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|Recession Woes Getting You Down?|
Are you sick of everyone calling it the "Credit Crunch" as if it's some kind of breakfast cereal, while your pockets are graced with little more than small change, and your CD collection lies un-growing? Well fear not! For your friendly neighbourhood spoon_of_grimbo is here to guide you through a range of badass albums that you can buy used/new for under £2.50 on amazon.co.uk!!!
A powerful blend of melodic hardcore and metal, featuring ex-members of Consumed and earthtone9. From 99p.
Lions Write History
If you like atmospheric post-hardcore in the vein of Thrice's "Vheissu," then you owe it to yourself to get this. And how could you refuse, when it's going for a mere £1?
A solid alt-rock album featuring Bob Mould of Husker Du fame, from £1.75.
Sturdy pop-rock with huge catchy melodies and the odd heavy-ass riff. Very enjoyable album, and it'll only cost you A PENNY!
|5|| ||Plate Six|
Battle Hymns for a New Republic
Weird trippy post-hardcore. Takes a few listens to get into, but if you're in the right mood, it's not bad. Especially not since it's also going for one penny.
100 Broken Windows
A satisfyingly varied blend of indie-rock, post-punk and pop-melodies, from as little as 99p! (Their other albums are also available for a similar price).
Steal This Record
IMO their best album, a perfect mix of hardcore, pop-punk and ska, chunky production and all for as little as 99p.
Son of Sulphur
Ridiculously abrasive grindcore with a couple of sludge-metal tracks thrown in for good measture. It may be brutal on your ears, but not on your pocket, for a mere £2.49!
My personal favourite T? album (although the two that preceded it, "Troublegum" and "Nurse" are also great and available for a similarly low price), it's melodic 90s rock at it's finest, for just £1.45.
The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed
Their poppiest album, for sure, and arguably not one of their best, but are you really going to complain when it's only £1.05? And let's be honest, they've never made a bad album, so you're not going to be dissappointed.
|11||The Manic Street Preachers|
If you've only heard their more recent material, you'll be shocked by the relative awesomeness of this, the Manics' debut full-length, packed full of G'n'R-esque riffs, huge melodies, attitude, political ire, and available to you, ladies and gentlemen, for a mere 49pennies.
For less than the price of a mars bar, you can witness one of the UK's finest metal bands, sadly no longer with us, twisting nu-metal into interesting and dynamic shapes. Just 49p, kids!
From Here to Infirmary
You know what these guys sound like right? Well this is the album that kinda bridges their older, rawer sound and their newer, more polished sound. And it's probably their best IMO. Only £2.27
|14||The Letters Organize|
Dead Rhythm Machine
Spastic rock'n'roll influenced hardcore, in a similar vein to The Bronx's older material, and with strangely cool artwork. All that badassitude for just £1.10!
|15|| ||Days of Worth|
The Western Mechanism
Remember Hell is for Heroes? These guys sound kinda like them, albeit a little poppier. They were tipped for big things but cracked under the pressure and fucked off. Discover what you missed for 74p.
A classic British pop-rock album, and easily their best. If you had them pegged as a lightweight indie-rock band off the back of their most recent releases, pick this up and educate yo'self. A bargain at 94p!
|17|| ||Various Artists|
Louder than the Crowd Vol. 1: Independent Sounds from the UK Underground
2 discs, 41 tracks, all for A FUCKING PENNY?! Oh yes! Okay, so there's quite a few duff generi-core/nu-metally tracks, but the majority is pretty good, and this introduced me to some great bands I'd otherwise have missed.
Hip-thrusting, rocket-fuelled, hardcore-tinged rock'n'roll from Iceland. Experience the unbridled kickassery for just £2.15!
An old side-project of one of the guys from Strike Anywhere, these guys play atmospheric and varied indie rock, with the occasional injection of hardcore here and there for good measure. Pick up either full-length or the EP cheaply, with "Demons" (the best of the three) being only 98p.
Ideas Above Our Station
Post-hardcore and commercial rock smashed together with surprisingly good results, and Colin's very distinctive voice. Their best album, and a cracking debut, only a penny!
Most would argue that this is Cave In's worst album. It's certainly their most commercial, but either way it's a solid album. Look for the bonus-DVD version, as it's a few pence cheaper than the standard one (and you get a DVD with it!), at just £2.04.
|22||Rocket from the Crypt|
Scream, Dracula, Scream!
