The Cultural Impact of the Technics SL-1200 Turntable, Then and Now

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“You say … you say … you say, you say, you say, you say, you say one for the trouble …” These words, lurching forward and then pausing and rewinding, hesitant at first, as if aware that a new world awaits on the other side when this pause is resolved, form the opening seconds of […]

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What Makes Eric Clapton Such a Legendary Guitar Player?

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Editor’s note: Musicians have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially those that support their careers with live performances. We’re looking forward to catching concerts again in the future, but until then, we encourage music fans everywhere to be safe and follow your health officials’ recommendations. The musicians that leave the greatest impact on […]

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Inside Vinyl.EU, One of Europe’s Largest Vinyl Warehouses

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A truly gigantic collection, dynamic operation, and one of Discogs’s finest, Vinyl.eu (formally 1207vinyl) has grown over the decades, evolving from humble beginnings into a modern-day digger wonderland based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Vinyl.eu is one of the largest sellers here at Discogs, with the operation making up one of the largest vinyl warehouses in Europe! […]

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What’s New on the Discogs App?

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Christmas is still a month away (give or take), but your first gift is already in your hand: the latest version of the Discogs 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 latest changes include more transparency around pricing history […]

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The Ultimate Fantasy Gift Guide for Record Collectors

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Christmas is all about the power of fantasy and the comfort that comes from a bit of unreality. A fat man in a red suit travels the world in a single night leaving gifts in his wake. There’s a labor camp of elves and a talking reindeer with a red LED nose. But mostly it’s […]

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The Best Holiday Albums by the Numbers

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Well, folks, we made it! The year 2020 is (finally) coming to a close and we’ll soon be welcoming the new year and new opportunities. This holiday season, we guarantee that your cheer will be exponentially increased by listening to the best Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa albums. Our lists are determined by how popular the […]

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How to Make the Most of RSD Black Friday 2020 Online

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For some, Record Store Day is a chance to get your hands on a special gem that could appreciate in value due to the limited nature of the releases. For others, it can be your introduction to collecting or even your local record shop. It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records in October 2020

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Every month, we take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs. The following ranking is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace in October. For the first time in a while, we have the same album at No. 1 for two months running. This live Billie Eilish recording, originally a Third […]

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The Most Expensive Classical Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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Discogs regularly rounds up the priciest items sold each month in the Marketplace. These lists are characterized by classic rock vinyl and a few coveted cassettes, CD box sets, and other limited releases. We’re taking a deeper dive into a specific genre: classical. Here are the most expensive classical albums ever on Discogs. While the […]

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7 Reasons to Celebrate 7 Decades of Tina Weymouth

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In my sixth grade class, we had a discipline system. It was the classic “three strikes.” What this meant for a bunch of pre-teens was that we had two chances to be loud or unruly before getting “struck” out. Our reward for not crossing into this danger zone? Being allowed to choose as a group […]

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