Artificial Paradise is the tenth studio album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who and the first to feature Bill Wallace on bass guitar. Musically, Artificial Paradise finds The Guess Who showcasing a variety of styles: rockers ("Orly", "All Hashed Out," "Rock and Roller Steam"), ballads ("Samantha's Living Room," "Lost and Found Town"), and even world music ("Hamba Gahle-Usalang Gahle"). Nevertheless, the album is likely best remembered for its record jacket and inner sleeve, which is an extensive lampoon of direct mail advertising, and mentions The Guess Who only in passing (and does not mention the album title on the front cover at all).
Despite the memorable cover art—or, perhaps, because of it[original research?]—the album's sales figures fell far short of projections. As a result, Artificial Paradise became a staple in cut-out LP bins all across America and Canada during the late 1970s and early 1980s.