best selling records may 2021

Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in May 2021

The best-selling records on Discogs explore trends in music the Community is collecting. The regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month.

Following the announcement of Daft Punk’s break-up in early 2021, Discogs witnessed a surge in their record sales. The robotic duo remains popular with collectors because three different versions of Random Access Memories make the best-selling list.

However, the May edition is absolutely dominated by 2021 releases and reissues. While fresh drops will routinely appear in the monthly ranking, it’s unusual for 40 of the top 50 to be brand-new records. Leading the pack is a double-LP of Taken Away by prolific Detroit-based house artist Moodymann. The album was originally released digitally in May 2020 and received well by both fans and critics, but the vinyl didn’t become available until almost one year later.

Best-Selling Records of May 2021

The Coral - Coral Island album cover

No. 50. The Coral – Coral Island (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Cle + 7″, EP, Pur

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder album cover

No. 50. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (2020)

LP, Album, RE, 180

Metal Fingers - Special Herbs (Volume 1 & 2) album cover

No. 46. Metal Fingers – Special Herbs (Volume 1 & 2) (2013)

2xLP, Comp, RE + 7″, Ltd + S/Edition

Pearl Jam - MTV Unplugged album cover

No. 46. Pearl Jam – MTV Unplugged (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RP

Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer album cover

No. 46. Kraftwerk – Heimcomputer (2021)

7″, S/Sided, Single, Yel

Nirvana - Nevermind album cover

No. 38. Nirvana – Nevermind (2013)

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Sleep - Iommic Life (The Clarity / Leagues Beneath) album cover

No. 38. Sleep – Iommic Life (The Clarity / Leagues Beneath) (2021)

12″, S/Sided, Single, Etch, RE + 12″, S/Sided, Sin

My Bloody Valentine - Isn

No. 34. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (2021)

LP, Album, Dlx, RE, RP, Gat

Nujabes - Modal Soul album cover

No. 34. Nujabes – Modal Soul (2020)

2xLP, Album, RE

Stromae - Racine Carrée album cover

No. 34. Stromae – Racine Carrée (2013)

2xLP, Album, Ora

Amy Winehouse - At The BBC album cover

No. 30. Amy Winehouse – At The BBC (2021)

3xLP, Album, Comp, 180

Nujabes - Metaphorical Music album cover

No. 28. Nujabes – Metaphorical Music (2018)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE

SZA - Ctrl album cover

No. 28. SZA – Ctrl (2017)

2xLP, Album, Gre

IOSONOUNCANE - IRA album cover

No. 27. IOSONOUNCANE – IRA (2021)

3xLP, Album, Gat

Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram album cover

No. 26. Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180

Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power album cover

No. 23. Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2 album cover

No. 19. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (2021)

LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, M/Print, RE, RP, S

Litfiba - Desaparecido album cover

No. 19. Litfiba – Desaparecido (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cry

Frank Ocean - Blond album cover

No. 18. Frank Ocean – Blond (2020)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial, Pin

Khruangbin - The Answer Is album cover

No. 17. Khruangbin – The Answer Is (2021)

12″, Single, Ltd

Voïvod - The Outer Limits album cover

No. 16. Voïvod – The Outer Limits (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu

Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies album cover

No. 15. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies (2021)

2×12″, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Whi

Justice - † album cover

No. 14. Justice – † (2007)

2xLP, Album, Gat

Gojira - Fortitude album cover

No. 11. Gojira – Fortitude (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Bla

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson album cover

No. 10. Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson (2021)

2×12″, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat

Skee Mask - Pool album cover

No. 9. Skee Mask – Pool (2021)

3×12″, Album, Gat

Khruangbin - Dearest Alfred album cover

No. 8. Khruangbin – Dearest Alfred (2021)

12″, Single, Ltd

Weezer - Van Weezer album cover

No. 7. Weezer – Van Weezer (2021)

LP, Album, Ltd, Pin

Squid - Bright Green Field album cover

No. 6. Squid – Bright Green Field (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre

The Black Keys - Delta Kream album cover

No. 5. The Black Keys – Delta Kream (2021)

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Smo

The Rolling Stones - Fully Finished Studio Outtakes 2021 album cover

No. 4. The Rolling Stones – Fully Finished Studio Outtakes 2021 (2021)

5xLP, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Unofficial, Box

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless album cover

No. 2. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (2021)

LP, Album, Dlx, RE, RP, Gat

Moodymann - Taken Away album cover

No. 1. Moodymann – Taken Away (2021)

2×12″, Album + 12″, Album

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