Steven Williams

Steven is a Discogs super fan who lucked out in landing his dream gig. If he's not making cocktails and listening to records to escape the COVID-doldrums, he's likely somwhere deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.
Articles by Steven Williams

Brian Eno Albums Ranked By Most Collected, Wanted, And Expensive

For the past five decades, Brian Eno has been a legendary presence in the music world through his groundbreaking solo projects and work as a producer of numerous iconic albums. Collaborating with legends such as David Byrne, Bowie (during the brilliant Berlin years), Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, even Bono, he has cultivated a catalog of […]

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The Secret Life Of Super Audio Compact Discs (SACDs)

Once lauded as a beacon of the future for physical music, Super Audio Compact Discs (SACDs) offer improved sound quality over their non-super counterparts. Officially announced in 1999, SACDs were a major upgrade to the revolutionary Compact Disc that hit stores and home consoles 16 years before. SACDs offer tangible improvements over the original CD, […]

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The Most Desired Releases of 2019

What causes a physical release to be highly sought after? What makes it valuable? Is it the music contained on the disc? Or is it something else?   We have been thinking about this quite a bit recently at Discogs HQ. Similar to how we discovered that the most collected doesn’t necessarily represent the best […]

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The Most Collected, Desired and Expensive Disco Music

We’re in the 1970’s and Disco is the new kid on the block. From humble beginnings in off-the-radar clubs in the United States, the four-on-the-floor beats make their way across the world, heading both East and West, and become one of the earliest dance genres to achieve worldwide fame. In doing so, Disco crowns new […]

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13 Essential Italian Horror Soundtracks

Italian Horror Soundtracks are a record collector’s delight. They characteristically feature a touch of dissonance interspersed with rock instrumentation and relaxed European lounge grooves. There are superstars of the genre, like Goblin, who bring impressive rock structure to the albums. There are also plenty of unsung heroes, like the spectacular choirs found on the soundtracks […]
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10 Essential Horror Soundtracks

What makes a great horror soundtrack? Well, there is always tension; usually between innocent melodies and the menacing sounds that slowly envelop them. There are esoteric instruments galore – never has the theremin gotten so much love. You’ll find microtonal pitch changes on almost every horror soundtrack on this list. Dissonant chords, of course, are […]

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Interview With The Top Ambient And Drone Contributor On Discogs

At the top of u/Andi242’s profile, you will find lyrics from Kraftwerk’s song “Antenne”: Wir richten Antennen ins Firmament, empfangen die Töne, die niemand kennt. This roughly translates to, We direct antennas into the sky, receive the sounds nobody knows. You would be hard-pressed to find a better representation of the pioneering work of this […]

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Interview With The Top Contributor Of Heavy Metal on Discogs

During this year’s annual S.P.IN submission drive, we are talking to some of the most prolific contributors to the Discogs Database. We reached out to some highly-specialized contributors, such as u/heavymetalmuseum. As his username implies, he is a Heavy Metal connoisseur who sits at the top of the list for Heavy Metal submissions on Discogs. […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of May 2019

To say that Peggy Gou is having a good year is an understatement. Following high-profile features in publications like The New York Times and The Guardian, the 28-year old Berlin-based South Korean producer has been on a whirlwind tour playing some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world. Her 2018 EP Once was […]

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What Even Is Yacht Rock Anyway?

Today in offbeat styles of music, we explore what we can only assume is that dude manspreading next to a Yeti cooler’s favorite type of music; Yacht Rock. We’ll cover what the style is, touch on some controversy with the newly-coined term and list the best Yacht Rock albums to fill your sails. The Creation […]

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