Sean Cannon

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Music Sales in 2018: Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights

We’re somehow already past the halfway point of 2018, which means one thing for you vinyl trend watchers: It’s time for us to crack open our books and reveal the data we’ve collected from the Discogs Database and Marketplace for a better look at music sales in 2018 and Discogs’ growth. And, once again, we’re […]

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Oh My Gawd: The Flaming Lips’ Weirdest Releases

This year has been good for Flaming Lips fans who run deep. In April, Rhino released Scratching the Door, a collection of the band’s very first recordings — well before putting Oklahoma City on the college rock map. Things got even better when the label remastered The Flaming Lips’ Restless Records catalog. Yanked straight from […]

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No Better Tunes: The Best Spike Lee Movie Tracks

Best Spike Lee Movie Songs

Spike Lee’s latest film, the universally acclaimed BlacKkKlansman, is out this week. It tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the ’70s. Netting Lee the Grand Prix from Cannes this year, the movie encapsulates everything great about a Spike Lee joint. Evocative, expertly-chosen music is […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For June 2018

Prince - The Black Album for sale

There’s only one word that matters for June’s top sellers: Prince! The Purple One has set another record in the Discogs Marketplace, and so has The Black Album. Back in April 2016, a US promo copy went for $15,000. While a promo copy from the States is incredibly rare, it’s nothing compared to the version […]

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Richard Swift 1977-2018: A Guide To His Career

The world lost a renowned producer, sideman, and songwriter this morning when Richard Swift passed away at the age of 41. While venerated in the music industry — having worked with Damien Jurado, The Shins, Dan Auerbach, Foxygen, Lætitia Sadier, Nathaniel Rateliff and countless others — his output and influence are drastically under-appreciated in the […]

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Why I Hate Discogs

Or: Stop Making Me Want Records I Didn’t Previously Know Existed… By Ben Blackwell Third Man Records I’ve got enough I’m searching out already. I’ve got my hands full — from unknown, forgotten and unheralded discs from the region of my birth (Detroit, MI) spanning all popular musical formats to diving way too deep into […]

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