Articles tagged “discover”

15 of the Most Iconic Piano Intros

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If you weren’t one of the millions of people who purchased a new instrument in the last couple of years, you may hear a song kick in with some piano and wish you had the opportunity to learn the song and play along. Luckily, stumbling upon products like the Donner DDP-80 digital piano has made […]

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5 Things Every Music Lover Should Do in 2022

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Over the past few years, the home listening experience has taken on new importance and meaning. Records continue to be the music lover’s physical format of choice – vinyl recently saw the highest sales week since at least 1991. However, streaming services are still an integral part of everyday life, with the number of music […]

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The Best Albums of 2021

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“Best-of” lists are generally subjective at best, but with Discogs’ data, interesting music trends surface in the numbers. By looking at how many Discogs users have added albums to their Wantlists and Collections throughout the year, it’s easy to see which artists and genres were the most popular in 2021. So which types of music […]

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The Most Wanted New Music Releases of 2021

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The Discogs Community is always looking to discover new music. Sometimes you’re listening to a classic album for the first time and, other times, you’re keeping up with the latest releases. Looking back on 2021, there were quite a few new albums and EPs that music lovers really coveted. The following list of the hottest […]

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The Best-Selling Records on Discogs in 2021

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2021 was another great year for collecting vinyl. The Discogs Community purchased over 12,000,000 records throughout the year! The top 50 best-selling records of 2021 prove once again that the Community has very eclectic taste. The list includes everything from the Cro-Mags to Cat Stevens. However, classic reissues and limited Record Store Day releases weren’t […]

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How the DIY Cassette Movement of the 1970s and ‘80s Changed Music Forever

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The compact cassette was revolutionary. Its size and packaging made it ideal for on-the-go listening, but the convenience of cassettes didn’t stop there. Cassette recorders empowered artists to record and duplicate their own work, eliminating the need for expensive recording sessions and record label support. Introduced in 1963, the compact cassette was originally designed for […]

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The Art of the Mixtape: How to Make Your Own Analog Playlist

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Long before the streaming playlist rose to power, the mixtape reigned supreme. Curating the right songs, recording them to cassette, and lining them up just right was a true labor of love. For the more ambitious mixtape maker, the job was not complete until each cassette had cover art that matched the sonic brilliance within. […]

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Why ‘80s Bob Dylan Deserves Your Time

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If you’re anything like me, you haven’t spent a lot of time with Bob Dylan’s 1980s material. The mixed reviews throughout the years have caused many listeners to hit pause and return to his tried and true albums from the ‘60s and ‘70s. In late 1980, Dylan himself began to reflect on his early work. […]

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The Most Popular New Albums in July 2021 by Genre

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Our regular roundup of the most popular new albums is determined by how many Discogs users added the release to their Collections throughout each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital streams. This […]

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The Best Record Stores in Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne — known for its amazing selection of food and coffee, AFL (a strange game where people in the smallest shorts imaginable kick an egg-shaped ball around a giant egg-shaped park), and general quality of life — may not be the country’s capital, but when it comes to music, Melbourne holds the crown for the […]

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