Music Trivia — July 19, 2013

Here’s a bit of music trivia for you to ponder over the weekend, courtesy of Discogs staff member Liz M: What song has this opening line “In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey?” Which band had a UK hit with ‘Tragedy’ in 1998? Which year was ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 3’ […]

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Remember When Track

The year for me was 1997, and I was 16 years old. I was driving with a friend on a really hot summer day. This wasn’t that memorable other than the elementary fact that it was summer vacation, and I had just been ungrounded. My friend had just received her drivers license, and it was […]

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The Top 5: Seattle Sound

Since we kicked off the week with Soundgarden, and another Pacific Northwest favorite The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made our release list, I figured we’d keep the regional love rolling! Today’s Top 5 theme is: Top 5 “Seattle Sound” tracks. These are favorite tracks from bands that either represented, or influenced, the music scene that began […]

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This Week in Music — July 14 – 20

Some interesting notes on this week in music history: Releases: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s debut album, Creedence Clearwater Revival, was released in 1968. Elvis Presley’s first release on the Sun Records label, That’s All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky was released in 1954. Bob Dylan’s single Like a Rolling Stone was released in 1965; Dylan […]

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Release Day — July 16, 2013

It’s our favorite day of the week here at Discogs — Release Day! Looking down the release list, there are some familiar names for those of us with fond memories of the 80s, including the Pet Shop Boys and filmmaker David Lynch. But the conversation here at the office yesterday and today told us there […]

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Artist of the Week: Soundgarden

We’re kicking off our first Artist of the Week column by highlighting an old favorite: Soundgarden. Most fans of American grunge will be familiar with Soundgarden already. Widely credited as one of the major names behind the popularization of the “Seattle Sound” in the early 1990s, Soundgarden was actually founded in 1984 by singer Chris […]

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Discogs Mix 006 – Chrissy Murderbot

This sixth installment in the Discogs Mix Series features Chrissy Murderbot; DJ, producer, and purveyor of stupid party music. He’s the man behind the sleazy house label Sleazetone Records, the hard-hitting juke and booty music label Loose Squares, and the now-defunct jungle label Dead Homies. For more Murderbot mix madness, checkout his wildly ambitious year […]

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Announcing New Daily Columns!

Starting next week, you can find new daily blog columns Monday through Friday! We’ll be highlighting prominent artists from around the world, discussing new releases, and offering a chance for the Discogs community to tell us a little more about some of the music you all love! Here’s what you can look forward to: Monday: […]

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How you can help contribute to Discogs

Do you speak multiple languages? Have you noticed the translations on Discogs could use some help? Well, let me show you how simple it is to help contribute language changes to Discogs. We use a service called github to manage changes to our translation files. Our translation project is located here. Once there, you need […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for May 2013

The most valuable item sold in May 2013 was a cassette compilation featuring, among other artists, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in their pre-Daft Punk group Darlin’. This is the first time a cassette release has taken the number one spot. Check out the top 30 most expensive items for May 2013.

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