The Five Saddest CDs You Can Buy for Under $2 at Best Buy

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Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviously) for ten times the current price in the last couple months. Best Buy keeps track of what's been gouged online. Can you almost hear the whimper of bad ideas and broken dreams coming through your computer speakers as you scroll through those listings?

Thanks to this guy for bringing the promotion to our attention in the first place and 3 Minute Record for delivering number one.

5. Heroes Original TV Soundtrack by Various Artists
Remember when this show seemed like it was headed somewhere? Let's run through a few of the artists that appear on this thing: Jesus & Mary Chain, Wilco, the Chemical Brothers, the New Pornographers, Nada Surf, Panic! At The Disco (with exclamation point and full membership, it's worth noting), Brighton Port Authority with Iggy Pop, Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Dylan and David Bowie (one guess which song). Clearly, they had to fire all the writers to pay for soundtrack rights, and now, everyone gets one quarter of one cent for each copy sold!

4. Songs From The Underground by Linkin Park
This thing actually did alright when it came out, reaching as high as 53 on the Billboard 200. And yet: there are few things less essential, even for a rap-rock fan, than demos and live cuts by Linkin Park.

3. Perfect Disguise: Introducing the Contrast by the Contrast
Nothing against the Contrast -- we actually like a bunch of these songs. Good thing they've got massive distribution so that their four-year-old album can wind up next to Linkin Park's turds in the FIRE SALE section of Best Buy's nationwide.

2. Six Hits EP by Weezer
This is part of Best Buy's exclusive six song series, which also features the Cars, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows, Stone Temple Pilots, etc. The sad thing here is really which six songs you get: "Buddy Holly," "Say It Ain't So," "Hash Pipe," "Island In The Sun," "Beverly Hills" and "Perfect Situation." Down arrow.

1. Chinese Democracy by Guns N' Roses

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Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson

 what, we're not counting GS BOYS "DO THE STANKY LEG" single? or the CHICKENFOOT debut (and final) album?


Wow, just ordered Len Price 3's second album for $1.03 shipped. If it's anywhere near as good as their most recent one that's a hell of a deal!  

Dan Moore
Dan Moore

Six Hits archaeological note: Strangely enough, you get the bastardized version of "Perfect Situation," where they say "Perfect Situation" at the end so you know it's a song and the chorus melody is simplified, but you get the original version of "Hash Pipe," which is no longer included on the Green Album. 

Just doing my part for future civilizations who believe Six Hits is Weezer's only album.

Kiernan Maletsky
Kiernan Maletsky

Well, I figure the Stanky Legg single started out cheap.

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