most desirable releases 2020

The Most Desirable Releases of 2020 According to the Discogs Community

Rather than looking at the most-wanted releases on Discogs, we want to go a bit deeper. Instead, we’re surfacing some rare finds hunted by the more adventurous music seekers in the Discogs Community.
 
This is not a simple list of records enjoyed by music fans or those releases you’ve been meaning to get into your Collection for a long time but never take priority when you’re in a record shop or moving much-lusted-after items from your cart to Collection. Our list of the most-desirable releases of 2020 is compiled by dividing the number of Wants (added to a Discogs user’s Wanlist) by the number of Haves (added to Collection) to determine the Desire Index. The release must be in more than 50 Collections on Discogs; this removes the majority of test pressings from the running, as well as exceptionally rare items that are beyond our wildest dreams of ever cradling in our needy arms.
 
What makes these releases so elusive and appealing? In most cases, these are limited releases or obscure variants of popular releases.
 
Don’t expect to find any Pink Floyd or Fleetwood Mac here. The most mainstream this list gets is Mile Davis, who appears twice with two versions of Kind of Blue, and Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now / Future Nostalgia promotional flexi-disc available in a copy of Billboard magazine.
 
You’ll notice a fair bit of colored vinyl below. There are also promo copies, numbered editions, hand-stamped labels — even a lathe cut. In short, there’s a lot of novelty factors. And why not? In a year where the physical world was largely off-limits, the comfort of physical releases felt even more crucial. And what better accompaniment than a healthy dose of novelty?
 
Note that the minimum price listed here is subject to change as new items get added to the Marketplace or conversion rates fluctuate. We hope you’ll feel inspired by these finds below!
 

Most Desirable 2020 Releases on Discogs

  1. Velv.93 ‎– Slammerfluid

    50. Velv.93 ‎– Slammerfluid

    Desire Index: 2.3196

    • Wants: 225
    • Format: 12″, EP
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: fauna
    • Minimum Price: $30.00
  2. Mr. Ho + Mogwaa - ‘義理’ EP album cover

    49. Mr. Ho + Mogwaa – ‘義理’ EP

    Desire Index: 2.329

    • Wants: 361
    • Format: 12″, EP
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Klasse Wrecks
    • Minimum Price: $36.00
  3. Boldy James, Alchemist - The Price Of Tea In China album cover

    48. Boldy James, Alchemist – The Price Of Tea In China

    Desire Index: 2.3385

    • Wants: 152
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: Tuff Kong Records
    • Minimum Price: $230.25
  4. Dua Lipa - Don

    47. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now / Future Nostalgia

    Desire Index: 2.339

    • Wants: 138
    • Format: Flexi, 7″, Shape, S/Sided, Single, Promo, Blu
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Warner Records
    • Minimum Price: $100.00
  5. DJ Krush - Trickster album cover

    46. DJ Krush – Trickster

    Desire Index: 2.3562

    • Wants: 172
    • Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Es.U.Es Corporation
    • Minimum Price: $52.00
  6. Tibor Szemző - Snapshot From The Island album cover

    45. Tibor Szemző – Snapshot From The Island

    Desire Index: 2.38

    • Wants: 119
    • Format: LP, Album, RE
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Fodderbasis
    • Minimum Price: $25.00
  7. Darryn Jones presents Chi-Town - Willing & Able album cover

    44. Darryn Jones presents Chi-Town – Willing & Able

    Desire Index: 2.3934

    • Wants: 292
    • Format: 12″, Ltd
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Durty Truth Records
    • Minimum Price: $85.00
  8. Revenant Marquis - Youth In Ribbons album cover

    43. Revenant Marquis – Youth In Ribbons

    Desire Index: 2.3939

    • Wants: 158
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Oli
    • Genre: Rock
    • Labels: Death Kvlt Productions
    • Minimum Price: $158.38
  9. Agony - Raua 12 EP album cover

    42. Agony – Raua 12 EP

    Desire Index: 2.4013

    • Wants: 377
    • Format: 12″, EP
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Molar
    • Minimum Price: $18.00
  10. Various - Bored In A Cosmic Network album cover

    41. Various – Bored In A Cosmic Network

    Desire Index: 2.4026

    • Wants: 370
    • Format: 12″, EP, Ltd
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Planet Tapes
    • Minimum Price: $23.50
  11. Various - WWP001 album cover

    40. Various – WWP001

    Desire Index: 2.4416

    • Wants: 188
    • Format: 12″, EP, Comp
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Where We Met, Propersound
    • Minimum Price: $12.13
  12. Corp - Libertine Industries 03 album cover

    39. Corp – Libertine Industries 03

    Desire Index: 2.4767

    • Wants: 213
    • Format: 2×12″, Album
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Libertine Records
    • Minimum Price: $25.00
  13. Various - The Elements album cover

