Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The CDs You'll Never Be Able To Get Rid Of

How many of these artists are represented in your collection?

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HereKitty (#2,713)

Only two, but one of them is a cassette tape. I'll be in the solarium, waiting for dinner service to start at 4:45.

beatbeatbeat (#3,187)

It's been a few years since I stopped working at record stores, but I always thought the most sold-back CD of all time – with the largest pile stored in the back room – was Monster by REM.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

The saddest entry: "60s/70s artist cds from 80s/90s/2000s."

LondonLee (#922)

Just KD Lang but not the popular one and it's on vinyl. Can you tell I used to work in a record store too?

hman (#53)

Therapy?, but I knew it was a goner when the record's poster was in the background of that episode of "Seinfeld" where Kramer tries to sell records at Bleecker Bob's.

freetzy (#7,018)

Hey, that's my local store!

Multiphasic (#411)

Eight. Nine if we're counting any band called Fuel and not just the awful British one. Ten if we're counting the "obscure punk comp" injunction. Three thousand, four hundred and twelve if we're counting each individual violation of the "obscure punk comp" injunction.

Also, poor Tanya Donnelly, who is clearly the girl who that one time had a nip slip in the cafeteria. She was always pretty nice and never again did anything particularly awful–indeed had her completely rad moments–but that's it, m'dear, high school is forever hell for you.

Mr. B (#10,093)

I'm pretty sure I have the "Godzilla" (1998) soundtrack hidden in a shoebox somewhere.

Most of my music collection is what people would call "2nd tier hip-hop".

And Deliverance is a classic, you assholes.

jmatt70 (#235,487)

Have to disagree with the inclusion of the Grifters, Love Battery and Soul Asylum.

The Grifters were hit and miss at times, but had some great songs.

Love Battery's LP "Far Gone" suffered from shitty production but overall was a great psych-pop record.

Despite their incredible sell-out, Soul Asylum up to and including "Hang Time" was an amazing live band, and pretty solid—especially loved "Made To Be Broken."

Samiam was also OK up to "Billy"—after that, just shitty.

Agree with most everything else on the list.

I love that it says "Most 90s Bands" and then also lists most 90s bands. This redundancy, this doubling down, accurately reflects my feelings about the 90s, musically.

I have a milk crate somewhere with a 10k Maniacs tape in it. I ain't ashamed.

BadUncle (#153)

The headline syntax made me think it was a must-buy list. Which, for me, maybe it is?

SeanP (#4,058)

The Eagles must be really really never ever buy, because they're listed twice. But seriously, record store, great business model you have there. Just refuse to carry huge swaths of music that people like to buy, because it's not cool enough. Is it any wonder that people don't remember what a "record store" is?

chris4d (#10,180)

@SeanP damn the man! save the empire!

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