CD's in my dorm at college

By InsectOcean InsectOcean
updated 2 months ago

A list of all the CD's I bought while at college. They currently sit on a shelf in my dorm room.

  1. 10 Years - Division

    I've had this album forever and it's brilliant. I've been looking for this Best Buy edition for just as long, though, because of the two amazing bonus tracks. I was at a record store around Kent when I finally found it used and I had to grab it. Well worth the wait.

  2. 311 - Mosaic

    9 For Sale from $5.62

    At the time of writing, this is the newest offering from 311. They never disappoint and I'm certainly not disappointed.

  3. Armor For Sleep - Smile For Them

    16 For Sale from $1.00

    Having had their first two albums for years and years, this third and final release was long awaited. It's good, but doesn't quite live up to either of it's predecessors.

  4. Atom Smash - Love Is In The Missile

    2 For Sale from $10.26

    I vaguely remember this band becoming popular for the shortest of moments when I was in middle school. I picked it up to see, 8 years later, what the minimal hype was about. Apparently, not much more than pseudo-cheesy throwback "metal" with some alternative elements. Not awful, but close.

  5. Blink-182 - Enema Of The State

    4 For Sale from $2.99

    The classic album that caused the massive explosion of popularity that these guys enjoyed in the early 2000's. Because of this album alone, Blink-182 would become a household name for the next decade. The record is, admittedly, a lot of fun.

  6. Brand New - Your + Favorite + Weapon

    1 For Sale from $11.28

    One of my favorite albums that I've picked up over the last few months. This album was shown to me by my high school shop teacher who loved these guys when he was in college. Ironically, he went to the same school and lived in the same dorm as I do. I guess this record will now hold nearly identical college memories for us both. Front to back, this is an excellent CD.

  7. Brand New Immortals - Tragic Show

    8 For Sale from $1.99

    This band was as short a flash in the pan as any band could possibly be. They put out their only record, this one, of funky pop rock and then disappeared. The CD is very average.

  8. Daughtry - Daughtry

    7 For Sale from $1.98

    This is so hilariously cheesy. My teenage girl neighbor had this CD in her player 24/7 about 12 years ago when it came out. I always thought it was dumb but I wanted to be sure. It turns out, I was mostly right. He's got an incredible voice though, so I'll keep it.

  9. Diffuser (2) - Making The Grade

    6 For Sale from $1.13

    This band had a moment in the spotlight with the single off of their debut album being featured in the soundtrack for Mission: Impossible 2. After an appearance on Leno, they were all but swept under the rug. A shame, considering they were very promising. This often forgotten follow up to their debut is an incredibly solid and enjoyable offering.

  10. Drake - Scorpion

    5 For Sale from $9.09

    Aha! Finally, something that came out when I was actually in college. Alright, it came out a few months prior to my coming here, but I didn't listen to it until I was moved in and amply stressed. Drake is by and large my favorite "new school" rapper on the scene today, and he doesn't come up short on this double album, leaving songs stuck in my head for hours, proving his knack for coming up with undeniably catchy hooks.

  11. Dust To Dust - Dust To Dust

    14 For Sale from $2.50

    I was so entirely in love with this band's sophomore effort throughout my time in high school, it seemed appropriate to finally go back to where it all started and check out their first record in college. While not quite as good, it's still fucking awesome. No Surprise is this album's "Shame", no doubt about it.

  12. Econoline Crush - The Devil You Know

    12 For Sale from $1.28

    Not quite as polished as their later offerings, but this is what most people remember these guys for, if they remember them at all. It's a poor man's Gravity Kills, but it manages to keep a convincing amount of energy present throughout. The disc lacks memorable moments but as a whole is pretty good.

  13. Emery - The Weak's End

    10 For Sale from $1.00

    A rock solid album, but it doesn't have as many memorable moments as I'd hoped. All in all though, a good CD that you can just let play all the way through. A poor man's "They're Only Chasing Safety".

  14. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

    25 For Sale from $2.49

    I remember when this came out. I was in grade school, and The Pretender was a radio smash hit. I used to have the CD, but it got lost somewhere and was never to be seen again. Fortunately, I found it used for cheap and purchased it a second time. It's Foo Fighters, what's not to like? They always kick ass.

  15. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

    50 For Sale from $0.75

    This proves that Foo Fighters have apparently always kicked ass. Dave Grohl recorded this entire album by himself. What a fucking legend. This is actually one of my favorite records from Foo Fighters, probably my second favorite behind The Colour And The Shape.

  16. Peter Gabriel - Up

    82 For Sale from $1.25

    This is the kind of album that makes me feel smarter than my friends for owning. This CD is so good, I can't even draw a proper comparison. Just go buy it, quick. Sad as hell but touching and genuine. Peter Gabriel truly creates art with his music.

  17. Gob (3) - How Far Shallow Takes You

    7 For Sale from $4.43

    This was a surprisingly good halfway point for Gob as they shifted from a traditional punk sound to a more radio-friendly alternative rock. The disc is short and the songs are shorter but there are flashes of brilliance that make this album pretty exceptional.

  18. (hed) pe* - (hed) pe

    17 For Sale from $1.13

    In essence, Hed (pe) are/were kind of annoying. Their lyrics are unapologetically vulgar and asinine, but they do it with such confidence that it's convincing to some extent. That, or I just like to put this on when I work out. I think it's the latter.

  19. Hootie & The Blowfish - Looking For Lucky

    10 For Sale from $2.50

    I bought this entirely because State Your Peace is my favorite song by this band. I don't actually like this band, or the rest of this album, all that much. But the aforementioned song is so fantastic that it made the $2.50 I spent on this CD justifiable.

  20. Hopesfall - Magnetic North

    23 For Sale from $1.13

    This is a kickass band and while this album isn't their strongest overall, it's a hell of a lot stronger than anything anyone else was putting out in 2007. This one gets regular spins for sure.

  21. Incubus (2) - HQ Live

    5 For Sale from $5.00

    The CD is cool but the DVD is the main appeal for this one. Incubus have always been the cool band that would do cool stuff such as play for free in an art gallery for an entire week. The performances of their Morning View era songs are especially tasty here.

  22. Incubus (2) - Light Grenades

    32 For Sale from $1.00

    This disc marked the beginning of Incubus' slow shift into the realm of becoming flip flop wearing, coconut water drinking hippies. A markedly lighter affair than anything else they had put out prior to this release, this actually helped widen the appeal of the band and earned them a huge wave of new fans. All in all, it's excellent any way you slice it. Truly a band that never disappoints.

  23. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

    16 For Sale from $1.00

    This was when Jimmy Eat World had finally begun to come into their own, with a sound that was easily recognizable and unique. Incredibly uplifting and also incredibly dark and melancholic at the same time.

  24. King's X - Manic Moonlight

    9 For Sale from $2.99

    I can say with significant confidence that this is the weakest link in the King's X discography. It continues on in the same experimental vein as their previous record, but lacks any of the memorable hooks. All in all, this plodding disc has a few great moments, but not much beyond that.

  25. King's X - Ear Candy

    16 For Sale from $1.28

    This disc is really fucking incredible, though. While the production isn't quite as crushing as on their previous album, Ear Candy manages to retain nearly all of the distinct trademark sounds of Dogman-era King's X that we all came to know and love. A great offering from the group.