Crate Minds: An Interview With Discogs Seller, Abandon23

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Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. Here you’ll get to meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), insight into the life of a record seller on Discogs, how they got here, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. Seller Abandon23 has been a longtime […]

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Rewind: Luomo’s Vocalcity

Published in partnership with Resident Advisor Rewind is a review series that dips into electronic music’s archives to dust off music from decades past. Luomo’s Vocalcity was a landmark in the microhouse/minimal sound that dominated clubs in the early years of the 21st century. Released on May 23, 2000, the album got a re-release in […]

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Common’s “Be” Was My Blueprint To Being A Black Man 15 Years Ago

The essence of life is to be. Your existence is essentially an interconnected network of different states of being. You can be poor in the bank, suicidal on the inside, and a beacon of hope for others on the outside. To be is to choose even if the choice isn’t always yours. Children are raised […]

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The Marshall Mathers LP Was America’s ‘Black Mirror’ 20 Years Ago

“I feel like, and I’ve felt like this for a long time – I’ve always been chasing The Marshall Mathers LP”-Eminem on Marshall From Detroit in 2013. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) May 23, 2000 wouldn’t matter as much without January 21, 1999. By that date in the last January of the 20th […]

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Mer De Noms at 20: How Cocteau Twins and ’80s Goth Influenced A Perfect Circle

At the dawn of the new millennium, nu-metal was clashing with teen pop for dominance on the charts. A Perfect Circle arrived to offer something refreshingly different. The brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Billy Howerdel, their debut album was a project years in the making that managed to achieve the perfect storm with the right songs, players, […]

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Diana Ross Comes Out: Diana Turns 40

Diana Ross was already on her tenth solo studio album when 1980 rolled around. The icon had successfully navigated three different musical shifts having been in the game for over two decades. Early success as part of The Supremes had seen her score 12 number one singles on the Billboard charts, the group being hailed […]

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Blossoming On The Inside: Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker Turns 10

Ten years ago, Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker and a few fellow creatives exiled themselves in a broken-down beach home four hours south of Perth. There was no internet, phone reception, or even television. Instead, they had guitars, a drum kit, synthesizers, mics, and an eight-track recorder. The isolation was in service to creative introspection, and […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of March 2020

Album covers of the best selling records on Discogs in March 2020

Time again with the master of keyword chowder disaster to drop some questionable nuggets of thought on this terrible scene. Internet and dad favorite screaming red man King Crimson, Dark Side, Thriller, and a few other perennials there as always aside, I’m extremely unhip and live under a rock otherwise. Who are these artists? Probably […]

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The Glittery Melancholy Of Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

With so many incredible hits already under his belt, it now seems surprising that it was not until his ninth studio album- Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy– that Elton John entered the Billboard top 200 in the US at the number 1 spot on the first week of release. The LP was rumored […]

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Broken Love And Lost Innocence: The Black Keys’ Brothers Turns 10

It’s 2010, the United States’ Great Recession has subsided, and the first black President spreads an eloquent message of “hope.” Highly-processed electro-pop songs glorify excess, drinking and one-night stands, showering the Billboard charts in whiskey and glitter. The air is full of renewed youth and optimism, and yet one of the year’s greatest musical successes […]

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