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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for June 2020

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Every month, we take a closer look at the most expensive records, cassettes, CDs that folks scooped up in the Discogs Marketplace. There’s almost always a Pink Floyd album in the ranking, usually Dark Side of the Moon. In June, we actually have two different pressings of the coveted album (over 650,000 Discogs users want […]

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Leon Michels on the Diamond Mine and What It Takes to Score

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The creative process differs wildly. For some, it’s a caffeine-fueled routine. For others, it’s a substance-sustained free ride. For Leon Michels, it can vary from project to project. The co-owner of The Diamond Mine and namesake of El Michels Affair (which dropped a new album this year) boasts many producing recording credits with the likes of […]

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The Most Popular Albums on Discogs in July 2020

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We’re back with another list of juicy Discogs data tidbits. Our monthly ranking of the most popular albums is determined by how many people added the record to their collection on Discogs in July. To be included on this list, the album must have been dropped in 2020 with a physical format, which excludes some […]

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5 Songs to Honor the Life of The Roots’ Malik B.

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The music world lost another great this week. The news broke on the death of Malik B., renowned MC and former member of The Roots, on Wednesday, July 29. “We regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit. May he be remembered for his devotion […]

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There’s a New Way to Watch Live Performances from Some of Discogs’ Most-Collected Artists

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In 2020, music fans saw concerts and stadium tours replaced by living room live-streams and increased record sales. The future of the live music fest may still be in flux, but we know what the present looks like: online festivals. From Monterey Jazz Festival to Tomorrowland, big-name events have pivoted to offering digital experiences for […]

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The Most Desirable Vinyl Reissues of 2020 (So Far)

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Sometimes the best new music is old music. Whether it’s due to consistent demand or a resurgence in popularity, old tunes got new life in 2020 in the form of a reissue. Unlike our list of the most popular new releases of the year, which is ranked by how many people have added the album […]

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The Story Behind These Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elliott Smith

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The legacy of Elliott Smith spans haunting lyrics, fingerpicking chops, and a variety of musical influences. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his self-titled album’s release, the label, Kill Rock Stars, has released a special set that includes a photo book featuring “previously unseen” photos by JJ Gonson, as well as other heartfelt memorabilia and […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records of June 2020

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Editor’s note: This article originally ran as the Top 50 list for May. Thanks to our eagle-eyed Community members, we realized that data was off. A change in the way that we pull the data gave us the June info instead of May. We’ve since updated this article to reflect the correct month. Discogs is […]

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The Most Popular Albums on Discogs in June 2020

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As the largest music database in the world, Discogs is really into — you guessed it — data. In addition to roundup up the top-selling records and the most expensive items, we’ll be taking a dive into the most popular albums of the month. Right now, we’re looking at the titles that people were collecting […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for May 2020

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Every month that we round up the most expensive items sold on Discogs, we see the usual suspects: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, a big release from a jazz great like Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane. However, the May lineup is a bit more refreshing. While we still have a few of the regulars — looking […]

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