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A Brief History of the 12-inch Single Format

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At around 1 million listings in the Discogs Database, the volume of the humble 12-inch single sits somewhere between the much less popular 10-inch at 300,000 listings and the 7-inch at 2 million. Nowadays, if you’re a casual collector, the appeal of the 12-inch may be somewhat of a mystery. They lack the portableness and […]

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The Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes Sold on Discogs in 2019

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Cassette sales on Discogs have continued to grow steadily at quite a rapid pace over the past few years. On top of that, the Discogs community has added over 50,000 new submissions to Discogs Database in 2019 compared to the previous year. Due to the often short runs produced and (and the fact that the […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records of April 2020

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What are folks buying on Discogs? Nujabes’ Modal Soul was No. 1 in March but got beat out by The Strokes’ new album in April. Other recent releases in the best-selling records of April 2020 include Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, The Chats’ High Risk Behaviour, Andrew Weatherall’s Pamela #1, Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud, Thundercat’s It Is […]

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The Best Albums of 1980

1980 seems like such a simple and innocent year in retrospect. Jimmy Carter, an actual humanitarian, was running the United States and Margaret Thatcher was just getting started on dividing the United Kingdom but hadn’t yet fully ramped up. So the version of the Eighties that many hate — the unbridled worship of money, along […]

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The Best Albums Of 1970

1970 was a tumultuous year in world history, with global politics dominated by the Vietnam War and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Protests against the Vietnam War raged in major American cities and across college campuses, most notably leading to the deaths of four students at Kent State University when the Ohio National Guard […]

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The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

Words by Jeffrey Lee Puckett, data by Brent Greissle No matter how much we’ve loved our Lesters, Daves and Sheffields, there has always been a gulf between citizens and music critics, between what people listen to and what a comparative handful of writers think we should hear. It’s a friendly enough war. Both sides end […]

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