Articles by Diognes_The_Fox

The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of July 2019


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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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of April 2019

It’s bullshit. This is all bullshit, and you all know it. Look at it. Look at this. Reissues of reissues and barrel scrapings by faded artists of years past. It’s as if the great music of the world burnt up in some big fire and there just wasn’t enough to go around anymore. We let this […]

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Ship It: A Guide To Shipping Vinyl Records

New Order! So reads the email subject. You’ve landed your first order and now comes the real work of selling records: securely packaging and mailing them. Until there’s a magical hole in which buyers can reach through the internet and grab their records from your crates, you’ll need to entrust the postal service when shipping […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of March 2019

My pants have a huge rip in them and the hole keepings getting worse. On the plus side, if you never leave the house like me, it doesn’t really matter that much, but the breeze is pretty strange. March was like that: a strange breeze, warm and wet during an otherwise abysmal time. I was […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of February 2019

Killing Joke

Greetings fellow humans. Reporting live from the Dutch office where I’m licking my proverbial wounds from the Utrecht record fair all weekend, which I’ll blab about in a later post. In the meantime, once again back with another list of things you should have bought, had you known about the real top 50. What was […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of January 2019

This list has something for everyone. Classics and new, experimental and pop, electronic and analog, fast cars — it’s all here, and if you were paying attention when some of this came out, you probably have a copy by now. The release that stands out to me here the most, other than the undefeatable Tracy […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of December 2018


2018 was a heck of a year, but it’s over. This month I decided to work some new logic into the Top 50 and remove duplicates for similar titles. This way we can squeeze more interesting new information into the post and not reward labels for making a whole ton of different color variants to […]

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