Articles tagged “app-spotlight”

What Even Is Yacht Rock Anyway?

Today in offbeat styles of music, we explore what we can only assume is that dude manspreading next to a Yeti cooler’s favorite type of music; Yacht Rock. We’ll cover what the style is, touch on some controversy with the newly-coined term and list the best Yacht Rock albums to fill your sails. The Creation […]

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Crippled Inside: A Survey of John Lennon’s Post-Beatles Albums

Few musicians have inspired more devotion than John Lennon, whether with The Beatles or through his work after the band split. But like any mortal, Lennon left a complicated legacy. His was filled with moral failings — which his music laid bare — buttressed against anthems that inspired millions and changed the landscape of pop […]

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What’s It Like To Be A Professional Record Collector? Ask Marc Janssen

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While looking into Motown collections a while back, I came across a photograph of a complete collection of Motown LPs which had been exhibited at a previous edition of the Utrecht Mega Record and CD Fair. I found out that the collection was owned by Dutch record collector, Marc Janssen. It turned out that most of the images […]

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Sound Investment: What We Know About The High-End Vinyl Market

In the last 12 months of sales, a handful of downright eye-popping transactions happened in the Discogs Marketplace. Five records broke the $10,000 plateau, which happened only once before in the site’s history! There were two promo copies of The Beatles’ Love Me Do, an unreleased Sex Pistols single, a Japanese Pink Floyd album (surprisingly […]

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10 Essential Ambient Albums

As a longtime nerd of electronic music in all of its forms, compiling a list of the ten best ambient albums is true torture. Please know that I feel appropriately ashamed for leaving out all the classics I inevitably must skip here. However, if this list helps those uninitiated down the path of chilled-out enlightenment, […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For December 2018

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Some things are fated to happen. Don’t expect us to get too much into detail or provide you with your astrological sign compatibility. No, we aren’t talking about any of that. We are talking about how after what was considered by the almighty Diognes_The_Fox as the most potato Top 50 ever… Our Top 30 most […]

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10 Classic New Orleans’ Albums

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is indulgent sensory overload. Smells of boudin balls and gumbo wafting in the wind, strings of beads flying through the air and endless booze-fueled dancing sets the holiday far apart from any other in the country. With the start of Carnival season comes fanciful parades, colorful king cakes, and pretty […]

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How Vinyl Records Are Made

As the 2018 Discogs mid-year report confirmed, Vinyl is king on Discogs. Despite collectors’ collective fixation on this format, seldom is appreciation given to how vinyl records are made. As it turns out, it’s a relatively arduous process that you shouldn’t try at home. Avid vinyl record collectors know the production process is also an […]

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The Emancipation Of Prince: A Guide To The NPG Era, 1995-2010

By Sean Cannon and Mike Duquette Modern superstars like Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, and Future release albums when they want and how they want. Back in the ’90s that wasn’t the case. For decades, musicians at the top of the food chain all operated pretty much the same way. Labels meticulously crafted an album cycle […]

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Madonna At 60: From “Madonna” To “Rebel Heart”

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If, like me, you grew up in the 80s, Madonna will more than likely have a special place in your heart. An unstoppable trailblazer since the first decade of her career, she brought the underground overground, and she’s the reason concepts such as Vogue are known worldwide. While many 80’s artists were old-fashioned by the […]

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