The February 2022 best-selling list is here and it’s full of essential reissues, artists that recently made headlines, and a few brand-new releases that the Community just couldn’t get enough of. As the latest installment of our best-selling series, this list has been determined by looking at how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace.
Several artists made the list multiple times and, for most, the surge in sales can be attributed to recent moments in the spotlight. The latest Black Country, New Road album already had people talking, but when singer Isaac Wood announced his departure from the band, the praise of the album intensified as fans started to speculate about the group’s future. Two different pressings of Ants From Up There are included here.
The news of Mark Lanegan‘s tragic passing inspired many to revisit or discover his work, and four of his albums ended up on the February 2022 best-selling list. Dr. Dre‘s recent Super Bowl appearance and Kanye West‘s ongoing public feud with Pete Davidson helped each artist achieve best-selling status in February with two releases each.
Other notable releases include a faithful reissue of Rudimentary Peni‘s classic 1983 album Death Church, multiple releases from Khruangbin, and a new Mystic Jungle 12-inch that’s making Discogs users want to boogie.