The Most Expensive Soul Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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If you’re a fan of Discogs, then you’re likely familiar with our regular roundups of the priciest items sold each month in the Marketplace. These lists are typically monopolized by classic rock vinyl with a few coveted cassettes, CD box sets, and other limited releases peppered in. Now we’re diving deep into a specific genre: […]

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The Cranberries Gave Us a Glimmer of Hope With No Need to Argue

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I’m sure everyone says this as they get older, but when I was asked to write about the expanded and remastered 25-year anniversary edition of The Cranberries‘ seminal second LP No Need to Argue, my first reaction was, “How could it be a quarter of a century since the record’s original release?” I went back […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2020

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup, from rareties by Pink Floyd and David Bowie to punk 7-inches by The Misfits and Minor Threat. The […]

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What Makes Keith Richards Such a Legendary Guitar Player?

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The reactions and memorials that have continued to arrive following the passing of Eddie Van Halen all carried an underlying message: in the land of rock ‘n’ roll, the lead guitarist is king. Their names are the ones that even the most casual of fans remembers. The shredders and virtuosos that get the magazine covers. […]

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The Best Beginner Turntables for Any Budget

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There are few things more fun than buying a turntable, but if you’re new to vinyl, the purchase can also come with a lot of questions. Unless you’ve had quite a few years of experience under your belt or you obsessively research turntables just for fun, the list of features, terms, and options can seem […]

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Breaking Down Rough Trade’s Favorite Albums of 2020 with Discogs Data

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‘Tis the season — and no, we’re not talking about the holidays. As 2020 comes to a close, everyone will be declaring the best albums, artists, and music moments of the year. Our friends at Rough Trade, the crew of independent record shops with storefronts in the United States and the UK, have shared their favorite […]

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The Most Expensive Prog Rock Albums Ever Sold on Discogs

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It’s time for another breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of Discogs, then you’re familiar with our monthly roundups of pricey items, which usually feature classic records, limited LPs, and a coveted 7-inch releases. We’re switching things up a bit and looking […]

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7 Best Finds in U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind 20th Anniversary Box Set

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In 2000, U2 shook up the music industry when they left their label of 20 years, Island Records, for a multi-album deal with Interscope, which, at the time, was experiencing world-shattering success on the backs of Dr. Dre’s 2001 and two back-to-back Eminem smashes in The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. The […]

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How Motörhead Propelled Thrash Metal with Ace of Spades

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Perennial Motörhead frontman and co-founder Lemmy Kilmister seemed like a living contradiction. He played high-decibel, high-octane music, yet conversations with him were nuanced at a quieter volume. His band spurred the development of thrash metal, but he did not consider his band a metal outfit and disdained mosh pits. He once told me that he […]

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Buying on Discogs: What’s New in the Marketplace?

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Things are looking a little different in the Discogs Marketplace. This year, we’ve been working on improvements to the Marketplace to make the buying process smoother, more intuitive, and generally better for music fans. That starts with making shipping costs clearer on every item for sale in the Marketplace and added to your order when […]

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