|Thrift Store Shoppin!|
I've made a habit of frequenting thrift stores during my lunch break and have been pleasantly surprised by my finds. All these cost under 5$, in fact most cost me 3$. The majority are CDs, but there's some vinyl mixed in as well.
So, if you're into music that was released before 2006 I highly recommend checking out your local Value Village and Salvation Army Thrift Stores as 22 albums for under 100$ in just over a month ain't too bad. (Also great for cheap books).
3$ on CD. Saw a fellow shopper look at it, started salivating, and snatched it as soon as he put it back on the shelf. Idiot!
3$ on CD. Great album with some seriously classic songs.
3$ on CD. Had never listened to this before buying, but after 3 spins I'm very glad I did. A seriously awesome feel-good record with some really neat African influences. Simon > Garfunkel.
|4|| ||I Get Wet|
3$ on CD. This was a Sputnik-influenced purchase; album is okay, I've listen to it twice and was not nearly drunk enough both times. If nothing else, it's a pretty funny listen.
|5|| ||Is This It|
5$ on CD. One of my favourite albums from the past 10 years. Have never owned, but man, this contains great material from start to finish. They'll never top it.
|6||At the Drive-In|
Relationship Of Command
3$ on CD. Another album I should've already owned. Classic.
|7||The Tragically Hip|
2$ on CD. Another classic in my opinion. For all you Yankees who've never checked these guys out, this is a great starting point and features a lot of their best material. Seriously, check it out.
|8|| ||Howlin' Wolf|
The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
5$ at HMV. This was part of the "Epic Sale" they've got going on. A great classic-rock tinged Blues record. This has some great guitar and harmonica work, and Howlin' Wolf simply had the best voice in blues, EVER. Another classic, that any fan of classic rock or blues must listen to.
The Blue Album
3$ on CD. This is the sort of stuff you'll likely find at nearly every thrift store. I think I've came across 2 copies since I bought mine. Weezer's best and a classic of 90's rock.
...Is a Real Boy
5$ on CD. Found this at CD Warehouse and this is a really nostalgic record for me so I had to buy it. Say Anything's best so far, but their new one sounds like it could give this a run for it's money. But again, I doubt they'll ever top the brilliance that is found on nearly every song of this.
August and Everything After
2$ on CD. Another 90's classic - I discovered this a couple years ago and absolutely love their songwriting. Adam has got to me one of the best vocalists in modern rock music - his knack for great lyrics and melodies is unparelleled.
This Desert Life
3$ on CD. Not nearly as great as above, but for 3$ I said wtf.
A Saucerful Of Secrets
2$ on vinyl. Ah yeah! This was a surprising find. The sleeve looks great and I probably would've happily paid 8x the price. Salvation Army ftw!
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
3$ on CD. For those who are unfamiliar and like indie-pop, this is a must-listen. The Montreal-based, now defunct, duo made some really catchy, lo-fi indie pop before it was cool. Another nostalgic record, that I was super surprised to find. Promo copy too!
3$ on CD. I don't really know why I bought this. It's probably the only record of theirs worth owning, so again I said wtf. What a Good Boy and Brian Wilson are worth the 3$ alone.
Speaking in Tongues
3$ on CD. I found this yesterday and have yet to listen to it, but I've heard good things about this band and like what I've heard from them so far. Looking forward to this.
Songs of Love and Hate
3$ on CD. I love Leonard Cohen, and apart from a lame greatest hits album I own nothing of his. This is probably his most popular album - chalked full of great songwriting and very chilled out tunes. If you haven't heard him, this is the place to start.
3$ on CD. I like all their hits so why not?
3$ on CD. Another musician whose music I don't know well enough. Born to Run was probably my song of the Summer and Frank Turner always cites him as an inspiration so I'll be looking forward to checking this out.
England Keep My Bones
15$ on vinyl at concert. I know this doesn't fit in with the theme of the list, but since it's a recent purchase I thought I'd throw it in. This album hit me like a ton of bricks on the first listen, and man, I can't tell you the last time I've had that feeling. This is why Sputnik is on my favourites toolbar. Thank you.
Love, Ire & Song
10$ on CD at concert. Album rules.
|22||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
10$ on CD at concert. Album fucking rules. "I wish I had a bullet big enough to fucking kill the sun!" Love that line.