If you're anything like me, you've taken full advantage of the sale to make a dent in your DLC backlog. I've kept a running list of older songs that I'm interested in, and typically buy one or two older tracks every time I get a points card.
And yet, with songs selling for a buck a pop, I found myself taking a chance on a lot of songs I wouldn't have bought at the higher price point: songs that sounded intriguing from a brief preview; songs that made an album display as sorted; deeper cuts I didn't know that had cool looking charts.
Some of those songs turned out to be totally and unexpectedly awesome. If not for the sale, I probably never would have gotten:
the Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia, China Cat Sunflower, and several deep cuts. -- previously I only had Uncle John's Band and Touch of Grey. I was thrilled at how fun a lot of these songs are on drums.
Children of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet? -- I'm not usually into songs with this sort of vocals, but it was catchier and more melodic than I expected.
Nirvana - School and Blew from the Bleach Pack -- Previously I only had About a Girl, and thought the other songs were unremarkable. I gave 'em a shot and they've steadily grown on me.
Motorhead - Killed by Death and We Are the Road Crew -- I've always loved Ace of Spades but never gave these two a shot. Both excellent.
Otis Redding - I've Got Dreams to Remember -- I've actually loved this song for a long time, I just never could bring myself to buy it, since drums are my instrument of choice. Now, at a dollar, it was an easy call, and I may even take a crack at singing it some day.
No Doubt - the Climb -- I mostly got this so that it could team up with Happy Now? and the title track to sort Tragic Kingdom. Like many of the No Doubt songs, it ended up being surprisingly fun on drums.
So has anyone else made any great DLC discoveries they owe to the sale? Share yours and let Harmonix know their diabolical plan to sell virtual goods for (slightly less) money is a success!