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How Do I Archive and Preserve Rare Physical Media?

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So, you’ve plunked down the money for a vinyl record. What should be your relationship with said object? Should it be like a worn-in T-shirt, played and replayed until the crackles and pops become one with the music? Or should it be treated gingerly, stowed away for safekeeping? There’s no all-encompassing answer; it depends on […]

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The Power of Listening to Joni Mitchell’s Blue 50 Years After Its Release

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What do I know about Joni Mitchell? I know I don’t know enough, or I’ve been made to feel that way by the music media. Certainly, as a woman, I’ve wronged myself somehow by leaving the majority of her catalog in mystery. I know she’s regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, […]

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Best Record Stores in London

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London’s rich melting pot of cultures, inhabited by nearly 9 million residents, has created one of the most musically diverse cities on the planet. The capital city’s entrenchment in music history — from the new to the old to the rock to the reggae — has spawned, across the decades, one of the world’s digging […]

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Why You Should Listen to Led Zeppelin II Through Your Headphones

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From its opening seconds, Led Zeppelin II announces itself as a gift to anyone with a pair of headphones. Robert Plant’s muffled chuckle to begin “Whole Lotta Love” is immediately incinerated by Jimmy Page’s kaiju-sized guitar riff, which fills the left channel. Meanwhile, there’s an echo of Page’s riff deep in the right channel, the implication […]

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20 Woman-Owned Record Stores in the United States

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As the world begins to open back up and the possibility of travel is on your horizon, digging for records will certainly be on your mind. I just got back from Denver, Colorado, where I picked up an eclectic mix from Wax Trax, Twist and Shout, and Recollect. I had honestly forgotten how much fun […]

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The Most Expensive Record Store Day Releases of All Time

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Record Store Day 2021 is fast approaching. The limited-edition nature of this annual event — broken up into two different drops this year on June 12 and July 17 — creates an aftermarket of seismic proportions. The following ranking explores the most expensive Record Store Day releases of all time (or at least, since 2008 […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in April 2021

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll see several recurring acts like Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more. In March 2021, we released an updated list of 100 most expensive cassettes ever sold […]

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I Watched Tron: Legacy Through an Audiophile Soundbar and It Blew My Mind

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Tron: Legacy is a perfect pop culture intersection involving gaming, coding, robots made of coding, electronic music, the digitalization of the world, and game-loving robots made of coding who play electronic music. Most people probably remember the 2010 film as “The One With CGI Jeff Bridges,” but music lovers know it for the participation of […]

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How to Make the Most of Record Store Day 2021 Online

Record Store Day is a celebration of the independent record store and its cultural impact, from the shop clerk showcasing the best local releases to hardcore collectors digging for rarities to the vinyl newbie just starting their journey. Discogs will help you navigate Record Store Day online. When is Record Store Day? Record Store Day 2021 […]

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How Did 3 Modern Records Crack the Top 10 Most-Collected Releases?

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If you look at the most-collected releases on Discogs, you’ll find some familiar LPs that are probably in your collection: classic rock staples such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Eagles’ Hotel California, and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon; ’80s blockbusters such as Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A., Prince’s Purple Rain, and Michael […]

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