Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled Album Was Testament of a Band Reborn

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It’s hard to convey just how little anyone cared that Fleetwood Mac was releasing another record in 1975. Not that the band wasn’t popular, kind of. It had its fans but had also changed its lineup nine times since forming in 1967 and completely altered its original sound. Fleetwood Mac ‎– Fleetwood Mac (1975) Those […]

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The Most Popular Album Releases of 2020 (So Far)

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Although 2020 won’t go down in the books as the “best year ever,” you can say one good thing about the start of this decade: We’ve seen some amazing new music. To celebrate reaching the middle of the year, we’re looking at the most popular album releases of 2020 so far. The following rankings — […]

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A Guide to Beck’s Most Essential Albums for His 50th Birthday

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More than any artist this side of John Lennon, Beck understands the vital role of nonsense in music. “There’s power in [songs] being non-profound, throwaway,” he explained to The Guardian in 2017. “They can exist beyond the artist, beyond the genre, beyond the era. They float.” “People talk about comedy being harder to pull off […]

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A Brief History of the 12-inch Single Format

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At around 1 million listings in the Discogs Database, the volume of the humble 12-inch single sits somewhere between the much less popular 10-inch at 300,000 listings and the 7-inch at 2 million. Nowadays, if you’re a casual collector, the appeal of the 12-inch may be somewhat of a mystery. They lack the portableness and […]

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The Coolest Pressings of The Stooges’ Fun House in Honor of the 50th Anniversary

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I’m not sure if Fun House is the record I own the most variations of, but it’s got to be pretty damn close. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this true masterpiece, it seems like as good a time as ever to go down the most unnecessary rabbit hole and break down the differences […]

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The 10 Most Important Albums Released on Dirtnap Records

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This was supposed to be Ken Cheppaikode’s month to celebrate. The owner and sole employee of punk/garage rock-centric label Dirtnap Records had booked the packed, two-day Dirtnap Festival at the High Noon Saloon in his current home in Madison, Wisconsin, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the imprint, including a reunion of new wave dynamos […]

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How Dave Grohl Turned Foo Fighters from Solo Project to Full Band

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Grief is a process that everyone goes through, but one that people cope with differently. Artists can often find a way to express their sorrow through their work, to channel pain into something constructive. But after the death of his Nirvana bandmate, Kurt Cobain, in April 1994, drummer Dave Grohl sunk into a deep depression […]

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Beneath the Covers with Rock Album Artist Hugh Syme

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If you’re a Rush fan, you know Hugh Syme and his dynamic covers for the iconic prog-rock band. But there are many more memorable images that Syme has created that you might not realize are his. He has had a long-term relationship with Dream Theater that has lasted nearly 20 years. His work has graced […]

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A Quick Guide to the Discogs App’s Latest Update

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The latest version of our app is available for both iOS and Android! Download or update now to enjoy the upgraded service and functionality of Discogs on the go. The new features an improved log-in process and an added level of security. iOS: Version 2.4.2 Android: Version 2.19 What exactly is new? Smoother Login Process […]

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Are These Your Favorite Father John Misty Albums?

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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandcamp has also continued to do a pretty cool thing. One Friday in March, the distribution platform waived its revenue share so artists could make more money off of their music and merch sales through the site. It was so successful — to the tune […]

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