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

Discogs Updates

Hey there, friend! Thanks for checking in on some recent news from your favorite hub for physical music – Discogs. Since GDPR, we have removed most of our email subscribers from our communication lists. With email being our primary form of updating users, we lost a consistent way to keep in touch about developments over […]

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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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How to Estimate The Value of A Record Collection

Estimating the value of a record collection can seem like a daunting process, but with clear steps and online resources, the process is a simple one. Identifying which release you have and what condition it is in are the two main steps in estimating the value of a record. For instance, depending on your release […]

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How Vinyl Records Are Made

As the 2018 Discogs mid-year report confirmed, Vinyl is king on Discogs. Despite collectors’ collective fixation on this format, seldom is appreciation given to how vinyl records are made. As it turns out, it’s a relatively arduous process that you shouldn’t try at home. Avid vinyl record collectors know the production process is also an […]

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How To Convert Vinyl Records To Digital Formats Easily

One of the benefits of vinyl records is the superior sound quality compared to streaming. However, there’s a downside; portability. Let’s admit it, bringing records to a beach, though possible, is cumbersome. There are many other reasons you might want to convert vinyl to digital as well. Posterity is a significant one. No one wants […]

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Discogs 11

Discogs is your home for discovering music. It’s an extensive musician and release Database connected to your personal Collection. It’s the venue for your lists and your guidebook to the world of collecting music. It’s a worldwide Marketplace with millions of titles. Sign in or register and start exploring the many features of Discogs. Create An Account The […]

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How To Get A Rare Vinyl Record Without Breaking The Bank

I could sum up how to get a rare vinyl record in two words: get lucky. That’s it. In today’s world of interconnectivity, few rare records slip past a keen record seller’s eyes. However, there are ways to increase your chances of finding a rare vinyl record and realize when it’s the real deal. Get […]

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Most Popular and Expensive Prince Albums

View Album on Discogs Prince was an icon. A magnetic figure who managed to sell more than 100 million records in his lifetime. Yet, Prince’s music is, to some, unapproachable. The sheer amount of music he produced is an insurmountable wall, so comprehensive that it veers into the overwhelming. When he passed in 2016, many […]

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Staff Picks: Songs For Mother’s Day

Who runs the world? Moms do. As a loving tribute to the moms who raised the music nerds that we have all somehow become, the staff at Discogs decided to share songs that remind them of their mothers. It’s quite an eclectic list, one that skips the expected cliches, instead opting to include no less […]

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5 Essential Tropicália Albums

Tropicália. The breakout Brazillian art movement steeped in a deliberately-eclectic ideology paired with psychedelic tendencies. A rare scene that bridged the gap from obscure to mainstream in little more than a year. In doing so, Tropicália showed the subversive power of music to the masses decades before waves of punk hit the shores of the […]

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