Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’ Gets Reissued After Taking Root In Modern Culture

“Buy a mattress and get music made for plants? Huh?!” That’s a quote from Tim Mahoney, who you’ll meet a little later in this story. But I’d say those words are uttered just about every time someone hears the tale of Mother Earth’s Plantasia, an album with the seemingly-unironic subtitle “warm earth music for plants […]

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‘My Origin, Too’: A First Look at John and Yoko’s ‘Wedding Album’ Reissue, From Their Son

John and Yoko's Wedding Album reissue unboxing by Sean Lennon

“I don’t know what to get my mom anymore. I’ve gotten her enough sweaters and hats,” Sean Lennon says with a grin, during a recent conversation about the 50th anniversary edition of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s elaborate Wedding Album box — which hits shelves this week from Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music. “So remastering […]

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Where Poetry and Music Meet: Songs Inspired By Poetry

It’s hard to deny the huge influence that poetry has on songwriting. In 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Patti Smith has come to be known as the “punk poet laureate”. Performance poet, John Cooper Clarke was buoyed by […]

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Your Guide To Japanese Music, By Light In The Attic’s Yosuke Kitazawa

We have an incredible guest post from Yosuke Kitazawa from Light In The Attic Records. Yosuke is the Reissue Producer for LITA and is their resident Japanese music expert. He also produced and co-curated Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973. In other words, Yosuke knows of what he speaks. Yosuke […]
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10 Post Rock Records You’ll Need To Sell A Lung To Pay For

Talking about post rock sometimes — well, most times — feels a bit weird. As much as we love bands normally associated with post rock, it feels like the term has been overused throughout the years to categorize a lot of rock music that didn’t quite fit anywhere else. Like many good things in life, […]

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Every Sample From De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High And Rising,’ Ranked

To celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, Vinyl Me, Please has chosen De La Soul’s classic 3 Feet High And Rising as its Record Of The Month for March. Order the two-LP clear splatter edition now. For a certain segment of heads, hip hop reached its zenith in 1989. That’s not because the genre grew stale […]
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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of January 2019

This list has something for everyone. Classics and new, experimental and pop, electronic and analog, fast cars — it’s all here, and if you were paying attention when some of this came out, you probably have a copy by now. The release that stands out to me here the most, other than the undefeatable Tracy […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Top 10 Best Selling Female Artists on Discogs

Celebrating International Women's Day with Patti Smith's album, Horses

In celebration of International Woman’s Day, we decided to do a top 10 list of most collected records from solo female musicians. Digging through the most collected records on Discogs looking for female artists is quite a depressing exercise. With the exception of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac and Nico with The Velvet […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Tower Records

Tower Records Shibuya

Yep, that’s right –  Tower Records still exists! Not only does a Tower Records still exist in Tokyo, but it’s freaking huge. Nine stories to be exact. Ten if you count their basement performance venue. Tower Records, Shibuya is actually one of the biggest music retail outlets in the world. The nine-story shop is approximately 5,000 square […]

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Updates To The Discogs Marketplace Sales & Transaction Policy

We Have Updated Our Marketplace Sales & Transaction Policy The goal of this update is to set our users up for success by spelling out what is required when placing an order, creating seller terms, and handling order disputes. The updated policy is effective as of today. However, we are allowing Discogs Sellers until the […]

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