The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of July 2018

After spending just one month outside the top spot thanks to Ghost, Pink Floyd is back. Hardly a surprise. What might be surprising, however, is that a cassette made it into the top 50 in July. And it’s a new cassette, at that!

There’s been a lot of talk — and a lot of balk — about the marked rise of cassette sales mentioned in the 2018 Discogs Mid-Year Report. Some folks don’t think it means much. Others view it as a signal of the end times. Either way, July’s best-seller list proves that cassettes are for real thanks to Juggalo-adjacent rapper Ouija Macc and his latest tape, Trashfire, which debuted at 19 on the list.

In what might actually be a sign of the end times, Ouija bested the long lost Coltrane album that finally saw the light of day at the tail end of June. Back in March 1963, John Coltrane’s Classic Quartet recorded a session at Van Gelder Studios. It wasn’t initially released and went into storage at Impulse! Records. To cut down on space, the label destroyed the masters.

Thankfully, studio maven Rudy Van Gelder duplicated the tapes so Coltrane could listen at home. For decades, no one knew the extra masters existed and were in possession of Coltrane’s first wife, Juanita Naima. The tapes were eventually acquired by the label and released as Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album.

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

#1 – Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Previous Month’s Position: #2

Michael Jackson - Thriller

#2 – Michael Jackson – Thriller

Previous Month’s Position: #3

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

#3 – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Previous Month’s Position: #4

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

#5 – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Previous Month’s Position: #6

The Beatles - Abbey Road

#6 – The Beatles – Abbey Road

Previous Month’s Position: #12

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

#7 – Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms

Previous Month’s Position: #4

Pink Floyd - The Wall

#8 – Pink Floyd – The Wall

Previous Month’s Position: #8

Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli

#9 – Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli

Previous Month’s Position: #16

The Beatles - The Beatles

#10 – The Beatles – The Beatles

Previous Month’s Position: #23

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

#11 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

Previous Month’s Position: #29

Led Zeppelin - Untitled

#12 – Led Zeppelin – Untitled

Previous Month’s Position: #10

Michael Jackson - Bad

#13 – Michael Jackson – Bad

Previous Month’s Position: #14

The Beatles - Revolver

#14 – The Beatles – Revolver

Previous Month’s Position: #28

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

#15 – Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

Previous Month’s Position: #34

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

#16 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

Previous Month’s Position: #13

Queen - A Night At The Opera

#17 – Queen – A Night At The Opera

Previous Month’s Position: #37

Supertramp - Breakfast In America

#18 – Supertramp – Breakfast In America

Previous Month’s Position: #18

Ouija (7) - Trashfire

#19 – Ouija – Trashfire

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain

#21 – Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain

Previous Month’s Position: #24

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

#22 – Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

AC/DC - Back In Black

#23 – AC/DC – Back In Black

Previous Month’s Position: #39

New Order - Blue Monday

#24 – New Order – Blue Monday

Previous Month’s Position: #21

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu

#25 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III

#26 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III

Previous Month’s Position: #31

Dire Straits - Dire Straits

#27 – Dire Straits – Dire Straits

Previous Month’s Position: #27

Pink Floyd - Animals

#29 – Pink Floyd – Animals

Previous Month’s Position: #17

David Bowie - Let's Dance

#30 – David Bowie – Let’s Dance

Previous Month’s Position: #44

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

#31 – Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

The Doors - The Doors

#32 – The Doors – The Doors

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.

#34 – Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.

Previous Month’s Position: #20

Nirvana - Nevermind

#35 – Nirvana – Nevermind

Previous Month’s Position: #38

The Beatles - Rubber Soul

#36 – The Beatles – Rubber Soul

Previous Month’s Position: #50

Eagles - Hotel California

#37 – Eagles – Hotel California

Previous Month’s Position: #15

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

#38 – Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life

Previous Month’s Position: #49

Neil Young - Harvest

#39 – Neil Young – Harvest

Previous Month’s Position: #43

Madonna - Like A Virgin

#40 – Madonna – Like A Virgin

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

#42 – Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue

Previous Month’s Position: #21

Pink Floyd - Meddle

#43 – Pink Floyd – Meddle

Previous Month’s Position: #25

U2 - The Joshua Tree

#44 – U2 – The Joshua Tree

Previous Month’s Position: #45

Ryo Fukui - Scenery

#46 – Ryo Fukui – Scenery

Previous Month’s Position: #35

Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods

#47 – Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Sade - Diamond Life

#48 – Sade – Diamond Life

Previous Month’s Position: #30

Steely Dan - Aja

#49 – Steely Dan – Aja

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

Madonna - True Blue

#50 – Madonna – True Blue

Previous Month’s Position: #N/A

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4 Comments
  • Sep 22,2018 at 5:46 pm

    (Meant to reply to bonirex)

  • Sep 22,2018 at 5:45 pm

    And the cassette version is limited to 100, the CD version to 500 but has never been sold (on discogs)

  • Sep 22,2018 at 4:50 pm

    almost the same albums every month. what a disappointment…

  • Sep 19,2018 at 9:09 pm

    How is Trashfire such a big seller if only 17 people on Discogs (at current count) own it?

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