25 Most-Collected Disney Albums of All Time

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Disney is responsible for some of the catchiest songs of all time. Whether you’re just trying to let it go or singing no worries for the rest of your days, you have the lyrics to at least one (or 100) Disney tunes stored in your brain. But what about physical music in your collection? We’re […]

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How Do I Archive and Preserve Rare Physical Media? This Hardware and Software Combo Can Help

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So, you’ve plunked down the money for a vinyl record. What should be your relationship with said object? Should it be like a worn-in T-shirt, played and replayed until the crackles and pops become one with the music? Or should it be treated gingerly, stowed away for safekeeping? There’s no all-encompassing answer; it depends on […]

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The Power of Listening to Joni Mitchell’s Blue 50 Years After Its Release

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What do I know about Joni Mitchell? I know I don’t know enough, or I’ve been made to feel that way by the music media. Certainly, as a woman, I’ve wronged myself somehow by leaving the majority of her catalog in mystery. I know she’s regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, […]

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The First Weekend of Record Store Day 2021 Was Big for Shops

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Fourteen years ago, Record Store Day was created in 2008 as a way to bring the vinyl community together, celebrating the impact that record stores have on music fans and diehard collectors alike. Unlike the first Record Store Days, which were a single in-store drop in April, the 2021 edition offers two separate events, the first […]

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Lee Morgan’s Most Popular Albums by the Numbers

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Lee Morgan is a remarkable jazz trumpeter who deserves the spotlight. Despite his name being less recognizable than other acclaimed artists from the 1950s and ’60s, Morgan’s influence on both his contemporaries and musicians today resonates across the decades that separate us from the height of his career. We’re breaking down some of his best […]

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The Best Record Stores in London

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London’s rich melting pot of cultures, inhabited by nearly 9 million residents, has created one of the most musically diverse cities on the planet. The capital city’s entrenchment in music history — from the new to the old to the rock to the reggae — has spawned, across the decades, one of the world’s digging […]

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Why You Should Listen to Led Zeppelin II Through Your Headphones

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From its opening seconds, Led Zeppelin II announces itself as a gift to anyone with a pair of headphones. Robert Plant’s muffled chuckle to begin “Whole Lotta Love” is immediately incinerated by Jimmy Page’s kaiju-sized guitar riff, which fills the left channel. Meanwhile, there’s an echo of Page’s riff deep in the right channel, the implication […]

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The Highest-Rated Record Store Day Releases of All Time

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Every year, Record Store Day rolls around, and every year, collectors are hit with a massive drop of limited-edition albums, unique formats, and classic reissues. Sometimes we get an awesome release we never asked for (over 700 Discogs users have this 2016 7-inch picture disc of Old Dirty Bastard’s ID from Return to the 36 […]

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20 Woman-Owned Record Stores in the United States

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As the world begins to open back up and the possibility of travel is on your horizon, digging for records will certainly be on your mind. I just got back from Denver, Colorado, where I picked up an eclectic mix from Wax Trax, Twist and Shout, and Recollect. I had honestly forgotten how much fun […]

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The Most Expensive Record Store Day Releases of All Time

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Record Store Day 2021 is fast approaching. The limited-edition nature of this annual event — broken up into two different drops this year on June 12 and July 17 — creates an aftermarket of seismic proportions. The following ranking explores the most expensive Record Store Day releases of all time (or at least, since 2008 […]

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