Happy 70th Birthday, LP!

70 years-old and still looking this fresh! Our best buddy, the LP vinyl record, is turning 70. Vinyl is the most beloved music format by the Discogs community, and the LP was perhaps the biggest revolution for the format, so let’s celebrate together! The history of the LP The LP (Long Player) vinyl record was […]

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10 Unique Records in the Discogs Database

From the garish to the alluring, records come in all shapes, sizes and sometimes smells. While some may view these releases as tedious marketing ploys, we like to think of them as oddities worth treasuring. With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of some of the more unique records found in the Discogs database. […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of April 2018

Maybe it’s about time we started demanding real new content in our lives. How many times are we going to give the few remaining major labels our hard earned money over and over again while other artists are consistently ignored? Do we need every remaining bit of back catalog scraped up and smeared onto a […]

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Crate Diggers Spotlight: 606 Records

The Discogs community is and has always been a collaborative effort, and we take pride in supporting our sellers. Last year, Discogs took Crate Diggers events around the world and as a result, we are launching a new series via the Crate Diggers brand that has a simple mission: Highlight record stores and our music collecting community worldwide.  For […]

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Why I Hate Discogs

Or: Stop Making Me Want Records I Didn’t Previously Know Existed… By Ben Blackwell Third Man Records I’ve got enough I’m searching out already. I’ve got my hands full — from unknown, forgotten and unheralded discs from the region of my birth (Detroit, MI) spanning all popular musical formats to diving way too deep into […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Reggae: Vinyl Records You Should Own

There may be no better genre for kicking back than reggae. Are you stuck in traffic? Reggae will temper that road rage. Need to get some cleaning done? Reggae gives you the feel-good energy to scrub and rub for hours. It’s always good for a party, and there’s no better soundtrack for smoking, whatever your […]

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Discogs Mix 72 – DJ Mamabear

Discogs Mix 72 by DJ Mamabear, comes in support of Modern Funk Fest 2018, presented by Discogs, taking place on June 16th at the Grand Star Jazz Club in Los Angeles, CA. MFF ’18 will feature performances by many of the top movers and shakers in the Modern Funk scene, including: The Egyptian Lover (with […]

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Discogs Android App 2.0 – Explore the Discogs Discography

We’ve been hard at work improving the Official Discogs mobile apps! The mobile apps are still far from feature complete, but we just released a major upgrade for the Android app. The Discogs Android app now includes a way to explore the discography, a “Wantlist Roulette” feature, blog content, an upgraded VinylHub integration, video streaming, and […]

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How To Get A Rare Vinyl Record Without Breaking The Bank

I could sum up how to get a rare vinyl record in two words; get lucky. That’s it. In today’s world of interconnectivity, few rare records slip past a keen record seller’s eyes. However, there are ways to increase your chances of finding a rare vinyl record and realize when it’s the real deal. Get […]

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Discogs Presents: Records By Mail Pop-Up

We at Discogs are very excited to partner with legendary online vinyl retail operation Records By Mail for their second ever pop-up shop event on June 16th, 2018. For those in Portland, OR, stop by The Wayback for a very rare opportunity to view and purchase from Records By Mail in person. The agenda for […]

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