The best rock'n'roll album of the 90s? Quite possibly. If you don't own it, sort yerself out son. It's only £1.49 ferchrissakes!!!
|23|| ||B*Movie Heroes|
Still No Surrender EP
Straight up rock with huge melodies, in a similar vein to The Wildhearts. Sadly now-defunct, but that won't stop you enjoying this fine EP which is available from £1.91.
|24||Death on Wednesday|
Buying the Lie
A fine vaguely-50s-rock-influenced pop-punk with a singer who sounds like Morrissey and Glenn Danzig's love-child, and featuring The Bronx's Jorma Vik on drums. One of my favourite albums, again from a sadly now-defunct band. Only 40p!
|25|| ||RX Bandits|
A fine blend of pop-punk, ska and reggae with progressive tendencies. It's only £1.84 so pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!!! (.....Sorry....)
Knievel Is Evil
Irish post-hardcore that sounds like Jimmy Eat World jamming with Quicksand. Good shit, at the ridiculously low price of 29p!
God Doesn't Care
Featuring an members/ex-members of the likes of Quicksand, Rival Schools, Garrisson and Gay for Johnny Depp, I'm still amazed these guys didn't have more success when they were around. Hear for yourself for just 29p.
|28|| ||Vendetta Red|
Sisters of the Red Death
Post-Hardcore/Emo/Rock, whatever you wanna label them as, there's no denying the impact of this amazing post-apocalyptic concept album. Just try to ignore the (mostly) retarded song titles. 85 of your good pennies.
|29||3 Colours Red|
A fine mix of pop-punk and britrock from the early nineties. Catchy as fuck, and easily worth the 84p asking price!
Sing the Sorrow
To be fair, anyone who likes these guys probably already has this, and those who don't will have avoided it like the plague, but I reckon it's one of their best, and at the end of the day, even if you hate it, you've only spent £2.09 on it!
Rust In Peace
A bit o' thrash to end the list on, this is one of the finest thrash-metal albums of the late 80s/early 90s golden-era, easily worth the £2.27 you'll cough up for this.
|before anyone says anything, i should point out i'm in no way affiliated with amazon, i just buy a shitload of stuff off there, including the vast majority of what's on this list (from the last couple of years or so). also, i don't sell anything on there, i just buy, so i'm not plugging my own sales either.|
the prices don't include postage (since it's gonna vary depending on where you live i guess), but they shouldn't add much to the prices (which are correct as of today i should add).
since a lot of albums are listed multiple times, you might have to look further than the first search result to find the prices i've mentioned.
|wait, why have the pound symbols been replaced with squares? ah, fuck it.|
|i buy ridiculous amounts of albums off amazon as well, but i never buy 'used' because there's always a chance the disc or art or something might be missing, or it might not come at all. i don't take chance. so i just buy from the lowest priced "New" seller that looks respectable enough.|
|wudyou work for amazon or sumfin?|
anyway a lot of these i already own and the rest i don't really want but thanks anyways yo
|i only really buy used if they're "like new" or occasionally if they're "very good" and it's gonna be a LOT cheaper, or if it's something rare. |
i've never had a problem though. worst i've had was slightly creased artwork. they usually tell you if there's no art, or no case, or a hole punched in the barcode (i.e. cheeky bastards selling promo copies!). had one or two that failed to deliver, but i emailed amazon and they forced a refund outta the sellers.
|Great idea for a list man!|
Shame I don't want most of the albums on here, but I definately think some are good recs for people who might not have heard them before, etc.
|Words like 'used' and 'online' scare me.|
|Thanks for this awesome list dude, just bought 3 albums lol|
|no problems man! which ones did you get?|
|i love your taste, and i love that someone else on the site likes idlewild. :p im gonna buy some of these :p|
|yeah, i heard idlewild around when Remote Part came out, but only really got into them earlier this year. do you have their b-sides? i've managed to find pretty much all of them (i think i might be missing a couple of remixes/acoustic versions) on t'interclick. gimme a shout if you want them and i'll try and sort it out.|
|I got the 'The Blueprint' album and the 'In pieces' as they sound interesting. I also got Rust In Peace as I've never actually heard it in full.|
|good choices man, hope you enjoy them!|
|the only things i havent got by idlewild are their b-sides and "captain", their first ep, both of which i really want. so that'd be great. :p|
btw, decided to get rust in piece, blueprint, semi-detatched and generation terrorists off this.