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Three Key Collaborative Moments From Phil Collins’ Career

From his early days in Flaming Youth through his rise to stardom in Genesis and on into a massive solo career, Phil Collins has been a collaborative person. That spirit is necessary when you’re in a band, but once you’ve struck out on your own and scored serious worldwide hits — well, you don’t really […]

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Six Of The Best Live Albums Recorded At The Ryman Auditorium

Back in the summer of 2012, I found myself in a sweaty room wedged between Jack Black and Kyle Gass on a tiny couch. (The fact that it didn’t collapse under our weight was a serious feat of engineering.) I’m generally not easy to impress, but I was unequivocally starstruck at that moment. Not because […]

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John Carpenter On Life In Show Business: ‘I Survived!’

Today we’re launching Discogs Exclusives, which features limited-edition, ultra-rare, and artist-direct items. For the launch, we have an exclusive John Carpenter cassette box set, collecting all of his Sacred Bones releases. Listen to the audio version of our interview with John Carpenter By Sean Cannon “Stop it. Would you stop it?! Oh no, don’t do […]

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For The Sake Of The Song: A Townes Van Zandt Primer

By Susannah Young This story originally appeared in the Vinyl Me, Please magazine. If you’re reading this, you may already know that Vinyl Me, Please is reissuing Townes Van Zandt’s debut album, For the Sake of the Song, as its record of the month for October 2018. You can sign up here. But there are […]

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National Audio Co. Owner: Tapes Are ‘Going To Be Around Awhile’

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. If you’re one of those […]

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The Cassette Comeback Isn’t What You Think It Is

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. By Dr. Lisa Foster, Guestroom […]

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I Am Not Legend: A Cassette Tape Elegy

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. By Zack Taylor, director of […]

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The Cassette Resurgence: An Apple, A Van, And The Go

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. By Sean Bohrman, Burger Records […]

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These Facts About Electronic Godfather Jean-Michel Jarre Might Surprise You

Jean-Michel Jarre is a pioneer in electronic music. No surprise there. From Oxygène to Équinoxe to Rendez-Vous and beyond, Jarre has sold over 80 million records. His status is common knowledge among pretty much everyone who’s touched a synthesizer, as well as huge swaths of the music-loving public. However, there are a few things about […]

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Crippled Inside: A Survey of John Lennon’s Post-Beatles Albums

Few musicians have inspired more devotion than John Lennon, whether with The Beatles or through his work after the band split. But like any mortal, Lennon left a complicated legacy. His was filled with moral failings — which his music laid bare — buttressed against anthems that inspired millions and changed the landscape of pop […]

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