DISCOGS 2018 DATABASE MILESTONES
Discogs was founded as a Database for physical music and retains a mission of documenting all of the recorded music in the world. Since its creation in 2001, this Database has grown from a few Electronic-only records, to more than 10 million releases. We’ve hit some pretty big milestones in 2018 – check them out here.
DISCOGS 2018 BEST BLOG POSTS
2018 was the most productive year ever for the Discogs Blog. Our vision for the Blog is to see it grow as an outlet for employee creativity and your medium for discovering new and interesting music. We tried out some new formats, had some guest appearances, and did some deep dives into the Database Data as much as possible along the way. Check out some of the best Discogs Blog posts from 2018 below.
DISCOGS 2018 STAFF PICKS
Discogs added dozens of new team members in offices around the world in 2018. The very first of the Core Values of Discogs is Passion For Music – and the Discogs team expemplifies this. With a wide range of musical tastes, we’re never let down by the music picks of the Discogs Staff. Check out their selections for best music of 2018 below.
Discogs Community Favorites
We ran an algorithm over every Database entry first released in 2018 (there are no re-issues or represses, and no compilations either) to find what the Discogs community’s favorites were. The following lists show the top 100 Electronic and Rock releases in 2018.
2018 – IN MEMORIAM
2018 was a tough year for a lot of different reasons. We saw some pretty cataclysmic political lows, witnessed serious climate disasters, and grappled with the deaths of many beloved musicians. Revisit these musicians’ artist pages on Discogs to see their contribution to the world of music.
1942 – 2018
Queen of Soul.
1971 – 2018
Lead Singer of the Cranberries.
1977 – 2018
American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and short-film maker.
1935 – 2018
Ventures Guitarist known as the ‘King of Guitars’ in Japan.
1957 – 2018
Frontman of the post-punk band The Fall.
1992 – 2018
1998 – 2018
2 x Platinum Soundcloud rapper.
1989 – 2018
Prolific Swedish Electronic Producer.