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Anatomy of a Record Collector: How the World Cataloged Over 500 Million Releases on Discogs

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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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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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The Most Popular Impulse! Albums of All Time

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Impulse! Records has reached an impressive milestone: 60 years of ground-breaking, influential, and iconic jazz music. To celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at the most popular albums released by the label. The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users’ have added the albums (more specifically, the Master Releases) to their Collections. The list […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in April 2021

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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 (like vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital […]

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How to Find Local Australian Sellers in the Discogs Marketplace

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Discogs connects record collectors and sellers across the globe. If you live in Australia and want to support local businesses, here’s how to find fellow Australians in the Marketplace. How to Find Local Australian Sellers in the Marketplace The easiest way to find local Sellers on Discogs Marketplace is to use the filter located in […]

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50 Most Popular Live Albums of All Time

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Intimate concerts, arena tours, festival lineups — whatever your preferred manifestation, live music has been missing from our lives for over a year. Although nothing can replace that magical feeling of seeing your favorite bands in the flesh, especially if you missed out on hyped performance in 2020, we can still turn to live albums […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in February 2021

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll usually see acts like David Bowie, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd. What’s less usual are modern artists, which popped up several times in our list of […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in January and February 2021

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Take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs and you’ll see some interesting trends among the albums that our Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace each month. The final three months of 2020 included a lot of Record Store Day 2020 releases, […]

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A Side-by-Side Test of Vinyl Record Cleaning Solutions

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Vinyl record cleaning solutions are one of the most highly debated topics among collectors. The importance of maintaining clean records is undeniable. The benefits are numerous: extending vinyl life, improving playback, preventing needle wear. You can even increase the value of some records with a good clean. However, there is no clear consensus on which […]

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How to Store Vinyl Records

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A question many record collectors face is, “Where can I put all these records?” We’ll do our best to answer by covering a variety of storage options and tips. Let’s start by outlining the recommended, government-approved guidelines for how to store vinyl records. The leading professional in media storage is the United States federal government. […]

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