The 10 Most Important Albums Released on Dirtnap Records

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This was supposed to be Ken Cheppaikode’s month to celebrate. The owner and sole employee of punk/garage rock-centric label Dirtnap Records had booked the packed, two-day Dirtnap Festival at the High Noon Saloon in his current home in Madison, Wisconsin, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the imprint, including a reunion of new wave dynamos […]

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How Dave Grohl Turned Foo Fighters from Solo Project to Full Band

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Grief is a process that everyone goes through, but one that people cope with differently. Artists can often find a way to express their sorrow through their work, to channel pain into something constructive. But after the death of his Nirvana bandmate, Kurt Cobain, in April 1994, drummer Dave Grohl sunk into a deep depression […]

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Beneath the Covers with Rock Album Artist Hugh Syme

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If you’re a Rush fan, you know Hugh Syme and his dynamic covers for the iconic prog-rock band. But there are many more memorable images that Syme has created that you might not realize are his. He has had a long-term relationship with Dream Theater that has lasted nearly 20 years. His work has graced […]

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A Quick Guide to the Discogs App’s Latest Update

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The latest version of our app is available for both iOS and Android! Download or update now to enjoy the upgraded service and functionality of Discogs on the go. The new features an improved log-in process and an added level of security. iOS: Version 2.4.2 Android: Version 2.19 What exactly is new? Smoother Login Process […]

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Are These Your Favorite Father John Misty Albums?

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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandcamp has also continued to do a pretty cool thing. One Friday in March, the distribution platform waived its revenue share so artists could make more money off of their music and merch sales through the site. It was so successful — to the tune […]

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Why Missy Elliott Will Always Be the Queen of Hip-Hop

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I have been a hip-hop head as long as I can remember. OK, that is a lie. It goes back to when I was about 10 years old. My cousin had brought a piece of cardboard and a pair of fingerless gloves to Thanksgiving. After we ate our meal, we went out to my grandmother’s […]

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Changes To Shipping Label Prices Through Discogs Shipping Platform in July 2020

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced in June that the First Class International (FCI) prices would increase for U.S. sellers as of Wednesday. July 1, 2020. This has impacted the discount we’re able to offer our sellers through Discogs Shipping; as a result, our rates for FCI shipping will also go up. Starting July […]

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How to Buy the Best Turntable Set-Up for Any Budget

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Every music-based forum, including Discogs, is filled with posts from people wanting advice about buying their first turntable, upgrading their existing one, or putting together a complete system. It can be daunting, especially these days. When brick-and-mortar stereo shops were a normal part of the landscape, you could spend time actually listening to components and […]

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Meg Remy on an Essential Album Right Now and What It Means to be a Record Collector

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The other day, I posed a hypothetical to my husband: “What if vinyl records get recalled because the material is needed for human survival?” I was imagining records being turned into some fuel or heat source. He didn’t find this very likely. I tried another: “What if the record collectors of North America are forced […]

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Pride-Filled Playlist: 5 LGBTQ+ Artists to Get Your Party Started

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I lived in San Francisco for over 15 years. June was, of course, the big kick-off of summer for those lucky days we got sun; I lived in Glen Park for most of my time in the city by the bay, the fog so thick at times that we nicknamed our apartment Skull Mountain for […]

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