Artist of the Week: Lambchop

I’m not exactly sure where I first heard of Lambchop, to be honest, but I do know that I was hooked the very first time I listened to “Nixon” (2000). It was magnificently haunting, conjuring images of 50s ballroom music juxtaposed with fat, ringing 70s guitars and 90s-esque existentialist lyrics. I wasn’t sure what I […]

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The Top 5: Grandma’s Hands

I’m going to add a personal note to this week’s Top 5. This past week, my family said farewell to my grandmother, a wonderful woman who had a very powerful influence on my life. While grandma was never a fan of pop music — she preferred straight gospel, and the kind you sung yourself at […]

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Discogs Team: Meet Lilian

Hi there! Welcome to the Discogs Team! Do you mind introducing yourself? Hi, my name is Lilian. I live in a tiny village in the green heart of The Netherlands. Very conveniently located near Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam, but with a lake and nature reserve literally across the road: The best of both […]

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First album purchase?

Hey Discogs community what was the first album you purchased? I was spending time recently with my family talking about music, as I have some extended family who have been playing music all their life, and I heard the most amusing stories about first personal music purchases. A family friend was visiting for dinner and […]

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Simplified Header

We are simplifying the header as part of an ongoing effort to make the site more mobile friendly. Your cart and messages are now easier to see. Before, they were buried among the clutter of the grey bar. Now, they are featured in the primary header where they belong. Moving these links up allows us […]

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Release Day — July 29, 2013

It’s Release Day, and here are some great sounds to look over for this week! Lets slow it down with the soothing, soulful, rhythmic and mostly blues artist Buddy Guy. This man started playing on a two string type diddley bow he made, later moving onto a Harmony acoustic guitar. Something to keep in mind, […]

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Artist of the Week Vince Guaraldi

This week we’re highlighting an American jazz musician and pianist Vince Guaraldi. Born July 17, 1928 in San Francisco; he graduated from Lincoln High School and then San Francisco State College. While in college he began performing music. His first serious gig came when he filled in as an intermission pianist for Art Tatum. Guaraldi’s […]

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Music Trivia — July 26, 2013

Here are this week’s trivia questions — answers posted here on Monday! Name the only Dutch band and song that crossed the waters to hit #1 on the US charts in 1970. What were the two final lead vocal works that Phil Lesh sang? What is Courtney Love’s real name? What is the name of […]

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New Video Player

At Discogs, we’re continually working to ensure that pages load as quickly as possible. This is especially important for release pages, which are very highly-trafficked and are often the first thing a new visitor will see! Today we’re switching from our self-hosted JWPlayer installation to standard YouTube embedded playlists. The old player was very large […]

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The Top 5: “Summer” Tracks

July is winding down, but there’s still plenty of summer left — plenty of time for sitting on the back porch, in a lawn chair, or on the window sill and listening to your favorite tunes in the last light of the day, a cold drink in one hand, good friends hanging around. Today we’re […]

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