best selling records april 2021

Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in April 2021

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?


Taylor Swift - 1989 album cover

No. 47. Taylor Swift – 1989 (2014)

2xLP, Album, Gat

Bonobo - Days To Come album cover

No. 46. Bonobo – Days To Come (2011)

2xLP, Album, RP

Anderson .Paak - Malibu album cover

No. 44. Anderson .Paak – Malibu (2016)

2xLP, Album, 180

Nujabes - Modal Soul album cover

No. 38. Nujabes – Modal Soul (2020)

2xLP, Album, RE

M.I.A. - Kala album cover

No. 37. M.I.A. – Kala (2021)

12″, Pur + 12″, Gre + Album, Club, RE, RM, Hal

Portishead - Dummy album cover

No. 33. Portishead – Dummy (2008)

LP, Album, RE, 180

Nirvana - In Utero album cover

No. 30. Nirvana – In Utero (2013)

2×12″, Album, RM + LP + 20t

DMX - The Legacy album cover

No. 28. DMX – The Legacy (2020)

2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Red

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher album cover

No. 26. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (2020)

LP, Album, Ltd, Red

Moodymann - Taken Away album cover

No. 24. Moodymann – Taken Away (2020)

LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl

Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo album cover

No. 20. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo (2016)

2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Var

Pearl Jam - MTV Unplugged album cover

No. 19. Pearl Jam – MTV Unplugged (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RP

2Pac - All Eyez On Me album cover

No. 16. 2Pac – All Eyez On Me (2001)

4xLP, Album, RE, RM

Bicep - Bicep album cover

No. 15. Bicep – Bicep (2017)

2xLP, Album

One Direction - FOUR album cover

No. 12. One Direction – FOUR (2014)

2xLP, Album, Gat

Justice - † album cover

No. 10. Justice – † (2007)

2xLP, Album, Gat

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures album cover

No. 9. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (2019)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Red

Lana Del Rey - NFR! album cover

No. 7. Lana Del Rey – NFR! (2019)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu

DMX - The Legacy album cover

No. 5. DMX – The Legacy (2020)

2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Red

Daft Punk - Alive 2007 album cover

No. 4. Daft Punk – Alive 2007 (2014)

2xLP, Album, Mixed

Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg album cover

No. 2. Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Yel

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