Why Daniel Johnston Is a Cult Hero

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More people are familiar with the cover art from Daniel Johnston’s sixth album, the 1983 self-released Hi, How Are You, than they are with the singer-songwriter himself. The front image, a black-and-white line drawing of a frog-like creature with eyes on long stalks (known as “Jeremiah the Innocent”), was emblazoned on a T-shirt worn by […]

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Why Henry Rollins Collects Multiple Pressings of Certain Records

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Henry Rollins discusses his reasoning for collecting multiple pressings of the same release. We can all learn a thing or two about what makes a quality pressing when searching for the best version of our favorite records. Read more from Henry Rollins. I think it is fair to say that it’s possible to get a […]

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An Interview with Uri from Hivern Discs in Barcelona

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So many things have happened since Hivern Discs was founded 10 years ago in Barcelona, and the label’s founder, Uri (also known as John Talabot, among many other pseudonyms), has changed equally. In that decade, he has kept honest to his music taste, which has developed as he met new people, new doors opened, and […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in January and February 2021

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Take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs and you’ll see some interesting trends among the albums that our Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace each month. The final three months of 2020 included a lot of Record Store Day 2020 releases, […]

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10 Essential Albums Featuring Bass Great Pino Palladino

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Pino Palladino was finishing up his bass parts on a Common album when a request came as a bolt from the blue: Could he join The Who this weekend?  While in Philadelphia wrapping up work on the MC’s 2002 album Electric Circus, the bassist rang his wife, Maz, who informed him he probably wouldn’t be […]

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What to Know About the Upcoming Changes to Release Pages on Discogs

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One of Discogs’s prevailing values is continual improvement, and sometimes that means implementing changes to the site that aren’t flashy. One of our current projects focuses on fine-tuning release pages, which account for 25% of all visits to the Discogs site. Right now, these improvements have only been enabled on release pages accessed by “logged-out […]

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The Coolest Records Henry Rollins Found That He Wasn’t Looking For

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As collectors, we are always on the hunt for our next score. There are the holy grails — the records that represent our greatest finds — and then there are “happy little accidents,” as Bob Ross would say. Henry Rollins shares the coolest records he found that he wasn’t looking for. Read more from Rollins […]

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A Side-by-Side Test of Vinyl Record Cleaning Solutions

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Vinyl record cleaning solutions are one of the most highly-debated topics among collectors. The importance of maintaining clean records is undeniable. The benefits are numerous: extending vinyl life, improving playback, preventing needle wear. You can even increase the value of some records with a good clean. However, there is no clear consensus on which method […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

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Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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How to Store Vinyl Records

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A question many record collectors face is, “Where can I put all these records?” We’ll do our best to answer by covering a variety of storage options and tips. Let’s start by outlining the recommended, government-approved guidelines for how to store vinyl records. The leading professional in media storage is the United States federal government. […]

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