Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study and cataloging of phonograph records.
  • n. A comprehensive list of the recordings made by a particular performer or of a particular composer's works.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Complete collection of the releases of a musical act.
  • n. List of all of the releases of a certain musical act, usually with release dates, and often with other information about the releases.
  • n. radiography of the spine after injection of a contrast medium into a disc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a descriptive catalog of musical recordings

Etymologies

disc +‎ -ography (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It would be more properly called a compendium, but the name discography seems to sound better.

    DISCOGRAPHY: Genesis, by Scott McMahan

  • Shipley and Sevier managed to get a partial label discography from local collector Dante Carfagna, but their research turned up more dead ends than leads.

    Chicago Reader

  • Their discography is a rich one, but this three CD set with the debut, Dancer With Bruised Knees and a third CD of demos and unreleased tracks is the ideal place to start.

    Michael Giltz: Music: Revenge Of The Seventies Singer-Songwriter!

  • His discography is an unbroken sequence of adolescent crudities almost entirely unredeemed by cleverness or wit.

    The Seattle Times

  • The history of Herman Dune-the skin-and-bones version-is this: Their discography is a loose assemblage of five official albums, along with countless CD-R recordings.

    Portland Mercury

  • Their discography is a history of habitual reincarnation, like an annual that blooms every year in a new and completely unexpected way.

    Hot Artists at Elbo.ws

  • The word 'discography' is a very new word that was coined to describe a listing or a book of musical releases, as in vinyl and CD discs.

    DISCOGRAPHY: Genesis, by Scott McMahan

  • Here’s one excellent example: a programmer named Adam Wendt has produced an RSS feed that tracks additions to Discogs.com, the online electronic-music discography, which is approaching its 200,000th entry, courtesy of almost 9,000 volunteer contributors.

    Disquiet » Site Update / F.A.Q., RSS

  • do a search for "discography" on piratebay... yeah - those multi gig ones... have grabbed a load of them before its made illegal.

    Band leaks album on Internet and blames pirates

  • Conzo and Perez's discography, he had hit the 100 mark many years earlier, and "The Mambo King" was really album number 138.

    Long Live the Mambo King

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