An Interview with Mick Weston of England’s Wired Records

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Located near the Peterborough City Centre and train station in England, Wired Records (mick2105wiredrecords on Discogs) has been a long time coming. As a young teenager in the 1970s, Mick Weston dreamed about owning his own store while he helped out at his uncle’s record shop. However, it wasn’t until a motorbike trip to Copenhagen […]

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What Exactly Is Alternative Rock? A Completely Opinionated Guide

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I have an on-again, off-again love-hate relationship with the genre tag of “alternative rock.” In my younger days, I loved it — I had an affinity for anything that was placed into that overflowing and rather vague bucket of alternative. Growing up in the 1980s, the thoughtful and poetic lyrics of many of the artists […]

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Amy Lee Shares Her Coolest Records on Vinyl

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Classically trained pianist. Mezzo-soprano singer. Songwriter. Rock star. All of these describe Amy Lee. Amy Lee is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence, although she is a also frequent collaborator with everyone from Korn to the Muppets. She’s created a film soundtrack with Dave Eggar as well as a children’s album, […]

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How to Add Friends on the Discogs iOS App

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Are friends electric? The question posed by Gary Numan and company in 1979 has undoubtedly taken on a new meaning in 2021. Your friends may or may not be electric, but I’m willing to bet right now many of your friendships are somewhat electronic in nature, maintained via text, social media, and email. And now you […]

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Henry Rollins Explains His Food Groups and Seasons of Listening to Music

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Henry Rollins has often discussed how he is lining up his next listening session. This listening is usually an exploration of new music. But are there queues for relaxing? Thoughtfulness? Creativity? Rollins explains the food groups of music and the value of seasonal listening. Read more from Rollins here. I never had a good time […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in January 2021

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll be surprised by two interesting trends in the January 2021 edition: what is and is not on the list. Let’s start with the latter. Usually, we […]

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What to Do When a New Record Is Skipping

It’s one of the worst feelings for a music fan — you just put a brand-new record on your turntable, and the music comes out distorted. We understand that feeling. Indeed, we’ve been there before. To help you solve this inconvenience, we have put together a guide on what to do when a new record […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Records Online Through Discogs

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The Discogs Marketplace can be a bit overwhelming to a newcomer looking to expand their collection. For example, you might be wondering why there are literally 1,000 different variations of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Well, you can find the most straightforward answer in our mission statement: Discogs aims “to build the biggest […]

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The Importance of Isolation and How to Fix Vibration in Your Turntable Set-Up

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A lot of people dismiss the idea of isolating stereo gear from vibrations with a smirk and two words: snake oil. Those people clearly don’t live in a 100-year-old home with springy wood floors that turn it into a really big bounce house. Maybe they live in a newer home, or more likely in their […]

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J Dilla’s 15 Coolest Samples for the 15th Anniversary of Donuts

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It’s difficult to come to grips with the idea of J Dilla being gone for 15 years now, considering how much his creative spirit continues to prosper in his absence. February 10 marked a grim milestone in the passing of the man born James Dewitt Yancey, but 2021 is teeming with happier anniversaries to celebrate […]

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