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.
Asia’s self-titled debut was released in March of 1982. Initial response was mediocre to say the least—until the single “Heat of the Moment” began hitting the radio in April. According to Billboard and Cash Box Magazine, it was the #1 album in the U.S. for the year. The aforementioned single would reach all the way up to #4 on the Billboard charts and begin to open music fans ears to the band.
Alter Bridge released their debut album "One Day Remains" in August of 2004. If you’re a fan of Creed’s earlier work, before they got a bit more into the pop genre, you’ll enjoy this too. By no means is this a perfect record, but it’s solid—start to finish—and quite possibly better than any Creed record, which consistently had letdown tracks. Today it can be yours for only $5
Savage Garden was an immediate success—number one on the Aussie charts for 19 weeks straight and it went gold in the states within a month. Backed by the mega-single “Truly Madly Deeply,” the band was in constant rotation on the radio, MTV and virtually every other outlet in which music can be heard. Today you can score this hit for only $5.
Jackson Browne is of those artists who’s quietly sold a LOT of albums, over 25 million worldwide to date—perhaps none as intriguing and fun as this one, which can be yours today for a cool fiver. Prices like that, your wallet certainly won’t be running on empty.
Almost hard to imagine, but this album is teetering on iconic. It plays like a live blues record, not an SNL skit—and the sales numbers reflect it. Shocking everyone, the album reached number on one the Billboard 200 and went double platinum and is among the highest-selling blues albums of all time. Today, you can score this iconic album for only $5.
Most of us have probably heard the popular “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” but Jefferson Airplane’s legacy is so much more than that. They were key players in the psychedelic rock sound of the 1960’s thanks to their certified platinum album. You can score this bit of awesome music history today for only $5.
It’s easy to think this genre isn’t your style, or that you’ve never heard any of these tracks. However, songs from this record alone have been featured in hundreds of video games, commercials, movies and television shows. This is outstanding music to exercise to, crank at the keyboard, to or sit at home and zone out to. Give it a shot today, even it’s not normally in your wheelhouse. For only $5 dollars, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than a real hour in Vegas.
Today’s featured band has been going strong across six different decades. Obviously, if they’ve been around that long, they’re at the tip of your tongue and a major part of mainstream music, right? Sort of. I can absolutely promise you know half their catalog, but probably don’t listen to them on a regular basis. Having sold 25 million albums in the U.S. alone, they’re one of the top-100 selling artists of all time.
Van Halen became infamous for their public disputes and several break-ups and reunions. But make no mistake; they’re also famous for making great music. VH1 ranked them the 7th best hard rock artist of all-time. And worldwide, they’ve sold more than 80 million records. Throw this album on today for $5—even if it was $20 bucks, it’s guaranteed to satisfy.
Today’s band are one of only four acts of all time to hold the number one spot in the Billboard 100 for at least 50 weeks cumulatively. That puts them with Elvis, The Beatles and Mariah—very good company. It makes sense though, as what they did from a vocal/harmony standpoint was so unique. Although they're still making music today, there's no question that going back to their original tunes is the way to go—especially for a fiver.
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