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.
Today’s featured artist debuted and became a household name—but history has likely incorrectly classified the group as Nirvana wannabe. Two videos from their debut album would end up being on the ‘most requested’ list for MTV in 1993, and one was even featured on the MTV hit Beavis and Butt-Head. Get transported back to '94 by giving it a listen.
It’s been said this is the album that created “Madonna the Superstar.” She was everywhere—not just on your local radio, but all over television and featured in films. Speaking her name could spark outrage and create debates—but when the day was said and done Madonna also got great reviews and people respected her music. Open your heart to this one today. It almost certainly will cure your Tuesday blues.
If you’ve somehow managed to not hear Adele over the last decade, first off congratulations—but secondly, you’re missing a piece of art. Her vocals are probably the top five ever, and the raw emotion of her music really comes across no matter where you’re listening. If you move out of your comfort zone for one artist this week, have it be Adele.
Initial reviews of Oasis' second album were harsh—but over time, not only has it been recognized as an outstanding album, but a seminal record of both the Britpop era and of the entire 1990s era of music.
Fun fact: It took splicing together nearly 40 edits to get to the final version of the title track you hear on the album. The effort was certainly worth it as Hotel California has sold over FIFTY million copies worldwide. It’s #37 on the Rolling Stone 500 best of all-time list, it topped the Billboard charts and won two Grammy Awards. If you've never listened, there's never been a better time. If you have, check it out any time you'd like!
When Sia hit the mainstream with this album, many commented how she sounded so seasoned for a ‘newcomer’—when in reality, she’d been making music for decades. This is actually her sixth album (!) but it's the only one that might have you swinging from the chandelier on a Tuesday.
Soft electronic is certainly not a music type you often hear about, or a genre you find your friends bugging you to try out. It’s probably not for everyone, but if you have the slightest intrigue, give this a shot today. It’s likely one of the best albums you’ve never heard.
Popular music doesn’t always make for the best music. There are plenty of multi-platinum records out there that quite frankly, aren’t worth listening to. Today’s band has been has been making music since the late ‘80s, and outside of the featured album, haven’t generated a ton of accolades—but they’re a solid group.
This album has sold 10 million copies worldwide, and charted for nearly three years straight on the Billboard 200 (two of those years were in the top 100 which is remarkable!). The album even won two Grammy Awards for Kravitz. Really, you should give this on a listen and you can get 5 for less than $5 today.
It’s easy to hear Steve Miller Band and think of maybe one or two hits and sort of disregard them within music history. But in reality, these guys are everywhere. They have so many hits (some of which you might not even realize are them) and their music has played such a major role in music, movies, TV and commercials. Fly Like an Eagle today for less than $7.
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