Exclusive Preview: An Oral History Of The 1968 Elvis Comeback Special

There are a handful of moments in Elvis Presley’s career that stand out as pop culture milestones. One is his 1968 “comeback special,” which saw the King return to live performance after years of being unhappy with his film career. To celebrate the comeback special’s 50th anniversary, Sony Legacy will release a deluxe box set […]

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Behind The Curtain: Meet 3 Contributors Preserving Non-Digital Formats

Ever wondered how all the trillions of data points that make up the Discogs Database got there? Discogs is entirely built from voluntary contributions. Over the past 18 years over 430,000 people have tried their hand at adding and editing information on Discogs. The result is a digital archive of over 10 million releases, 80 […]

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The Hairy Underbelly: When Disambiguation Fails

Discogs is an incredible archive of music from all around the world. What’s most incredible is the level of detail available on every page. The casual 21st century web user probably never thinks about how all that information gets there. In fact it’s often hard work. Sometimes it gets ugly… This guest series, written by […]

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Top Selling Styles On Discogs: September 2018

Discogs is the world’s largest database of music. The only thing better than free access to all the information in the Database is being able to add Releases to your Collection by buying them from a Discogs seller, and we’re proud to be connecting thousands of buyers and sellers around the world every month. These […]

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Top 100 Discogs Contributors By Volume Of Submissions ‘Collected’

Every time you add a Release to the Discogs Database you’re helping build the largest database of music that has ever existed. Building a cultural archive of the history of music is obviously really important, but it can be difficult to measure the impact of adding something to the archive – especially if it’s considered ‘obscure’. […]

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We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll: A Guide To Rocktober

This month, Rhino Records unleashed its third annual Rocktober campaign, which celebrates rock albums and independent record stores. They’ve been trickling out limited-edition vinyl reissues exclusively at indie shops all month long. From punk progenitors to parody acts to metal mainstays, the offerings are all over the board. With so many LPs on the docket […]

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Three Key Collaborative Moments From Phil Collins’ Career

From his early days in Flaming Youth through his rise to stardom in Genesis and on into a massive solo career, Phil Collins has been a collaborative person. That spirit is necessary when you’re in a band, but once you’ve struck out on your own and scored serious worldwide hits — well, you don’t really […]

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Six Of The Best Live Albums Recorded At The Ryman Auditorium

Back in the summer of 2012, I found myself in a sweaty room wedged between Jack Black and Kyle Gass on a tiny couch. (The fact that it didn’t collapse under our weight was a serious feat of engineering.) I’m generally not easy to impress, but I was unequivocally starstruck at that moment. Not because […]

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The Best Halloween Records: Staff Picks

The Best Halloween records: Ghostbusters Original Soundtrack Album

Whether you’re celebrating Halloween with a big party this year or just haunting your own house, nothing sets the tone like the perfect Halloween record. What makes the perfect Halloween record is a highly subjective and debatable topic. Some prefer spooky scores, others need some menacing lyrics, while some will settle for a few blood-curdling […]

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John Carpenter On Life In Show Business: ‘I Survived!’

Today we’re launching Discogs Exclusives, which features limited-edition, ultra-rare, and artist-direct items. For the launch, we have an exclusive John Carpenter cassette box set, collecting all of his Sacred Bones releases. Listen to the audio version of our interview with John Carpenter By Sean Cannon “Stop it. Would you stop it?! Oh no, don’t do […]

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