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The 25 Albums Found at the Bottom of Every Used CD Bin

Last week I made another trip to Amoeba Music, the massive record store on Sunset Boulevard.  Not only do they have a terrific selection of new product, but they also pride themselves on an ever-rotating mix of used CDs and vinyl.  I thought of the people in charge of trade-ins when I ran across this article from Noisey on albums that are always found at the bottom of the used CD bin.  Here’s a selection:

  1. Chumbawamba/Tubthumper
  2. Goo Goo Dolls/A Boy Named Goo
  3. Live/Throwing Copper
  4. Alanis Morissette/Jagged Little Pill
  5. Spin Doctors/Pocket Full of Kryptonite

The rest of the list can be found here.  Meanwhile, what albums have you noticed at the bottom of the barrel?


Alan Cross

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4 thoughts on “The 25 Albums Found at the Bottom of Every Used CD Bin

  • Incredible. Though I haven’t browsed the used bins in a year or two, I do remember seeing nearly all of those disks multiple times.

  • Who listens to CD’s anymore?

  • Was at Deja Vu discs last week, they refused my two Robbie Williams CDs (yes I admit it).


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