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.