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Crate Diggers Profile: Face Records

With less than a week to go until Crate Diggers arrives in New York, we said “Konnichiwa Face Records!” Originally founded in 1994, Face Records Tokyo has been a mainstay of the vinyl community in Japan through their store in Shibuya. They recently expanded to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and celebrate their first anniversary this month. If […]

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Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes

Cassettes are the fastest-growing format of the big three sold on Discogs. They are cheap to produce, making the format appealing to DIY artists looking to release music without investing thousands of dollars. They are also less frequently purchased than vinyl and CDs, which drives production and supply down. Which, in some cases, can make […]

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Rocket Scientist Records

For the latest episode of our Crate Diggers New York seller spotlight, we rode the N train to the end of the line in Queens to meet John Kioussis of Rockit Scientist Records. We sat down with John to talk about classic record stores, iconic New York filming locations and why he’s looking forward to […]

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The Big, Friendly Sound Of Audio-Technica’s M50xBT

By Jeffrey Lee Puckett Headphones make me nervous. Whenever I wear an over-the-ear model in public, I feel like I’m being followed by a parade of murderous freaks and rabid bears, all of them just waiting until “Running On Empty” ends so they can cut me in half. But maybe that’s just me, because headphones […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For May 2019

Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

This could very well mark Banksy’s first appearance in the number one spot of our Top 30. For reference, this appearance isn’t a record recorded or released by the famous street artists. It’s features a cover spray painted by him. Back in 2002, Röyksopp pressed an ultra-limited edition of their double-LP Melody A.M., with just […]

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Important Information About US Sales Tax Changes For Discogs Sellers

Changes to sales tax laws

In June 2018, a US Supreme Court decision ruled that physical presence in a state was no longer required for a state to impose sales tax obligations on retailers. Simply put, if a company does business in a state via an online business, it can be required to collect taxes. With this ruling, Marketplace Facilitator […]

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10 Essential Ambient Albums

As a longtime nerd of electronic music in all of its forms, compiling a list of the ten best ambient albums is true torture. Please know that I feel appropriately ashamed for leaving out all the classics I inevitably must skip here. However, if this list helps those uninitiated down the path of chilled-out enlightenment, […]

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The Biggest Rock Operas Ever, In Light Of The Who’s Tommy Orchestral

Roger Daltrey Releases The Who Tommy Orchestral

The term “rock opera” applies to hundreds of albums. Off hand, you can probably name a handful of records that tell a unified story throughout their runtime. While most popular in the late ’60s and early ’70s, the framework has been used consistently since Simon The Simopath — considered by some as the first rock […]

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Label Spotlight: Daupe!

Daupe! records

Daupe! is an independent label from the UK specializing in rare rap releases on vinyl. Since its inception, the label has been highly influential in the world of indie hiphop thanks to the quality, limited runs, presentation, and even the format of releases. Some of the records can fetch a pretty penny on Discogs, and […]

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Discogs’ Top 100 Most Expensive Records: United Kingdom

The Most Expensive Records Sold In The UK

As record collectors, we’ve ponied up for our fair share of in-demand records that were pressed in tragically low numbers. We wanted to see if anything we’ve purchased ranked amongst the most expensive records sold in the Discogs Marketplace since it began way back in 2005. Our criteria included albums that were actually sold and […]

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