Mexican Summer at 10: Staffers Pick Their Favorite Albums

For 10 years, Mexican Summer has danced across a radically shifting musical landscape. The label, birthed in 2008 by Kemado Records, has evolved from releasing limited-run vinyl editions to discovering and nurturing an array of musicians across 250 catalog releases, launching a reissue and publishing imprint, and unfolding the annual multi-faceted festival Marfa Myths in […]
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Exclusive: The Early Days Of Creedence Clearwater Revival

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of iconic swamp rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival, Craft Recordings has released a deluxe vinyl box set called The Studio Albums. As the name implies, it collects all seven CCR studio albums, each of which was treated to fresh half-speed mastering at the famed Abbey Road Studios. Included in the box […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of October 2018

Neapolitan duo Nu Guinea continue their dominance on the top 50 in 2018, this time all the way at the number one spot. Even before our big change from master releases to release variants, their album Nu Guinea was hanging around month after month. Already on its fourth repress, who knows how long it can […]

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A Survey Of David Byrne’s Fascination With Live Performance

David Byrne - Best Live Show Ever EP

The Best Live Show Of All Time – NME. That’s a quote from the famed British music mag about David Byrne’s 144-date tour in support of March’s American Utopia. As of this week though, it’s also the exact title of a six-song EP recorded during that tour. Byrne just released a deluxe edition of American Utopia, which […]

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Where To Find Gig Posters Since GigPosters.com Disappeared

collage of gig posters and album promo posters

Gigposters.com was once a much loved site for music and gig poster fans all over the world. At its peak, its database was home to over 160,000 gig posters, and humming forums where you could interact directly with talented and well-known poster artists. Sadly, around 2016, mods deemed the site unsustainable due to hacker attacks […]

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The Best Live Shows Of 2018

We know the first word that comes to mind when you think of Discogs is not “live music”. But in all fairness, a lot of us enjoy live music as much as we do listening to our favorite records at home. So we love sharing our favorite live music performances of 2018 with the community […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Indie: 10 Indie Records You Should Own

Beginner's Guide To Indie Rock

Indie might be one of the genres that’s harder to define. And the reason is that the term coined as indie simply referred at the beginning to artists who distributed their music independently, outside of the major labels. But as time passed, indie began to be more related to the attitude and aesthetics of those […]

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Side-by-Side Test: Vinyl Record Cleaning Solutions

Vinyl record cleaning solutions are one of the most highly-debated topics amongst vinyl collectors. The importance of maintaining clean records is undeniable. The benefits are numerous: extending vinyl life, improving playback, preventing needle wear. You can even increase the value of some records with a good clean. However, there is no clear consensus on which […]

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Give The Gift Of Color: 10 Most Wanted Albums From The Sound Of Vinyl’s Color Exclusives

Whether buying for your favorite record collector or treating yourself to a gift this holiday season, grabbing an album on colored vinyl adds a little panache and excitement to the whole affair. As it happens, our friends at The Sound Of Vinyl have dozens of exclusive color variants from legends like R.E.M. and Miles Davis, […]
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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For October 2018

Bruce Springsteen

Some weeks ago, we shared with the community some thoughts on how rare releases were on the rise on Discogs. It all makes sense, the format won’t stop growing any time soon, and it’s becoming more specialized than ever. Back in June, we saw the record for the most expensive item sold on Discogs smashed […]

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