$5 Albums, C-Note Sounds

Strapped for cash and still jonesing for your music fix in these recession-weary times?  Gifted an Amazon card over the holidays that is now burning a hole in your billfold?  Have no fear, because Amazon is currently selling over 800 albums for a 5 spot.   If you’re trying to hear some great tunes without breaking the bank, here are The Sound Medium’s 101 most recommended selections.


Classic Rock
Pink Floyd — Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd – Animals
The Band – Greatest Hits
The Band – Music From Big Pink
Grateful Dead – Terrapin Station
CCR – Chronicle
Zombies – Odessey and the Oracle
Steve Miller Band – Greatest Hits 1974-1978
Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed
Moody Blues – Live at the Isle of Wight
George Thorogood – The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Jeff Beck – Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott’s
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (Special Edition)
David Bowie – Best of 1980-1987
Huey Lewis & the News – The Greatest
Duran Duran – Greatest
Steely Dan – Aja

Classic “Other”
Classic Sinatra – Great Performance 1953 – 1960
Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection
Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company
Fela Kuti – The Best of the Black President
Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues
Staples Singers – The Best of…
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Funkadelic – S/T
Earth Wind & Fire – Live in Rio
John Coltrane – The Ultimate Blue Train
John Coltrane – Thelonius Monk with…

Modern Classics
Radiohead – OK Computer
Radiohead – The Bends
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
The Verve – Urban Hymns
Ben Harper – Burn to Shine
Robert Randolph – Live from the Wetlands
Blind Melon – S/T
Coldplay – Parachutes
Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
Massive Attack – Mezzanine
Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions

Classic Hip Hop
The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II
Method Man & Redman – Blackout!
RJD2 – The Horror (Deluxe)
The Roots – …Come Alive
Dr. Dre – 2001
Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
Jay-Z – In My Lifetime Vol. 1
Wu Tang Clan – Wu Chronicles
Beastie Boys – Solid Gold Hits
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique


Indie, Rock, etc.
The Black Crowes – Before the Frost…After the Freeze
Avett Bros – Emotionalism
Avett Bros – Mignonette
Avett Bros – Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions
Old Crow Medicine Show – O.C.M.S.
Dr. Dog – Fate
Brendan Benson – My Old Familiar Friend
Throw Me the Statute – Creaturesque
Phish – Joy
The Word (North Mississippi All Stars, John Medeski and Robert Randolph)
Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
Passion Pit – Chunk of Change EP
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
Weezer – Raditude
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
M. Ward – End of Amnesia
Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing
White Rabbits – Its Frightening
the bird and the bee – S/T
Bat For Lashes – Fur and Gold
Coconut Records – Nighttiming
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
Gomez – A New Tide

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Tyranny of Distance
Okkervil River – Stage Names
Okkervil River – The Stand Ins
Brett Dennen – Brett Dennen
1% for the Planet, The Music

Hip Hop
Kid Cudi – Man On the Moon
Wale – Attention Deficit
Camp Lo – Another Heist
Blue Scholars – S/T
Blu & Exile – Below the Heavens
J Dilla – Jay Stay Paid
J Dilla and Busta Rhymes – Dillagence
Drake – So Far Gone
Lonely Island – Incredibad
K’Naan – Troubadour
Immortal Technique – 3rd World
Tanya Morgan – Brooklynati
Snoop Dogg – Malice In Wonderland
Eminem – Relapse

Dance, Electronic, Neo-Soul and R&B
La Roux – S/T (Amazon Exclusive Version)
Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
Boards of Canada – TransCanada Highway
Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation
Daptone Gold – Various Artists
Sugarman Three – Soul Donkey
N’dambi – Pink Elephant


~ by cdowell4 on January 10, 2010.

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