The used bin veterans - CDs you always see

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by davebush, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

    Mid Atlantic USA
    In the sequel to 97's Conspiracy Theory (CT2: They're Coming After You), Mel Gibson's character stops and buys REM's Monster every time he sees it in the used bins.
  2. Dodoz

    Dodoz Forum Resident

    I'd buy it, i've never seen it.
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  3. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa In another land...

    If you do pick up copy of Monster, make sure it has the orange tray inside!
  4. The Hud

    The Hud No More Mr. Nice Guy

    I think the blue tray with orange CD is more desirable.
  5. ElevatorSkyMovie

    ElevatorSkyMovie Forum Resident

    There are full crates with more in the back stock room....
  6. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

    At The Stereo
    Was looking thru some used bins yesterday.
    Monster, Cracked Rear View & Living Under June were all present.
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  7. ISellCDs

    ISellCDs Member

    As a CD browser/buyer/seller/collector/hoarder I've come across so many copies of "A Date With the Smithereens". They're almost always in terrible condition. I wonder if it means something...
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  8. Cokelike-

    Cokelike- Forum Resident

    Columbus, Oh
    On the flip side of that, there must've been an equal or (more likely) larger amount of teens looking for more grunge sounding CDs, who helped vault this album into a multimillion seller. They all saw the "What's the frequency..." video and latched on. The album starts out rockin' pretty hard, but then you get to stuff like "Tongue" and "Let Me In", very non-grunge material. Fast-forward a few years and most of these people who weren't really REM fans anyway make an easy choice. My theory anyway...
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  9. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    The reason why Jann Arden's Living Under June is in the used bins is that millions bought it for "Insensitive" and nothing else and if these same people want the song now, they are downloading with the CDs flooding used bins with no takers even at the low prices. You can get it in print on vinyl on Universal Canada inexpensively though.
  10. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

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  11. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    Not all of these albums are being "dumped" per se. A lot of people are ripping their CDs and donating the physical format. Not everyone cares about the product these days as much as the music itself. Also people just give up on whatever music they listened to as a student and move on. I still have most of my collection dating back to my early teens, but a lot of people don't care, the grow up and move on. So seeing a lot of these albums regular doesn't mean they are bad albums it just means lots of people bought them.

    I have got some amazing stuff from thrift stores in the last five years ranging from top tier groups to more niche artists. Can't fault it and long may they donate this stuff.
  12. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Exactly right. These are the people that you come across and you ask them 'Do you remember this song?" Their response is "OMG, I haven't heard this in years" or "I haven't heard this song before, but I like it."
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  13. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Never heard of her.

    It appears that "Insensitive" crept in at number 40 in the UK charts.
  14. Bob J

    Bob J Forum Resident

    This is probably very true but to me, the album is full of quality tracks besides "Insensitive". I guess there are people who only want one song and don't give the other tracks much of a chance. That would certainly point to those who end up streaming or downloading individual tracks only.
  15. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    The song was huge in the US and Canada.
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  16. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    I see a ton of Manilow "Greatest Hits of the 50's/60's/70's/80's" etc. I was able to get all 4 of them for only $1 (total). His 70's and 80's catalog titles seem pretty rare. About a month ago I picked up his original Greatest Hits album for 75 cents, mostly for nostalgia. It was originally a double LP and pretty pricey in the 70's.
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  17. BigManRestless

    BigManRestless Forum Resident

    From the UK:

    Scissor Sisters (especially the debut and Ta-Dah!)

    Travis – The Man Who or 12 Memories

    Cathy Dennis – Move To This

    Simple card sleeve CDs of ‘classic’ albums given away with newspapers

    Cover-mounted compilation CDs from The Word, Q, Mojo, Uncut etc etc

    Lisa Stansfield – Affection or Real Love

    PJ & Duncan – CD singles

    Rod Stewart – When We Were The New Boys

    Spice Girls – Spice, Spiceworld and (especially) Forever

    Mel C – Northern Star

    Foster & Allen

    Covers albums played on panpipes

    M People – Elegant Slumming or Fresco
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  18. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    How about any Billy Joel CD.
  19. People seem to be dumping a lot of the Brit pop bands at the moment - I am seeing a lot of Oasis and Blur.
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  20. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    Yeah, I just got "52nd Street", "Glass Houses", "The Stranger" and a Japan for US "Nylon Curtain" all in mint condition for $2 each at Goodwill.
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  21. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    Similar story here, but I think I got much of his catalog at an auction lot. If memory serves I paid about $8 for 50+ pop/rock discs. 5-6 Joel titles were included - I think the same ones Duke mentions, plus the double Greatest Hits set. I already had Innocent Man from the era when it was released. Innocent Man is the only new Billy Joel disc I ever purchased at retail.

    Nowadays, I see Innocent Man the most in used bins followed by River of Dreams.
  22. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    There was a Billy Joel box set here with Storm Front, the double Greatest Hits, a live album and an interview disc. Most people kept the hits album and donated the rest.

  23. nosliw

    nosliw Azunyan! にゃーーー!

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Another thing I see quite often are later Metallica albums from the Black Album to Hardwired to Self-Destruct. Generally, their earlier stuff gets snatched up fairly quickly from my experience.
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  24. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    You forgot James Morrison Undiscovered.
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  25. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    I never see Billy Joel CDs except for Storm Front, vinyl, however.....

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