Whenever I need to track down a specific release, one of the very first places I go is Discogs.com, which is probably the largest and best database for anyone who’s into collecting records. After 15 years in existence, the database is huge. It’s not perfect, but it’s an awful lot better than anything else out there. And because the site also connects buyers and sellers, I’ve also dropped a fair amount of money through the site, too.
So what are vinyl collectors buying and selling through Discogs? The number one album is Rumours by Fleetwood Mac with 3,680 transactions in 2015. That’s followed by Michael Jackson’s Thriller (3,610) and Random Access Memories by Daft Punk (2,876).
Okay, well what about the most expensive transactions last year? At the top of the list is an obscure release by hardcore punks Judge called Chung King Can Suck It, which sold for $6,048 USD.
There’s a lot more to be found in the survey. Go here for the full thing.