Discogs Digital Download Service – closing down

On Jan 1, 2014, we will be closing down our Digital Marketplace. We felt we needed to make this change, as we want to simplify both the site layout and our code, and allow us all to focus on the core of Discogs – the database and the associated marketplace. This service was done in […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for September 2013

The most expensive item sold in September 2013 was a limited edition of Röyksopp’s first album, Melody A.M. The popularity award in September Top 30 goes to a relative newcomer, The Weekend’s 2012 album Trilogy. Two copies of this 6-vinyl limited edition LP hit the list this month, at positions 8 and 15, respectively. Click […]

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Records Don’t Understand Simple Concepts Like Moving

So, as some of you may have heard (probably very little), I and my 12,000 records have moved. Aside from the regular joys of moving like changing addresses and discovering nobody delivers pizza after 10PM at the new location, there is the simple issue of records. The first thing to do is to figure out […]

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Oddball Ephemeral Spoken Seven Inches

I don’t really have much of a greater educational agenda with this blog post aside from sharing one of my favorite types of record to collect: Oddball ephemeral spoken seven inch records. Backstage At “Call Me Madam” This promotional release in 1951 by RCA Victor is a field recording of the backstage performance of this […]

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Best Buy Ever

Last week, NME announced their Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Lists like these are always great fuel for discussion, but this time the number 1 in the list happens to be my favorite album, too: The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths. And the funny thing is: I bought this album over twenty […]

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R.I.P. Lou Reed

We know the internet is overflowing with memorials and tributes to Lou Reed, but we wanted to take a moment here at Discogs to offer our own brief salute. We could write thousands of words trying to describe his immense influence on music, but for today, we’ll just let that music do the talking. Here’s […]

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Record Planet Utrecht, The Netherlands 23 & 24 November

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November 2013, Discogs will be present at the Record Planet Fair in Utrecht, The Netherlands. At the moment it’s the only European fair we are attending and we thought it would be nice to let you know in advance, as it would be great to meet you there! […]

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Discogs Mix 009 – Mojo

Discogs Mix 009 - Mojo

Mojo’s been mixing for various events in L.A. since 1992, most notably F.A.M.I.L.Y and Insomniac. Currently producing under the name Mojo Rising, he has releases on several labels, including L.A.’s downtempo imprint Cold Busted. With this mix, the goal was to provide a broad overview of electronic music over the past few decades, while also […]

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Coin Operator: A Brief Overview Of Jukebox Mini-Albums

Back in February, I went in with a few other dealers on a collection of 20,000 7″ records. As it turns out, a good majority of these came from a defunct Jukebox distrobution company in upstate New York. While a good majority of these records were common crud, a few boxes were full of strange […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for August 2013

The most expensive item sold in August 2013 was a first-pressing of the Three Parts to My Soul (Spiritus, Manes et Umbra) LP, by 1970s prog rock artists Dr. Z. While represses and CD versions are down-right reasonable ($20 and up), the original is a holy grail for some collectors, and frequently appears on high-priced […]

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