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'Yoink!' I Whispered; My 21 Greatest One-Dollar CD Nabs by Matt Cibula - Here are the 21 greatest one-dollar CD nabs I have made in my life, at various music stores around the Midwest. Don't tell my wife.
I am an addict to records, but I have two kids and a wife and four cats and incredible credit-card debt and all that. Therefore, I have become a habitué of one-dollar CD sales. My local indie record store sometimes busts out with the "gotta get rid of this stuff" rack; used bookstores will sometimes unload a bunch of stuff for a buck each; I AM SO THERE. But my true downfall/jones/whatever has come this year, as Frugal Muse, the great used store in walking distance of my house, opened a ONE DOLLAR OUTLET STORE. So yeah, people who ask me, "Hey, can I borrow a dollar?" are often met with, "Fool, don't you know, I just scored Curtis Mayfield's New World Order with my last dollar!" They slink away, cursing. I don't care.
Here are the 21 greatest one-dollar CD nabs I have made in my life, at various music stores around the Midwest. Don't tell my wife.
1. Carlinhos Brown, Alfagamabetizado (EMI Odeon)
2. Bört Lenk, Bört Lenk Iss Da (K&P)
3. Takeshi Muto, Expect More From a Past Life (Schematic)
4. Angel, An Anthology (PolyGram)
5. Suga T and Friends, Gettin' It (Pushin' Hits)
6. Psychedelic Breakfast, Bona Fide (Sonance)
7. B. Fleischmann, Pop Loops for Breakfast (Charizma)
8. Todd Terry, Ready for a New Day (Logic)
9. Various Artists, Down South Bounce Volume 2 (Warlock)
10. John Tejada, The Matrix of Us (DeFocus)
11. Chage, Prologue (Toshiba/EMI)
12. Joyce, Astronauta: Songs for Elis (Blue Jackel)
13. Eek-a-Mouse, Eek-a-Nomics (RAS)
14. Wylde Bunch, Wylde Tymes at Washington High (Ruff House/Columbia)
15. Various Artists, Disco Nights Vol. 1: Divas of Dance (Rebound)
16. Various Artists, O Melhor de MPB (BMG)
17. Little Georgie and the Shuffling Hungarians, Roll Up the Rugs and Crank It:
18. L ? R, Let Me Roll It (Pony Canyon)
20. Various Artists, 15 Exitos House, Vol. 4 (Producciones Muretsa)
21. Justin Warfield, My Field Trip to Planet 9 (Qwest/Reprise)