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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of January 2020

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New year, and a new tweak to the script that compiles the top 50! This shouldn’t have an effect on how the data gets counted, but there may be some minor hiccups between this and December’s charts for those of you who pay attention to those things. On with the list! A lot of Black Friday […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of December 2019

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December shall forever be a weird month for music. RSD Black Friday and the Christmas rush assure that very rarely a new unique release will shine through the noise of reissues and perennial holiday classics. Then there’s Tracy Chapman, who will always be on the top 50, no matter how hard I’ve tried in the […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of November 2019

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Another month, another list! There’s a lot new for this list, possibly thanks to RSD Black Friday. I’ll do my best to not report on the obvious reissues and barrel scrapings and try and focus on the odd gems here and there. The first thing that caught my eye was the use of the classic […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of September 2019

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I can’t believe enough copies of a single Moodymann record sold in a single month to make it to this list. I assumed most copies of his releases were quietly distributed through side channels and in VIP rooms of exclusive clubs between the who’s who of dance music. Speaking of dance music, the Four Tet […]

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What I Learned Reissuing Malaku Daku’s “Love Drums From The Ghetto”

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It began about five years ago with a question with a record store owner I was visiting for work. At the time, I was riding heavy on shop and record show visits and for a glorious year or so experienced a decent percent of the United States, experiences which I am eternally grateful for. Many […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of August 2019

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August was a time among others. I had a totally different post for this already written out, unfortunately it got lost somehow. It was far more rantier though and it’s probably for the best to lay off the salt a bit in these trying times. There’s a lot of good releases this month, and some […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of July 2019

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What’s this? Arabic music? Underground 12”s? A 3” record? July clearly was a breath of fresh air. This list is chock full of amazing gems from this past summer and definitely worth digging into. For once in a very long time this list was hard to finish as I just kept getting sucked into listening […]

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The Truth: An Interview With Connecticut Studio And Label Owner Tom Sokira

Part I: Preface It began with a list. Scratch that: it began ten years prior with a box of late 70’s / early 80’s VG arena rock in a good friend’s bedroom and what I thought was going to be an at best vaguely listenable local Christian folk record. When we brought it back to […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of June 2019

June was a month. The past few months have been something of a blur for me. I vaguely remember visiting the office for planning meetings and I think I even did something else. Things have been such a blur recently that I missed most of these releases, even though I probably listened to a bunch […]

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Y’all I’m Back, And They Let Me Go To Europe, Too

We replaced Fox’s coffee with Folgers Crystals on a recent trip to Europe. Let’s see if they noticed. The following is an account to some varying degree of accuracy. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the Discogs or its related entities. I woke up on the floor in […]

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