Music Trivia 8/16

Here are this week’s trivia questions — answers posted here on Monday! What was U2’s original name? A: Feedback What british band recorded the critically-acclaimed single “Common People”? A: Pulp What band’s music video for ‘Coffee and TV’ features a living milk carton? A: blur What female singer appeared on at least one hit single […]

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The Top 5: 1985, part 2 — Metal

Comments on last week’s Top 5 highlighted the fact that the Billboard listings used for our top 5 of 1985 were heavily pop-centric, leaving out some fantastic metal tracks. I came to metal a bit later on – 1985 still echoes of Springsteen when I look back on my childhood, but in the 90s, I […]

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Bulk Actions for Sellers on My Orders

We have good news for all sellers, especially for those that work in larger order volumes! Our talented developer, Vreon, has created bulk actions on My Orders for Archiving, Un-Archiving, leaving feedback, leaving replies to feedback, and updating order Status. If you hover your cursor over each button, a tool tip will appear to let […]

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Wildcard Wednesday – 20 Feet From Stardom

“Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names…” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, Judith Hill. I am slightly embarrassed to say that until I saw “20 Feet From Stardom” last weekend, I had never heard these names before. I had heard their voices though, hundreds of times probably. […]

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Release Day — August 13, 2013

It’s Release Day again! It looks to be a fairly low-key release day all-around, but a very good one if you happen to enjoy orchestral and classical music. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under Leonard Slatkin, are issuing a collection of works from celebrated American composer Aaron Copland. If soloists are more your thing, then violist […]

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Artist of the Week: Apollonia

Our pick for this week — the trio of French DJs known collectively as Apollonia — come to you from Discogs staffer Corey, an enthusiastic fan of the group. Comprised of Dan Ghenacia, Olivier Ducreux and Dyed Soundorom, the group’s name plays homage to Apollonia Kotero, who starred opposite Prince in the 1984 film “Purple […]

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National Vinyl Record Day

It’s National Record Day: Today is National Record Day and I think with all the blog posts about first purchases and guilty pleasures let’s talk about records. The reason most of us are part of the Discogs community, is for the almighty LP. Whether you’re an avid collector or the occasional buyer there is something […]

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Music Trivia — August 9, 2013

Music trivia is back after a one-week hiatus! Answers will appear on the bottom of this post on Monday. Enjoy the weekend, everybody! The band Uriah Heep took their name from which novel, by which writer? A: David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens How many weeks did “Dark Side of the Moon” stay on the Billboard’s […]

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The Top 5: 1985

Yesterday’s “Guilty Pleasures” version of “Wildcard Wednesday” showed that there are still a few serious Wham! fans out there, at least according to the Facebook comments! That got us thinking about what the biggest hits of the 1980s actually were, so we set our sights right in the middle, on Billboard’s 1985, and wham! Here’s […]

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Wildcard Wednesday: Guilty Pleasures, Bands you’re embarrassed to love

We all have those albums, or those songs that we don’t want anyone to know we love. But when you’re home alone….and no one is around…you quietly and cautiously turn up the stereo as loud as you possible can without causing any damage, and just let loose with the music. We’ve done a lot of […]

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