Most Wanted & Collected Books of 2018 & Database Trends

Bookogs is still our biggest database, at just under 75,000 books cataloged. We started out the year at just over 39,000 and were hoping to double in 2018. We didn’t quite make it, but (at time of publishing) we’re fairly close at 73,456 – and there’s still a bit of time to get those numbers […]

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Most Wanted & Collected Comics Of 2018 & Database Trends

The Comicogs database has more than doubled in the past year, thanks to your amazing contributions. We ended 2017 with 16,454 comics in the database. This year we’ve had just under 18,000 more submissions – about 10,000 of those have been in the second part of the year – bringing the database total up to […]

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Most Wanted & Collected Posters of 2018, & Database Trends

Posterogs is our newest, but fast growing database with over 500% growth in 2018. Turns out people who are into physical music formats are also pretty keen on gig posters. Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits to Posterogs. We appreciate you making 2018 a great year for the Bookogs database. What’s […]

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Gearogs Database Trends, Most Wanted & Most Collected Gear of 2018

Gearogs blog header with Roland TR-909

Gearogs database grew about 12% over the past year. That doesn’t seem like much when comparing to Bookogs or Comicogs, but considering there’s a hell of a lot less items of audio gear than there are books and comics, it’s still pretty good. Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits to Gearogs. […]

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Staff Picks: The Best Albums Of 2018

It’s never an easy task to summarize a year with just one album. But of course, the Discogs staff is always up for a challenge and we didn’t want to wave goodbye to the year without sharing with you our take on the best albums of 2018. 2018 has felt like a good one, with […]

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Travelling Records: Globetrotting Tunes For A Global Audience

The Travelling Record is a limited edition record with no permanent owner or home making its way across the world through friendly exchanges. Its temporary caretakers are expected to play the record to interested audiences and then pass it on to other intermediate owners who do the same. You can track how the record travels […]

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The Best Records Of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, so does our Best Of The Decades series for the ’8s (here’s ’08, ’98, ’88, ’78, ’68 just in case you missed them). We have a particularly long list this time around, with label folks, journalists, and musicians chiming in on their favorite records of 2018. You’re probably used […]

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Raw Power in Raw Data: Linking Music Data Across Our Databases

Iggy Pop on the Raw Power album cover looking at data samples

One of the coolest and most unique things about Discogs is the sheer volume and power of music data that’s been diligently contributed by the community. Over the years, Discogs has become the place you go to find every physical release from pretty much every band and artist and all the data associated with those releases.  […]

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Discogs Database In Review: November 2018

The end of the year is getting close and the total volume of contributions is beginning to slow down, in line with patterns seen in previous years. The huge spike in Artist and Label page edits from September and October has begun to slow as well, although there is still a lot of activity from […]

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Mexican Summer at 10: Staffers Pick Their Favorite Albums

For 10 years, Mexican Summer has danced across a radically shifting musical landscape. The label, birthed in 2008 by Kemado Records, has evolved from releasing limited-run vinyl editions to discovering and nurturing an array of musicians across 250 catalog releases, launching a reissue and publishing imprint, and unfolding the annual multi-faceted festival Marfa Myths in […]
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