Articles tagged “app-spotlight”

100 Most Expensive Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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Record collectors are accustomed to dishing out the dough for coveted vinyl. When not digging in the discount bins, maybe you splurge regularly on new releases to keep your collection up-to-date. Perhaps you’ve paid a pretty penny for that one holy grail. But have you ever dropped a cool $40,000? Since 2018, one record has […]

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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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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

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Article by Michael Venutolo-Mantovani There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent […]

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How to Determine the Condition of a Vinyl Record

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Condition is one of the primary factors in the value of the record. This can be challenging, as determining the condition is undeniably the most subjective part of the vinyl value equation. You could just eye it out and give it a grade, but you’re not doing yourself — or potential buyers — any favors. […]

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The Brave New (Old) World of Cutting Vinyl on a Lathe

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When I was younger, I always wanted to have my own record shop (or my own vintage clothing store, if truth be told). It seemed like the ultimate dream job: be around music and music lovers all day long while having the opportunity to debate and solve such long-disputed quandaries as Roth Vs. Hagar. And […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

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Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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10 Albums That Explore the Multisided Record Phenomenon

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When the members of Monty Python were mapping out what would be the comedy troupe’s fourth album, 1974’s Matching Tie and Handkerchief, they wanted to do something unusual to mess with the form and format of the typical vinyl record. They knew it would have the usual collection of sketches borrowed from their television show […]

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Is There a Place for Lower-Grade Records?

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There are a little over one million records rated as Good Plus in the Discogs Marketplace. While that number is a far cry from the next highest grading, four million Very Good-rated items, Good Plus ratings or lower-graded records still comprise a million-plus chunk of the marketplace. We all wish that we could find that […]

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How the World Cataloged Over 500 Million Releases (So Far)

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Discogs is the largest database of recorded music in the world. This global community of music fans just surpassed an impressive milestone: 3 million collectors cataloged more than 500 million of their music releases on Discogs.com — nearly double the number of releases logged in 2019 alone. In the past decade, Discogs experienced consistent growth […]

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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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