best selling records august 2021

Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in August 2021

If you’re curious about what the Discogs Community is collecting, there’s no better way to find out than by looking at the monthly best-selling list. Determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month, these lists highlight music trends when particular artists and albums are creating a buzz throughout the Community.

Last month, 2021 releases and Record Store Day exclusives dominated the best-selling roundup. RSD titles from the Cro-Mags, Sisters Of Mercy, Bill Evans, and Foo Fighters (under the alias Dee Gees) continue to find their way into Collections in August as collectors seek out these limited records.

However, this month also sees quite a few popular releases from the last few decades return to the list. Recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, Nirvana’s Nevermind has been the topic of conversation so vinyl pressings from 2015 and 2017 are among August’s best-selling albums. Kanye West has also been making headlines with his latest record and the numerous delays it encountered before finally being released. His new album, Donda, didn’t make the list (no official vinyl versions have been dropped yet), but the coverage he received helped two versions of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy from 2010 and 2016 see a spike in sales.

The list also features multiple releases from MF DOOM, ’80s pop classics courtesy of George Michael and Michael Jackson, and a few versions of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, including the 2013 pressing that is the most collected release on Discogs.


Purple Disco Machine - Soulmatic album cover

No. 50. Purple Disco Machine – Soulmatic (2021)

2×12″, Album, Ltd, Num, Gol

Lhasa De Sela - Lhasa album cover

No. 50. Lhasa De Sela – Lhasa (2018)

2xLP, Album, RE

MF Doom - MM..Food album cover

No. 50. MF Doom – MM..Food (2020)

LP, Gre + LP, Pin + Album, RE, RP

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon album cover

No. 50. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (2021)

SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, RE, RM, 5.1

Lorde - Solar Power album cover

No. 50. Lorde – Solar Power (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Ora

Nirvana - Nevermind album cover

No. 50. Nirvana – Nevermind (2015)

LP, Album, RE, 180

Xxxtentacion - 17 album cover

No. 50. Xxxtentacion – 17 (2018)

LP, Album, Bla

Evanescence - The Open Door album cover

No. 47. Evanescence – The Open Door (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless album cover

No. 47. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (2021)

LP, Album, Dlx, RE, RP, Gat

MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday album cover

No. 43. MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday (2016)

2xLP, Album, RE, Ori

Ryo Fukui - Scenery album cover

No. 36. Ryo Fukui – Scenery (2018)

LP, Album, RE, Hal

The Cure - Wild Mood Swings album cover

No. 36. The Cure – Wild Mood Swings (2021)

2xLP, Album, Pic, RE, RM

Dimitri From Paris - Le Box Set album cover

No. 36. Dimitri From Paris – Le Box Set (2021)

12″, RE, RP + 12″, M/Print, RE, RP + 12″, RE, RP +

Metallica - Enter Sandman album cover

No. 36. Metallica – Enter Sandman (2021)

7″, Single, Ltd, Num, RM, Glo

Fear - The Record album cover

No. 36. Fear – The Record (2021)

LP, Album, RE, Whi + 7″, Single, RE, Red

Slowdive - Souvlaki album cover

No. 36. Slowdive – Souvlaki (2011)

LP, Album, RE, 180

OutKast - ATLiens album cover

No. 29. OutKast – ATLiens (2021)

2xLP, Album, Club, RE, RM, Gre

The Sisters Of Mercy - BBC Sessions 1982-1984 album cover

No. 25. The Sisters Of Mercy – BBC Sessions 1982-1984 (2021)

LP, 180 + LP, S/Sided, 180 + Comp, Ltd, Gre

Scooter - Our Happy Hardcore album cover

No. 25. Scooter – Our Happy Hardcore (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora

Nirvana - Nevermind album cover

No. 18. Nirvana – Nevermind (2017)

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat album cover

No. 17. Hiroshi Suzuki – Cat (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, 180

Deftones - Diamond Eyes album cover

No. 13. Deftones – Diamond Eyes (2010)

LP, Album, Ltd, Whi

Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel album cover

No. 9. Cro-Mags – The Age Of Quarrel (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red

Jeff Beck - Truth album cover

No. 6. Jeff Beck – Truth (2021)

2×12″, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat

The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium album cover

No. 2. The Mars Volta – De-Loused In The Comatorium (2021)

2xLP, Album, Club, RE, RM, Gol

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