Articles tagged “database”

Digging Deeper: The Top 20 Albums of 2016

Digging Deeper Top 20 Albums 2016

2016 was a terrible year for music. Then again, 2016 was a great year for music. Does that seem like some bizarre form of doublespeak? Hold up; hear me out. After all, the first thing we might ponder as we look back on the last year in popular music are the artists who’ve passed on: Bowie. Prince. […]

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Diggin’ Into Discogs Data: 8 Million Single and Album Releases in the Database


Recently, Discogs hit the 8 Million Release milestone. That means more than 8 million singles, EPs and album releases across all physical formats, like vinyl, CD and cassette catalogued in the Discogs database. This is huge. Our database has nearly doubled in size since I began working at Discogs just 3 years ago. This is, of course, […]

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The Continuing Effort To Catalog My Collection

Cat-aloging collection

I wanted to do a presentation on my database imaging techniques this week, but I wasn’t able to get everything prepared in time. If you’d like to offer up some advice, I’ve posted my current procedures to the forums. Instead, I will be talking an ongoing project I’ve taken up which might explain why I […]

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8 Million Releases In The Discogs Database!

Discogs Database 8 million releases

Today is a milestone for Discogs! We’re celebrating the 8 millionth release being entered into the Discogs Database! That means that as of today, you’ll be able to find comprehensive information on 8,000,000+ vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, cylinders and any other audio format you can think of in the Discogs’ Database. All this data […]

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What? Muhammad Ali Made A Dental Hygiene Record?

Muhammad Ali

This is my 100th post! For this one, I wanted to talk about a record which has been very near and dear to my heart for many years. It was one of the ones that got me started on the path of terrible decisions many years ago. Ali And His Gang Vs. Mr. Tooth Decay […]

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My Top 10 Finds Of 2016

Top 10 finds of 2016

2016 blew. It really did. This list isn’t remotely comprehensive. It sort of is, but it’s really hard to pick just ten records that were worth noting. I should really take better notes in the future as well. If anything, making this list helped me realize that I need to keep less than I currently […]

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Radio On Record: Transcription Discs

transcription discs

Before the internet, when radio was ruled supreme, programming came in a variety of formats. Many of you are familiar with standard promotional copies of standard releases. However, transcription discs are a bit deeper, more obscure and are definitely worth investigating. It should come as no surprise that not everything heard on radio was performed at the […]

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How To Search On Discogs: Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts


When I was shopping at a reasonably local record shop last Saturday, the owner, who knew I worked with Discogs, asked me a few questions about the site. He didn’t know how to easily find another user, or how to find an item in his inventory. I showed him a few of our shortcuts, but […]

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The Discogs Forums Are The Lifeblood Of The Community

The Discogs forums are the heart and soul of the Discogs community. You can discuss and learn more about the latest trends in music, which records are selling well (or not), get advice on how to list and price certain items for sale on Discogs and find out how best to contribute particularly challenging items to […]

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It Isn’t Vacation It’s A Test Of Skill (Part Two)

It Isn’t Vacation It’s A Test Of Skill (Part Two)

Sunday began early about five or six in the morning. Due to the events of the night before, my hearing became limited to the point of only hearing a narrow band of frequencies. I can’t even describe it. I was as scared and hungover. It was disorienting to say the least. Before I knew it […]

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