Weekly Top 40 Trending Releases

Week of March 21st  Leading the Discogs Top 40 this week are The Raconteurs with their Live in Tulsa release offered through Third Man Records Vault club.  Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man drops down to #2 spot while reviews are strongly positive, Kerrang noting “he’s learned some new tricks, which can only be applauded at this point.” […]

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Discogs Statement During Coronavirus

Dear Discogs Community, COVID-19 is having a serious impact on our community around the world. We understand that there are uncertainties right now. But we want to reassure you that Discogs is still up and running and we are dedicated to supporting our contributors, buyers, and sellers. Our commitment to our users: We will continue […]

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The Top 10 Best Irish Rock Records Of 1990

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1990 was one of the most transitional years for rock ‘n’ roll as it was segueing from the poptimistic decadence of the 1980s into the self-aware earnestness and energy emerging from the rising grunge, pop-punk and skate metal movements that would come to define much of the Bill Clinton years. But between such extremes, there […]

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David Bowie’s “Young Americans” At 45

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1975: A Year Of Drastic Changes In Bowie’s Sound Who was David Bowie in 1975? An amorphous, androgynous rock god born of space-age fever dreams? A confused and increasingly cocaine-fueled man thrust into a bright international spotlight? A fiercely devoted music lover moved by the spirit who just wanted to share something good? When Young […]

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Once Upon a Time, Critics Didn’t “Get” The Bends

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Radiohead’s sophomore-slump-dodger The Bends, which arrived March 13, 1995. After two-and-half decades, the jury’s been in on The Bends. A hook-heavy album big enough to save the band from the cut-out bins of one-hit-wonderdom, and arty enough to tee up its dystopian post-rock opus OK Computer, which followed […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of January 2020

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New year, and a new tweak to the script that compiles the top 50! This shouldn’t have an effect on how the data gets counted, but there may be some minor hiccups between this and December’s charts for those of you who pay attention to those things. On with the list! A lot of Black Friday […]

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Imperfect Yet Liberated, Hulu’s High Fidelity Is Worth The Watch

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A few weeks ago, I returned to my record store after a busy morning of very unsexy but totally essential record store errands. Change from the bank, shoring up a plumber to fix the broken toilet, shifting bought records to another area for processing, and picking up lunch. My life and business partner Travis looked […]

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Weekly Top 40 Trending Releases

Week of March 14th  Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man holds strong at the #1 spot on the Discogs Top 40, though Pitchfork says it “haunts you even as you enjoy it.” Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush stands at the #2 spot this week, though The Guardian says “there’s everything from an Italian house piano to acid […]

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Repeater At 30: How Fugazi Broke From Hardcore Orthodoxy And Kept Their Integrity

Minor Threat was perhaps the ultimate hardcore band — and its first “my way or the highway” act. Take it from the D.C. punks’ 1981 single “Out of Step,” in which vocalist Ian MacKaye renounces drugs, alcohol, and casual sex: “Don’t smoke / Don’t drink / Don’t fuck!” Nervous about coming off as puritanical, their […]

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Crate Minds: Ghost-Records Is Your New Favorite Haunt

Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. Here you’ll get to meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), insight into the life of a record seller on Discogs, how they got here, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. With a 38-year history of buying […]

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