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The Most Wanted Cassettes of All Time

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It’s been over 40 years since the first Sony Walkman was available to consumers in Japan. Finally, there was a way to listen to music on the go! (Although carrying a stack of cassettes and spare batteries was still a bit of a hassle.) Cassettes have not experienced the same resurgence in popularity that vinyl […]

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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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On an Endless Loop: Tracking the Cassette Renaissance in 2021

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The cassette never went away. According to National Audio Company (the largest audio cassette manufacturer in the US), the need for cassettes continued throughout the ‘90s and 2000s as there was still a demand for spoken word tapes. As cassettes were originally produced for dictation, this is where we began to see the tape come […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in August 2021

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If you’re looking to learn about the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace, you’ve come to the right place. The ranking for August 2021 is full of surprises as jazz classics, limited box sets with mono mixes, and a cassette demo all made the top 30 for the monthly roundup. […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in August 2021

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If you’re curious about what the Discogs Community is collecting, there’s no better way to find out than by looking at the monthly best-selling list. Determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month, these lists highlight music trends when particular artists and albums are creating a buzz throughout […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in July 2021

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It’s time once again for our monthly breakdown of the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. This month’s list includes some usual suspects like The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, but there are also quite a few box sets that have cracked the top 30.  All four box […]

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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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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in July 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs surface trends in music that the Community is collecting. This regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Typically, collectors are scoring a wide range of LPs, from popular classics to buzzy new names. However, this summer in the Discogs […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in June 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. The rankings regularly feature classic bands such as the Grateful Dead, KISS, Pearl Jam, and Genesis. However, this edition surfaces an interesting trend among the records — and it’s not the genre or the era. There […]

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