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Ten Albums Worth Every Penny

We at rocknyc believe firmly in paying for music.  We know that that is the best way to support this art form.  In the world of illegally downloading music, a lot of artists lose money that would help them to become more successful.  Even if you are guilty of stealing a song or two (or a hundred), here are 10 albums that are worth the investment.

1.  A Coloring Storybook and Long Playing Record by Cinematic Sunrise.  Listening to this entire album all the way through not only paints a picture in your head, but is also absolutely beautifully created.  It tells a story and each song fits into the next.  The CD is a positively ridiculously gorgeous work of art.

2.  I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes.  Probably one of my favourite albums of all time.  Every single song evokes a different emotion, but it still is all woven together.  It never gets old and is sure to put a smile on your face.

3.  Foiled by Blue October.  This band's sheer brilliance is reason enough to purchase this well-written album.  The lyrics are stunning and the plethora of instruments used are a pleasant surprise.

4.  Thank You Happy Birthday by Cage The Elephant.  Definitely not for the casual rock listener.  It really packs a punch, is super catchy, and is CTE's best and most impressive work.

5.  The Walking Wounded by Bayside.  This album just has so many beautiful songs that everyone should listen to it all the way through at least once.  A minimum of one song will touch you, because it's so real and honest and lovely.

6.  …Is A Real Boy by Say Anything.  Max Bemis is a genius and the lyrics are so clever and keep you on the edge of your seat because they're usually very unexpected.

7.  Of Men and Angels by The Rocket Summer.  It's TRS' best album and every song is easy to connect to, fun to sing along to, and really makes you think.  It's gorgeous.

8.  My Dinosaur Life by Motion City Soundtrack.  This album simply never gets boring, and Justin Pierre's voice makes you want to listen forever.

9.  History For Sale by Blue October.  The songs on this CD put together make a story that is not only worth listening to, but sharing with others.

10.  The People's Key by Bright Eyes.  Bright Eyes is my favourite band of all time and this album has always stuck out among their others.  It's so well thought out and deep, you can't help but be completely enveloped in listening to it.

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