearl Sisters contributing the others. He couldn't finish recording all 10 because he was busy filming a movie at the time.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 27, 2013 09:46 KST