Articles by Grippo

Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For October 2016

Vashti Bunyan was done with the music industry before her career ever really started. She had released her first album, “Just Another Diamond Day“, just as the calendar was about to turn over into 1971. She’d spent the last half of the ’60s making a name for herself in the British folk scene: releasing singles, writing new material, even […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For September 2016

As an organized person, there is very little in this world that I’ve come to despise more than an unapologetic mess. I want a plan, I want a neat stack of papers, and I want to get all of my support requests from the Discogs community squared away before I start writing my September Top […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For August 2016

Once you’ve seen enough of these Top 30 lists, you start to assume that certain patterns in the Discogs marketplace are as constant and unchanging as a Morrissey haircut. For example: there’s going to be a Beatles record (or three) in the Top 30 every month. Book it. You’re also going to see some Zeppelin. Hey, […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For May 2016

“Would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?” No, it’s not amateur philosophy hour here on the Discogs blog (DiscBlogs if you’re nasty). And it’s not your favorite Revenge Of The Nerds quote. Okay, it’s not JUST your favorite Revenge Of The Nerds quote. It’s also a question that’s […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For April 2016

A funny thing happened since our last Top 30 list of the most expensive items sold on Discogs (you know, when we learned of a new record for the upper limit in our marketplace): our community set yet another record. Granted, records are made to be broken. WHOA WHOA WHOA, wait, I mean like RECORD records. Not VINYL records; those aren’t made to be broken! They’re […]

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Digging Deeper: The Forgotten Records of ’91

Music fans know that albums are going to get lost in the sands of time every year. And, honestly, there’s never a right time for a songwriter’s masterpiece to slip under the radar. Some years are worse than others, though. 1991 seems like an especially terrible time to have released just about anything that didn’t come out of Seattle […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For March 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, the terribly glorious (gloriously terrible?) reign of Chung King Can Suck It is over. We have a new heavyweight Discogs marketplace champion. Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, it’s important to take a moment to remember that Discogs isn’t just a place where high-priced records are sold. We were founded in 2000 […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For February 2016

Here on the Discogs Blog, the last thing we want to do is take ourselves too seriously. I know that these Most Expensive Items lists look like they’re all business, but there’s always space for some spirited jocularity. Plus: the list says February but we’re gathered together here in April (a wonderful time for foolishness if ever […]

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Digging Deeper: The Final Cut

Pink Floyd Final Cut

We’re trying something new here on the Discogs Blog, and that something is ‘Digging Deeper.’ When our team is looking to highlight music that we feel is especially underrated, it’ll get filed under Digging Deeper. The hope is that this will provide a prompt for the Discogs community to check out songs, albums, artists, labels […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For January 2016

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on this whole Top 30 thing, just when it’s feeling old hat, just when you think you’ve seen it all before, along comes a new year to upend the whole dang apple cart. We’re starting 2016 in uncharted territory. Welcome to a brave new world, dear reader. […]

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