Monkeys put vinyl LPs back in fashion
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.
– Led – Pink Floyd
– Led 9. Zeppelin 10.
– Arctic Monkeys