most popular august 2020

The Most Popular Albums on Discogs in August 2020

Our ranking of the most popular albums, which is determined by how many people added the record to their Collection on Discogs during the previous month, is back for another round in August. To be included on the genre-specific list, the album must have been dropped in 2020 with a physical format (meaning it won’t take into consideration digital streams).

There are a handful of Record Store Day releases here, including both David Bowie albums. However, we anticipate a lot more August drops to pop up in next month’s list since RSD was just last Saturday, August 29, which doesn’t give a lot of folks time to update their Collections on Discogs. Other newbies include releases from Bright Eyes, Deep Purple, Erasure, Fontaines D.C., Glass Animals, and Jagga Jazzist, to name a few.

Repeats include Khruangbin, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, and Mac Miller’s posthumous Circles, all of which have been consistently ranking high in their respective genres since their release.

What caught our eye? It may sound silly, but there was a lot of purple this month: the recent album from Deep Purple, R.A.P. Ferreira and The Jefferson Park Boys’ piece called Purple Moonlight Pages, and Washed Out is back with a new one called Purple Noon.

What did you score in August?






Funk and Soul

Folk, World, and Country

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