Sean Cannon

Articles by Sean Cannon

Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’ Gets Reissued After Taking Root In Modern Culture

“Buy a mattress and get music made for plants? Huh?!” That’s a quote from Tim Mahoney, who you’ll meet a little later in this story. But I’d say those words are uttered just about every time someone hears the tale of Mother Earth’s Plantasia, an album with the seemingly-unironic subtitle “warm earth music for plants […]

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‘My Origin, Too’: A First Look at John and Yoko’s ‘Wedding Album’ Reissue, From Their Son

John and Yoko's Wedding Album reissue unboxing by Sean Lennon

“I don’t know what to get my mom anymore. I’ve gotten her enough sweaters and hats,” Sean Lennon says with a grin, during a recent conversation about the 50th anniversary edition of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s elaborate Wedding Album box — which hits shelves this week from Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music. “So remastering […]

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Every Sample From De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High And Rising,’ Ranked

To celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, Vinyl Me, Please has chosen De La Soul’s classic 3 Feet High And Rising as its Record Of The Month for March. Order the two-LP clear splatter edition now. For a certain segment of heads, hip hop reached its zenith in 1989. That’s not because the genre grew stale […]
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Sound Investment: What We Know About The High-End Vinyl Market

In the last 12 months of sales, a handful of downright eye-popping transactions happened in the Discogs Marketplace. Five records broke the $10,000 plateau, which happened only once before in the site’s history! There were two promo copies of The Beatles’ Love Me Do, an unreleased Sex Pistols single, a Japanese Pink Floyd album (surprisingly […]

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Fact: Flying Lotus Has More Diverse Fans Than Aphex Twin

In light of the fresh Cosmogramma reissue from Vinyl Me, Please, I was having a conversation with VMP’s Matt Hessler about Flying Lotus, his legacy as a genre-straddling producer/composer, and how he helped shape a very particular corner of the music world with the Brainfeeder label (hello Kamasi Washington and Thundercat). During the course of […]

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SoundCloud Makes It Even Easier To Maintain Independence

Rapper Leaf, who uses SoundCloud Premier

We understand what it means to be a tool for people who play outside of the bounds of the music industry. Producers, DJs, musicians, and labels of all stripes use Discogs as a resource for research, inspiration, and even physical distribution in the Discogs Marketplace. The folks at SoundCloud are kindred spirits on that and […]

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The State Of Discogs 2018

Another year has passed and another set of records have been broken. Our annual year-end report is a deep dive into the numbers, trends, and music sales that made 2018 unique. So put on your favorite $27,000 Prince record, pull up a chair, and dig into the year that was 2018. Here are a few […]
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The Day J Dilla Met DJ Jazzy Jeff — And Blew His Mind

The day J Dilla met DJ Jazzy Jeff

During the Red Bull Music 3Style World DJ Championships last month, we got to hang with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. We discussed his history, how records have affected his life, and one of his wildest crate digging stories. We’ll have the full video for you soon, but that crate digging story is why we’re […]

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Prince, In His Own Words: ‘I Am Music’

Today, the Prince estate and Sony Legacy are kicking off a massive reissue project featuring records from Prince’s NPG Records era. The initial batch of releases includes 2004’s Musicology, 2006’s 3121, and 2007’s Planet Earth — all on vinyl for the first time. And of course, they’re on purple wax. This era marked what many […]

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Audio-Technica’s VM95 Cartridges Have Something For Everyone

The AT-VM95 is Audio-Technica’s newest line of consumer level phono cartridges. The major advantage of this cartridge line is the compatibility with any of the VM95 replacement styli. That means upgrading is as easy as swapping the stylus. Each cartridge utilizes Audio-Technica’s dual moving magnet design, which has been honed through the decades. The body […]

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