Articles tagged “vinyl”

The Most Expensive Punk 7-Inch Records of All Time

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The DIY spirit of punk has inspired bands all over the world to start their own labels and release their own records. The ideal format quickly became 7-inch records because they were affordable and the shorter sides complemented the genre’s immediacy. Many bands designed their own sleeves and inserts, then put each record together by […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in June 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs surface trends in music the Community is collecting. The regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Typically, collectors are scoring a wide range of LPs, from popular titles to buzzy new names. However, the May and June editions are […]

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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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7 DJs Share the Weirdest Records in Their Crates

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Record collectors adore rarities. Whether we have 20 curated records on our shelves or 2,000 in our stacks, we are all proud when we can share a little-known deep cut with a fellow fan or score a unique release digging in bargain crates. Discogs originated as an online database of electronic music over 20 years […]

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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 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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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in May 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs explore trends in music the Community is collecting. The regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. Following the announcement of Daft Punk’s break-up in early 2021, Discogs witnessed a surge in their record sales. The robotic duo remains popular […]

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