Throwback Thursday Album Giveaway

Is there a Throwback Thursday album you want to see in your collection? We want to make your wish come true!

This blog post marks the ultimate fusion of two awesome things: Murfie Wishlists and Throwback Thursday. Tell us which Throwback Thursday album you miss, that you’d like to own again. You might just find that album in your inbox as a gift!

We only ask one thing in return—tell us what you love about the album! It could be a story about when you used to listen to the album, or how you found that band. Maybe you used to listen to the album with your parents, or it reminds you of spring break your freshman year.

Here’s how to give yourself a chance to get your album gift:

1. Add the album to your Murfie Wishlist
2. Tweet @murfiemusic or comment on our Facebook post with a link to the album
3. Share your story! Tell us in your tweet, or below the Facebook post!

You might just find your wish fulfilled tomorrow. Cheers! :)

Jagged Little Pill
Alanis has been throwin’ it back since ’95.

Last Call: Your Murfie Week in Review

 Monday 5/5 

shinsOn Twitter: @bradleege won a copy of Chutes too Narrow by The Shins in our first #FreeFriday giveaway!

On the Blog: Ally reviewed three of her favorite folk albums (Let’s Be Still by The Head and The Heart, Indigo Girls by Indigo Girls, and Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez) in Staff Picks: Ally’s Folk Picks.

On Twitter: We responded to a Forbes article called “Taking The Collecting Out Of Music“, letting them know that the spirit of the music collector is alive and well at Murfie.

In the Press: AudioStream wrote an article about us called “Murfie: A New Home for Your CDs in the Cloud“.

 Tuesday 5/6 

377182-largeIn the marketplace: 5 brand new album releases by Atmosphere, Lily Allen, Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan and The Horrors were added to the Murfie marketplace.

On Twitter: We congratulated Musaic for the success of their Kickstarter campaign and expressed our excitement for being a streaming partner!

 Wednesday 5/7 

– On the Blog: Ally gave us our weekly dose of music history in This Week in Music HIstory (May 7th-13th).

 Thursday 5/8 

tbt– On Twitter: Throwback Thursday! Out #tbt tweet included an article and a picture of Matt and Preston from 2011, back when Murfie had “a couple hundred” members.

– In the Press: AV Specialists posted our guest article, called How Does Murfie Work? A Murfie Employee Explains. The post includes a special offer!

 Friday 5/9 

mouse– On the Blog: Andrew posted our #FreeFriday giveaway: The Mouse and the Mask by DANGERDOOM. You still have a chance to win if you retweet us or share our Facebook post!

– On Twitter: We got a shout-out all the way from Australia! The locals love us! :-)

Saturday 5/10

– On the Blog: Ally told us about some Mom-Approved Modern Music for Mother’s Day.


#ThrowbackThursday (10/2/13)

It’s Thursday, so you know what means…it’s time to share some #ThrowbackThursday picks from Murfie! Is there anything you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments, or send us a tweet @murfiemusic with the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday!

Puss/Oh, The Guilt
Jesus Lizard/Nirvana
Jeff: “In honor of the 20th anniversary of In Utero, this Nirvana/Jesus Lizard split filled the lonely gap between proper albums. ‘Puss’ is maybe the best Jesus Lizard song, likely the only recorded use of a cigarette lighter as percussion instrument on ‘Oh, the Guilt’. What can I even say about that cover?”

Killer on the Rampage
Eddy Grant
Tiffany: “For whatever reason, I loved the song ‘Electric Avenue’ when I was 8. I don’t like reggae now, so I have no idea why. But, I insisted that my mom buy me what became my first vinyl album.”

The Best of Blondie
Noah: “At age 6 during long car rides, I used to sing along to ‘Call Me’ and ‘One Way or Another’ and pretend to be Debbie Harry. This album was probably more of a formative life influence than I give it credit for.”

Van Halen
Jason: “Trolling the elementary school playground, Van Halen’s 1984 distortedly blasted out of a one-speaker Panasonic cassette boombox provided the perfect counterpoint to Quiet Riot’s Metal Health.”

Even Now
Barry Manilow
Matt: “Barry can belt it out with the best of ’em—that much was apparent, even on my mom’s eight track. ‘Copacabana’ is still a terrific dance track, whether off the original album or as part of the many remixes.”

Kayla: “This album was amazing to 13-year-old me, and is still amazing today. Tyson Ritter’s songs are mostly about heartbreak (but I love you, Tyson!). Definitely listen to ‘The Last Song’, it’s so rockin’.”
Leah: “This album is just so sing-along-worthy: from the ultra-cathartic ‘Say It Ain’t So’ to the melancholy ‘The World Has Turned and Left Me Here’ and the rollicking power chords of ‘My Name is Jonas,’ Weezer’s ‘blue album’ is an insanely catchy and fun throwback.”

