Electronic Albums on the Cheap

By Disc_Lord Disc_Lord
updated 5 months ago

This is a list I'm compiling to showcase some decent, somewhat poppy, electronic-related albums that can easily be found at thrift stores, record shop dollar bins, and other places for very low costs.

  1. Ace Of Base - The Sign

    Half of of the songs can be described as being poppy with some reggae syncopation. The others are chilly, sombre, and spacey tunes that are surprising to find on an album like this. The whole album is a great experience from start to finish. There are couple VG+ copies waiting at a local thrift store.

  2. The KLF - The White Room

    This album is truly incredible. The KLF's mainstream penetration from this album caused quite a few CDs to be pressed up. Inside are some excellent examples of house, acid, and early trance. No collection is complete without it.

  3. Moby - Play

    Moby's play explores a wide variety of genres and sampling techniques, so it's hard to nail down the exact flavor of the album. Nevertheless, it's an impressive album that's satisfying to listen to. CD copies are extremely abundant.

  4. Real McCoy - Another Night

    In a similar way to Ace of Base's "The Sign", Another Night is half pop hits, half synthesized grooves. The vocal styling and production is quite reminiscent of the era and manages to deliver some nice surprises.

  5. Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

    Pump it! Pump it! Pump it! Pump it up! TR-909 hi-hats and catchy production, galore! Sure, most of the tracks don't have much difference in timbre, but you can't stop pumping that jam once you pop this album in! Pick it up, get the party going on the dance floor, right now.

  6. Eiffel 65 - Europop

    Although this could be considered an acquired taste, all you have to do is listen to the whole thing a few times. Pumping Italodance with gratuitous amounts of autotune and vocoders.

  7. Depeche Mode - Violator

    This dark and powerful album is certainly one of the best Depeche Mode has to offer. Production is clean and well engineered.

  8. Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way, Baby

    This is a classic big-beat album.