We made it through another month in 2020, which means we’re back with another list of the best-selling records. The following ranking shows us the albums Discogs users purchased the most in August.
What do we see? Khruangbin, Khruangbin, and more Khruangbin. The Houston funk trio has reigned on the top of our best-selling and most popular lists throughout the year. Khruangbin’s three studio albums — The Universe Smiles Upon You (2015), Con Todo El Mundo (2018), and Mordechai (2020) — and an EP collab with fellow Texan Leon Bridges all rank well on the August roundup, but Mordechai is certainly the hottest record right now. Not one, not two, but three different versions (one red vinyl, one pink vinyl, and one black vinyl) of the in-demand new LP landed in the top five.
For something a little under the radar, we’re looking at three interesting electronic EPs: Willing & Able from Chi-Town (No. 9); The Experience EP (No. 37) by Giammarco Orsini, Jacopo Latini, and Data Memory Access; and Charlotte De Witte’s Return to Nowhere EP (No. 43). Reggae collectors may want to take a closer look at the Blue Coxsone Box Set (No. 48), a sweet collection of 7-inch reissues and one previously unreleased 45.
However, all of these new drops and interesting finds are nothing compared to the most shocking revelation on the August list: There’s no Tracy Chapman. Her 1988 self-titled LP has made regular appearances among our best-selling records for a long time (like, a really long time). We think it has to do with its limited nature; according to the Database, the last time it was pressed on vinyl was in 1990 for the German Democratic Republic, AKA East Germany, AKA a country that doesn’t exist anymore. Apparently, Chapman fans didn’t show up last month, though. So, will Tracy return in September? We’ll have top wait and see.