    38. Various – The Elements

    Desire Index: 2.5

    • Wants: 425
    • Format: 12″, EP
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Spillway
    • Minimum Price: $30.25
  14. Neighborhood Watch Patrol - Morning Confusion EP album cover

    37. Neighborhood Watch Patrol – Morning Confusion EP

    Desire Index: 2.5068

    • Wants: 183
    • Format: 12″, EP, Ltd, W/Lbl
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Wex
    • Minimum Price: $32.00
  15. Various - Tansei album cover

    36. Various – Tansei

    Desire Index: 2.5079

    • Wants: 316
    • Format: 12″, EP, Ltd, W/Lbl, Sta
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Shin’uchū
    • Minimum Price: $20.25
  16. Inandout - Phase III album cover

    35. Inandout – Phase III

    Desire Index: 2.5526

    • Wants: 291
    • Format: 2xLP, Comp
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Left Ear Records
    • Minimum Price: $26.25
  17. Chaotic Discord - Time Migration album cover

    34. Chaotic Discord – Time Migration

    Desire Index: 2.5932

    • Wants: 153
    • Format: 12″, Han
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Tsarskoye Selo
    • Minimum Price: $8.87
  18. Youandewan - Pure Shores 001 album cover

    33. Youandewan – Pure Shores 001

    Desire Index: 2.597

    • Wants: 348
    • Format: 12″
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Pure Shores
    • Minimum Price: $60.62
  19. Mavi - Let The Sun Talk album cover

    32. Mavi – Let The Sun Talk

    Desire Index: 2.6289

    • Wants: 255
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: de Rap Winkel Records
    • Minimum Price: $158.50
  20. SVN - Mechine album cover

    31. SVN – Mechine

    Desire Index: 2.6429

    • Wants: 185
    • Format: 2×12″, Album
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Going Good
    • Minimum Price: $23.38
  21. Various - 1 Am. Study Session album cover

    30. Various – 1 Am. Study Session

    Desire Index: 2.6721

    • Wants: 326
    • Format: 2xLP, Comp, Pur
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: ChilledCow Records
    • Minimum Price: $365.88
  22. Sault - Untitled (Black Is) album cover

    29. Sault – Untitled (Black Is)

    Desire Index: 2.7204

    • Wants: 253
    • Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Forever Living Originals
    • Minimum Price: $364.37
  23. Chubby & The Gang - Speed Kills album cover

    28. Chubby & The Gang – Speed Kills

    Desire Index: 2.7344

    • Wants: 175
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Blu
    • Genre: Rock
    • Labels: Static Shock Records
    • Minimum Price: $400.00
  24. Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома - Этажи = Etazhi album cover

    27. Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома – Этажи = Etazhi

    Desire Index: 2.7458

    • Wants: 162
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Sacred Bones Records
    • Minimum Price: $1,875.00
  25. Dawl - Born Abstract album cover

    26. Dawl – Born Abstract

    Desire Index: 2.7963

    • Wants: 151
    • Format: 2×12″, Album
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Childhood Intelligence
    • Minimum Price: $29.88
  26. Marine Boy - La Monde Marine album cover

    25. Marine Boy – La Monde Marine

    Desire Index: 2.7973

    • Wants: 207
    • Format: 12″, RE
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Wormhole Wisdom
    • Minimum Price: $14.50
  27. Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома - Этажи = Etazhi album cover

    24. Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома – Этажи = Etazhi

    Desire Index: 2.8

    • Wants: 252
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Sacred Bones Records
    • Minimum Price: $125.00
  28. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue album cover

    23. Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue

    Desire Index: 2.8085

    • Wants: 264
    • Format: LP, Album, RE
    • Genre: Jazz
    • Labels: Wax Love Records
    • Minimum Price: $16.88
  29. Trimolo - New Chapter album cover

    22. Trimolo – New Chapter

    Desire Index: 2.825

    • Wants: 226
    • Format: LP, Album
    • Genre: Jazz
    • Labels: SchatziMusik
    • Minimum Price: $21.38
  30. Len Lewis - Do or Don

    21. Len Lewis – Do or Don’t EP

    Desire Index: 2.8571

    • Wants: 320
    • Format: 12″, EP, W/Lbl
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Real Deal Records
    • Minimum Price: $41.62
  31. C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha album cover

    20. C418 – Minecraft Volume Alpha

    Desire Index: 2.8783

    • Wants: 331
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Gre
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Ghostly International
    • Minimum Price: $200.00
  32. Sansibar - Paradise Industrial Complex album cover

    19. Sansibar – Paradise Industrial Complex

    Desire Index: 2.8881

    • Wants: 387
    • Format: 12″, EP
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Émotsiya
    • Minimum Price: $48.75
  33. Various - Virtual Dreams (Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age, 1993-1997) album cover

