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The State of Discogs 2020: End-of-Year Report

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This year has brought its fair share of challenges. At the beginning of 2020, we could not predict the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on small businesses. However, the data in the Discogs End-of-Year Report 2020 proves that music fans are resilient, active, and enthusiastic. The State of Discogs is looking good thanks to […]

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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

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There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent listening to long-ignored titles, […]

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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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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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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

a to z record collection listening

There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent listening to long-ignored titles, […]

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An Interview with Tom Berry of England’s Sound Records

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Based on High Street in Stroud, England, Sound Records has been selling records to the five valleys of Gloucestershire since 2018 (and worldwide even longer on Discogs since 2015). During the United Kingdom’s second lockdown, Sound Records teamed up with local Stroud-based publication Good on Paper for a series of recorded sets highlighting local DJs. […]

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

discogs list records online

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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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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