I'm just as equally shocked and baffled as to how people can like the album cover initially... I sorta can see where some people are coming from now that I get over obsessive thoughts in my head telling me this cover is absurd. There's no problem liking or hating it. That depends. If the big spherical thing in the middle is the sun; wouldn't it be objectively more correct to have the background black to represent space? Of course, that depends if the band wants that or not. Pretty sure its not the case since if it was, it would've been inverted in the first place.