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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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Keith Richards Partners With Fender For 30th Anniversary Of Life-Changing Record

“Talk Is Cheap didn’t just recharge my batteries,” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said back in 1997 when reflecting on his 1988 solo debut. “It brought me back to life.” To celebrate the 30th anniversary of that resuscitation, the iconic guitarist is reissuing Talk Is Cheap in style. The campaign features previously-unreleased material from the […]

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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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Tha Many ‘Tha Carter III’s

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne is the hip-hop Record Of The Month for Vinyl Me, Please. Get it now! By Michael Penn II It’s 2008, I’m 14, and no one I knew made money from rap music. Writing it, writing about it, nothin’. The crates were digital, the basement HP became sanctuary and my teen […]

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Mexican Summer at 10: Staffers Pick Their Favorite Albums

For 10 years, Mexican Summer has danced across a radically shifting musical landscape. The label, birthed in 2008 by Kemado Records, has evolved from releasing limited-run vinyl editions to discovering and nurturing an array of musicians across 250 catalog releases, launching a reissue and publishing imprint, and unfolding the annual multi-faceted festival Marfa Myths in […]
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A Survey Of David Byrne’s Fascination With Live Performance

David Byrne - Best Live Show Ever EP

The Best Live Show Of All Time – NME. That’s a quote from the famed British music mag about David Byrne’s 144-date tour in support of March’s American Utopia. As of this week though, it’s also the exact title of a six-song EP recorded during that tour. Byrne just released a deluxe edition of American Utopia, which […]

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Give The Gift Of Color: 10 Most Wanted Albums From The Sound Of Vinyl’s Color Exclusives

Whether buying for your favorite record collector or treating yourself to a gift this holiday season, grabbing an album on colored vinyl adds a little panache and excitement to the whole affair. As it happens, our friends at The Sound Of Vinyl have dozens of exclusive color variants from legends like R.E.M. and Miles Davis, […]
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