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Mono Versus Stereo: What You Should Know

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a situation like this: Browsing one of the hundreds of vinyl releases of a popular 1960s rock album on Discogs, you see wild price differences between a mono and stereo version of a record. What’s the deal? Is one better than the other? Does it even matter? To fully understand […]

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Altin Gün’s Turkish Delights: A Guide To Turkish Music

Turkish Music Guide From Altin Gun

Dutch-Turkish collective Altin Gün are breathing new life into the Turkish pysch rock of the early ’70s, adding modern-day flourishes to classic influences. Their latest record, Gece, was just released on ATO and stands toe to toe with the garage-psych of labelmates King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. To celebrate the album’s release — and […]

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2019 Q1 Global and Regional Report

Global Australia Brazil Canada Denmark France Germany Italy Mexico Norway South Korea Sweden UK US 2019 Q1 Global and Regional Report Today we’re breaking down data from Q1 of 2019 in the Discogs Database and Discogs Marketplace. This time around though, we decided to dig a little deeper than usual. In addition to looking at […]
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Ten Artists To Listen To On Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a remembrance of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It’s only a minor holiday in Mexico, with banks and federal offices remaining open. However, in the United States, the holiday is widely regarded as an opportunity to shine a light on the […]

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DJs Bringing Their Gems To Crate Diggers Brighton

Crate Diggers Brighton

Our largest Crate Diggers Record Fair to date, Crate Diggers Brighton, is coming up May 11! The Brighton Centre will be home for a day to record sellers and collectors from all over the UK – and a few from mainland Europe. It’s all about thanking the Discogs community and celebrating record culture together, so […]

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True Colors: What You Should Know About Black vs. Colored Vinyl

For decades, colored vinyl was looked upon as some open joke. A way that record companies could charge more while distancing themselves from what many music lovers demanded from their records: high-quality sound. Almost without exception, a colored vinyl disc would play with much more noise and hiss compared to their black counterparts. Well, those […]

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Tom Morello Discusses His Atlas Underground Influences

Late last year, Tom Morello released The Atlas Underground, an album he referred to at the time as a “sonic conspiracy” featuring a disparate assembly of artists like GZA, Gary Clark Jr., Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, K. Flay, and so many more. Ahead of an upcoming tour, Morello decided to double down on this blueprint with […]
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American Football’s Guide To Unsung Indie Classics

American Football

Last month, midwestern emo paragons American Football released their acclaimed third self-titled album. This triumph came almost 20 years after their debut LP hit shelves in September 1999 — and failed to light up the charts. The record didn’t generate much hype, and by 2000, they decided to call it quits. The then-trio probably thought […]

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Tips For Getting Everything You Want On Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 is almost upon us. Every year, there’s chatter that it won’t be as crazy as the last one. And every year, it seems to get worse: more to keep track of, higher demand, longer lines. Whether you’re brand new to record collecting or you finally want to take that next step, […]

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Record Store Day 2019 Releases To Watch Out For

Record Store Day 2019

With over 400 releases in the US alone, the lineup for Record Store Day 2019 is a bit unwieldy. Many of those releases are bloated box sets or entirely unnecessary major label reissues, but there are still plenty of gems in there. We’ve combed through as many as possible and picked a handful of records […]

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