How Judas Priest Created Painkiller at the House of Brad and Angelina 30 Years Ago

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Judas Priest’s Painkiller was more than just a comeback album for the iconic British group. It was a bold new statement of intent and a record that would prove to be highly influential on the European metal scene in the early 1990s. The quintet showed that they still had plenty of fire left and could […]

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The First Weekend of Record Store Day 2020 Was Massive for Shops

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Thirteen years ago, Record Store Day was created as an opportunity to bring the record community together. However, being “together” is a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the organizers of RSD opted for three socially distant drops this fall rather than the one big event in April. The first of the RSD […]

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5 Highlights from The Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup Box Set

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By the end of 1972, according to Keith Richards, Switzerland and Jamaica were the only two countries that welcomed The Rolling Stones across their borders thanks to their rough and rowdy ways on tour. In no rush to cut the party short, the band chose to continue their Jimmy Miller years under the watchful eye […]

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You Can Now Keep Your Friends Close on the Discogs Android App

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Good friends are hard to come by. While we can’t really help you with that, we can help you manage your Friends list on Discogs. With the latest version of the Discogs Android app (2.19), you’ll be able to carry them around in your pocket. Unlike most online interactions, which seem to center squarely around […]

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From Blogs to Billboard: 4 Stars That Blossomed From Hip-Hop’s Blog Era

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The last American-born creative renaissance occurred over the internet in glorified message boards thanks in part to the U.S. government’s narrow-mindedness. On January 16, 2007, DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were arrested after the Morrow County Sheriff’s Joint Vice Task Force and the Clayton County Police raided their offices, confiscating 81,000 mixtape CDs in […]

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Why You Should Listen to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Through Your Headphones

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When a few of us here at Discogs started tossing around ideas for albums to feature in this new series about the joys of a headphone experience with vinyl, we knew we wanted to start with something iconic. The Dark Side of the Moon immediately came up, but we were worried. It’s a short walk […]

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How to Contribute to the Discogs Database

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If you’ve ever thought: I had no idea Discogs was built by a contributor community! I want to learn more about the Database because I’ll probably discover some interesting stuff about my favorite music. I would love to contribute to Discogs but I don’t know how to. I have tried to contribute in the past, […]

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Alan Braufman’s 5 Most Influential Albums of All Time

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Alan Braufman is a lauded jazz musician, saxophonist, and composer. His 1975 album, Valley of Search, is renowned amongst collectors and his new record, The Fire Still Burns, drops August 2020. A friend of mine asked me the other day, “What were the albums early in my life that influenced my musical development?” Upon thinking […]

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Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis and Database Highlights: Music Sales in 2020

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This year has brought its fair share of challenges. In January, we could not predict the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on small businesses. However, the data in the Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis and Database Highlights 2020 proves that music fans are resilient, active, and enthusiastic. Discogs has become an online haven for sellers […]

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You Should Know Bob James, the Most Sampled Jazz Artist of All Time

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Keyboardist Bob James has been sampled in hip-hop classics from Run-DMC’s “Beats to the Rhyme” to Eric B. and Rakim’s “Follow the Leader.” An agogô-bell breakbeat from one of his recordings has propelled tracks by N.W.A. and A$AP Rocky. No jazz artist has been sampled more than him. The term “godfather of hip-hop” has even […]

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