Amazon Is Putting 100 Albums On Sale Today For $5 Each

Black Keys, drummer

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It’s summertime, which means it’s time to wean yourself off Pandora and get into some new tunes. Amazon is hosting an excellent sale today, featuring 100 albums for only $5 each. That’s even better than bargain bin price.  

There are “oldies but goodies” (cough, “rumours,” cough) and some oddities better left to nostalgia (Zac Brown Band? ). But you really can’t knock Black Keys’ ratty blues (“Brothers”) or anything by The Band (“Greatest Hits”), among others. 

If $5 is still too high a price to pay for entertainment, check out Freegal, the tried-and-true (and legal) way to download music for free online.

Back in February, BI reporter Mandi Woodruff explained how it works: Just use your library card to download tracks off the site (each library has its own log-in page). Then type in your PIN and search for songs listed by genre and top-sellers, like on iTunes or Amazon’s mp3 shop. 

The last time we checked, these branches are offering it: NYPL, DC Public, Free Library of Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Orlando, and San Antonio. 

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