Articles tagged “Collect”

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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10 Albums That Explore the Multisided Record Phenomenon

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When the members of Monty Python were mapping out what would be the comedy troupe’s fourth album, 1974’s Matching Tie and Handkerchief, they wanted to do something unusual to mess with the form and format of the typical vinyl record. They knew it would have the usual collection of sketches borrowed from their television show […]

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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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