Best selling vinyl Albums of 2018

Posted by: TOBYJUG on 10 January 2019

 

The Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2018 so far
POS TITLE ARTIST
1 TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO ARCTIC MONKEYS
2 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
3 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
4 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
5 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
6 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA
7 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
8 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
9 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
10 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
11 THE WAR OF THE WORLDS JEFF WAYNE
12 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
13 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
14 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN
15 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
16 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
17 THE BEATLES BEATLES
18 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
19 DEFINITELY MAYBE OASIS
20 A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO ONLINE 1975
21 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES
22 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M ARCTIC MONKEYS
23 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA
24 AS YOU WERE LIAM GALLAGHER
25 UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK NIRVANA
26 GREATEST HITS II QUEEN
27 JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE IDLES
28 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION GUNS N' ROSES
29 MAMMA MIA - HERE WE GO AGAIN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
30 THE 80S POP ANNUAL VARIOUS ARTISTS
31 GOLDEN KYLIE MINOGUE
32 ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
33 ABBEY ROAD BEATLES
34 WISH YOU WERE HERE PINK FLOYD
35 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN
36 HATFUL OF HOLLOW SMITHS
37 GREATEST HITS FLEETWOOD MAC
38 FOUR SYMBOLS LED ZEPPELIN
39 THE WALL PINK FLOYD
40 BAT OUT OF HELL MEAT LOAF

Is this a good sign or not ?

Seems an awful lot of old best sellers. Maybe because 2018 was the year of mega reissues, or maybe because folk are just not clued up on what else is out there ?

Posted on: 10 January 2019 by Tony2011

I blame it on brexit. People are afraid of investing  in new music without knowing what the future holds!

Posted on: 10 January 2019 by Chief Chirpa.

Wow, that must be about half a dozen new releases.

Even worse, they're obviously buying the wrong Led Zep album.

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by Rich 1

Not many comments here, maybe not interested much in new vinyl? I've bought 3 new vinyls in last two or three years although I have a collection of a couple of hundred or more that are played semi-regulaly when in a nostalgic mood. Rich 

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by Premmyboy

Im not overly surprised. I suspect that the main resurgence in vinyl is a combination of younger people looking to build a new collection and older people who got rid of vinyl back in the 80s and now getting a bit nostalgic.

New vinyl releases are still mostly a niche product.

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by Clive B

I see I have 13 of those titles, but I'm rather pleased that I didn't, nor did I need to, buy any of them in 2018.

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by lutyens

That is depressing! Mind you, it would be interesting to know what the numbers actually were.

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by Richard Dane

Good to see Hatful of Hollow in there, even if it would be much better spread across a double LP set rather than squashed into just two LP sides. 

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by AndyP19

Strange I don't see 'The Best of The Beatles' in the list.

Posted on: 11 January 2019 by Chief Chirpa.
AndyP19 posted:

Strange I don't see 'The Best of The Beatles' in the list.

Id spend hours in HMVs, Virgin Megastores and second-hand record shops staffed by greasy-haired 40-year-olds dressed as 20-year-olds, listening to contemporary music of every genre Britrock, heavy maiden, gang rap, brakebeat. And I came to a startling but unshakeable conclusion: no genuinely good music has been created since 1988.

(Alan Partridge: I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan)

Posted on: 12 January 2019 by AndyP19
Chief Chirpa. posted:
AndyP19 posted:

Strange I don't see 'The Best of The Beatles' in the list.

Id spend hours in HMVs, Virgin Megastores and second-hand record shops staffed by greasy-haired 40-year-olds dressed as 20-year-olds, listening to contemporary music of every genre Britrock, heavy maiden, gang rap, brakebeat. And I came to a startling but unshakeable conclusion: no genuinely good music has been created since 1988.

(Alan Partridge: I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan)

Well done spotting Alan Partridges favourite Beatles album.