Jimi Hendrix Finally Got His Way For 50th Anniversary Of ‘Electric Ladyland’

By Morgan Enos Open the booklet for the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, and you’ll find a curious image on the first page. It’s a handwritten note from Hendrix to Reprise Records. “Here are the pictures we would like for you to use anywhere on the LP cover,” writes Hendrix on […]

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Supertone Records: A Piece Of Reggae History in Brixton, London

Alex Wally B Supertone Records

During our visit to London last month, we popped into reggae specialists Supertone Records in Brixton and were greeted by the broad smiles of Alex Caramellino and shop owner Wally B. While Wally looked after the shop, Alex showed us around, telling us all about the reissues he has been working on. He also told […]

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Discogs Q3 2018 Marketplace Analysis and Database Highlights

Today we’re revealing quarterly reporting from three categories within the Discogs Database and Marketplace. We break down the increasing growth of user collections based on new (2017/2018, inclusive of reissues) and catalog releases. We then take a look at the Most Expensive Items Sold via Discogs over the course of the third quarter of 2018. […]
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Random Wax Captures Record Collectors’ Dedication

Igor Leonidovic was born in the USSR and currently lives in Bochum, Germany, where he works freelance as a commercial photographer.  His spare time is spent on photographing record collectors and their collections. He has come across so many interesting stories, that he is currently working on his first exhibition, “Random Wax”, which should take […]

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After 10 Years, The AT-LP120 Is Still The Best Bang For Your Turntable Buck

Audio-Technica AT-LP120 Turntable

By Jeffrey Lee Puckett Choosing vinyl as a way of life means making a lot of decisions, from which turntable to buy to which pressing of Abbey Road sounds more like 1969. For many, the turntable part is easy: The Audio-Technica LP120. Even a cursory tour through vinyl-related forums will turn up endless mentions of […]

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A Guide To Vinyl Me, Please Classics

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood From Vinyl Me Please

When some folks think about Vinyl Me, Please, a very specific image is conjured: A twentysomething who buys their vinyl from Urban Outfitters and immediately rips it up on their suitcase turntable. “Oh yeah, we’re aware of that perception,” admitted VMP head of editorial Andrew Winistorfer during a recent call. “But it’s not like that […]

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Belt-Drive Or Direct-Drive Turntables: Which Is Better?

Pro-ject Elemental belt-drive turntable

The age old question that’s stumped philosophers, thinkers, and audiophiles for many a generation. Belt-drive or direct-drive turntables – which is better? Friends, I don’t have all the answers, but what I do have is the facts to empower you to make up your own mind. Belt-drive or direct-drive refers to the motor that powers […]

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Behind The Curtain: Meet 3 Contributors Preserving Non-Digital Formats

Ever wondered how all the trillions of data points that make up the Discogs Database got there? Discogs is entirely built from voluntary contributions. Over the past 18 years over 430,000 people have tried their hand at adding and editing information on Discogs. The result is a digital archive of over 10 million releases, 80 […]

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The Hairy Underbelly: When Disambiguation Fails

Discogs is an incredible archive of music from all around the world. What’s most incredible is the level of detail available on every page. The casual 21st century web user probably never thinks about how all that information gets there. In fact it’s often hard work. Sometimes it gets ugly… This guest series, written by […]

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Top Selling Styles On Discogs: September 2018

Discogs is the world’s largest database of music. The only thing better than free access to all the information in the Database is being able to add Releases to your Collection by buying them from a Discogs seller, and we’re proud to be connecting thousands of buyers and sellers around the world every month. These […]

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