Even as music streaming continues to overhaul digital music gross sales, vinyl gross sales nonetheless curiously proceed to rise. Perhaps its the collector’s mentality or the type of hipster technology who’re shopping for extra vinyl (then why not cassettes?), however the reality stays.
In the examination of the rising prices of vinyl with its rising recognition, Resident Advisor was given entry to Discogs‘ gross sales historical past for the previous two years. This is a observe up an identical report the publication made in 2017, which checked out the most costly information ever bought on the location. This article appears particularly at the most costly information bought between 2017 and now.
Avicii – Levels
A restricted version model of the report was bought following Avicii’s loss of life in 2018. As with any artist who dies, their work typically will increase in worth thereafter.
Boards Of Canada – Boc Maxima
No shock those that love vinyl would additionally love Boards Of Canada. The digital music duo is commonly spoken about in the identical sentence as Massive Attack, Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin, and Brian Eno when it comes to legendary standing and affect.
The story goes, in response to RA, that the one was solely ever launched on cassette and given to shut household and mates. Last yr, a vinyl appeared on Discogs – whereas its authenticity was by no means confirmed, it didn’t cease somebody from dropping $800 on it.
Daft Punk – Discovery
This was the Japanese version of Discovery, which options art work by manga legend Leiji Matsumoto, recognized for sequence like Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999.
Prince – The Black Album
The Black Album was Prince’s misplaced traditional, destroyed simply earlier than it was as a result of hit shops. When we final checked in, a duplicate of The Black Album had bought for $15,000. In June 2018 a duplicate modified fingers for $27,590, making it the most costly merchandise ever bought on Discogs. The report was salvaged from the otherwise-deleted Canadian manufacturing run of The Black Album and had lain dormant within the assortment of a former Columbia Records worker for practically 30 years.
Go have a look at the unique article from Resident Advisor for the whole checklist of unbelievable (and costly) information bought up to now two years.
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