The Magpie Salute: High Water II

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Internet music forums frequented by old men boast a steady stream of outraged comments about the death of rock and roll. This means, of course, the literal death of the bands and musicians that these people grew up liking, the icons of so-called classic rock. Yes, it’s sad that John Bonham choked to death and […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of August 2019

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August was a time among others. I had a totally different post for this already written out, unfortunately it got lost somehow. It was far more rantier though and it’s probably for the best to lay off the salt a bit in these trying times. There’s a lot of good releases this month, and some […]

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20 Years Later… The White Stripes

Late ’90s rock music is well described in deep blues and grays. The summer of 1999 was dominated by Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ introspective ballad Scar Tissue. Buckcherry and Def Leppard were grabbing No. 1s on the Billboard rock charts, while the post-grunge of Creed and Bush gained traction on radio and MTV alike. It […]

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The Cure: Documentary Disintegration

This Is 40… The Cure celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018 with two concerts that perfectly encapsulated four glorious decades of abject moping, thunderous gloom and head-spinning pop. Both shows were filmed and they comprise the contents of 40 Live – Curætion-25 + Anniversary, a box set arriving Oct. 18 that will, sadly, only be […]

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Discogs Database Guidelines: Now Available In French!

Database Guidelines: Rule 1.1.1 in French

For the first time ever, the Discogs Database Guidelines are available in a language other than English:  the full Discogs Database Guidelines are now available in French! The Discogs Database Submission Guidelines are the backbone of Discogs; the product of almost 20 years of community-driven discussion about the best way to catalog all of the […]

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The Discogs Guide To Amsterdam Record Shops

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 With a Discogs office based in Amsterdam, how could we not have a Discogs Guide to Amsterdam Record Shops? Whether you’re into Techno, World Music, Funk, Soul, Rock, Classical Music or Dutch ‘Smartlappen’, and whether you like your record shops spacious and stylish, more cosy or rough around the edges: with around 30 record […]

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Press It Again, Sam! 15 Albums That Need To Be Reissued

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There is one thing he can’t buy… a dinosaur! – Homer Simpson It might be true that the “Simpsons did it first” meme applies to almost every single thing that has happened in the 21st century. In Season 3 of The Simpsons, infamous TV presenter Kent Brockman couldn’t buy a dinosaur with all the money […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Will Baxter of ColdCuts // HotWax

Since its conception and launch in 2015, Will’s ColdCuts // HotWax has grown from strength to strength specialising in the club-centric electronic, dance and disco crossover and never compromising on quality. ColdCuts // HotWax’s unassuming entrance could lead to any old warehouse, but on entry you have an orderly and perfectly categorised wax wonderland, priding […]

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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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