Top 10 Most-Owned Albums!

For so long, the most popular album on Murfie—in terms of overall number in our ecosystem—has been Dave Matthews Band Crash. Today, a literal new paradigm shift is upon us, as information has unearthed about our new most popular album on the site.

(…and it’s leading the board by ONE copy! ONE!)

To please the list-loving humans that we are, here’s a list of our Top 10 albums on Murfie. Do you have these in your collection? Most are available right now for $1 – $3!

Achtung Baby #1. U2
Achtung Baby

431 copies

Crash#2. Dave Matthews Band
Crash

430 copies

Jagged Little Pill#3. Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill

422 copies

Come Away With ME#4 – Tie! Norah Jones
Come Away With Me

416 copies

The Joshua Tree#4 – Tie! U2
The Joshua Tree

416 copies

Under the Table and Dreaming#5. Dave Matthews Band
Under the Table and Dreaming

384 copies

Unplugged#6. Eric Clapton
Unplugged

368 copies

Supernatural#7. Santana
Supernatural

351 copies

Cracked Rear View#8 – Tie! Hootie & the Blowfish
Cracked Rear View

347 copies

James Taylor Greatest Hits#8 – Tie! James Taylor
Greatest Hits

347 copies

Sufacing#9. Sarah McLachlan
Surfacing

344 copies

Legend#10. Bob Marley & the Wailers
Legend

343 copies

So what does this all mean, though? This list doesn’t closely correspond to the reported top selling albums of all time. Perhaps Murfie members are a group of like-minded folk, or perhaps we’re all around the same age, and have been exposed to the same big hits during our lifetimes. In any case, it’s interesting to make note of the patterns we see in our own music community!

Sell CDs Without Art and Cases

When we talked to one of our Murfie members, Mike, a few months ago and asked how he discovered our service, his intentions were very precise: “I am a CD seller and have sold tens of thousands over the internet, so I was looking for an outlet for those that I get that are missing artwork.

In an article for PC Magazine, author Damon Poeter notes that “Amazon, like other online buyers of used CDs, wants the jewel boxes and cover art included in your original purchase from way back when. Scratched discs will likely be rejected, as well.

So what about your CDs with misplaced artwork? What about the CD cases you’ve thrown away when you decided to move all the album art and discs into one of those snazzy CD binders? It’s totally realistic to assume that not everyone has kept their entire CD collection 100% intact over the years, for one reason or another.

At Murfie, we’ll accept all your CDs! If your Crash album by Dave Matthews is missing the back art, or Tigerlily by Natalie Merchant is all scratched up from sliding around your dashboard, it’s going to be ok! Say it with me: It’s—going—to—be—O—K.

Here’s why:

  • We use AccurateRip technology and scratch repair tools to get excellent CD-quality digital rips of your albums
  • The discs are stored in paper sleeves in our warehouse, so all plastic CD cases are recycled anyway
  • Murfie (coming from the acronym MRF: Material Recycling Facility) is all about taking CDs off your hands, storing them on our shelves instead of yours, and converting them to the digital age!

Neat, huh? All you have to do is order a Shipping Kit to get started. We’ll convert your CDs to digital files, and post your collection online for you to view and manage. Your CDs can be sold in your personal shop, downloaded (FLAC, ALAC, mp3, aac), streamed (at home or on the go with our apps), or traded for new ones!

The First Disc Added to Murfie

This has been a question posed by many: What was the first disc ever to be added to our warehouse? Here’s a hint: It wasn’t Crash ;-)

Upon discovering the answer, it seems like this album would actually be a good Curious CD candidate!

Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

(Jimmie’s Chicken Shack)

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This disc was added to Murfie on November 30th, 2010, and over time there were 10 other Murfie members who sent in copies of the same album! The album review states that Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is composed of “hard-driving alternative rockers whose music is as intense as it is melodic.”

You know what they say—don’t judge a book by its cover. Right now this album is for sale for just $1!

Special Delivery!

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We had an extra special Kit delivery yesterday. One of our Murfie members is Ian, owner of the famous Madison pizzeria, Ian’s Pizza.

Ian requested a Shipping Kit to add his CDs from home to his Murfie collection, and we requested something too…some pizza!

Our staff definitely enjoyed this delivery a lot, and luckily it happened just around lunchtime.

Check out the disc that was on the very top of Ian’s collection—Crash by the Dave Matthews Band! No joke! [See yesterday’s article]

Thanks, Ian! We hope you enjoy your Murfie experience as much as we enjoy your awesome pizzas!!

Crash: Our Most Popular Disc (319 copies!)

On this day in 1996, the Dave Matthews Band released their 2nd studio album, Crash.

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Crash is a special album in particular because it’s our most populous disc on Murfie! At the moment, it is owned by 319 Murfie members—can you believe that?

In a Rolling Stone album review, the Dave Matthews Band has been said to be “among those groups vying to continue the ideals of the live Dead, exploring diverse sounds from a rock perspective in a commitment to free-flowing improvisation.” It’s safe to say that being compared to the Grateful Dead is an honor that any modern band can be very proud of.

Do you have Crash in your collection yet? Good news, there’s plenty of these babies to go around, and they’re only a buck right now!