The best-selling records on Discogs show us the trends in music the Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month.
In April 2021, we continue to watch a trend of multiple releases from the same artist(s). The death of rapper DMX led to several of his albums making the list. Both The Legacy and Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood rank high with multiple variants being purchased. Daft Punk sales have slowed following the news of their breakup early this year, but Alive 2007 remains at #4. Often compared to the French duo, it’s interesting to see Justice‘s † (Cross) from 2007 appear at No. 10 as well. Word is they have a new album coming in August.
Promises, the Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders album with London Symphony Orchestra, managed to outpace its performance on the March 2021 bestseller list with not one, not two, but four release variants charting at various points.
Although American death metal band Cannibal Corpse released their 15th studio album on April 16, 2021, fans still went back to the beginnings for the 2016 Metal Blade reissue of their 1990 breakout album, Eaten Back to Life, which charted at No. 45.
What did you pick up in April?