Javier Gómez Martínez

Articles by Javier Gómez Martínez

The Top 10 Weird Record Store Names


The names of record stores worldwide can be wild. And they can be wild because most of them are independent and don’t need to be vetted by big corporations’ focus groups and marketing execs. It is a similar trend with comic books stores and our dearly departed friends, video rental stores (RIP). Our ability to […]

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10 Video Game Soundtracks More Expensive Than Caviar

Nostalgia is a wild beast. In the few last months, we have written about how different formats and genres are currently experiencing a revival. In addition to the now well-established vinyl revival, we recently established clear trends of increasing prices in the markets for high-end cassettes and expensive CDs. And we’re not only speaking about […]

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

Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

It’s happening again, folks! Life is full of coincidences. As I’m writing this, Melody A.M. by Röyksopp is turning 18. At the age of eighteen, in most countries, you can get ready to vote for the first time, drink your first beer, be part of a popular jury, move out of your parents’ house… Life is exciting […]

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The Return Of Elephant 6 Recording Company

Wow! We didn’t see this coming but it feels like in this summer Elephant 6 is back for good. Incredible news for all the fans of the influential imprint. New music will be published in the coming months as well as reissues and… yes, a documentary only available in VHS. What great timing to talk […]

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

The beginning of August might not be the time when you are thinking: Which expensive records were sold on Discogs? You might be more worried about not getting sunburnt on a nice beach, finishing that incredibly addictive book you started days ago, eating outstanding amounts of seafood… We know what’s up. But if you’re still […]

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

People ‎– Ceremony / Buddha Meet Rock

What’s going on?! No, we’re not singing Marvin Gaye’s classic tune out loud at the Discogs office. We’re just scratching our heads as we realize that every one of April’s Top 30 entries sold for over $1,000. Well, to be more accurate, over $1,347. Ain’t that wild? We already talked to you about this ongoing […]

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

Cherry Five, aka Goblin

Last month, we had a chance to meet The Sonics – and no, they weren’t the band you already knew. Fascinating how unearthing old records can also help unearth the history and graphic material related to the bands who created thoem. With this in mind, we couldn’t be more excited to reveal that this month’s […]

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10 Post Rock Records You’ll Need To Sell A Lung To Pay For

Talking about post rock sometimes — well, most times — feels a bit weird. As much as we love bands normally associated with post rock, it feels like the term has been overused throughout the years to categorize a lot of rock music that didn’t quite fit anywhere else. Like many good things in life, […]

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

2018 was quite an insane year for Discogs. Last year, both the most expensive album and the most expensive single ever were sold in the Discogs Marketplace. The trend was so clear over the last year that we even analyzed the phenomenon here. January isn’t normally a crazy month for… well, for anything pretty much. And January […]

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Crate Diggers Brighton 2019

Crate Diggers was conceived with the desire to bring the record collecting community from all around the world together. Since 2015, the Record Fair & After Party series has traveled far and wide: Cities include Berlin, LA, Montreal, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dallas, and Miami, just to name a few. After the great experiences we have shared with […]

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