About Austin Krueger

Austin 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.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Eddie Money

In addition to this hit album, Eddie opened for Santana, and was the bridge singer in Kenny Loggins’ infamous “I’m Alright”, something his career is actually not credited for. It's easy to understand his appeal if you just give him a listen—his husky voice matched his working-class rocker vibe. Check it out today in memory of a music great!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Ariana Grande

Grande's second album sold nearly 200k copies in the first week and officially debuted at number one (just like her first effort). To date, it has sold over five million copies worldwide and remained atop the iTunes Store chart for nine weeks, making it the best-selling album for Apple in 2014. The effort would also earn Grande a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Give it a listen!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums listens like an amazingly upbeat album that would be simply a blast to see performed live. This record gets your toes tapping and has you singing along in the car or later in your head. It’s that contagious ear worm quality that takes a really solid effort and puts it over the top and will keep you coming back. Take a listen (and score it on the cheap!).
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Wolfmother

Wolfmother started in Australia but took the U.S. by storm. Their self-titled album reached #22 on the charts and you've likely heard their tunes on TV and in movies—but they may be new to you anyway. Give this album a listen today because it just might be your own personal white unicorn.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin simply changed music history, and this album was the start of it all. The album is considered a masterpiece and has sold roughly 15 million copies worldwide. If you've never given this iconic band a listen, then today is the day. If you have? You can listen to this one many more times.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Billie Eilish

Billie and her brother co-wrote nearly the entire record and he handled all the production—which happened in her apartment rather than a stuido. In six short months, five tracks have been released as commercial singles and the album as a whole has received nothing but praise. She’s managed to top the charts in twenty different countries including reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Cyndi Lauper

Today’s featured artist is either teetering on iconic status, or maybe with over 50 million albums sold and victories at the Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, VMAs, Billboard Awards and AMAs, she's already there. She's inspired countless current female artists, dabbled in film, Broadway, and has become a strong activist—but her first album is the '80s revisted. Have some fuh-uhn and take a listen today.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Three Dog Night

This is one of those sneaky bands. You hear the name and think you may know a track or two, but when you start digging into their catalog, you know 10 or even 20. Even more interesting? They hit the top and stayed there by singing and playing other people's songs. Give this "one" a shot today (ha!) and rediscover a great group.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Goo Goo Dolls

After putting out five albums, their sixth really hit a high note. One of the singles stayed at #1 on the Hot 100 airplay charts for a record 18 weeks! Whether you loved them then or have never given them a listen, you should give Dizzy Up The Girl a try and slide right into your Tuesday.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Lil Nas X

If you’ve somehow been sheltered away from all pop culture the last few months, maybe you missed Lil Nas X's crazy blend of rap and country. His first hit started with social media and became embroiled in controversy—which only pushed him to further success and visibility. His follow-up release of an extended play album is an interesting blend of hip hop, country and a little punk rock. For less than $4, it's worth a listen.
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