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: Cheap Trick

With two lackluster albums released, Cheap Trick headed to Japan in April of 1978 for a few shows. The welcome they received was a frenzy similar to The Beatles. During the tour, they pressed live recordings of two shows at the Nippon Budokan and then released Heaven Tonight to capitalize on their exploding popularity in Japan and in the U.S.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: MGMT

Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 494 in the 500 greatest of all-time list. That may not seem like a big deal, but the album never hit the mainstream to the extent to get that sort of praise. The album has unique psychedelic pop vibe that's catchy and will keep you coming back.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Jewel

You hear a lot about the advantages of being born into the music business or having family that can get your foot in the door. While that strategy is undeniable, today’s featured act is the polar opposite—almost literally because she was raised in the wilds of Alaska before taking the world by storm with this debut.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Shinedown

Certain genres of music come and go. One day they’re all the rage, the next they sit on the shelf for a decade. Today’s featured act has taken advantage of the recent renaissance in metal, or perhaps more appropriately, alt metal. Fun fact, they even have the most No. 1 singles on the Mainstream Rock charts of any band, with sixteen.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is an example of a band that undoubtedly you’ve heard, but maybe can’t exactly place when you hear their tune in the middle of Target. Their seventh album, Violator, was a huge hit and has sold 15 million sold worldwide. Take a listen to one of the most popular electronic bands the world has ever known—and next time you hear them, you won't forget their name.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Toto

For an album that came out in 1982, this one has had some real staying power. The anthems are ear worms that even college students can belt out to this day. Get transported back in time to Africa with Rosanna and find out what inspired Weezer to pay homage.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends

This is considered Paste Magazine's top three most American albums of all time. While not perhaps patriotic in the traditional sense of the word, it is an an iconic piece of music history that is well worth your time today.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Brothers Osbourne

Whether you’re a country fan or not, you’ll probably find a couple tunes here for you. Kickin’ the feet and tapping the toes is a great way to get through these strange times, and you might find a similar joy today listening to this album. And hey, if you don’t—it ain’t my fault! Happy Tuesday!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: The Verve Pipe

The single “The Freshmen” caught fire with radio all over the U.S. nearly a year after the album release. The single would jump all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and drive sales for the overall record. Hop in the time machine back to 1997 today. Maybe you weren’t a freshman, but you probably weren’t under any quarantine, and doesn’t that sound like better times?
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: John Denver

You’d probably be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard a few John Denver tunes in their lifetime. But if somehow you missed out on him, this album is John strumming the guitar, using that talented vocal to draw you in. It’s not full of pomp and circumstance—it’s music for people who love to sit on the porch in their favorite chair and drift away with their toes tapping.
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