Nicole Raney

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Meet Night Dreamer, the Direct-to-Disc Vinyl Recording Specialists

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Based in London, record label Night Dreamer works exclusively putting out releases that are recorded direct-to-disc (a single-take performance cut directly to acetate) at their partner studio, Artone, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The young label started in late 2019 and has already played host to some of the great and good of world music. From […]

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50 Most-Collected New Releases and Reissues of 2020

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Toilet paper wasn’t the only thing we were hoarding in 2020. The Discogs Community collected quite a few new releases and reissues throughout the year. This ranking is determined by how many Discogs users added the 2020 release to their Collection throughout the year. It’s important to note that all of these releases are on […]

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50 Best-Selling Records of 2020

2020 end of year report best selling list

Anyone who says that 2020 was “tough” or “unprecedented” sounds like a broken record at this point (pun intended). However, despite the cliches, the vinyl community has proven to be just as resilient and enthusiastic in 2020 as they were in previous years, and Discogs has continued to be an online haven for collectors and […]

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50 Most Expensive Items Sold in 2020

2020 end of year report most expensive list

Discogs is back with another breakdown of the most expensive items sold in our Marketplace. We usually wrangle the priciest sales each month, but this end-of-the-year edition ranks the most expensive items sold throughout 2020. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup: David Bowie, Led […]

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50 Best-Selling Records of 2020

2020 end of year report best selling list

Anyone who says that 2020 was “tough” or “unprecedented” sounds like a broken record at this point (pun intended). However, despite the cliches, the vinyl community has proven to be just as resilient and enthusiastic in 2020 as they were in previous years, and Discogs has continued to be an online haven for collectors and […]

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Al Green’s Most Popular Albums by the Numbers

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Although all of the numbers in the Discogs Database can’t verify this claim, “Let’s Stay Together” is probably the No. 1 song from Al Green in most people’s hearts — it was, after all, his only No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single. This soul hit can also be found in Discogs’ No. 1 most-wanted Al […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in January 2021

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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 during the month. To be included on each genre-specific list, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (meaning vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration […]

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Everything We Know About Scaramanga Silk and Choose Your Weapon

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Words used to describe Scaramanga Silk include “enigmatic” and “cloaked behind layers.” The British DJ has been dropping singles and EPs since 2008. Among those releases was Choose Your Weapon, which became the most expensive record ever sold on Discogs in December 2020. Choose Your Weapon is a promo gatefold with a 12-inch vinyl and […]

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100 Most Expensive CDs Ever Sold on Discogs

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What’s the most money you’ve forked over for a CD? These lovable silver discs can go for as much as $20 for a new album, but some collectors are dropping a lot more than that on desirable CDs and treasured box sets. And by “a lot,” we mean over $1,000. Below is a ranking of […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in January 2021

most popular new albums january 2021

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

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