Throwback Thursday, Vol. 5

They’re HERE! A fresh batch of throwback albums is ready to go, compliments to the Murfie crew.

The Best of The Animals – The Animals
“The Animals’ cover of ‘The House of the Rising Sun’ has always had a spot in my heart. The Animals popularized this folk classic so much that when Bob Dylan performed it, people thought he was covering them. The root of the song actually goes back to 18th century England.” – Will

Best of Chess: Original Versions of Songs in Cadillac Records – Various Artists
“If you like Motown albums, you’ve got to check out Chess Records, a label out of Chicago that leans heavier on the blues side of the scale.” – Glynnis

Ten – Pearl Jam
“So many great tracks from the band that took grunge mainstream.” – Matt

Barney’s Favorites, Vol. 1 – Barney
“For those of us born in the late 80’s…this totally brings me back. Barney Theme Song video.” – Eileen

(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
“I distinctly remember playing air guitar to ‘Champagne Supernova’…many, many times.” – Kayla

Throwback Thursday, Vol. 4

And we’re back! It’s about goshdarn time we introduced a new round of Throwback Thursday albums, lovingly curated by our team of music experts @ Murfie HQ.

Dance Dance Dance: The Best of Chic – Chic
“These are the good times…” – Philip

Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads
“David Byrne’s created plenty of music and art since its release, but it still gets regular play on my turntable!” – Glynnis

The Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 – Depeche Mode
“Depeche Mode is one of the most prolific New Wave groups that has influenced everyone from the Pet Shop Boys to The Killers.” – Will

Closer – Joy Division
Closer is the last of two albums released by the British “post-punk” band Joy Division, just two months after the suicide of the group’s lead singer Ian Curtis. Joy Division single-handedly defined the post-punk genre with Closer.” – Corey

Sentimento Brasileiro: Music from the Brazilian Heart – Various Artists
“Amazing tunes from the Tropicália movement in Brazil circa 1960s; this disc features the psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes, as well as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Bebel Gilberto. Definitely great lounging-around music!” – Daniella

Pretty Hate Machine – Nine Inch Nails
“Both poppy and abrasive, NIN’s debut album really laid the foundation for their later works. What would industrial have become without classics like ‘Head Like a Hole’? Also, ‘Terrible Lie’ proves angry can be catchy too.” – Evan

Btw, you can click the tag “Throwback Thursday” for past volumes of – what else? – Throwback Thursday.

Throwback Thursday, Vol. 3

Yesterday was Wednesday. Tomorrow is Friday. So this day is Thursday. Here are today’s top throwback albums, handpicked by the team at Murfie HQ.

The Very Best of Cream – Cream
Cream is widely regarded as the world’s first successful supergroup. – moi

Live in Europe – Otis Redding
“Influenced by Little Richard, grew up singing in a Baptist church, a founding and influential artist on the Stax record label with a voice more powerful than Zeus’ thunderclaps. Say no more.” – Alyssa

Strictly Turntablized – DJ Krush
“Sophomore album by trip hop artist DJ Krush.” – Kayla

Walk Among Us – The Misfits
“This month marks the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut full-length album release. Tracks from this album have been covered by other bands such as Sick of It All, Pennywise, and My Chemical Romance.” – Keith

Marquee Moon – Television
“Was recorded in two weeks, and was so two decades before its time. I lovelovelove this album; some say too much…” – Henry
“According to Wikipedia, Television is widely regarded as one of the founders of “punk” and New Wave music.” – Philip

A Flock of Seagulls – A Flock of Seagulls
“The true 80s throwback.” – Will

Throwback Thursday, Vol. 2

Oh boy, it’s Thursday again! You know the drill. Take a seat in our time machine, and take a look at some awesome albums of yore. Hand-picked by the crew at Murfie. What’s your Throwback Thursday pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod Stewart
Don’t even get me started on how much I dig “Maggie May.” – moi

By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Doesn’t contain the track Road Trippin’ but is in fact the best RHCP album for road tripping, IMHO.” – Steve

Endtroducing… – DJ Shadow
“Cited in Guinness World Records as being the first album created entirely from sampling.” – Philip

3 Feet High and Rising, Disc 2 – De La Soul
“Selected in 2010 to be part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.” – Alyssa

The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – Rufus
“It makes me wanna learn how to play a mean bass.” – Melissa