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What's Buzzworthy? Albums You're Ashamed You Own

What's Buzzworthy? Albums You're Ashamed You Own

I realize I'm supposed to be cool and have impeccable taste in music, but the truth is, there are a few albums on my shelf and in my iTunes library that I'd be a little ashamed to have strangers discover. I always find them this time of year, when I'm doing my spring cleaning — and against my better judgment, I always put them back on the shelf.

So I've decided to devote this week's Buzzworthy challenge to those albums you just can't make yourself get rid of, no matter how embarrassed you are to keep them. Two come to mind right away for me: Better than Ezra's Deluxe, which was one of the first CDs I ever bought, and Counting Crows' August and Everything After, which got me through all the really rough times in, uh, junior high. I honestly can't remember the last time I listened to either of these, yet getting rid of them seems impossible.

I know you're holding on to a few albums like this, too, so 'fess up. Using BuzzSugar's cool Buzzworthy bookmarking tool, find those embarrassing albums on the Web and tag or title them with the phrase shameful CD. Then, I'll post some readers' choices next week.

To find out how to create a Buzzworthy bookmark,

Don't worry: TeamSugar makes it easy to bookmark and capture anything on the Web that you consider "Buzzworthy." If you already have a "That's Fab" button on your browser's tool bar, you can use that to bookmark your Buzzworthy items. If you don't have the TeamSugar bookmarking button on your toolbar, you can learn how to get it by watching this video.


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LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
I had a mini-breakdown when I turned 25 (for some reason, but was really cool with turing 30, odd) so I bought a Tevin Campbell greatest hits cd.
Madisonian Madisonian 10 years
Own your musical tastes, both past and present! Don't be embarrassed by them. I challenge you to go see Better Than Ezra play live and still be embarrassed to own their music. They still tour consistently and put on an amazing show. (And yes, they still play a few things from Deluxe.)
balenciagababe balenciagababe 10 years
Jessica Simpson's Irresistible. And Good Charlotte's first album. Ouch.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
Mine: O-Town (Self-titled), and Aqua - Aquarium
steph326 steph326 10 years
I have Phil Collins' Hits next to Eminem- The Eminem Show on my cd shelf. And I am not ashamed. There's a Phil Collins song that reminds me of this monster crush I had in ELEMENTARY school. As for Eminem... Okay, maybe a little ashamed. But I think I have enough "good" music to balance the bad. And there is nothing at all wrong with Counting Crows or Better Than Ezra!
popularsugar popularsugar 10 years
I first CD ever bought was New Kids on the Block Greatest Hits...Years later I created an impressive collection and the other one I am ashamed of owning is Wheatus (one hit wonder song, Teenage Dirtbag). I should just blow it up in the microwave.
Katiefrog Katiefrog 10 years
I own NSYNC...and I went to two of their concerts when I was in high school. If that's not shameful enough I still listen to their cds sometimes. I have 2 Backstreet Boys albums and a bunch of Britney Spears. I have that Better than Ezra CD but I don't find it embarassing!
rb24 rb24 10 years
I had that better than ezra cd
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 10 years
This is such a funny topic and I completely empathize with your picks, Buzz! (Although susanec is right that Counting Crows is great live. My freshman year of undergrad, I got so excited when Adam's sweat hit me at one of their shows. ewww!)
susanec susanec 10 years
The Counting Crows are SO good live, they are truly not to be missed!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
p.s. mellie-608, I couldn't agree with you more p.p.s. Hanson still rules!!!!!!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Why would you be ashamed to own a Better Than Ezra cd? That band is AMAZING and super talented plus really great live. Same with Counting Crows. Albums to TRULY be embarrassed about would be: 1. the 98 degrees xmas album (which I sold back to a resale shop) 2. NSYNC (which I sold back to a resale shop) 3. Steps (which I still have and listen to on occasion b/c there's nothing like British pop music from 1999)
jules_from_ohio jules_from_ohio 10 years
I own both the BTW and Counting Crows cd's and love them! My most embarassing cd's would probably be... nsync, backstreet boys, britney, old mandy moore, and HANSON :P (remember mmmmBop?)...
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Sorry, BTE and Counting Crows are STILL two of the best bands out there and no one should be ashamed to own their CDs. I have seen BTE countless times and just saw Counting Crows last year. Those are GREAT albums. Actually, August and Everything After is one of the best albums to have come out in my generation, in my opionin. The lyrics are like poetry.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
I just busted out the Counting Crows one last week (no joke) there are still some good tunes on there! Funny, one of my guy friends was JUST ripping on me for having that too... I would say: Sound of Music and The Bodygaurd..... which still get taken out during emotional/I need to be cheered up times :)
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I still have all 5 of my Backstreet Boys cds, including a foreign import one that I bought in Switzerland, lol. I had a major thing for Nick Carter in high school.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
N*sync LOL
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
Spin Doctors :oops:
missbec missbec 10 years
'NSync is not embarrassing to own, they were awesome! :p lol I'm a proud recovering teeny-bopper!!! Now here's what's embarrassing: Hanson, "Middle of Nowhere"; Spice Girls, self-titled & "Spiceworld"; and Billie, "Honey to the B" lol
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I don't have THAT Better Than Ezra cd, but I do have something of theirs. I also have the Counting Crows album and I love it.
mellie_608 mellie_608 10 years
I agree with ZergGirl, I'm not ashamed of anything I own. Of course there are many that I don't listen to anymore, but they are nostalgic and a part of my life recorded in the music I loved at that time. My sister just turned 16 and I put together an iTunes Mix of all the music I listened to when I was 16 (1995), which was when BTE came out plus many other "grunge" and alternative bands. She happened to really love a lot of the music I listened to then and she is listeneing to them now 12 yrs later. Tastes always change but it's great to have those albums to look back on and laugh, cry, or endulge in once in awhile.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I'm with JennaV. I was a freshman in college when that came out, too. :fogey: I own greatest hits albums for Hall & Oates, Air Supply and Heart. :oops:
toxic_boi2004 toxic_boi2004 10 years
I think I stumped you Mandy moore O town N sync Westlife
JessNess JessNess 10 years
mine are up
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