The Discogs Top 50 Best-Selling Records of April 2020

What are folks buying on Discogs?

Nujabes’ Modal Soul was No. 1 in March but got beat out by The Strokes’ new album in April. Other recent releases in the best-selling records of April 2020 include Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, The Chats’ High Risk Behaviour, Andrew Weatherall’s Pamela #1, Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud, Thundercat’s It Is What It Is, and the new(ish) Slow Rush from Tame Impala, which has been on the Discogs’ top-selling list since its release in February.

Unfortunately, we lost two amazing artists at the beginning of 2020 — Bill Withers on March 30 and John Prine on April 7 — which might explain the increase in sales of Prine’s Tree of Forgiveness, his final studio album, and Withers’ Just As I Am, Still Bill, and Live At Carnegie Hall reissues.

We also saw a spike in more classics, from David Bowie to The Smiths. And once again, Tracy Chapman’s self-titled album (who has been hanging out on this list for a while) makes an appearance at No. 46.

What are we listening to? After seeing its reissue in the Top 50, we dove into Buena Vista Social Club’s debut album, which helped popularize traditional Cuban music when it was first released in 1997.

Let us know what you’re spinning.

Portishead - Dummy album cover

#16. Portishead – Dummy

LP, Album, RE, 180

Unknown Artist - MYEDITS001 album cover

#20. Unknown Artist – MYEDITS001

12″, S/Sided, Ltd, W/Lbl

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush album cover

#21. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

LP, Red + LP, Blu + Album, Ltd, 180

Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE album cover

#23. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Ora

Amy Winehouse - The Collection album cover

#26. Amy Winehouse – The Collection

Box, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num + 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat +

Frank Ocean - Blond album cover

#27. Frank Ocean – Blond

2xLP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Cle

Bill Withers - Still Bill album cover

#28. Bill Withers – Still Bill

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Alice In Chains - Dirt album cover

#30. Alice In Chains – Dirt

LP, Album, RE, RM, 180

Knxwledge - 1988 album cover

#43. Knxwledge – 1988

LP, Album, W/Lbl

Nirvana - Nevermind album cover

#47. Nirvana – Nevermind

LP, Album, RE, 180

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures album cover

#50. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Red
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  • Jul 2,2020 at 06:32

    Nice to see 2 Frank Ocean bootlegs made the top 30!
    Whatever happened to blocking those from the marketplace? Any of you guys ever had a look at the master releases for those Frank Ocean albums? 20+ bootlegs in random colours, half of them blocked and the other half making the best selling list…

  • Jun 22,2020 at 12:11

    Aphex Twin, is exciting although for a calming effect, I wouldn’t rely on it in the quietest times, expect the unexpected! Portishead could remedy that. Really a memorable musician, Bill Withers and more of his catalog should be appreciated. Always keen on the north, Oasis Royal! Nujabes, a friend of mine insisted he finally found the Instrumental beats that are relaxing to him and that this was the musician to listen to. He’s well higher, I’m lower.

  • Jun 20,2020 at 14:45

    Do you consider other formats, aside from vinyl, to compile this list?

    • Jun 22,2020 at 04:33

      Hi Frontline1970,
      All formats are considered in compiling this list, vinyl just happens to generally be the most sold format each month.

    • Jul 1,2020 at 14:54

      all formats represented!

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