The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in February 2021

MOST POPULAR FEBRUARY 2021

Our regular roundup of the most popular new albums is determined by how many Discogs users added the release to their Collections during each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (meaning vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration […]

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11 Essential Post-Punk and Revival Albums

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What the heck is post-punk, and why should you care? Well, it’ the most fun you’ll ever have banging a metal chair with a hammer and screaming about depression in a dark factory, but it’s also one of the most influential genres of the last 50 years. Punk was a reaction to bloated stadium rocker […]

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Henry Rollins Shares Some Deep Cuts in His Record Collection

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Henry Rollins shares some deep cuts and unearthed gems in his favorite genres. We’re talking about records that fellow collectors and new music fans exploring these particular styles need to know about. The weirder, the better.  Many years ago, someone recommended I check out Afflicted Man, or the Afflicted as they were once called. I […]

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Daft Punk Breakup Breakdown: Album Sales (and Prices) Surge on Discogs

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Daft Punk is dead. Long live Daft Punk. On Discogs, that is. The electronic duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their breakup on Monday, February 22 after 28 years of popularizing the house genre, collaborating with other big-name acts, winning Grammys, scoring a movie, and playing at shows (and houses) around […]

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How to Find the Best Album Variation Using Discogs Comments

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One of the biggest challenges Discogs newcomers face is the absurd amount of variations one particular album can have. Luckily, our userbase is pretty damn smart and they sure like to talk. From full-blown reviews to passing sound-quality scrutiny, the comment sections on a Master Release and Release page are an excellent way to get […]

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Meet Night Dreamer, the Direct-to-Disc Vinyl Recording Specialists

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Based in London, record label Night Dreamer works exclusively putting out releases that are recorded direct-to-disc (a single-take performance cut directly to acetate) at their partner studio, Artone, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The young label started in late 2019 and has already played host to some of the great and good of world music. From […]

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An Interview with Ari Roze of Australia’s Plug Seven Records

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Supplying vinyl connoisseurs with an amazing selection of vinyl, handpicked from digging trips worldwide, Melbourne’s Plug Seven Records located in Fitzroy has cemented itself as a must-visit for any music lovers visiting the city. From contemporary hip-hop to ’80s Afro-jazz to ’70s Latin gems and beyond, you can be sure to find some amazing music […]

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Our Favorite Vinyl Record Frames and Displays

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Collecting vinyl is not for the weak of heart. You have to put time, energy, and soul into this madness. You’ll spend hours crunched over crates in record stores that smell like dust and wine and promise, flipping through tattered sleeves until your thumbs grow callouses to find that near-forgotten gem. Alright, that’s a little […]

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50 Most-Collected New Releases and Reissues of 2020

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Toilet paper wasn’t the only thing we were hoarding in 2020. The Discogs Community collected quite a few new releases and reissues throughout the year. This ranking is determined by how many Discogs users added the 2020 release to their Collection throughout the year. It’s important to note that all of these releases are on […]

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50 Most Expensive Items Sold in 2020

2020 end of year report most expensive list

Discogs is back with another breakdown of the most expensive items sold in our Marketplace. We usually wrangle the priciest sales each month, but this end-of-the-year edition ranks the most expensive items sold throughout 2020. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup: David Bowie, Led […]

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