About Austin KruegerAustin works as a cost analyst for TDS Telecom in the Government and Regulatory Affairs team. He has a marketing degree from UW-Whitewater and has worked in various departments including marketing, sales and network services since joining TDS in 2004. He is a huge sports fan – if he’s not at work, odds are you can find him at Miller Park, Lambeau Field, Camp Randall or the Kohl Center watching the game. In his spare time, he’s chairman of a local non-profit, avid music fan, rec sports MVP and an early adopter when it comes to most new technologies.
Music can actually just be a really good story, told through musicians and leading the listener to truly understand the highs and lows of what the writer was or is feeling when singing their songs. Today’s band may not be the first to bring a theatric element to music, but they sure did do it well.
To say this album is a 90s icon is probably an understatement. Five tracks on the record saw major radio play as singles, and those may not even be the best songs here. This album helped to start the trend of post-grunge music in that era. It was like grunge had grown up into an adult and I think this album portrays that image perfectly. It's definitely an iconic album from a great decade of music, and can be yours today for only $5.
Don't let the "alternative" or "alt rock" label on this band scare you away—they're so much more. There's rock guitar, a little funk beat, and even a touch of reggae in spots. Put it all together, and it's probably something you've never experienced before...but for the same price as a fancy drink at Starbucks, you can give it a listen.
This is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at over 30 million sold; it’s the eighth best-selling all time in the UK; it won two Grammy awards in 1986, and it sits at #51 on the Greatest Albums of All Time list. Five bucks for such an outstanding album, almost seems like you’re robbing Amazon.
Metaphorically speaking, which deserves more credit; the band that sold millions of albums, or the guys that influenced that band? I’ve heard this question raised many times in the music industry, as it’s fairly common for a band to have gotten started because they heard some local band rock out as teenagers. Today’s band, The Meat Puppets, was most definitely the influencer of a very big 90s band that I seem to talk about every week.
Success doesn’t always come overnight. Bands can struggle to book gigs for decades before signing that major record deal. Heck, sometimes bands never make it big—they continue to play your local, dusty theater until they all decide to get real jobs. Today’s band didn’t have to wait very long to see success, and when they got the ball rolling, they darn near shot to the moon.
Seems like every band has their fair share of drama. Usually your typical addiction or ego type problems, but sometimes it goes a bit deeper than that. Today’s band started off innocent enough – but years later became the centerpiece of one of the biggest controversies in rock and roll history.
Although Maroon 5 technically formed in 2000, the guys knew each other long before that—but didn't find success with their other bands. It wasn't until Adam Levine became their front man and the release of "This Love" of off Songs about Jane that they really hit the big time. Today, you can get their most popular album for only $5.
During the time when disco reigned, very few industry insiders thought a guitar heavy rock album would make any waves. Boy were they wrong. After just two months, the album had sold 500,000 copies and five months later, it sold over 2 million copies. Today, you can get your own for $5.
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs has ended up being praised as Clapton’s greatest work of his career. If you look the album up on Wikipedia, you’ll find nothing but 5 star and A+ ratings. It’s that good. And for $5 bucks, how can you pass that up? It’s music history and this album is an icon.
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