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Top 10 Community Voted Best Releases In My Collection

Community voted best releases

I don’t have a lot this week. I’ve got a few really interesting projects in the chamber, but nothing worth reporting yet. As I’m due to for something, I whipped up this list the top ten community voted best releases in my collection. It’s an amazing mix of funk, disco, psych and electronic-ish music. I was […]

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Bottom 10: Cheapest Records, CDs and Tapes Ever Sold On Discogs

Since the dawn of time, mankind has dreamed of a brighter tomorrow and a modern successful way of living. A time, when music could be nearly free. These brave records, cds, tapes or other fine alternatives to entertainment dared to make that dream a reality. It brings me great pleasure to announce to you today, […]

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Thrift Store Tales: Digging In Rhode Island (Again)

Thrift Store Tales

Well, here I am back again with another true story from the world of dust. I used to hear stories that thrift stores used to be consistent amazing fountains of records. This was the thought going through my head last Friday. I walked out of a certain chain thrift store in Rhode Island empty handed. […]

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Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records – January, 2017

Carole King's Tapestry enters Discogs top 50 best selling records of January 2017

A new year, a new month, a new best selling records list. It’s not new now, but it was then. We see this month a fairly average mark. The one year anniversary of David Bowie‘s passing brought fans back to remember. Thrift store perennials Carole King and Simon & Garfunkel finally make it onto the […]

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Records Nobody Has And Nobody Wants (Unless A Celebrity’s On It)

Stacks of used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes and VHS tapes

We all have used vinyl records that nobody wants. Well, you don’t. Of course, your collection is a pristine manicured garden. It’s curated to only award winning specimens of the rarest of rare records. Some of us, though, spend more than enough time hunting for vinyl records or cds and tapes. We live at flea […]

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Top Ten Most Expensive Miami Bass Releases

Expensive Miami Bass record, Bass Patrol

In light of the upcoming Crate Diggers Miami record fair, I thought it’d be a good time to share some of the choicer cuts of a style of music known as Miami Bass. This sub-style of Bass Music gained prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. Chances are, you’ve heard this music too. 2 Live Crew, Tag […]

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3 Record Grading Tips All Collectors Should Know

Mega Record & CD Fair

Record grading can be a rather subjective practice that has very objective expectations. Many people have different opinions about how to interpret record grading standards. There are also different standards, such as the Goldmine Standard or the VJM record grading system. Anyone who’s bought or sold records at some point has likely had a difference of opinion in […]

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Discogs Top 50 Biggest Selling Records of December 2016

George Michael's Faith album cover

December marked another turbulent change both in and out of music and other real world current events. George Michael‘s passing away on Christmas, while at the end of the month, catapulted his work heavily into the top 50 biggest selling records as fans sought to reconnect with his music. We see the new Rolling Stones […]

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How To Make 100 Usable Images of Record Covers in 1 Hour

Photographing a vinyl record label with camera and stand set up

I produce a lot of images of record covers, sleeves, inserts, and discs. I started developing this method of photographing my collection after reaching something of a bottleneck for scanning. It simply takes too much time, especially for images of record covers. There are no consumer grade scanners that will take a full LP jacket in […]

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The Continuing Effort To Catalog My Collection

Cat-aloging collection

I wanted to do a presentation on my database imaging techniques this week, but I wasn’t able to get everything prepared in time. If you’d like to offer up some advice, I’ve posted my current procedures to the forums. Instead, I will be talking an ongoing project I’ve taken up which might explain why I […]

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