Davey Ferchow

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in June 2022

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The June 2022 most expensive list includes some hard-to-find box sets, jazz rarities, and a record that features art by the infamous Bansky. Limited box sets are always fetching big bucks and this month was no exception. Massive Abba, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd collections all found new homes in June. The Pink Floyd box […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records in June 2022

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Another month, another list of the best-selling records purchased in the Discogs Marketplace. The June 2022 list includes a ton of Kate Bush, Record Store Day titles, and multiple live albums, so let’s dive in. Kate Bush continues to dominate after her recent boost from Stranger Things. Out of the 50 records featured here, seven […]

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5 Album Titles That Inspired Music Genre Names

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Styles, genres, and subgenres are all useful labels that help us communicate about music, define our tastes, and develop a sense of community. Entire music scenes have been built around genres, but there was a time when the music you love didn’t have a proper name. In some cases, journalists or DJs coined a new […]

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The Most Popular Music Releases of 2022 So Far

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The year is already more than halfway over and a lot has happened in the past six months. If you’ve kept up with the most recent best-selling record lists, you may have a pretty good idea of what the Discogs Community is most excited about. However, the love for record stores means many purchases are […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in May 2022

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The May 2022 most expensive list has arrived and it includes some essential punk releases, psychedelic rarities, and a hard-to-find CD maxi-single. Rare punk records start with a rare blue-green vinyl pressing of 7 Seconds’ The Crew. According to the Database, the pressing size is somewhere between 250 and 300 copies. An original pressing of Crow’s […]

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3 Trends That Prove CDs are Making a Comeback

Vinyl has made plenty of headlines in recent years, but CDs also have quite a few stories to tell. As the second best-selling format on Discogs, CDs have continued to be a popular choice for collectors in the Marketplace. Billboard figures show that CDs recently saw their first sales increase in 17 years. Reputable brands […]

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Why You Should Double-Sleeve Your Record Collection

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Accumulating, organizing, and maintaining a record collection can be quite the investment, but if you’re in it for the long haul, double-sleeving your records is the only way to go. Double-sleeving is the use of both protective inner and outer record sleeves. Inner sleeves house your vinyl and easily slide inside your record covers. Outer […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records in May 2022

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The May 2022 best-selling list is here and it includes some Record Store Day titles, new releases, and reissues of classic ’80s albums. Even a month after April’s Record Store Day drop, RSD titles continued to attract fans in the Discogs Marketplace. A Ramones box set, albums by Future and Wire, and EPs from Alice […]

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20 Surprising Songs That Became Hip-Hop Sample Gold

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Sampling is a masterful art that takes a great piece of music and completely recontextualizes it until the song is something completely new. Although sample culture is often associated with hip-hop, the earliest examples of sampling occurred in the 1940s with Pierre Schaeffer and the musique concrète movement. Over time, technology evolved to include keyboards, […]

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Test Your Knowledge With These Madlib Facts

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Since 1999, Madlib has been releasing records that push sonic boundaries and elevate the art of sampling to new heights. As an avid crate digger, he has been able to incorporate an incredible array of samples and establish himself as one of the most innovative producers of all time. Whether you’re a fan of Madlib […]

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