best-selling records january 2021 february 2021

Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in January and February 2021

Take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs and you’ll see some interesting trends among the albums that our Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace each month.

The final three months of 2020 included a lot of Record Store Day 2020 releases, but we’re seeing some variety in January and February.

For starters, there is quite a bit more Metallica than usual. What’s even more unusual is that they are reissued color variants exclusive to Wal-mart dropped in early 2021.

There was an also uptick in Taylor Swift’s original releases, likely due to her announcement in February that she will begin re-recording her earlier albums. And although Daft Punk are no strangers to the monthly best-selling lists, different titles cracked the top 50 following the news of their breakup.

However, we’re more excited about the return of one particular artist. That’s right — Tracy Chapman is back, baby. Her 1988 self-titled LP was a regular contender in the Top 50 due to the fact that it hasn’t been pressed on vinyl since 1990. However, it slipped off the chart in August 2020 after an impressive run. All of that behind us, though, because Chapman has reappeared on both the January and February editions below.

Editor’s note: We usually publish a list of the best-selling records each month. Unfortunately, the method we use to collect the data had an issue at the beginning of 2021. However, the issue has since been fixed, so we included two month’s worth of records in one article to make up for lost time. The method has changed, but the accuracy of the data should remain the same. If you have any questions or see any issues, let us know.

Best-Selling Records in January


Paul McCartney - McCartney III album cover

#50. Paul McCartney – McCartney III

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, White

Michael Jackson - Thriller album cover

#50. Michael Jackson – Thriller

Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing, Gatefold

The XX - XX album cover

#50. The XX – XX

Vinyl, LP, Album

AFI - Black Sails In The Sunset album cover

#50. AFI – Black Sails In The Sunset

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, White and Gray

The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You album cover

#50. The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, 180 Gram, Green

Daft Punk - TRON: Legacy (Vinyl Edition Motion Picture Soundtrack) album cover

#47. Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy (Vinyl Edition Motion Picture Soundtrack)

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Blue Translucent

David Bowie - Hunky Dory album cover

#47. David Bowie – Hunky Dory

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram

Portishead - Dummy album cover

#47. Portishead – Dummy

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram

Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo album cover

#45. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Unofficial Release, Various Marbled

PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me album cover

#45. PJ Harvey – Rid Of Me

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? album cover

#43. William Onyeabor – Who Is William Onyeabor?

3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation

Mr. Bungle - California album cover

#41. Mr. Bungle – California

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

Bicep - Isles album cover

#41. Bicep – Isles

3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Stereo, Orange, Gatefold

Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley album cover

#37. Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Bicep - Bicep album cover

#37. Bicep – Bicep

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli album cover

#35. Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli

Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman album cover

#35. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

Vinyl, LP, Album, Matte Sleeve

David Bowie - Mother / Tryin

#31. David Bowie – Mother / Tryin’ To Get To Heaven

Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Numbered

Peggy Gou - Once album cover

#29. Peggy Gou – Once

Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, EP

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream album cover

#29. The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, 180 Gram, Gatefold

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin

#27. Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol

Vinyl,LP Green, Vinyl LP Yellow, All Media, Album, Limited Edition

The Weeknd - House Of Balloons album cover

#27. The Weeknd – House Of Balloons

2 × Vinyl, LP, Mixtape, Reissue

Thundercat - Drunk album cover

#25. Thundercat – Drunk

4 × Vinyl, 10″, 45 RPM, Red, Box Set, Album

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs album cover

#23. Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Green

Volbeat - Hokus Bonus album cover

#22. Volbeat – Hokus Bonus

Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Grey Smokey

Aaron Frazer - Introducing..... album cover

#21. Aaron Frazer – Introducing…..

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Translucent Pink Glass

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon album cover

#19. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Gatefold, 180g

Radiohead - In Rainbows album cover

#19. Radiohead – In Rainbows

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Slowdive - Souvlaki album cover

#18. Slowdive – Souvlaki

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram

The Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack) album cover

#17. The Seatbelts – Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)

Vinyl, LP Red Translucent Marble, LP Purple Translucent Marble, All Media, Limited Edition, Stereo

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album cover

#16. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Stereo, 180 Gram

Sault - Untitled (Black Is) album cover

#15. Sault – Untitled (Black Is)

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

David Bowie - Station To Station album cover

#14. David Bowie – Station To Station

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red

Various - The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album cover

#13. Various – The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Repress, Stereo

MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday album cover

#10. MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, Alternate Cover

Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All The Rest album cover

#10. Tom Petty – Wildflowers & All The Rest

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo

Viagra Boys - Welfare Jazz album cover

#10. Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, White

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues album cover

#8. Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Repress, Blue

Khruangbin - Mordechai album cover

#6. Khruangbin – Mordechai

Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Peggy Gou - Moment EP album cover

#6. Peggy Gou – Moment EP

Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, EP

Nujabes - Modal Soul album cover

#5. Nujabes – Modal Soul

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Sault - Untitled (Rise) album cover

#4. Sault – Untitled (Rise)

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

David Bowie - Mother / Tryin

#3. David Bowie – Mother / Tryin’ To Get To Heaven

Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.d City album cover

#2. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.d City

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Gatefold

Best-Selling Records in February


DJ Koze - Pick Up album cover

#50. DJ Koze – Pick Up

Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single

Portishead - Dummy album cover

#50. Portishead – Dummy

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g

Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged album cover

#49. Alice In Chains – MTV Unplugged

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180g

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 album cover

#49. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

SZA - Ctrl album cover

#49. SZA – Ctrl

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Green

People Under The Stairs - O.S.T. album cover

#48. People Under The Stairs – O.S.T.

2 × Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold

1000mods - Super Van Vacation album cover

#48. 1000mods – Super Van Vacation

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, 180gr

Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas album cover

#48. Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g

Sault - 5 album cover

#38. Sault – 5

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Weezer - OK Human album cover

#38. Weezer – OK Human

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Splatter, IEX

Daft Punk - Homework album cover

#38. Daft Punk – Homework

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs album cover

#38. Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Green

Run-DMC - Raising Hell album cover

#38. Run-DMC – Raising Hell

2 × Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g, Gatefold

The Nerves - The Nerves album cover

#38. The Nerves – The Nerves

Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon album cover

#38. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Gatefold, 180g

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album cover

#38. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Stereo, 180 Gram

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman album cover

#38. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

Vinyl, LP, Album, Matte Sleeve

Taylor Swift - Speak Now album cover

#38. Taylor Swift – Speak Now

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Taylor Swift - Red album cover

#34. Taylor Swift – Red

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Moodymann - Taken Away album cover

#34. Moodymann – Taken Away

Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release, White Label

Radiohead - Kid A album cover

#34. Radiohead – Kid A

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Bicep - Bicep album cover

#34. Bicep – Bicep

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

The Weather Station - Ignorance album cover

#33. The Weather Station – Ignorance

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Silver

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So album cover

#32. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – I Told You So

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Pink

Metallica - Metallica album cover

#29. Metallica – Metallica

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Black

Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight album cover

#24. Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue

M83 - Hurry Up, We

#24. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g

Justice - † album cover

#23. Justice – †

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

Die Ärzte - Achtung: Bielefeld album cover

#19. Die Ärzte – Achtung: Bielefeld

Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.d City album cover

#19. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.d City

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Gatefold

Nujabes - Modal Soul album cover

#19. Nujabes – Modal Soul

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Kruder & Dorfmeister - 1995 album cover

#19. Kruder & Dorfmeister – 1995

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, White, 180 Gram

Anderson .Paak - Malibu album cover

#17. Anderson .Paak – Malibu

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180gram

The Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack) album cover

#16. The Seatbelts – Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)

Vinyl, LP Red Translucent Marble, LP Purple Translucent Marble, All Media, Limited Edition, Stereo

Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams album cover

#15. Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Red, 180g

Metallica - Kill

#14. Metallica – Kill ‘Em All

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Red

Metallica - Ride The Lightning album cover

#12. Metallica – Ride The Lightning

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Blue

Metallica - Master Of Puppets album cover

#12. Metallica – Master Of Puppets

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red

Jane

#11. Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Clear, 30th Anniversary Edition

Metallica - ...And Justice For All album cover

#10. Metallica – …And Justice For All

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Green Translucent, 180g

Sault - Untitled (Rise) album cover

#8. Sault – Untitled (Rise)

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun album cover

#8. Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

MF Doom - MM..Food album cover

#7. MF Doom – MM..Food

Vinyl LP Green, Vinyl LP Pink, All Media, Album, Reissue, Repress

Sault - Untitled (Black Is) album cover

#6. Sault – Untitled (Black Is)

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight album cover

#5. Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue

Daft Punk - Homework album cover

#4. Daft Punk – Homework

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Black Country, New Road - For The First Time album cover

#2. Black Country, New Road – For The First Time

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, White

Thoma House - DJ

#1. Thoma House – DJ’s

Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, EP

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