The Most Popular New Albums in June 2021 by Genre

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Our regular roundup of the most popular new albums is determined by how many Discogs users added the release to their Collections throughout each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital streams. […]

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The Best Record Stores in Chicago

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The Windy City has a rich music history and a diverse vinyl scene. We asked some of the most music-savvy Chicagoans — including Andrew Bird, Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot, James Weir of NE-HI, and many more  — to share their top picks for the best record stores in Chicago. Laurie’s Planet of Sound VinylHub | Social […]

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Updated: Everything You Need to Know About Upcoming UK and EU VAT Changes on Discogs

This post was updated on July 1, 2021 to reflect changes to intra-UK and intra-EU supply of goods VAT collection; and new information about Northern Ireland. The tax landscape around the world continues to evolve with many countries putting the responsibility for tax compliance on global marketplaces like Discogs. The VAT changes that come into […]

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What Makes Record Store Day Releases an Investment Opportunity?

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The genius idea that is Record Store Day kicked off stateside in 2008 to support independent record shops. That acorn offered 10 unique releases from the likes of R.E.M. and Vampire Weekend, as well as a free compilation LP featuring Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Jeff Buckley, and Pearl Jam. In the 13 years since then, […]

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The Best Record Stores in Tokyo, Japan

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Discogs asked some of our favorite writers and artists like Go Kurosawa from Kikagaku Moyo, Makato Shimizu, Ryotaro Aoki of Japan Times, and more to pick their favorite places to dig for vinyl. The resulting list will guide you to the best record stores in Tokyo, Japan. Best Record Stores in Tokyo Big Love Records […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in May 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs explore trends in music the Community is collecting. The regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Following the announcement of Daft Punk’s break-up in early 2021, Discogs witnessed a surge in their record sales. The robotic duo remains popular […]

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25 Most-Collected Disney Albums of All Time

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Disney is responsible for some of the catchiest songs of all time. Whether you’re just trying to let it go or singing no worries for the rest of your days, you have the lyrics to at least one (or 100) Disney tunes stored in your brain. But what about physical music in your collection? We’re […]

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How Do I Archive and Preserve Rare Physical Media? This Hardware and Software Combo Can Help

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So, you’ve plunked down the money for a vinyl record. What should be your relationship with said object? Should it be like a worn-in T-shirt, played and replayed until the crackles and pops become one with the music? Or should it be treated gingerly, stowed away for safekeeping? There’s no all-encompassing answer; it depends on […]

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The Power of Listening to Joni Mitchell’s Blue 50 Years After Its Release

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What do I know about Joni Mitchell? I know I don’t know enough, or I’ve been made to feel that way by the music media. Certainly, as a woman, I’ve wronged myself somehow by leaving the majority of her catalog in mystery. I know she’s regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, […]

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The First Weekend of Record Store Day 2021 Was Big for Shops

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Fourteen years ago, Record Store Day was created in 2008 as a way to bring the vinyl community together, celebrating the impact that record stores have on music fans and diehard collectors alike. Unlike the first Record Store Days, which were a single in-store drop in April, the 2021 edition offers two separate events, the first […]

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