Nicole Raney

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The Power of Listening to Joni Mitchell’s Blue 50 Years After Its Release

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What do I know about Joni Mitchell? I know I don’t know enough, or I’ve been made to feel that way by the music media. Certainly, as a woman, I’ve wronged myself somehow by leaving the majority of her catalog in mystery. I know she’s regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, […]

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Lee Morgan’s Most Popular Albums by the Numbers

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Lee Morgan is a remarkable jazz trumpeter who deserves the spotlight. Despite his name being less recognizable than other acclaimed artists from the 1950s and ’60s, Morgan’s influence on both his contemporaries and musicians today resonates across the decades that separate us from the height of his career. We’re breaking down some of his best […]

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Best Record Stores in London

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London’s rich melting pot of cultures, inhabited by nearly 9 million residents, has created one of the most musically diverse cities on the planet. The capital city’s entrenchment in music history — from the new to the old to the rock to the reggae — has spawned, across the decades, one of the world’s digging […]

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How to Make the Most of Record Store Day 2021 Online

Record Store Day is a celebration of the independent record store and its cultural impact, from the shop clerk showcasing the best local releases to hardcore collectors digging for rarities to the vinyl newbie just starting their journey. Discogs will help you navigate Record Store Day online. When is Record Store Day? Record Store Day 2021 […]

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30 Most-Collected Horror Movie Soundtracks of All Time

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It may not be Halloween, but everyone is still entitled to a good scare, which is why we’ve decided to treat ourselves with a list of the most-collected horror movie soundtracks of all time. “Horror is a reaction; it’s not a genre,” as John Carpenter so eloquently said to Interview Magazine in 2015. To craft […]

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50 Most Popular Live Albums of All Time

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Intimate concerts, arena tours, festival lineups — whatever your preferred manifestation, live music has been missing from our lives for over a year. Although nothing can replace that magical feeling of seeing your favorite bands in the flesh, especially if you missed out on hyped performance in 2020, we can still turn to live albums […]

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The Most Popular Impulse! Albums of All Time

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Impulse! Records has reached an impressive milestone: 60 years of ground-breaking, influential, and iconic jazz music. To celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at the most popular albums released by the label. The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users’ have added the albums (more specifically, the Master Releases) to their Collections. The list […]

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The Most Popular Impulse! Albums of All Time

most popular impulse label albums

Impulse! Records has reached an impressive milestone: 60 years of ground-breaking, influential, and iconic jazz music. To celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at the most popular albums released by the label. The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users’ have added the albums (more specifically, the Master Releases) to their Collections. The list […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in April 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 throughout each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (like vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital […]

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7 Extraordinary Women of Jazz

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Take a moment to learn more about some of the women of jazz who revolutionized instrumentation and performance during the height of the genre’s popularity. Mary Osborne Mary Osborne (1921-1992) is a celebrated guitarist who regularly performed and recorded with her fellow jazz greats of the era. She would go on to co-found the Osborne […]

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