The Cheap Completist
December 23, 2011 11:37 AM Subscribe
Google Music is selling $4.99 albums, but songs are only 49 cents each. Help me beat the system by suggesting great albums that include just a handful of songs.
posted by Knappster to Media & Arts (33 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Last night I was able to buy the 2011 remasters of Pink Floyd's Animals (5 songs x $.49 = $2.45) and Meddle (6 songs x $.49 = $2.94) real cheap by purchasing the songs individually, rather than buying the albums at the $4.99 sale price.
What are some other albums I should own that feature no more than 5 or 6 songs? I've been building my music library for the past year or so, filling in the gaps by consulting "best of" lists. I'm not too adventurous, but like most kinds of rock, punk, pop (nothing too avant-garde or electronic), folk, jazz and country (the rootsier stuff, not the kind they play on the radio these days). At various times in my life I've been heavily into metal (Sabbath, Priest, etc.), the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and cool jazz. My interests at the moment range from Ray Lamontagne to the Black Keys.
So what albums with few songs are on your "best of" lists?