Crate Minds: An Interview With Julian Gascoigne of Rook Records

Rook Records opened its online doors in 2016 and has since had a meteoric rise through the Discogs seller charts. Specialising in Soul to Afro and Disco to Techno, Julian’s taste was founded & refined in over a decade of digging and now, luckily for us, shared with the world! We paid a visit to […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Ewan Of Rarekind Records

Rarekind is a Brighton community pillar and has been for well over a decade, diversifying through trends & generations to meet ever-changing demands whilst staying true to its roots of pushing fantastic soul-drenched records across a cross-section of genres. An OG Art Gallery turned Record Shop, Owner and Manager Ewan has been behind the counter […]

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Elbow: An Abbreviated Album History

Every generation has its poets, and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is an everyman lyricist for the ages. His passionate rhyme and flowering diction make noble the grit of years spent in pubs, the chaos of industrial city streets, and the ho-hum of a modern mind’s musings. The band reflects its home of Manchester through and […]

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Your Guide To Japanese Music, By Light In The Attic’s Yosuke Kitazawa

We have an incredible guest post from Yosuke Kitazawa from Light In The Attic Records. Yosuke is the Reissue Producer for LITA and is their resident Japanese music expert. He also produced and co-curated Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973. In other words, Yosuke knows of what he speaks. Yosuke […]

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Striped: The Story Of The White Stripes

When it comes to rock bands from the last quarter-century, very few had the same impact as The White Stripes. Everyone seemed to be screaming “rock is dead” in the late ’90s — until Jack and Meg White came along to resuscitate it. Their music helped change rock radio, shift the music industry back to […]

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Ten Influential Bands From Australia

How much do you know about Australia? No need to answer this question if you are Australian, but normally, for the rest of you, the answer tends to land in a strong “not so much”. And you’re not the one to blame. Generally speaking, in all non-English speaking countries, culture coming from English-speaking countries is […]

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The Replacements: Dead Man’s Pop

I don’t think it’s bragging to say that I’ve been a fan of the Replacements’ Don’t Tell A Soul since its release 30 years ago. If anything, my appreciation has only gotten me a lot of side-eye from the band’s fabled “real fans,” the ones who want Paul Westerberg to stay forever 21 and drunk. […]

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The Best Record Stores in Tokyo

We’re heading to the Land of the Rising Sun for the best record stores in Tokyo, Japan. We asked some of our favorite writers and artists like Go Kurosawa from Kikagaku Moyo, Makato Shimizu, and Ryotaro Aoki of The Japan Times and more to chime in on The Best Record Stores In Tokyo. The Best Record […]

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Pixies: An Abbreviated Album History

The Pixies are one of the most influential and unlikely rock bands in history. The Boston foursome came out swinging and burned out quick, imploding after five releases in four years only to become wildly popular a decade after falling apart, eventually releasing a follow-up LP 20 years later. Its sound came together in the […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For August 2019

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When I think of August, all that comes to mind is slacking off around a swimming pool and eating loads of ice cream. But I haven’t really had an August like that for a million years. And it seems like a lot of you haven’t had one like that either in 2019. August is a […]

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