Articles tagged “Collect”

How to Clean and Care for Your Turntable Stylus

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When was the last time you cleaned the needle on your record player? If your answer is, “Hahahahahahah .. wut,” you’re not alone! I’ve been collecting vinyl since college, which is closer to 15 years than I’d like to admit, and I don’t think I’ve more than once or twice even thought about properly cleaning […]

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How to Determine the Condition of a Vinyl Record

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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What to Do When a New Record Is Skipping

It’s one of the worst feelings for a music fan — you just put a brand-new record on your turntable, and the music comes out distorted. We understand that feeling. Indeed, we’ve been there before. To help you solve this inconvenience, we have put together a guide on what to do when a new record […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Records Online Through Discogs

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The Discogs Marketplace can be a bit overwhelming to a newcomer looking to expand their collection. For example, you might be wondering why there are literally 1,000 different variations of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Well, you can find the most straightforward answer in our mission statement: Discogs aims “to build the biggest […]

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The Importance of Isolation and How to Fix Vibration in Your Turntable Set-Up

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A lot of people dismiss the idea of isolating stereo gear from vibrations with a smirk and two words: snake oil. Those people clearly don’t live in a 100-year-old home with springy wood floors that turn it into a really big bounce house. Maybe they live in a newer home, or more likely in their […]

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Daft Punk Breakup Breakdown: Album Sales (and Prices) Surge on Discogs

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Daft Punk is dead. Long live Daft Punk. On Discogs, that is. The electronic duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their breakup on Monday, February 22 after 28 years of popularizing the house genre, collaborating with other big-name acts, winning Grammys, scoring a movie, and playing at shows (and houses) around […]

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How to Find the Best Album Variation Using Discogs Comments

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One of the biggest challenges Discogs newcomers face is the absurd amount of variations one particular album can have. Luckily, our userbase is pretty damn smart and they sure like to talk. From full-blown reviews to passing sound-quality scrutiny, the comment sections on a Master Release and Release page are an excellent way to get […]

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Meet Night Dreamer, the Direct-to-Disc Vinyl Recording Specialists

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Based in London, record label Night Dreamer works exclusively putting out releases that are recorded direct-to-disc (a single-take performance cut directly to acetate) at their partner studio, Artone, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The young label started in late 2019 and has already played host to some of the great and good of world music. From […]

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Our Favorite Vinyl Record Frames and Displays

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Collecting vinyl is not for the weak of heart. You have to put time, energy, and soul into this madness. You’ll spend hours crunched over crates in record stores that smell like dust and wine and promise, flipping through tattered sleeves until your thumbs grow callouses to find that near-forgotten gem. Alright, that’s a little […]

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50 Most-Collected New Releases and Reissues of 2020

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Toilet paper wasn’t the only thing we were hoarding in 2020. The Discogs Community collected quite a few new releases and reissues throughout the year. This ranking is determined by how many Discogs users added the 2020 release to their Collection throughout the year. It’s important to note that all of these releases are on […]

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