Articles tagged “discover”

10 Daft Punk Deep Cuts to Check Out Right Now

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Move over, R2D2 and C-3PO. Daft Punk are probably the most famous robots in cultural history. Together, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are bigger than the sum of their parts. The French electronic duo formed in 1993 and only just announced its retirement on Monday, February 22. You’d think someone had died the way […]

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What Exactly Is Alternative Rock? A Completely Opinionated Guide

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I have an on-again, off-again love-hate relationship with the genre tag of “alternative rock.” In my younger days, I loved it — I had an affinity for anything that was placed into that overflowing and rather vague bucket of alternative. Growing up in the 1980s, the thoughtful and poetic lyrics of many of the artists […]

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Amy Lee Shares Her Coolest Records on Vinyl

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Classically trained pianist. Mezzo-soprano singer. Songwriter. Rock star. All of these describe Amy Lee. Amy Lee is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence, although she is a also frequent collaborator with everyone from Korn to the Muppets. She’s created a film soundtrack with Dave Eggar as well as a children’s album, […]

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Henry Rollins Explains His Food Groups and Seasons of Listening to Music

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Henry Rollins has often discussed how he is lining up his next listening session. This listening is usually an exploration of new music. But are there queues for relaxing? Thoughtfulness? Creativity? Rollins explains the food groups of music and the value of seasonal listening. Read more from Rollins here. I never had a good time […]

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J Dilla’s 15 Coolest Samples for the 15th Anniversary of Donuts

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It’s difficult to come to grips with the idea of J Dilla being gone for 15 years now, considering how much his creative spirit continues to prosper in his absence. February 10 marked a grim milestone in the passing of the man born James Dewitt Yancey, but 2021 is teeming with happier anniversaries to celebrate […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in February 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 during 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 […]

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11 Essential Post-Punk and Revival Albums

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What the heck is post-punk, and why should you care? Well, it’ the most fun you’ll ever have banging a metal chair with a hammer and screaming about depression in a dark factory, but it’s also one of the most influential genres of the last 50 years. Punk was a reaction to bloated stadium rocker […]

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Henry Rollins Shares Some Deep Cuts in His Record Collection

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Henry Rollins shares some deep cuts and unearthed gems in his favorite genres. We’re talking about records that fellow collectors and new music fans exploring these particular styles need to know about. The weirder, the better.  Many years ago, someone recommended I check out Afflicted Man, or the Afflicted as they were once called. I […]

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50 Most-Collected New Releases and Reissues of 2020

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Toilet paper wasn’t the only thing we were hoarding in 2020. The Discogs Community collected quite a few new releases and reissues throughout the year. This ranking is determined by how many Discogs users added the 2020 release to their Collection throughout the year. It’s important to note that all of these releases are on […]

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50 Most Expensive Items Sold in 2020

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Discogs is back with another breakdown of the most expensive items sold in our Marketplace. We usually wrangle the priciest sales each month, but this end-of-the-year edition ranks the most expensive items sold throughout 2020. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup: David Bowie, Led […]

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