Amazon $5 MP3 Deals For May 2011

Well, another month has passed, and so we have a new batch of $5 albums in Amazon’s digital bargain bin.  And this month, the bin’s gotten much larger — there’s more than 1,500 albums on sale!

Which sounds awesome, until you start digging through them and realize that the vast majority are crap.

There’s some decent ones in there, of course — statistically speaking, it’d be surprising if there weren’t a few good records out of a sample of 1,500+ — but generally speaking, this month’s selection is a vast, howling wasteland.  Even the few good albums are a letdown; most of them have been part of a previous month’s selection of discounted albums, so there’s a distinct feeling of déjà vu. And the ones that aren’t good are really, really bad; I’m talking complete-discography-of-New-Kids-On-The-Block bad.

Kind of a disappointment, in other words.  But in spite of all that, we soldier on, so that you don’t have to!

So without further ado, here’s the best of a bad crop:

We The Vehicles We, The Vehicles
18 18
The Queen Is Dead The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths
The Suburbs The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
The King of Limbs The King of Limbs
Odelay Odelay
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Moon Safari Moon Safari
Mezzanine Mezzanine
Massive Attack
Sound of Silver Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem
Neon Bible Neon Bible
Arcade Fire
Monster Monster
R. E. M.
The Downward Spiral The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails
News Of The World News of the World
Paul's Boutique Paul’s Boutique
The Beastie Boys
OK Computer OK Computer
Magnolia: Soundtrack Magnolia: Soundtrack
Aimee Mann, Various Artists
Holy Diver Holy Diver
Funeral Funeral
Arcade Fire
Appetite For Destruction Appetite For Destruction
Guns ‘N Roses
Gimme Fiction Gimme Fiction




May 27, 2011
10:33 am

Good picks!