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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records of June 2020

Editor’s note: This article originally ran as the Top 50 list for May. Thanks to our eagle-eyed Community members, we realized that data was off. A change in the way that we pull the data gave us the June info instead of May. We’ve since updated this article to reflect the correct month.


Discogs is back with another round of the Top 50 list. Every month, we take a closer look at the records that were purchased the most in our Marketplace.

A few brand-new releases popped up in this edition, including Jason Isbell’s well-received Reunions, the most recent full-length Kanye West (Jesus is King was released in 2019, but the blue vinyl LP didn’t drop until May 1), and a Vinyl Me, Please reissue of The Stooges debut album mixed by John Cale, the legendary producer and Velvet Underground member. You can also spot popular 2020 releases from The Strokes, Four Tet, Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes, Dua Lipa, and more.

As far as repeats go, Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.d City makes another appearance on the best-selling list, as does Peggy Gou’s Moment EP, Buena Vista Social Club’s self-titled, David Bowie, and many more. And once again, Tracy Chapman (who has been hanging out on these rankings for a while) lands at No. 14.

What are we listening to? That aforementioned release from Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes ‎– and we know you are, too, since What Kinda Music ranked No. 2 on the most collected jazz records of 2020 so far. We don’t know what’s more likely to get stuck in your head: the melodies or the drum beats.

Radiohead - Kid A album cover

#50. Radiohead – Kid A

2xLP, Album, RE

Dr. Dre - The Chronic album cover

#45. Dr. Dre – The Chronic

2xLP, Album, RE, RM

David Bowie - Hunky Dory album cover

#41. David Bowie – Hunky Dory

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Alice In Chains - Dirt album cover

#38. Alice In Chains – Dirt

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Justice - † album cover

#29. Justice – †

2xLP, Album, Gat

Nirvana - Nevermind album cover

#21. Nirvana – Nevermind

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush album cover

#19. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

LP, Red + LP, Blu + Album, Ltd, 180

Portishead - Dummy album cover

#17. Portishead – Dummy

LP, Album, RE, 180

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures album cover

#3. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Red

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album cover

#2. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Stereo, 180 Gram
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9 Comments
  • Aug 1,2020 at 02:05

    Great to see you sorted it all out! Thanks for putting all the effort in these investigations and sharing the findings.

  • Jul 31,2020 at 13:07

    Hey folks! We appreciate you sharing your observations. Thanks to your feedback, we went back to triple-check the list and we realized that there was a change in the way that we pull the top-selling info from the Database. Basically, it gave us the June data instead of May. We’ve since updated this article to reflect the correct month.

    A quick note on the data: This list will include items from the month that the sale was conclucded, not when the item was ordered. For example, if something was ordered at the end of July, the sale may not finalize until the beginning of August; in this case, the sale would count for August numbers.

  • Jul 23,2020 at 00:00

    Furthermore, on the Discogs app, buyers cannot see that sellers allow offers. They can only see this if logged into the Discogs website on a desktop computer. I could list other longterm bugs, never addressed. Just get excuses when raised.

  • Jul 22,2020 at 23:47

    I suspect the statistics are spurious. For example, a Discogs member of staff explained the highest price a record sold for is not necessarily the highest price that record sold for. It is the highest price of the last 10 sales. This spurious figure is incredibly misleading for buyers and sellers. Most of the time (assuming a reasonable turnover) the records will appear to be significantly less valuable than they. It favours buyers. This should have been fixed, removed or relabelled long ago. This a has been like this for several years with no moves to correct it. It’s is a disgraceful swindle that ought to be addressed.

  • Jul 22,2020 at 11:20

    The “most collected jazz records” hypertext link in the last paragraph at the beginning of this post doesn’t link to anything having to do with “jazz”.

  • Jul 21,2020 at 08:42

    I also want to know how these lists are compiled.

    It’s a bit strange that
    #49 Nick Drake – Pink Moon sold 11 copies,
    #38 Alice In Chains – Dirt sold 12 copies,
    #34 Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3 sold 10 copies.

    I thought these charts were based on sales.

  • Jul 21,2020 at 06:43

    He’s right Puffino that record sold copies only in june probably Nicole Raney you think we don’t check but we are clever, we the discogs bloggers….eh eh

  • Jul 21,2020 at 01:59

    This list has to be the “best selling” in June, and not May.

  • Jul 21,2020 at 01:28

    Again!

    Best selling from MAY 2020.

    But #34 did not sel at all, none, nothing. According to your own sales stats. https://www.discogs.com/sell/history/9653096

    Please, explain. How do you compile these lists??

    It’s a bit of a laugh this way.

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