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Röyksopp ‘Melody A.M.’ vinyl sells for $8,450 on Discogs

The limited release version features a cover by Banksy, with only 100 pressings in existence

A vinyl copy of Röyksopp's seminal album, ‘Melody A.M.’, has sold for $8,450 on Discogs. 

Only 100 copies exist of the limited release version, which features cover art by Banksy and has consistently topped the official Discogs list of most expensive records bought on the marketplace, with a previous pressing bringing in $11,000, one of the most expensive purchases ever made on the platform. 

The album is the only electronic title to appear in the latest Top 30, for May 2021, which is dominated by rock, soul, and pop titles, including bands and artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Velvet Underground, Vondells, Motley Crue, and Metallica. 

Discogs reached a milestone earlier this year, with more than 500million releases catalogued on the database. Back in 2019, DJ Mag investigated the growing culture of 'flipping' records, where unscrupulous sellers use the website to inflate the cost of rare records.