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The Best Holiday Albums By the Numbers

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Well, folks, we made it! The year 2020 is (finally) coming to a close and we’ll soon be welcoming the new year and new opportunities. This holiday season, we guarantee that your cheer will be exponentially increased by listening to the best Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa albums. Our lists are determined by how popular the […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records in October 2020

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Every month, we take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs. The following ranking is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace in October. For the first time in a while, we have the same album at No. 1 for two months running. This live Billie Eilish recording, originally a Third […]

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The Most Expensive Classical Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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Discogs regularly rounds up the priciest items sold each month in the Marketplace. These lists are characterized by classic rock vinyl and a few coveted cassettes, CD box sets, and other limited releases. We’re taking a deeper dive into a specific genre: classical. Here are the most expensive classical albums ever on Discogs. While the […]

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7 Reasons to Celebrate 7 Decades of Tina Weymouth

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In my sixth grade class, we had a discipline system. It was the classic “three strikes.” What this meant for a bunch of pre-teens was that we had two chances to be loud or unruly before getting “struck” out. Our reward for not crossing into this danger zone? Being allowed to choose as a group […]

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We’re Having Tea for the Tillerman 50 Years Later

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How many 22-year-olds write something so poignant and true, their 72-year-old self can relate? Cat Stevens’ seminal album Tea For The Tillerman is that kind of inspired. In the 50 years since it’s release on November 23, 1970, the world has changed a great deal. The free-love revolution was slowed by an AIDS epidemic. A […]

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What Is Half-Speed Mastering and Why Does It Matter?

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One of the more welcome aspects of vinyl’s return to prominence is increased consumer interest in how records are actually made. More than ever, vinyl fans are well-versed about the best pressings of any given album, the finest pressing plants, and even the most trusted engineers. But when a niche product turns into a money-maker, […]

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The Most Expensive Soul Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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If you’re a fan of Discogs, then you’re likely familiar with our regular roundups of the priciest items sold each month in the Marketplace. These lists are typically monopolized by classic rock vinyl with a few coveted cassettes, CD box sets, and other limited releases peppered in. Now we’re diving deep into a specific genre: […]

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The Cranberries Gave Us a Glimmer of Hope With No Need to Argue

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I’m sure everyone says this as they get older, but when I was asked to write about the expanded and remastered 25-year anniversary edition of The Cranberries‘ seminal second LP No Need to Argue, my first reaction was, “How could it be a quarter of a century since the record’s original release?” I went back […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2020

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup, from rareties by Pink Floyd and David Bowie to punk 7-inches by The Misfits and Minor Threat. The […]

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What Makes Keith Richards Such a Legendary Guitar Player?

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The reactions and memorials that have continued to arrive following the passing of Eddie Van Halen all carried an underlying message: in the land of rock ‘n’ roll, the lead guitarist is king. Their names are the ones that even the most casual of fans remembers. The shredders and virtuosos that get the magazine covers. […]

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