Articles by Discogs

Noticed Changes on the Log-In Page? Here’s What You Need to Know

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To the uninitiated, the name “Discogs” doesn’t always evoke detailed discographies, infinite crates of records, and spinning turntables. Upon hearing Discogs, some get caught up in another visual association. “Like … cogs?” In the words of Whitney, it’s not right, but it’s OK. While the name does have firm roots in the word discography, an […]

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When Black Metal Hit the Mainstream

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Four years ago this month, Jonas Åkerlund’s film, Lords of Chaos, made a brief but loud noise in cinemas. Inspired by the book of the same name, which chronicled the rise of the infamous Norwegian black metal scene of the 1990s, the film particularly focused mainly on the crimes of the band, Mayhem, and evoked […]

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The Best Affordable Speakers, Powered and Passive

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Smart people believe that loudspeakers have the most profound impact on the sound of a stereo system. Every link in the chain is important, but if the speakers don’t speak to you, then you won’t listen. The best way to choose a speaker is to audition them, but that isn’t easy to do these days. […]

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The Best Affordable Speakers, Powered and Passive

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Smart people believe that loudspeakers have the most profound impact on the sound of a stereo system. Every link in the chain is important, but if the speakers don’t speak to you, then you won’t listen. The best way to choose a speaker is to audition them, but that isn’t easy to do these days. […]

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UK VAT Laws: What You Need to Know and How It Affects Your Discogs Orders

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It may be true that the only sure thing in life is death and taxes, but the rules and laws around said taxes are often less of a sure thing. Following their exit from the European Union, the United Kingdom has made some changes to their Value Added Tax (VAT) laws. As the UK finds […]

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An Interview with Jon Ordon of Australia’s Revolve Records

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I’ve seen a fair few record sellers come and go in Australia, but one seller’s name has kept popping up over the years — and that I have been active buying vinyl from. That name is Jon Ordon of Revolve Records. I have fond memories of heading down to his shop in Sydney, Australia, digging […]

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An Interview with Jon Ordon of Australia’s Revolve Records

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I’ve seen a fair few record sellers come and go in Australia, but one seller’s name has kept popping up over the years — and that I have been active buying vinyl from. That name is Jon Ordon of Revolve Records. I have fond memories of heading down to his shop in Sydney, Australia, digging […]

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The Best Beginner Phono Preamps for Any Budget

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As vinyl rose from the grave like the coolest zombie ever in the early-2000s, there came a wave of affordable new turntables. They were designed for people who had never known anything other than compact discs and MP3s, or for those who had sold their records and turntable at a yard sale for $30 and […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Disco

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Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International productions, Barry White’s string-drenched mini-operas, Donna Summer’s epic “Love To Love You Baby,” Chic and the infectious camp of Boney M are just five calling cards of disco. The genre is about four-on-the-floor, hi-hats, percussion, bass lines, and extended dance grooves. Lyrically, Disco can be about love, heartbreak, kung fu, […]

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How Drugs and Experimentation Became the Main Ingredients for Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4

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Heavy metal and experimentation have always made for odd bedfellows. Part of what endears the genre to its disciples is the way it doesn’t conform to the mainstream. Yet while some fans like bands going out on a limb musically, others prefer them to stick to their classic sound because that’s what they fell in […]

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