by Dave Segal
on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Another CD cover I never want to see again for the rest of my life.
Buzz Feed’s run-down of CDs you see cluttering up used bins everywhere resonates with annoying truth. It made me flash back to my stint as a part-time record-store employee in 2003-2004, during which I'd roll my eyes as yet more copies of the same damn titles would arrive on a nearly daily basis. But the 38 albums in writer Matthew Perpetua's list are far from comprehensive. He left out these ubiquitous discarded discs (which are just a fraction of the deluge):
The Cranberries- Bury the Hatchet Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magic Björk- Homogenic Beck- Sea Change Santana- Supernatural Moby- almost every title, but especially Play and 18 Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
Even all-time consensus classics like Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme appear with some regularity in used bins. Really, anything that was massively popular at some point inevitably seems to end up in the compact-disc cemetery. Anybody have a Celexa?