Nicole Raney

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Amy Lee Shares Her Coolest Records on Vinyl

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Classically trained pianist. Mezzo-soprano singer. Songwriter. Rock star. All of these describe Amy Lee. Amy Lee is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence, although she is a also frequent collaborator with everyone from Korn to the Muppets. She’s created a film soundtrack with Dave Eggar as well as a children’s album, […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in January 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. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll be surprised by two interesting trends in the January 2021 edition: what is and is not on the list. Let’s start with the latter. Usually, we […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in January 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. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll be surprised by two interesting trends in the January 2021 edition: what is and is not on the list. Let’s start with the latter. Usually, we […]

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How to Fix Vibration in Your Turntable Set-Up

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A lot of people dismiss the idea of isolating stereo gear from vibrations with a smirk and two words: snake oil. Those people clearly don’t live in a 100-year-old home with springy wood floors that turn it into a really big bounce house. Maybe they live in a newer home, or more likely in their […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in February 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 each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, 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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Henry Rollins Shares Some Deep Cuts in His Record Collection

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Henry Rollins shares some deep cuts and unearthed gems in his favorite genres. We’re talking about records that fellow collectors and new music fans exploring these particular styles need to know about. The weirder, the better.  Many years ago, someone recommended I check out Afflicted Man, or the Afflicted as they were once called. I […]

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50 Most Expensive Items Sold in 2020

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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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Daft Punk Breakup Breakdown: Album Sales (and Prices) Surge on Discogs

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Daft Punk is dead. Long live Daft Punk. On Discogs, that is. The electronic duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their breakup on Monday, February 22 after 28 years of popularizing the house genre, collaborating with other big-name acts, winning Grammys, scoring a movie, and playing at shows (and houses) around […]

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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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