The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of April 2019

It’s bullshit. This is all bullshit, and you all know it. Look at it. Look at this. Reissues of reissues and barrel scrapings by faded artists of years past. It’s as if the great music of the world burnt up in some big fire and there just wasn’t enough to go around anymore. We let this happen. This is our fault. We let a tiny handful of individuals take away our collective musical heritage, bribe our government representatives to ensure we’ll never get it back, and they burnt it. We did this when we bought the same old trash over and over and over. You should be angry. Be angry right now. Do better, damn it. Stop supporting this trash and self-release and support independent artists and labels.

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing

#1 – Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing

Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Europe)

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets

#2 – Pink Floyd – A Saucerful Of Secrets

Pink Floyd – A Saucerful Of Secrets (LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, 180g)

U2 - The Europa EP

#3 – U2 – The Europa EP

U2 – The Europa EP (12″, Ltd)

Various - Lost In Translation (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

#4 – Various – Lost In Translation (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various – Lost In Translation (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP, Ltd, RE, Violet)

Various - The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

#5 – Various – The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various – The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP, White+ LP, S/Sided, Etched +…)

Angelo Badalamenti And David Lynch - Twin Peaks: Season Two Music And More

#6 – Angelo Badalamenti And David Lynch – Twin Peaks: Season Two Music And More

Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch – Twin Peaks Season 2 Music & More (LP, Green + LP, Blue + Album…)

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody b/w I'm In Love With My Car

#7 – Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody b/w I’m In Love With My Car

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (7″, Single, Ltd, Purple)

Green Day - Woodstock 1994

#8 – Green Day – Woodstock 1994

Green Day – Woodstock 1994 (LP, Album, Ltd)

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody The Original Soundtrack

#9 – Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody The Original Soundtrack

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody The Original Soundtrack (2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Pic, S/Edition)

Gorillaz - The Fall

#10 – Gorillaz – The Fall

Gorillaz – The Fall (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, orest Green Translucent)

Morrissey - Lover-To-Be

#11 – Morrissey – Lover-To-Be

Morrissey – Lover-To-Be (7″, Single, Ltd, Clear Red)

Duran Duran - As The Lights Go Down (Live Oakland Coliseum '84)

#12 – Duran Duran – As The Lights Go Down (Live Oakland Coliseum ’84)

Duran Duran – As The Lights Go Down (Live) (LP, Pink + LP, Etched, Blue + Album, Ltd)

Peter Gabriel - Rated PG

#13 – Peter Gabriel – Rated PG

Peter Gabriel – Rated PG (LP, Ltd, Num, Pic)

Bingo Hand Job - Live At The Borderline 1991

#14 – Bingo Hand Job – Live At The Borderline 1991

Bingo Hand Job – Live At The Borderline 1991 (2xLP, Album, Ltd)

Frank Black - Teenager Of The Year

#15 – Frank Black – Teenager Of The Year

Frank Black – Teenager Of The Year (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, White)

High On Fire - Bat Salad

#16 – High On Fire – Bat Salad

High On Fire – Bat Salad (12″, EP, Clear with Black & Green Splatter)

Brian May - New Horizons

#17 – Brian May – New Horizons

Brian May – New Horizons (12″, Ltd, Num)

Frank Black - Frank Black

#18 – Frank Black – Frank Black

Frank Black – Frank Black (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Orange)

Robert Plant - Fate Of Nations

#19 – Robert Plant – Fate Of Nations

Robert Plant – Fate Of Nations (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition)

The Grateful Dead - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80

#20 – The Grateful Dead – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80

Grateful Dead* – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80 (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num)

Prince - His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club

#21 – Prince – His Majesty’s Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club

Prince – His Majesty’s Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club (12″, Maxi, RE + 12″, RE + Ltd, RE, Gatefold)

John Lennon - Imagine (Raw Studio Mixes)

#22 – John Lennon – Imagine (Raw Studio Mixes)

John Lennon – Imagine (Raw Studio Mixes) (LP, Ltd)

Madonna - La Isla Bonita - Super Mix

#23 – Madonna – La Isla Bonita – Super Mix

Madonna – La Isla Bonita – Super Mix (12″, Maxi, Ltd, Green)

Idles - Meat EP / Meta EP

#24 – Idles – Meat EP / Meta EP

Idles – Meat EP / Meta EP (12″, EP, Comp, Ltd, White)

The Residents - B.S.

#26 – The Residents – B.S.

