A Little Throwback To From The Archive 2019


The first thing that comes to mind once you cross the doors of the humongous Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) is that you might need a lifetime to go through all the archive. Thanks to a new edition of From The Archive, we had the opportunity to […]

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The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

No matter how much we’ve loved our Lesters, Daves and Sheffields, there has always been a gulf between citizens and music critics, between what people listen to and what a comparative handful of writers think we should hear. It’s a friendly enough war. Both sides end the day with their feet on the coffee table, […]

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In Conversation With Elisabeth, Organiser Of The Utrecht Mega Record & CD Fair


Bi-annually, twenty-five thousand crate diggers descend on Utrecht, with sellers from around the globe filling the 550 tables across it’s gigantic 12,500 square meter Jaarbeurs conference centre. Since its humble beginnings in the early 90s, Utrecht has grown to become the jewel in the record fair community’s crown globally. With the 52nd edition taking place […]

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What I Learned Reissuing Malaku Daku’s “Love Drums From The Ghetto”


It began about five years ago with a question with a record store owner I was visiting for work. At the time, I was riding heavy on shop and record show visits and for a glorious year or so experienced a decent percent of the United States, experiences which I am eternally grateful for. Many […]

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10 Rare And Expensive Records Found On The Discogs Marketplace


Discogs serves different purposes for different users. As much as you probably already know this is true, sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the versatile nature of the Discogs Database and Marketplace. Yes, Discogs can be the perfect place to check information about your favorite artists, use it for university research, buy records at […]

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Discogs Presents Mystic Crates: Bassi Maestro’s Favorite Double 45s

Bassi Maestro

On Saturday, November 2nd, Discogs Presents Mystic Crates is happening in Tokyo. We are going to have special DJs at the event, and one of the DJs is an Italian legend DJ Bassi Maestro. He spun at Crate Diggers Amsterdam last year as well. His love for collecting and spinning vinyl goes back to the early […]

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The Magpie Salute: High Water II


Internet music forums frequented by old men boast a steady stream of outraged comments about the death of rock and roll. This means, of course, the literal death of the bands and musicians that these people grew up liking, the icons of so-called classic rock. Yes, it’s sad that John Bonham choked to death and […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of August 2019


August was a time among others. I had a totally different post for this already written out, unfortunately it got lost somehow. It was far more rantier though and it’s probably for the best to lay off the salt a bit in these trying times. There’s a lot of good releases this month, and some […]

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20 Years Later… The White Stripes

Late ’90s rock music is well described in deep blues and grays. The summer of 1999 was dominated by Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ introspective ballad Scar Tissue. Buckcherry and Def Leppard were grabbing No. 1s on the Billboard rock charts, while the post-grunge of Creed and Bush gained traction on radio and MTV alike. It […]

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The Cure: Documentary Disintegration

This Is 40… The Cure celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018 with two concerts that perfectly encapsulated four glorious decades of abject moping, thunderous gloom and head-spinning pop. Both shows were filmed and they comprise the contents of 40 Live – Curætion-25 + Anniversary, a box set arriving Oct. 18 that will, sadly, only be […]

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