Daft Punk Breakup Breakdown: Album Sales (and Prices) Surge on Discogs

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Daft Punk is dead. Long live Daft Punk. On Discogs, that is. The electronic duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their breakup on Monday, February 22 after 28 years of popularizing the house genre, collaborating with other big-name acts, winning Grammys, scoring a movie, and playing at shows (and houses) around […]

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How to Find the Best Album Variation Using Discogs Comments

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One of the biggest challenges Discogs newcomers face is the absurd amount of variations one particular album can have. Luckily, our userbase is pretty damn smart and they sure like to talk. From full-blown reviews to passing sound-quality scrutiny, the comment sections on a Master Release and Release page are an excellent way to get […]

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Meet Night Dreamer, the Direct-to-Disc Vinyl Recording Specialists

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Based in London, record label Night Dreamer works exclusively putting out releases that are recorded direct-to-disc (a single-take performance cut directly to acetate) at their partner studio, Artone, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The young label started in late 2019 and has already played host to some of the great and good of world music. From […]

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An Interview with Ari Roze of Australia’s Plug Seven Records

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Supplying vinyl connoisseurs with an amazing selection of vinyl, handpicked from digging trips worldwide, Melbourne’s Plug Seven Records located in Fitzroy has cemented itself as a must-visit for any music lovers visiting the city. From contemporary hip-hop to ’80s Afro-jazz to ’70s Latin gems and beyond, you can be sure to find some amazing music […]

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Our Favorite Vinyl Record Frames and Displays

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Collecting vinyl is not for the weak of heart. You have to put time, energy, and soul into this madness. You’ll spend hours crunched over crates in record stores that smell like dust and wine and promise, flipping through tattered sleeves until your thumbs grow callouses to find that near-forgotten gem. Alright, that’s a little […]

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50 Most-Collected New Releases and Reissues of 2020

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Toilet paper wasn’t the only thing we were hoarding in 2020. The Discogs Community collected quite a few new releases and reissues throughout the year. This ranking is determined by how many Discogs users added the 2020 release to their Collection throughout the year. It’s important to note that all of these releases are on […]

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50 Most Expensive Items Sold in 2020

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Discogs is back with another breakdown of the most expensive items sold in our Marketplace. We usually wrangle the priciest sales each month, but this end-of-the-year edition ranks the most expensive items sold throughout 2020. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup: David Bowie, Led […]

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50 Best-Selling Records of 2020

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Anyone who says that 2020 was “tough” or “unprecedented” sounds like a broken record at this point (pun intended). However, despite the cliches, the vinyl community has proven to be just as resilient and enthusiastic in 2020 as they were in previous years, and Discogs has continued to be an online haven for collectors and […]

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The State of Discogs 2020: End-of-Year Report

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This year has brought its fair share of challenges. At the beginning of 2020, we could not predict the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on small businesses. However, the data in the Discogs End-of-Year Report 2020 proves that music fans are resilient, active, and enthusiastic. The State of Discogs is looking good thanks to […]

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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

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There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent listening to long-ignored titles, […]

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