The Residents – B.S. (LP, Album, Ltd)

The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) - The Versace Experience - Prelude 2 Gold

#27 – The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) – The Versace Experience – Prelude 2 Gold

The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) – The Versace Experience – Prelude 2 Gold (Cass, Ltd, RE)

Frank Zappa - The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa

#28 – Frank Zappa – The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa – The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa (LP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Clear)

Thin Lizzy - Black Rose - A Rock Legend

#29 – Thin Lizzy – Black Rose – A Rock Legend

Thin Lizzy – Black Rose – A Rock Legend (LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 180g)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Wait And Return EP

#30 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Wait And Return EP

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Wait And Return EP (12″, EP, Single, Ltd, Teal)

Weezer - Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets

#31 – Weezer – Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets

Weezer – Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets (LP, Comp, Ltd, Blue)

Julien Baker - Red Door b/w Conversation Piece

#32 – Julien Baker – Red Door b/w Conversation Piece

Julien Baker – Red Door (7″, Single, Red)

Mastodon - Stairway To Nick John

#33 – Mastodon – Stairway To Nick John

Mastodon – Stairway To Nick John (10″, Ltd)

Robyn - Body Talk

#34 – Robyn – Body Talk

Robyn – Body Talk (LP, Album)

David Bowie & Marlene Dietrich - Music From The Original Soundtrack Just A Gigolo

#35 – David Bowie & Marlene Dietrich – Music From The Original Soundtrack Just A Gigolo

David Bowie & Marlene Dietrich – Music From The Original Soundtrack Just A Gigolo (7″, Single)

Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires

#36 – Greta Van Fleet – From The Fires

Greta Van Fleet – From The Fires (LP, Album, Ltd)

Garfield Fleming - Don't Send Me Away

#37 – Garfield Fleming – Don’t Send Me Away

Garfield Fleming – Don’t Send Me Away (12″, Ltd, RE)

Death Grips - Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)

#38 – Death Grips – Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)

Death Grips – Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix) (12″, EP, Ltd, White)

Pete Rock - Return Of The SP1200

#39 – Pete Rock – Return Of The SP1200

Pete Rock – Return Of The SP1200 (LP, Album)

Pearl Jam - Live At Easy Street

#40 – Pearl Jam – Live At Easy Street

Pearl Jam – Live At Easy Street (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gatefold)

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing

#41 – Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing

Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)

The Grateful Dead - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80

#42 – The Grateful Dead – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80

Grateful Dead* – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80 (2xHDCD, Album, Ltd)

Lou Reed - Ecstasy

#43 – Lou Reed – Ecstasy

Lou Reed – Ecstasy (2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180g)

The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow

#44 – The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow

The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow (10″, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Yellow)

Motörhead - Rockaway Beach

#45 – Motörhead – Rockaway Beach

Motörhead – Rockaway Beach (7″, Single, Ltd, S/Edition, Purple)

The Police - Message In A Bottle

#46 – The Police – Message In A Bottle

The Police – Message In A Bottle (7″, Single, RE, RM, Green + 7″, Single, RM, Blue…)

Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires

#47 – Greta Van Fleet – From The Fires

Greta Van Fleet – From The Fires (LP, EP, Ltd, RE)

Ziad Rahbani - Abu Ali

#48 – Ziad Rahbani – Abu Ali

Ziad Rahbani – Abu Ali (12″, Ltd, RM, Yellow)

Elton John With Ray Cooper - Live From Moscow

#49 – Elton John With Ray Cooper – Live From Moscow

Elton John – Live From Moscow (2xLP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition)

Ramones - Live At The Palladium, New York, NY (12/31/79)

#50 – Ramones – Live At The Palladium, New York, NY (12/31/79)

Ramones – Live at The Palladium, New York, NY (12/31/79) (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Gatefold)

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19 Comments
  • Jun 25,2019 at 21:05

    Imagine you clearly post a link within an opinion piece so people better understand what you’re saying…and no one clicks on it…🙃

  • Jun 25,2019 at 15:15

    I appreciate that you publish these lists, but what is with the polemic blog post? All-time popular records are the bestsellers and this is something to be angry about? Discogs creates a marketplace and expects it to thrive on underground punk records released after 2015? Take a look in the mirror and get over yourself. Start publishing lists that highlight different genres or labels or SOMEthing but publishing hype lists with invective copy is hypocritical and just doesn’t make sense. What are all of these commenters “agreeing” about – that sales of classic albums/reissues are evidence of a plutocratic degradation of musical heritage? This doesn’t make sense. You all discovered Dylan in 1967? Get over yourselves.

  • Jun 24,2019 at 21:03

    “Do better, damn it. Stop supporting this trash and self-release and support independent artists and labels.”

    While not a single record listed on here even remotely interests me, I have to say I grow tired of these “support indie labels/artists…” diatribes. I and the majority of music buyers don’t and never will, and for the same reason…99.9% of them are crap. I sometimes have to wonder whenever someone whines about indie labels and artists/local bands…do you really like that stuff? or do you just like pretending your edgy and cool because its not mainstream?

  • Jun 23,2019 at 19:32

    This makes me giggle as the advertisement “Listen to The Wall on Apple Music” pops up just above the original rant.

  • Jun 22,2019 at 20:11

    People mad ’cause Diognes is right!

  • Jun 21,2019 at 17:07

    People buying vinyl? The shock of it.

