Articles tagged “discover”

30 Most-Collected Horror Movie Soundtracks of All Time

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It may not be Halloween, but everyone is still entitled to a good scare, which is why we’ve decided to treat ourselves with a list of the most-collected horror movie soundtracks of all time. “Horror is a reaction; it’s not a genre,” as John Carpenter so eloquently said to Interview Magazine in 2015. To craft […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in March 2021

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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 (meaning vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital streams. […]

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Why Henry Rollins Collects Multiple Pressings of Certain Records

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Henry Rollins discusses his reasoning for collecting multiple pressings of the same release. We can all learn a thing or two about what makes a quality pressing when searching for the best version of our favorite records. Read more from Henry Rollins. I think it is fair to say that it’s possible to get a […]

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An Interview with Uri from Hivern Discs in Barcelona

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So many things have happened since Hivern Discs was founded 10 years ago in Barcelona, and the label’s founder, Uri (also known as John Talabot, among many other pseudonyms), has changed equally. In that decade, he has kept honest to his music taste, which has developed as he met new people, new doors opened, and […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in January and February 2021

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Take a closer look at the best-selling records on Discogs and you’ll see some interesting trends among the albums that our Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made in the Marketplace each month. The final three months of 2020 included a lot of Record Store Day 2020 releases, […]

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10 Essential Albums Featuring Bass Great Pino Palladino

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Pino Palladino was finishing up his bass parts on a Common album when a request came as a bolt from the blue: Could he join The Who this weekend?  While in Philadelphia wrapping up work on the MC’s 2002 album Electric Circus, the bassist rang his wife, Maz, who informed him he probably wouldn’t be […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Prog Rock

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From the musical gymnastics of King Crimson to the extended banquets of Yes, progressive rock is about musical indulgence. Drums, bass, guitar, flute, saxophone, banks of keyboards, a mellotron, and the occasional symphony orchestra mean that nothing is off the table, from the 22-minute suite of Genesis’s “Supper’s Ready” to Big Big Train’s musical reconstruction […]

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You’re Invited to the Telepathic Following of Bruce Haack

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When he was about 10 years old, Peter Price heard some classmates bragging that they were on an album. A far-fetched notion at any point in the history of recorded sound, but for a young man growing up near the township of West Chester, Pennsylvania in the mid-’70s, the idea seemed downright extraordinary. Price had […]

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Henry Rollins on Some of His Favorite Crate-Digging Experiences

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Henry Rollins shares his favorite (and nightmare) experiences shopping for records. The former have been in-store while the latter can be due to an unsuccessful online hunt. Read more from Rollins here. As to favorite experiences, two come to mind. In 1990-something, I finished a tour in Auckland, New Zealand. I had hours before my […]

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Mixtapes Are the Original Playlists, All Thanks to Lou Ottens

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Lou Ottens enjoyed a life that saw him turn a short temper into a major cultural milestone. Ottens was the Dutch engineer who spearheaded the 1963 invention of the cassette tape and the introduction of a portable cassette recorder/player. The moment of creation came when he got angry at his reel-to-reel recorder for shooting tape […]

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