Mon­keys put vinyl LPs back in fash­ion

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VINYL al­bums are on track to achieve their big­gest sales for almost TWO decades led by Ar­tic Mon­keys’ AM.

New fig­ures show that almost 800,000 LPs have been sold in the first nine months of this year, which has al­ready out­stripped last year’s to­tal.

The last time vinyl hit seven-fig­ure sales was in 1996 when The Score by Fugees was the year’s big­gest LP.

Vinyl hit an all-time low in 2007 with only 205,000 copies.

The data, re­leased by mu­sic in­dus­try body the BPI, shows that Septem­ber has proved to be the busiest month of the year so far with 112,000 al­bums sold.

The BPI’s Lynne McDow­ell said: “It ap­pears mu­sic fans still crave a tan­gi­ble prod­uct that gives them orig­i­nal art­work and pu­rity of sound.” VINYL TOP 10 SO FAR 2014 1. – Arc­tic Mon­keys 2. – Jack White 3. Oa­sis 4. Blood 5. Zep­pelin 6. The Stone Roses 7. Zep­pelin 8.

– Royal

– Led

– Led – Pink Floyd

– Led 9. Zep­pelin 10.

– Arc­tic Mon­keys

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