Nicole Raney

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How to Make the Most of Record Store Day 2022 Online

Record Store Day is a celebration of the independent record store and its cultural impact, from hardcore collectors digging for rarities to vinyl newbies just starting their journey. When is Record Store Day 2022? Record Store Day is scheduled for April 23. In 2022, RSD is celebrating an impressive 15-year run. Historically, the main Record […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in November 2021

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The latest monthly best-selling list is here, and it’s a great way to discover new music. Take a deeper look at what the Discogs Community is collecting. This regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Following the Record Store Black Friday drop in late […]

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The Most Wanted Cassettes of All Time

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It’s been over 40 years since the first Sony Walkman was available to consumers in Japan. Finally, there was a way to listen to music on the go! (Although carrying a stack of cassettes and spare batteries was still a bit of a hassle.) Cassettes have not experienced the same resurgence in popularity that vinyl […]

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The Most Collected Cassettes of All Time

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There are now more than 14 million releases cataloged in the Discogs Database. Over 1 million of them are cassettes. The classic tape is not as sought-after as vinyl, but the format is experiencing a resurgence in popularity recently thanks to reissues, new releases, and legendary originals. The following list of the most collected cassettes […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Cassette Week 2021

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Cassette Week is an annual celebration of all things cassettes organized by Tapehead City, an online shop based out of New York. This well-loved and important format was a pivotal piece of music technology in the 1970s and ’80s but has also experienced a resurgence in recent years. Cassette culture is powered by a community […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in July 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs surface trends in music that the Community is collecting. This regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Typically, collectors are scoring a wide range of LPs, from popular classics to buzzy new names. However, this summer in the Discogs […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in June 2021

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. The rankings regularly feature classic bands such as the Grateful Dead, KISS, Pearl Jam, and Genesis. However, this edition surfaces an interesting trend among the records — and it’s not the genre or the era. There […]

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The Most Popular New Albums in July 2021 by Genre

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Our regular roundup of the most popular new albums is determined by how many Discogs users added the release to their Collections throughout each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital streams. This […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in June 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs surface trends in music the Community is collecting. The regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Typically, collectors are scoring a wide range of LPs, from popular titles to buzzy new names. However, the May and June editions are […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Prog Rock

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From the musical gymnastics of King Crimson to the extended banquets of Yes, progressive rock is about musical indulgence. Drums, bass, guitar, flute, saxophone, banks of keyboards, a mellotron, and the occasional symphony orchestra mean that nothing is off the table, from the 22-minute suite of Genesis’s “Supper’s Ready” to Big Big Train’s musical reconstruction […]

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