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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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Record Store Day 2021 Was Big for Online Sales and Bigger for Record Stores

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Record Store Day launched 14 years ago as a way to bring the vinyl community together, celebrating the impact that record stores have on music fans and diehard collectors alike. RSD is traditionally a single in-store drop in April. However, the 2021 edition was split into two separate events on June 12 and July 17. […]

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The Best Record Stores in San Diego, California

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San Diego has more to offer than sun and surf. California’s coastal destination is also a vinyl paradise. To help tourists and locals alike, Discogs curated a list of the best record stores in San Diego.  FeeLit VinylHub | Discogs | Social Located in downtown San Diego, the one-and-only FeeLit is on the smaller side but is packed […]

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The Most Coveted Record Store Day Releases of All Time

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When Record Store Day rolls around each year, collectors prepare for a drop of limited-edition albums, exclusive vinyl, and impressive box sets. The annual event can generate massive lines in front of record shops. Discogs is the largest online music database in the world, so the Community can see which releases have the highest ratings […]

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The Best Record Stores in Toronto

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With over 50 vinyl-centric destinations in the area, Toronto can seem pretty daunting to record-shopping visitors. To help tourists and locals alike, Discogs curated a list of the best record stores in Toronto, Ontario, with a focus on the downtown neighborhoods.  Cosmos on Queen and Cosmos West VinylHub (Queen) | VinylHub (West) | Social […]

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How to Make the Most of Record Store Day 2021 Online

Record Store Day is a celebration of the independent record store and its cultural impact, from the shop clerk showcasing the best local releases to hardcore collectors digging for rarities to the vinyl newbie just starting their journey. When is Record Store Day? Record Store Day 2021 was split into two Saturdays this summer. The […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in May 2021

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Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. The rankings regularly feature classic bands such as Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, The Velvet Underground, Mötley Crüe, and AC/DC. However, the May edition boasts several classical acts like Leonid Kogan performing Édouard Lalo, Nathan Milstein […]

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The Best Record Stores in Chicago

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The Windy City has a rich music history and a diverse vinyl scene. We asked some of the most music-savvy Chicagoans — including Andrew Bird, Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot, James Weir of NE-HI, and many more  — to share their top picks for the best record stores in Chicago. Laurie’s Planet of Sound VinylHub | Social […]

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What Makes Record Store Day Releases an Investment Opportunity?

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The genius idea that is Record Store Day kicked off stateside in 2008 to support independent record shops. That acorn offered 10 unique releases from the likes of R.E.M. and Vampire Weekend, as well as a free compilation LP featuring Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Jeff Buckley, and Pearl Jam. In the 13 years since then, […]

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The Best Record Stores in Tokyo, Japan

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Discogs asked some of our favorite writers and artists like Go Kurosawa from Kikagaku Moyo, Makato Shimizu, Ryotaro Aoki of Japan Times, and more to pick their favorite places to dig for vinyl. The resulting list will guide you to the best record stores in Tokyo, Japan. Best Record Stores in Tokyo Big Love Records […]

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