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Discogs’ Top 100 Most Expensive Records: United States

Most Expensive Records Sold In The US

Being record collectors ourselves, we’ve paid our fair share of hefty sums for long-sought-after records that were pressed in shamefully low numbers. We were curious to see if anything we’ve purchased ranked amongst the highest-priced items that have sold in the Discogs Marketplace since it launched in 2005. For the sake of maintaining our relationships, […]

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From The Archive: Jazz Edition

From The Archive: Jazz Edition

What do 300,000 records look like? Actually they don’t take up nearly as much space as you’d expect. But we love well-organized catalogs, databases, pristine collections, and finding new music when digging through old records — so we’re excited to work with RE:VIVE and Red Light Radio in Amsterdam, following renowned DJs as they sift […]

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The Best Movie Soundtracks Of The Decade, In The Wake Of ‘Rocketman’

A good soundtrack does more than accompany the scene. It creates context, sets a mood, and builds the emotional universe wherein the characters and their problems exist. A proper soundtrack brings depth to the visuals, adds a new dimension, and even helps the audience relate to the fictional world. It brings the movie to life. […]

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Steve Earle’s Biggest Albums

Steve Earle's Best Albums

When Steve Earle made a splash beyond country audiences with Copperhead Road in 1988, he combined Bruce Springsteen’s working man populism, Dwight Yoakam’s twangy neo-classicism, and Gun N’ Roses’ ass-kicking verve into a tight, combustible package. Unsurprisingly, Earle didn’t play nice with the Nashville establishment. That’s why he followed in the footsteps of Yoakam, releasing […]

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Vinyl Me, Please Goes The Extra Mile For Its All-Analog Releases

AAA/all-analog mastering process

There’s nothing inherently evil about using digital tools to make vinyl records — although for some collectors, the mark of the beast will always be a CD’s bitrate. While it’s true that a high-resolution digital master made to take advantage of vinyl’s dynamic range will result in a very nice-sounding LP, a record that’s been […]

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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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