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50 Best-Selling Records of 2020

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Anyone who says that 2020 was “tough” or “unprecedented” sounds like a broken record at this point (pun intended). However, despite the cliches, the vinyl community has proven to be just as resilient and enthusiastic in 2020 as they were in previous years, and Discogs has continued to be an online haven for collectors and […]

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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

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There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent listening to long-ignored titles, […]

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When Black Metal Hit the Mainstream

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Four years ago this month, Jonas Åkerlund’s film, Lords of Chaos, made a brief but loud noise in cinemas. Inspired by the book of the same name, which chronicled the rise of the infamous Norwegian black metal scene of the 1990s, the film particularly focused mainly on the crimes of the band, Mayhem, and evoked […]

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The Best Affordable Speakers, Powered and Passive

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Smart people believe that loudspeakers have the most profound impact on the sound of a stereo system. Every link in the chain is important, but if the speakers don’t speak to you, then you won’t listen. The best way to choose a speaker is to audition them, but that isn’t easy to do these days. […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in January 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 the month. To be included on each genre-specific list, 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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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in December 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: David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and, of course, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. There are some interesting […]

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Everything We Know About Scaramanga Silk and Choose Your Weapon

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Words used to describe Scaramanga Silk include “enigmatic” and “cloaked behind layers.” The British DJ has been dropping singles and EPs since 2008. Among those releases was Choose Your Weapon, which became the most expensive record ever sold on Discogs in December 2020. Choose Your Weapon is a promo gatefold with a 12-inch vinyl and […]

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The 100 Most Expensive Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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Record collectors are accustomed to dishing out the dough for coveted vinyl. When not digging in the discount bins, maybe you splurge regularly on new releases to keep your collection up-to-date. Perhaps you’ve paid a pretty penny for that one holy grail. But have you ever dropped a cool $40,000? Since 2018, one record has […]

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The 100 Most Expensive CDs Ever Sold on Discogs

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What’s the most money you’ve forked over for a CD? These lovable silver discs can go for as much as $20 for a new album, but some collectors are dropping a lot more than that on desirable CDs and treasured box sets. And by “a lot,” we mean over $1,000. Below is a ranking of […]

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The 100 Most Expensive Cassettes Ever Sold on Discogs

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Cassettes are making a comeback. No, really. Vinyl as a way of collecting and sharing music is beyond novelty in 2021. Now, the very tangible return of cassettes to the mainstream is fueled by one-part nostalgia and one-part affordability. Unlike their waxy counterparts, cassettes are pretty cheap to produce (as an artist) and purchase (as a […]

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