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All 3 Weekends of Record Store Day 2020 Were Huge for Shops

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After three vinyl-filled months, Record Store Day 2020 has finally come to a close. Unlike the 13 previous Record Store Days, which was a single in-store drop in April, the 2020 version offered three socially distant events throughout the fall. This past Saturday, October 24, was the third and final of the RSD trio. All […]

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The Best Halloween Albums By the Numbers

Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand — or at least, Halloween is. Since this most horrific of holidays will most likely be spent in our homes rather than trick-or-treating, we’ve rounded up hair-raising harmonies and terrifying tunes for your listening pleasure (or fright!). Best Halloween Albums Our list of […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records in September 2020

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Every month, we take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs. The following ranking is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace in September. The first thing to catch our eye was Billie Eilish at No. 1. This recording, which was originally a Third Man in-store exclusive from her live […]

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Why Would Pro-Ject Even Change Its Best-Selling Turntable?


You know the expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” While that may apply to some situations, it doesn’t apply to innovation. When something works, innovators make it even better — which is exactly what Pro-Ject has done. The Debut Carbon DC is the Austrian brand’s best-selling turntable. While it’s not the cheapest (that’s […]

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How to Make the Most of Record Store Day 2020 Online

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For some, Record Store Day is a chance to get your hands on a special gem that could appreciate in value due to the limited nature of the releases. For others, it can be your introduction to collecting or even your local record shop. It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in August 2020


It’s time for another breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs were sold in the Discogs Marketplace. On the monthly roundup, we can count on seeing classic icons, limited LPs, and a few coveted 7-inch releases. Let’s starts the most expensive item on the list. The No. 1 spot, which usually goes an […]

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10 Essential Moments from the Life of Eddie Van Halen

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Stop the presses. Yes, the global news cycle is a whirlwind right now (or a dumpster fire, depending on how you view it). However, everything else pales in comparison to the passing of one rock’s greatest guitarists. Eddie Van Halen died today. News of his death was announced by his son, Wolfgang, through Twitter on […]

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The Most Collected Cassettes of All Time

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There are now over 13 million releases cataloged in the Discogs Database. Over 1 million of those are cassettes. The good ol’ fashioned tape is not as sought-after as vinyl, obviously, but the format is experiencing a resurgence in popularity recently thanks to reissues, new releases, and famous originals. Unlike the most-wanted cassettes on Discogs, […]

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How to Make the Most of Cassette Week 2020

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Cassette Week (formerly Cassette Store Day) is confirmed for October 11-17, 2020. Here’s everything you need to know. What is Cassette Week? Cassette Week is the evolution of Cassette Store Day. Started in 2013 by a handful of UK-based labels as an answer to Record Store Day for the cassette-collecting community, in recent years Cassette […]

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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. Carrying a stack of cassettes and spare batteries was a bit more of a hassle though. Although cassettes have not experienced the same resurgence in popularity that […]

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