Steven Williams

Steven is a Discogs content strategist and indie radio host residing in Portland, OR. Formerly a member of P.H.C., a found-object free jazz collective, he now spends his spare time learning bluegrass tunes on the mandolin.
Articles by Steven Williams

Speaker Buying Guide

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: The speakers playing your music often matter more than the vinyl it is on. To get the most dynamic range from your records an investment in a decent pair of speakers is a must. With so many options, it can be hard to cut through the noise and find […]

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Brian Eno Albums Ranked By Most Collected, Wanted, And Expensive

For the past five decades, Brian Eno has been a persistent force in music through his groundbreaking solo releases and behind the scenes work as a producer of numerous iconic albums. Collaborating with legends such as David Byrne, Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, even Bono, he has cultivated a catalog of excellence that will no […]

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Best Horror Soundtracks

What makes a great horror soundtrack? Well, there is always tension; usually between innocent melodies and the menacing sounds that slowly envelop them. Esoteric instruments galore – never has the theremin gotten so much love. You’ll find microtonal pitch changes on almost every single horror soundtrack on this list. Dissonant chords, of course, are front […]

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Picks Of The Season

She & HimA Very She & Him Christmas VariousA Very Special Christmas Fountains of WayneI Want An Alien For Christmas The Berry & Coastes Friendship EnsembleOur Kwanzaa Song / Fresh Fruit VariousSoul Christmas Jesse SilversteenThe Chanukah Party James BrownFunky Christmas La Sonora MatanceraNavidades Con La Sonora The TemptationsThe Temptations’ Christmas Card The Young Tradition With […]

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Feature Spotlight: Organize Your Records With Collection Folders

There’s a local DJ who’s an avid Discogs user. He’s a bit of an obsessive, so I always enjoy discussing the different features of Discogs with him. The other day we were chatting about the Collection. I use the Collection for a few main tasks: Having all my record values in one place Searching through […]

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Insure Your Vinyl Records With Help From The Discogs Collection

Look, I don’t want to fear monger here, but with this climate change thing crashing down around us we need to have a talk. Typhoons in Asia, fires in Europe and Western America, massive hurricanes in the Atlantic; these and other catastrophes are all enemies of your beloved music collection. So, let’s chat now to […]

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Feature Spotlight: Random Item

At Discogs, all our lives (and our jobs) spin around music. Our teams are scattered across the world – in a Portland, OR, office, one in Amsterdam and with many working remote. This can make it difficult for us to know what we’re all listening to and to geek out about our respective collections. Luckily, […]

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Discogs Updates

Hey there, friend! Thanks for checking in on some recent news from your favorite hub for physical music – Discogs. Since GDPR, we have removed most of our email subscribers from our communication lists. With email being our primary form of updating users, we lost a consistent way to keep in touch about developments over […]

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What Even Is Yacht Rock Anyway?

Today in offbeat styles of music, we explore what we can only assume is that dude manspreading next to a Yeti cooler’s favorite type of music; Yacht Rock. We’ll cover what the style is, touch on some controversy with the newly-coined term and list the best Yacht Rock albums to fill your sails. The Creation […]

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How to Estimate The Value of A Record Collection

Estimating the value of a record collection can seem like a daunting process, but with clear steps and online resources, the process is a simple one. Identifying which release you have and what condition it is in are the two main steps in estimating the value of a record. For instance, depending on your release […]

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