Articles tagged “Collect”

How to Buy the Best Turntable Set-Up for Any Budget

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Every music-based forum, including Discogs, is filled with posts from people wanting advice about buying their first turntable, upgrading their existing one, or putting together a complete system. It can be daunting, especially these days. When brick-and-mortar stereo shops were a normal part of the landscape, you could spend time actually listening to components and […]

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Meg Remy on an Essential Album Right Now and What It Means to be a Record Collector

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The other day, I posed a hypothetical to my husband: “What if vinyl records get recalled because the material is needed for human survival?” I was imagining records being turned into some fuel or heat source. He didn’t find this very likely. I tried another: “What if the record collectors of North America are forced […]

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A Closer Look at the Relationship Between Honky-Tonky Music and the 45

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The word “honky-tonk” can be traced back to the early 1900s. It was used to describe a tawdry nightclub or dance hall, one that usually features country music. Honky-tonks were — and still are — prevalent in the South in all shapes and sizes. Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth is known as “The World’s […]

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The Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes Sold on Discogs in 2019

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Cassette sales on Discogs have continued to grow steadily at quite a rapid pace over the past few years. On top of that, the Discogs community has added over 50,000 new submissions to Discogs Database in 2019 compared to the previous year. Due to the often short runs produced and (and the fact that the […]

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Clearer Shipping Rates Make for Better Shopping on Discogs

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No one loves an unexpected cost, least of all when you’re excited about clicking “Add to Cart” on a record you can’t live without only to be hit with an unforeseen shipping fee. That’s why we’re making shipping rates much more visible and accessible in the Discogs Marketplace. Now you can easily see all the […]

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How to Make Room in Your Collection for Records You Really Want

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As a record collector, sometimes you take a chance on a fancy cover that turns out to be dud. Other times your tastes evolve. As a result, you can find yourself with pieces that don’t necessarily touch you in the same way they previously did. There’s always someone who wants something in your collection, from […]

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An Interview with Fumimasa of Japan’s Deadstock Records

I’ve seen more people from overseas travel to Japan to buy records in the last few years (maybe many as half of the customers have been non-locals at record shops in Tokyo pre-COVID-19). You may then be wondering why people travel to this small island country just for records? One of the reasons might be […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records of April 2020

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What are folks buying on Discogs? Nujabes’ Modal Soul was No. 1 in March but got beat out by The Strokes’ new album in April. Other recent releases in the best-selling records of April 2020 include Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, The Chats’ High Risk Behaviour, Andrew Weatherall’s Pamela #1, Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud, Thundercat’s It Is […]

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