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These iconic album cover stars look so much better featuring children

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Tom Victor
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As Samuel Johnson would have said were he alive today, when a man is tired of FaceApp, he is tired of life.

We’ve already tried putting politicians through the face-adjusting app, as well as launching a scientific investigation into whether some famous young heartthrobs will look better as they get older.

We could have stopped there, but where’s the fun in that?

After seeing Rob Manuel doing the Lord’s work, putting a handful of famous album covers through the ‘child’ filter, we attempted to give it a go ourselves.

Before you ask, we did try to use the cover for Nirvana’s Nevermind, but the app wasn’t playing ball.

1. Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud

It looks almost sinister when it’s a kid crying, rather than an old man. Actually a little upsetting to look at.

​​​​​​​2. Craig David – Born to Do It

The loss of facial hair takes a good 10 years off an already youthful-looking man. Sometimes it really is that simple.

3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call

Cave transforms from an old man who’s seen some shit into a young man who’s seen some shit, as if he’s now a kid who’s sat through 100 straight hours of war footage as part of a fucked-up thought experiment.

4. Andrew WK – I Get Wet

You bastards. Who hits a child?

5. Weezer – Hurley

You’re not sure why we’ve included this cover? Well, we’re not sure why they recorded the album. Call it quits?

6. Bradley Walsh – Chasing Dreams

Aww! Look at his little face. You just want to pat him on the head and pinch his cheeks.

(Images: FaceApp)