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All I Want For Christmas Is New Records: Christmas At Discogs

This blog post starts from the very best place possible: the impossibility of writing a Christmas post without using every single cliché available to present it. So just cutting the fat and avoiding all of the references to “Last Christmas”, Love Actually, baby Jesus and Santa. Oh, and nasty sweets. Ugh, alright, tired already of […]

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Staff Picks: The Best Albums Of 2018

It’s never an easy task to summarize a year with just one album. But of course, the Discogs staff is always up for a challenge and we didn’t want to wave goodbye to the year without sharing with you our take on the best albums of 2018. 2018 has felt like a good one, with […]

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The Best Records Of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, so does our Best Of The Decades series for the ’8s (here’s ’08, ’98, ’88, ’78, ’68 just in case you missed them). We have a particularly long list this time around, with label folks, journalists, and musicians chiming in on their favorite records of 2018. You’re probably used […]

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Exclusive: The Early Days Of Creedence Clearwater Revival

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of iconic swamp rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival, Craft Recordings has released a deluxe vinyl box set called The Studio Albums Collection (Half-Speed Masters). As the name implies, it collects all seven CCR studio albums, each of which was treated to fresh half-speed mastering at the famed Abbey Road Studios. Included […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of October 2018

Nu Guinea

Neapolitan duo Nu Guinea continue their dominance on the top 50 in 2018, this time all the way at the number one spot. Even before our big change from master releases to release variants, their album Nu Guinea was hanging around month after month. Already on its fourth repress, who knows how long it can […]

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The Best Live Shows Of 2018

We know the first word that comes to mind when you think of Discogs is not “live music”. But in all fairness, a lot of us enjoy live music as much as we do listening to our favorite records at home. So we love sharing our favorite live music performances of 2018 with the community […]

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The Best Tracks Of 2018

We’re not gonna lie. 2018 has been a year stacked with great hits and songs that felt timeless. I’m sure most of our staffers have needed some time to think about the one track that stands out for them. And while we know most charts around the Internet will be generous to Drake, Childish Gambino, […]

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10 Of The Most Popular Muscle Shoals Records From FAME Studios

Back in a tumultuous time in American history, a tiny Southern recording studio became a bastion of harmony. FAME Studios, aka “Florence Alabama Music Enterprises,” is still that unique space, from which disparate genres — soul, blues, country, R&B, and rock — have always shared a common thread. Founded in 1959 by Rick Hall, Billy […]

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Believe In Mavis Staples

mavis staples self titled album for sale

By Andrew Winistorfer This article originally appeared in the Vinyl Me, Please magazine. For its December record of the month, VMP is reissuing Mavis Staples’ self-titled solo debut. You can sign up now. Here are brand-new digital notes for the record: There’s a moment, 2 minutes and 25 seconds into Mavis Staples’ version of Hal […]

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The Best Records of 2008

Best Records of 2008

Sure, 2008 was just 10 years ago, but it feels like another era entirely. Millennials were just emerging as a soon-to-be-maligned cohort. The Obama campaign — and eventual election — had a large chunk of the country hopeful of the future. The subprime crisis and recession had yet to hit in full force. Oh yeah, […]

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