Jeffrey Smith

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Counter Culture: Recommendations From London’s Phonica Records

Counter Culture: London's Phonica Records

You walk into your local record store and head straight to the unsorted New Arrivals bin. Flipping through seemingly endless copies of ‘Rumours‘ and ‘Aqualung‘ in hopes that someone sold their textured sleeve of ‘Unknown Pleasures‘ to make rent. The girl behind the counter catches your disappointment as you reach the end of the bin empty-handed […]

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Essential Wax with Cults

Cults have been absent from the world of synth-pop since touring on 2013’s LP, ‘Static’. Brooklynites Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion took time off to refuel their brains with new ideas some of which came from the band drawing inspiration from Discogs’ faves, Pink Floyd. Their forthcoming release ‘Offering‘ is the result of diving into the […]

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The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases – August 18 2017

Top 10 New Releases on Discogs

WEEK ENDING AUGUST 18, 2017 Welcome back to our Weekly Top 10 where we pull the freshest data at Discogs to bring you the most collected new music! The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases are all the records (vinyl, CD, cassette, or otherwise) the Discogs community has added to their collection from last week’s release […]

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

We’ve all been new to embracing vinyl at some point. Some of us jumped into record collecting because we long for a deeper experience than streaming and earbuds. Some because we believe that vinyl truly is the superior format. And some because of the pop culture shift — you know, vinyl is cool. This list […]

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The Top 5 Most Collected Elvis 7″ Singles

Elvis left this world on this day in 1977. A cultural icon. A controversial figure. A performer that comes along once in a lifetime. We pay homage to The King as Barry from ‘High Fidelity’ would. With a Top 5. Here are the Top 5 Most Collected Elvis Presley 7″ singles from the Discogs Database! 1. Elvis […]

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Counter Culture: Recommendations From Nashville’s Grimey’s Records

You walk into your local record store and head straight to the unsorted New Arrivals bin. You flip through seemingly endless copies of ‘Rumours‘ and ‘Thriller‘ in hopes that someone sold their textured sleeve of ‘Unknown Pleasures‘ to make rent. The girl behind the counter catches your disappointment as you reach the end of the […]

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Essential Wax with Slowdive

I think most of us have noticed a Slowdive influence around Discogs lately, from Japanese Breakfast’s Essential Wax, to Royal Thunder’s Selection Section; the Slowdive exaltation continues as their new self-titled release on Dead Oceans release sits in the Top 5 of Discog’s Top New Album Sales of 2017. A pioneer in the shoegaze genre, […]

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The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases – August 11 2017

Top 10 New Releases on Discogs

WEEK ENDING AUGUST 11, 2017 Welcome to a new Top 10 pulled from the freshest data at Discogs! The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases are all the records (vinyl, CD, cassette, or otherwise) the Discogs community has added to their collection from last week’s release day to today. The Weekly Top 10 is your […]

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Discogs Guide To Best Record Stores In Portland, OR

“Best Record Stores” lists undoubtedly depict a biased slant. If the list is “curated” by a single writer or a cultural aggregator of lists posturing as a local, best is ambiguous at best. We asked some of our favorite Portlanders like Alela Diane, the sisters of Joseph, Grouper aka Liz Harris, Portland Mercury Editor Ned Lannamann […]

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The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases – August 4 2017

Top 10 New Releases on Discogs

  THE DISCOGS WEEKLY TOP 10 NEW RELEASES WEEK ENDING AUGUST 4, 2017 Welcome to a new Top 10 pulled from the freshest data at Discogs! The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases are all the records (vinyl, CD, cassette, or otherwise) the Discogs community has added to their collection from last week’s release day […]

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