What Are EQ Curves? Understand the Most Important Curves in Vinyl History

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For many music fans, EQ curves remain an abstract concept despite their importance in the world of vinyl records. Without EQ curves and standardization in the record industry, listening to vinyl would not be the same rewarding experience. To properly explain what EQ curves are, we must first understand what equalization (EQ) is and why […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in January 2022

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By looking at how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace, we can easily determine which records are already having a big impact in 2022.The January 2022 best-selling list provides some unique insight as we see what the Community is most excited about in the new year. Once again, we’re seeing a […]

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What Is Sound Transparency and Why Is It Important?

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Sound transparency is an elusive term that you hear audiophiles toss around often, but when you search for a definition online, answers are mostly limited to internet forums and conflicting opinions. Sifting through these conversations can be illuminating, but sometimes, all you want is a concise breakdown of what a term means and how it […]

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What Exactly Are Soundstage and Imaging?

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If you’ve ever peered into the never-ending rabbit hole that is home audio gear, you’ve probably seen a few terms thrown around that seem simple, but are ultimately a little unclear. “Soundstage” is commonly used in audio descriptions, but what is it exactly? With the help of the experts at Technics, Discogs is going to […]

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Discogs Is Rolling Out a New and Improved Master Release Page

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Master Release pages in the Discogs Database compile all possible versions of a piece of music. The Master Release can be a gateway to finding the specific record, box set, CD, or cassette you want. This year, Discogs is rolling out improvements to the Database, which include a new way to search for releases from […]

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4 of Slash’s Most Memorable Guest Guitar Appearances

Slash is often recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. With Guns N’ Roses, he became a worldwide sensation. With Velvet Revolver and a slew of solo records, Slash has continued to bring his distinctive shredding to the masses. A new Slash album is due out this month, so it feels natural […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in December 2021

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The December 2021 most expensive list has landed and it’s full of black metal mayhem, straight-edge hardcore, and far-out psychedelic sounds. Looking at the most expensive items purchased around the holidays can surface some extra high prices and this December was no exception — the most expensive release sold on Discogs fetched more than $8,000 […]

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Why You Should Listen to My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Through Your Headphones

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Once you’ve heard My Bloody Valentine and their magnum opus, Loveless, something inside you is forever altered. Known for its cacophonous guitar work and the great lengths taken to complete the album, Loveless threw the rule book right out the window and introduced a whole new way to express one’s self through the transcendent and […]

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Seller Update: Quarterly Tax Reporting and PayPal

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As Discogs has transitioned to the new PayPal payment platform, we’ve spoken to several EU sellers about invoicing and tax reporting. Many professional sellers previously relied on the monthly invoice to track and report quarterly taxes. While Discogs does provide most of the data in the Marketplace Transactions Export that was previously available in the […]

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In Defense of the Automatic Turntable

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Automatic turntables and manual turntables have always been on opposing sides of a vinyl community rivalry. For some, the convenience of an auto-return tonearm is a luxury they can’t live without. For others, the deliberate act of dropping the needle in the correct groove makes them feel more deeply connected to the music they are […]

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