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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in July 2021

The best-selling records on Discogs surface trends in music that the Community is collecting. This regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Typically, collectors are scoring a wide range of LPs, from popular classics to buzzy new names.

However, this summer in the Discogs Marketplace has been brimming with 2021 releases and reissues. While fresh drops will routinely appear in the monthly ranking, it’s unusual for the vast majority of the top 50 to be brand-new records.

Record Store Day is the leading culprit in this trend. Following the release of hundreds of titles over two separate events in June and July, many record stores, sellers, and collectors took to the Marketplace to sell vinyl or find the gem they couldn’t score in-store. Discogs witnessed 116,000 orders over both weekends, which translates to 199,000 records.

There are a few new records that buck the trend. Fans of The Mars Volta have been gifted with a series of remastered releases of the band’s discography courtesy of Clouds Hill, and the Vinyl Me, Please club edition of De-Loused in the Comatorium ranks at No. 46. Another 2021 record caught our eye: The new 7-inch reissue of classic reggae tunes from the Wrigglers at No. 50, because there are only 600 copies, and quite a few of those copies exchanged hands on Discogs.

Only one record was not released in 2021, and this is Daft Punk’s original 180-gram vinyl version of Random Access Memories. That being said, it is the No. 1 most collected release on Discogs, so it is no stranger to the monthly best-selling lists.


Purple Disco Machine - Soulmatic album cover

No. 49. Purple Disco Machine – Soulmatic (2021)

2×12″, Album, Ltd, Num, Gol

War - The Vinyl: 1971-1975 album cover

No. 49. War – The Vinyl: 1971-1975 (2021)

LP, Album, RE, Tur + LP, Album, RE, Sil + LP, Albu

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

No. 46. The Mars Volta – De-Loused In The Comatorium (2021)

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

Pearl Jam - Alive album cover

No. 38. Pearl Jam – Alive (2021)

12″, S/Sided, Etch

Tangerine Dream - The Keep album cover

No. 36. Tangerine Dream – The Keep (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE

Keane - Dirt album cover

No. 34. Keane – Dirt (2021)

12″, EP, Ltd, Pin

EarthGang - Strays With Rabies album cover

No. 32. EarthGang – Strays With Rabies (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gh

Donna Summer - Bad Girls album cover

No. 28. Donna Summer – Bad Girls (2021)

LP, Ltd, Blu + LP, Ltd, Red

Evanescence - The Open Door album cover

No. 24. Evanescence – The Open Door (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre

Tad - Inhaler album cover

No. 24. Tad – Inhaler (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Tan

KMD - Mr. Hood album cover

No. 20. KMD – Mr. Hood (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tri

Dr. John - The Sun Moon & Herbs album cover

No. 19. Dr. John – The Sun Moon & Herbs (2021)

3xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, Tri

Matthew Bellamy - Cryosleep album cover

No. 18. Matthew Bellamy – Cryosleep (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Pic

Amy Winehouse - Remixes album cover

No. 15. Amy Winehouse – Remixes (2021)

LP, Yel + LP, Blu + Comp, Ltd

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album cover

No. 14. Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Pur

Pearl Jam - Alive album cover

No. 13. Pearl Jam – Alive (2021)

12″, S/Sided, Etch, Ltd

Beastie Boys - Aglio E Olio album cover

No. 10. Beastie Boys – Aglio E Olio (2021)

12″, EP, RE, Cle

Czarface - Czar Noir album cover

No. 9. Czarface – Czar Noir (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd

Lamb Of God - As The Palaces Burn album cover

No. 8. Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Red

Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel album cover

No. 5. Cro-Mags – The Age Of Quarrel (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red

The Cure - Wild Mood Swings album cover

No. 3. The Cure – Wild Mood Swings (2021)

2xLP, Album, Pic, RE, RM, 25t

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

No. 2. The Sisters Of Mercy – BBC Sessions 1982-1984 (2021)

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

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