Articles tagged “Collect”

20 Albums Turning 20 Years Old in 2022

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The year 2002 was incredible for music. Some of the 20th century’s most vital artists made profound statements in the new millennium, indie rock and electronic music reached new levels of artistry, and hip-hop embraced adventurous production techniques that helped usher in a new era. It was also the year that Dale’s Pale Ale was […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is among the best-selling artists in the Discogs Database. She’s also a vinyl sales record-breaker, 11-time Grammy winner, and the first female artist to have an album and song certified diamond. This year, she is taking her influence on modern vinyl culture to the next level as the official ambassador for Record Store […]

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How to Make the Most of Record Store Day 2022 Online

Record Store Day is a celebration of the independent record store and its cultural impact, from hardcore collectors digging for rarities to vinyl newbies just starting their journey. When is Record Store Day 2022? Record Store Day is scheduled for April 23. In 2022, RSD is celebrating an impressive 15-year run. Historically, the main Record […]

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The Best Albums of 2021

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“Best-of” lists are generally subjective at best, but with Discogs’ data, interesting music trends surface in the numbers. By looking at how many Discogs users have added albums to their Wantlists and Collections throughout the year, it’s easy to see which artists and genres were the most popular in 2021. So which types of music […]

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The Most Wanted New Music Releases of 2021

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The Discogs Community is always looking to discover new music. Sometimes you’re listening to a classic album for the first time and, other times, you’re keeping up with the latest releases. Looking back on 2021, there were quite a few new albums and EPs that music lovers really coveted. The following list of the hottest […]

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The Most Collected Cassettes of All Time

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There are now more than 14 million releases cataloged in the Discogs Database. Over 1 million of them are cassettes. The classic tape is not as sought-after as vinyl, but the format is experiencing a resurgence in popularity recently thanks to reissues, new releases, and legendary originals. The following list of the most collected cassettes […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Cassette Week 2021

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Cassette Week is an annual celebration of all things cassettes organized by Tapehead City, an online shop based out of New York. This well-loved and important format was a pivotal piece of music technology in the 1970s and ’80s but has also experienced a resurgence in recent years. Cassette culture is powered by a community […]

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The Most Expensive Punk 7-Inch Records of All Time

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The DIY spirit of punk has inspired bands all over the world to start their own labels and release their own records. The ideal format quickly became 7-inch records because they were affordable and the shorter sides complemented the genre’s immediacy. Many bands designed their own sleeves and inserts, then put each record together by […]

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The Most Popular Album Released Every Year from 1950 to 2020

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Some said it couldn’t be done, but Discogs has managed to compile information about 70 years of popular music in a single list. After doing a deep dive in the Database, we discovered the most popular albums from every year between 1950 and 2020. The 70-album roundup reflects the most collected album across all formats. […]

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The Most Popular New Albums in July 2021 by Genre

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Our regular roundup of the most popular new albums is determined by how many Discogs users added the release to their Collections throughout each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital streams. This […]

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