  • Jun 20,2019 at 12:21

    It is the first time that I fully agree with all of the replies. But then again I agree with the list and its contents. And with the original Diognes introduction. Back in 1999, when Napster was still up, I was wondering how the next generation will listen to music. I was imagining, almost hoping, that the medium, be it CD, cassette or vinyl, mini-disc or any other format too obscure to mention, will cease to exist and the music free of boundaries will be also cheaper (free music was an insult even if we had in mind a medieval troubadour – and demands a different structure in society, which ultimately must be discussed) and less fetishistic. It would speak straight to the ears, mind and heart of the listener and nobody will feel the desire to buy something as vague as a “download” if he/she doesn’t really love it. And the main reason to pay for it will only be to support the artist, so he can keep working on his art, and maybe avoid a nine to five job, with the hope he will create more good music. I see this generation today. Very few of these kids have ever bought a CD. And those that buy vinyl, those that can actually afford the over priced fetishistic piece of plastic, are doing it mostly for the hype. So let’s speak honestly, even if truth is personal. It is the only way to solve a problem which is in the making. The music industry, like all other industries, is run by people who want to make money. The product they provide is questionable, but the way they serve it to the public is flawless. It is tested over the years and it works so good because we don’t know the way it works. It is targeting mainly the middle aged people who have money and a knack for the vinyl format. Those people have secure and well paid jobs (the last generation to have them, by the way) reached an age that is very difficult to keep up with the current music (it is the way of the world, with their job and family demanding most of their time) and look back to the artist of their youth (as an ultimate retreat and way to relive their youth) . By the way, let’s not forget that a great percentage (I place it to 30 – 40%) of the sales are made by people that target the secondary market, (ie. the unfortunate genuine fans that for whatever reason didn’t buy the record on time of release and it is sold out by the company, so they have to resort on sellers at big online stores, that double the price of a record overnight. The Bob Dylan record, a much sought after recording, well worth listening, has reached an extraordinary average of 50-60 Euros (more than double its original retail price) in less than 2 months!!!
    So what this desire for the vinyl format has to do with music?

  • Jun 20,2019 at 06:32

    Outside possibility that these records are actually very good. There has been some good music recorded since 1980 ish…….just can’t remember what it was just now.

  • Jun 20,2019 at 01:14

    And over 90% of these artist were directly funded by the cia. Deal with it. Popular music is weaponized. Most vinyl is poorly cut now unless you are Pink Floyd or led zeppelin (both cia funded)[ and no, jimmy page never played on a single zeppelin record] And who gives a shit really. Nothing on this garbage list is in my collection. I hate myself for clicking on it. Good music comes from the corners of the planet. Far corners. Not record industry none sense. Which did in itself with cds anyway. They knew it was laking in all natural elements and knew it could be ripped with ease, but let it happen then blamed Napster and charged more for cds. Proven fail. But that’s what they wanted. Enjoy the comment that’s soon to be deleted or never posted.

  • Jun 19,2019 at 19:23

    The OP is either joking or who knows their real agenda. We still live in a free market…but it if you want it. Much of the vinyl with this old music is worn out or terribly pressed. Many new fans to this old music. I’ve just become a fan of 50s jazz. Try buying that original vinyl. Finally, if new indie artists made good music it will sell well and some do.

    Buy on! Keep vinyl vibrant and in demand.

  • Jun 19,2019 at 17:40

    “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people”
    H L Mencken

  • Jun 19,2019 at 08:58

    Is this rant supposed to be joke? I mean, seriously…. Hawnster is 100% right.

  • Jun 19,2019 at 08:41

    Basically no CDs, I am always surprised on how people are willing to spend a lot of money just because… and the hype continues…

  • Jun 18,2019 at 14:42

    It’s a free market. If these releases are what have been the best-selling items of April 2019, then things is what they is, so to speak. The entertainment consumables market differs from no other in this regard: the majority of consumers are unlikely to invest time in looking far past the maninstream culture that they’re spoonfed; but it’s their free choice to comsume this way and all one can do is encourage them to broaden there scope when possible.

    None of the releases listed would be of any interest to me, but I recognise these time-served artists’ appeal and this to to refer to all these pressings collectively as “trash” is beyond juvenile. If you see fit to dictate to others what they must buy, you’re just another dictator.

  • Jun 18,2019 at 05:46

    Hawnster is right, you can’t have it both ways.

  • Jun 14,2019 at 02:42

    How many of these ONLINE sales are RSD releases?

    It was a good idea in theory…

    But then, so was communism!

    ;)

  • Jun 13,2019 at 23:36

    You know what’s bullshit? “It’s a database first, and a marketplace second”. The Discogs mantra that pops up all over the forums all the time (usually uttered by one of the self-appointed guideline cops rather than a staff member). With all this emphasis on bestselling items, most expensive items, etc., the focus on money couldn’t be more obvious. Nor could the hypocrisy.

  • Jun 13,2019 at 21:17

    Dylan test press is in the list twice, once for each side? Must be badass!

  • Jun 13,2019 at 07:42

    Yes that’s all bullshit I agree, the greed for profit will flood the “market” with more vinyl and destroy it.

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