Lately, I have found myself on a shopping spree for music at the used record and compact disc shops in our area.

I know that I could buy any of the albums I want online and for a lot less money, but I enjoy the experience of browsing in the shops and stumbling across different artists and records. I found good stuff at Max J Records in Fairhaven, Purchase Street Records in New Bedford, and Newbury Comics in Dartmouth.

I picked up the following:

Bruce Springsteen: The River, Born to Run, and Nebraska

The Doors: Morrison Hotel and The Doors

Guns and Roses: Appetite for Destruction

Skid Row: Skid Row

Eric Clapton: Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert

Tom Petty: Damn the Torpedoes

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: Deja Vu

Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard of Ozz

AC/DC: Back in Black

Christopher Cross: Christopher Cross

Jimmy Buffett: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at chris.mccarthy@townsquaremedia.com and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.