Articles tagged “vinyl”

In Defense of the Hits: 15 Best Greatest Hits Records From the Album Era

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At some point early in your journey as a record collector, you’ll be faced with a decision: You’ll be holding in your hand a record by an artist you like and it’s filled with great songs, and yet you are not sure if you should buy it. It’s not that it’s too expensive or in […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in March 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs show us the trends in music the Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. In March 2021, we are seeing an uptick in multiple albums from the same artists. For example, although Daft Punk are […]

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Inside Records by Mail, One of the Largest Vinyl Warehouses in the U.S.

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How many records have you seen in one place? You probably have quite a few in your collection. Your local record store probably has hundreds. The biggest shops around the world house thousands at a time.  But what about millions? Records by Mail boasts a massive inventory in the Discogs Marketplace and an even larger […]

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We Should Be Talking About Women in the Record Store Business

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I am feeling pretty grateful right now. We’re exercising caution, we’re still masked up and social distancing, but we are finally seeing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. We are welcoming back local customers, some of whom haven’t stepped inside our store in over a year. We’re selling more vinyl. We’ve expanded […]

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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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A Side-by-Side Test of Vinyl Record Cleaning Solutions

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Vinyl record cleaning solutions are one of the most highly-debated topics among collectors. The importance of maintaining clean records is undeniable. The benefits are numerous: extending vinyl life, improving playback, preventing needle wear. You can even increase the value of some records with a good clean. However, there is no clear consensus on which method […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

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Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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How to Store Vinyl Records

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A question many record collectors face is, “Where can I put all these records?” We’ll do our best to answer by covering a variety of storage options and tips. Let’s start by outlining the recommended, government-approved guidelines for how to store vinyl records. The leading professional in media storage is the United States federal government. […]

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10 Albums That Explore the Multisided Record Phenomenon

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When the members of Monty Python were mapping out what would be the comedy troupe’s fourth album, 1974’s Matching Tie and Handkerchief, they wanted to do something unusual to mess with the form and format of the typical vinyl record. They knew it would have the usual collection of sketches borrowed from their television show […]

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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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