    18. Various – Virtual Dreams (Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age, 1993-1997)

    Desire Index: 2.9048

    • Wants: 183
    • Format: 3xLP, Comp
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Music From Memory
    • Minimum Price: $37.75
  34. WestsideGunn - Pray For Paris album cover

    17. WestsideGunn – Pray For Paris

    Desire Index: 2.9905

    • Wants: 314
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Tri
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: Daupe!
    • Minimum Price: $325.00
  35. Madeon - Celine (12122017) album cover

    16. Madeon – Celine (12122017)

    Desire Index: 3.0179

    • Wants: 169
    • Format: 12″, S/Sided
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Madeon Productions
    • Minimum Price: $1,000.00
  36. Thee Oh Sees - Dark Weald album cover

    15. Thee Oh Sees – Dark Weald

    Desire Index: 3.1017

    • Wants: 183
    • Format: 7″, Lat
    • Genre: Rock
    • Labels: Philthy Phonographic Records
    • Minimum Price: $210.00
  37. King Krule - Man Alive! album cover

    14. King Krule – Man Alive!

    Desire Index: 3.1111

    • Wants: 168
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, 3D + Flexi, S/Sided, Red + Ltd
    • Genre: Rock
    • Labels: True Panther Sounds, Matador
    • Minimum Price: $55.00
  38. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - ...Keyboard Fantasies... album cover

    13. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – …Keyboard Fantasies…

    Desire Index: 3.1359

    • Wants: 323
    • Format: LP, Album, RE
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Séance Centre
    • Minimum Price: $131.38
  39. Idris Bena - Lankivei album cover

    12. Idris Bena – Lankivei

    Desire Index: 3.1975

    • Wants: 502
    • Format: 2xLP, Album
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Forest ill Records
    • Minimum Price: $56.25
  40. Mad Honey - Upward Bound / Treasure Every Sunset album cover

    11. Mad Honey – Upward Bound / Treasure Every Sunset

    Desire Index: 3.24

    • Wants: 243
    • Format: 12″
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Space Grapes
    • Minimum Price: $50.00
  41. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue album cover

    10. Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue

    Desire Index: 3.2958

    • Wants: 234
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat
    • Genre: Jazz
    • Labels: Jazz Images
    • Minimum Price: $17.50
  42. Mavi - Let The Sun Talk album cover

    9. Mavi – Let The Sun Talk

    Desire Index: 3.3019

    • Wants: 175
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Ult
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: de Rap Winkel Records
    • Minimum Price: $230.50
  43. Boldy James, Alchemist - The Price Of Tea In China album cover

    8. Boldy James, Alchemist – The Price Of Tea In China

    Desire Index: 3.3452

    • Wants: 281
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Gre
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: ALC Records
    • Minimum Price: $140.00
  44. Lamp of Murmuur - Cursed Deambulations Of The Nocturnal Entities album cover

    7. Lamp of Murmuur – Cursed Deambulations Of The Nocturnal Entities

    Desire Index: 3.4875

    • Wants: 279
    • Format: LP, Ltd
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Death Kvlt Productions
    • Minimum Price: $166.62
  45. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Funky Stuff album cover

    6. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media – Funky Stuff

    Desire Index: 3.6854

    • Wants: 328
    • Format: LP, Album, RE, RM
    • Genre: Jazz
    • Labels: Columbia
    • Minimum Price: $44.25
  46. Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома - Этажи = Etazhi album cover

    5. Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома = Молчат Дома – Этажи = Etazhi

    Desire Index: 4.0645

    • Wants: 252
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Sacred Bones Records
    • Minimum Price: $144.62
  47. Masami Kawahara & The Exotic Sounds - Ecstasy 恍惚/エクスタシー album cover

    4. Masami Kawahara & The Exotic Sounds – Ecstasy 恍惚/エクスタシー

    Desire Index: 4.2813

    • Wants: 274
    • Format: LP, Ltd, RE, Gat
    • Genre: Jazz
    • Labels: Cobrarose Records
    • Minimum Price: $36.25
  48. Eversines, Anderson, Adam Pits, Nella - Wex Special: Part 2 album cover

    3. Eversines, Anderson, Adam Pits, Nella – Wex Special: Part 2

    Desire Index: 4.55

    • Wants: 637
    • Format: 12″, Ltd, W/Lbl
    • Genre: Electronic
    • Labels: Wex
    • Minimum Price: $66.62
  49. WestsideGunn - Pray For Paris album cover

    2. WestsideGunn – Pray For Paris

    Desire Index: 5.02

    • Wants: 251
    • Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Spl
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: Daupe!
    • Minimum Price: $670.75
  50. Conway, Alchemist - LULU album cover

    1. Conway, Alchemist – LULU

    Desire Index: 6.3371

    • Wants: 564
    • Format: 12″, EP, Ltd
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Labels: Griselda Records, ALC Records, Patta Soundsystem
    • Minimum Price: $375.00
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