Now that Tower Records stores around the world are closing their doors, we’ve dispatched some specially trained consumer-crazed hobgoblins to the discount bins, in search of a good deal. Alas, all we’ve found so far is a lot of so-so crap. But it’s cheap so-so crap! If you’ve found a great deal at Tower, send the sales info (see below) and an MP3 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist: The Outfield
Album: Play Deep
List Price: $9.99
Minus 40% discount: $5.99
Minus additional 20% Tuesday-night discount: $4.79
Deal or no deal?: Well, it’s not like Deep is out of print or anything. But we felt guilty about still listening to our seven-year-old Napster bootleg of “Your Love” at the gym, so we ponied up. And while these guys will never be accused of going too lo-fi production–lordy, turn those sing-along chourses down a few notches, woulda?–it’s well worth your five dollars. So yes, a mild deal.
The Outfield – Your Love [MP3, link expired]
The Outfield – Everytime I Cry [MP3, link expired]