Top 40 Trending Records

Week of February 22nd, 2020 This is it! Welcome to the Discogs Top 40 Trendings Records! One can only feel good when having a look at the most collected releases by the Discogs Community last week. The only charts that can compare with the unparalleled quality and taste of this one are those elaborated by […]

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Is It Safe To Buy Records Shipping From China Right Now?

With so much still unknown about the new coronavirus, the question of whether it’s safe to order from and accept packages from China and affected areas is a perfectly valid one. Several reputable and trustworthy healthcare officials have issued statements that the risk of the virus travelling through the mail system is extremely low and […]

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A True Punk: In Celebration of DJ, Producer and Musician Andrew Weatherall

“Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him.”- Irvine Welsh on Andrew Weatherall Andrew Weatherall created the soundscape for some of the best years of my life. Even if you are not familiar with his name, it is likely you have danced along to one of his […]

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Valentine’s Undead: Valentine’s Day According To Hollywood Undead

Valentine’s Day lands on a Friday this year and for those of you looking for something new to spin, Los Angeles’ favorite bad boys Hollywood Undead are dropping their sixth full-length studio album, New Empire, Vol. 1. To help set the mood for the big release, Hollywood Undead has supplied Discogs with their quintessential playlist […]

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Why The Fire At Apollo Masters Plant Doesn’t Mean Vinylgeddon Is Upon Us

When news broke that a massive fire had decimated Apollo Masters, which produced the world’s largest supply of the lacquer plates essential for pressing records, figures throughout the music industry described it as a potentially crippling blow to the future of vinyl, throwing around words such as “disaster” and “vinylgeddon.” Apollo, based in Banning, CA, […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of December 2019

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December shall forever be a weird month for music. RSD Black Friday and the Christmas rush assure that very rarely a new unique release will shine through the noise of reissues and perennial holiday classics. Then there’s Tracy Chapman, who will always be on the top 50, no matter how hard I’ve tried in the […]

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The Genesis of Peter Gabriel: Celebrating 70 Years

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Peter Gabriel turns 70 on February 13 and has spent nearly all of those years as a catalyst, innovator, and instigator, beginning with co-founding Genesis at the ridiculous age of 17. He continues to tour and make music, although he does both at a pace that’s agonizingly slow for fans — his last album of […]

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Ride at 30: How Night Drives, Rave Music and the Beatles Inspired the Shoegazers’ Debut EP

English shoegazers Ride wrote their first great song by misremembering a Smiths classic. During their first garage rehearsal in 1989, the band attempted to cover “How Soon is Now?” and ended up — in guitarist Andy Bell’s words — “failing.” “That was put on tape and taken away,” he told Sonic Cathedral in 2020, but […]

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RPM Records: Sustainable Vinyl Pressing In Europe!

Europe has seen a massive increase in the demand for pressing. Most pressing plants currently have a waiting time of 4 months, some places for up to 6 months. RPM Records is on a mission to be the leading record pressing plant in Europe, with a turnaround time of a maximum of 3 weeks. And […]

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Super Deluxe: Prince’s 1999 Gets A Massive Reissue

In 1981, Prince and his yet-unnamed band hit the stage of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. For two nights, they’d serve as the opening act for rock icons the Rolling Stones. Prince was already a hit-maker on the R&B scene. “I Wanna Be Your Lover” from his self-titled sophomore LP nabbed No. 11 on the […]

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