November’s $5 albums

Each month offers 100 albums for the low, low price of $5.

Given the choice between a footlong at Subway and some cheap new tunes, I’d be most likely to pick the latter.

Especially if said albums consist of Frank Sinatra’s “Classic Sinatra” and The Weepies’ “Be My Thrill.”

Other highlights include “The Bends” by Radiohead, “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones, “Soviet Kitsch” by Regina Spektor and “The Story” by Brandi Carlile.

There are also more than a few Christmas albums for those of you who like to bust out the holiday tunes before your Halloween candy is gone.

Check out the complete list for yourself here and get ’em before Dec. 1!


May’s 100 Albums for $5

Ahh, the joys of May.

With freedom from school and Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, what more could I want?

Some cheap tunes to kick-start my summer would be nice, and has answered my pleas with their list of 100 Albums for $5.

There are some pretty good albums on this list, so get ’em while they’re cheap!

My highlights? “Gorilla Manor” by the Local Natives and “Bomb in a Birdcage” by A Fine Frenzy.

I highly recommend snagging She & Him’s recently released “Volume 2” as well as “Feels Like Home” by Norah Jones.

There’s enough of a variety that there’s bound to be something for everybody.

Check out the list for yourself here and listen to the Local Natives’ track “Wide Eyes” below.

Song of the day: “Chasing Pirates”

Alright, so this track was released last October, but I just recently acquired it and wanted to share.

“Chasing Pirates” was the first single off Norah Jones’ fourth studio album, “The Fall.”  While some critics have called it “overproduced” and accused Jones of changing her style, in my eyes, it just shows her growth as an artist.

What hasn’t changed is the quality and purity of Jones’ voice.  If you’re looking for a musician who actually has talent, give this a listen.