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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records of June 2020

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Editor’s note: This article originally ran as the Top 50 list for May. Thanks to our eagle-eyed Community members, we realized that data was off. A change in the way that we pull the data gave us the June info instead of May. We’ve since updated this article to reflect the correct month. Discogs is […]

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The Most Popular Albums on Discogs in June 2020

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As the largest music database in the world, Discogs is really into — you guessed it — data. In addition to roundup up the top-selling records and the most expensive items, we’ll be taking a dive into the most popular albums of the month. Right now, we’re looking at the titles that people were collecting […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for May 2020

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Every month that we round up the most expensive items sold on Discogs, we see the usual suspects: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, a big release from a jazz great like Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane. However, the May lineup is a bit more refreshing. While we still have a few of the regulars — looking […]

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The Most Popular Album Releases of 2020 (So Far)

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Although 2020 won’t go down in the books as the “best year ever,” you can say one good thing about the start of this decade: We’ve seen some amazing new music. To celebrate reaching the middle of the year, we’re looking at the most popular album releases of 2020 so far. The following rankings — […]

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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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