The used bin veterans - CDs you always see

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

  1. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    The classical market is relatively small and since the focus on this series was for novices, it's hard to say how many hung on to it. The intended customers did not likely have a large classical library so these "greatest hits" collections may be the foundation of their library in this genre. Of course, many probably look a leap and discovered classical was not for them - and went back to listening to Hootie and the Blowfish.
  2. Zombeels

    Zombeels Forum Resident

    Yes but never their first 2 albums.
  3. ChazFromCali

    ChazFromCali Well-Known Member

    I see all the usual suspects:

    Garth - jeez, just how many records/CD's did he release???

    The Natalie's,
    Merchant and Imbruglia

    Whenever I see a Natalie Imbruglia CD I always say "Immmbruuuuuuuglia" like a boxing announcer. Yeah, people give me weird looks, lol. So if you're browsing through CD's somewhere in the Portland, Oregon area and you see a guy do that, it's me.

    I also see a lot of CD's by country singer cowboy hat archetypes, George Strait (whose singing I actually like), Toby Keith, and a slew of others all crowding in on that played-out market.

    But as you know once in awhile after you dig through nine yards of crap you find a diamond. It's what keeps me sorting through the dreck, the thrill of the find.
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  4. Glad you like the Lene Marlin album. I think I've bought three Natalie Imbruglia albums at Poundland over the years. They're not as good as Lene's records IMHO; usually a couple of good tracks and a lot of filler as I recall.

    I'm addicted to charity shops too, can't go past one without going in. Most of the time I come away empty handed but it's worth it for the odd occasion when you find something like a pristine two-disc edition of Teenage Dream for £1, or that posthumous Frank Zappa album and the Steve Reich album I mentioned in the Adventures in UK Charity Shops thread a few weeks back.
  5. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

    southern colo.
    Hard for me to nail down a couple.As a genre I see a lot of 90s music.Most not for me.
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  6. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Wilcox, AZ
    Not too many at all compared to other Country superstars - about 10? Someone like George Strait - about 30. Same with Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride etc.
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  7. Remurmur

    Remurmur Music is THE BEST!

    That happened to me at Goodwill a few months ago. I was able to cop all of The Cars albums on CD except for the debut, ...all near mint for $.99 each. I figured the donator probably kept the debut, or someone else got it before me. "No big deal," I thought. "I'll just grab it from Amazon." Two weeks later, before I could order it, and at a different Goodwill, I found a sealed copy of the debut !

    Near instant Cars collection !
  8. Remurmur

    Remurmur Music is THE BEST!

    I do a lot of thifting and have had the same Garth experience as you ! He's everywhere !
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  9. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Oh...Baby don't you let me down tomorrow

    Dayton ohio
    I actually found two sealed Neil Young Promise of the real CDs at goodwill a while back. Wretched album but it was surprising
  10. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

    The Land of Kirk
    Being in the Seattle area, I come across a ton of Sub-Pop advances & promo-stamped CDs in the bins, but only from their recent, non-Mudhoney catalog.
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  11. Channel Z

    Channel Z Forum Resident

    Maybe for the deluxe editions. No way for the other two (Mew or original titles).
  12. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    The store I visit in Cornwall, UK has mostly 80s releases. I haven't been organised enough to determine which ones are the preferred options. I haven't a clue what my local store has in the way of Jethro Tull, other than it will be expensive (unless they happen to have the DCC Aqualung).

    I suspect that if you went to a decent record store, then lots of classic rock CDs would be common, unless they were specialising in a different genre.
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  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    ...basically everything mentioned above (US) and then some...The bigger selling CDs are always abundant.
  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    LOL... just saw this yesterday in a thrift shop!
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'm looking at my sealed copy at the moment. : )
  16. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    There's gotta be a reason besides questionable quality that used bins are filled with 90s music. I mean, mediocrity is definitely a huge factor, but a lot of the albums mentioned in this thread are actually pretty good! So either they pressed way too many copies, or an entire generation who grew up in the 90s periodically decided to dump their collections for newer formats and/or styles of music. Probably a combination of several factors.
  17. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    They did make an awful lot of them. And yes, tastes change and people discarded many of the popular 90s CDs. I think it's also true that many of those 90s CDs suffered most from the switch from CDs to downloads and streaming, although they weren't the only CDs affected. Even some 80s CDs are now easier to find because people are discarding whole collections.
  18. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Got Sting’s Soul Cages some weeks ago at a flea market.

    I also got Blue Turtles, Nothing Like The Sun and Ten Summoner’s Tales out of bins and flea markets.
  19. gabacabriel

    gabacabriel Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    Madonna - anything from Ray of Light onwards.

    Lots of Robbie Williams.

    Lots of boy/girl/teenybop acts - Backstreet Boys, S Club 7, Westlife, Take get the idea :)
  20. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I'm pretty sure The Police and many Sting albums are easy to collect. They were multi-platinum in the UK/US.
  21. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper Thread Starter

    St. Catharines, ON
    Some guy dumped a few hundred CDs at a local shop recently and a lot of it was rare stuff in my wheelhouse. At 3 for $10.00, I got:

    Kraftwerk: Autobahn and Electric Cafe
    Kevin Keller: Pendulum
    Emergency Broadcast Network: Telecommunication Breakdown
    Cabaret Voltaire: Johnny Yesno
    Rapoon: Errant Angels
    Muslimguaze: Gun Aramaic
    Jon Jenkins: Flow
    Spice Barons: Future Perfect State
    Caspar Brotzmann: Mute Massaker
    Jeff Pearce: To the Shores of Heaven
    David Tibet and Steven Stapleton: Octopus
    Tim Story: The Perfect Flaw
    Durutti Column: Dom Arigato
    Raison D'etre: Collective Archives
  22. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    One time I saw several sealed copies of the most recent Paul Simon CD.
  23. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Haven’t seen The Police nearly as much as Sting solo, though. Doesn’t necessarily have to do with the quality I think. More with casual listeners who felt misled because of the hits Sting’s albums spawned.
    Not nearly as commercial as they might seem.
  24. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident


    Traci Lords ~ 1,000 Fires used to be one of the most common thrift shop CDs then someone actually bought a copy and played it and it turned out to be one of the greatest albums ever released.
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  25. ChazFromCali

    ChazFromCali Well-Known Member

    I think there are so many Garth CD's cuz he's the 2nd best selling artist in the USA in history? I was surprised to read that a few weeks ago. He moved MILLIONS and MILLIONS of units. Garth could probably buy a small South American country if he wanted to.

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