If you regularly trawl for CDs on Amazon you will know that a fair few from the 90s and beyond now come with a price tag of just 1p. Basically any money the retailer makes is screwing the buyer (a little) for the postage. So albums that cost 1p, they are going to rubbish right?
Well not always so. When I was putting together the second album list a few days ago I noticed that quite a few of the albums – like The Strokes Room On Fire – were in the club.
And then I discovered this fabulous blog – The 1p Album Club – on Tumblr. The premise is simple – the writer spends 1p (and postage, coughs) on an album and then reviews it. They have pretty catholic tastes too as bargain basement beauties from the likes of Echobelly rub shoulders with cheapies from UK garage greats Mis-teeq.
I was very pleased to see The Milltown Brothers fine Byrdsie album Slinky get the nod. Here’s a fabulous tune from it. Anyway fair play to the 1p album team for a great idea very well executed.